The Daily Bruin is the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles. Founded in 1919, it is one of the largest student organizations on campus, consisting of more than 400 staffers across 13 departments: news writing, sports writing, arts & entertainment writing, opinion writing, news radio, graphics reporting, blogging, online/web development, video journalism, copy editing, photojournalism, page design, and cartoon and illustration.
Welcome to the Daily Bruin Winter 2020 application period! You have until the beginning of Week 2 to complete your application to one of the premier student newspapers in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you apply to multiple sections?
No. This is a change from recent application periods, but you are only allowed to apply to one section of the Daily Bruin. If you create multiple applications, they will all be denied.
When will intern training happen?
Intern training will be the weekends after Week 3, 4 and 5. but the editors will alert you to more specifics during the hiring process. Required media law training is also required (date to be announced). These are all required and your acceptance to the organization is contingent upon attendance.
Can graduate students apply?
Yes! All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Can UCLA Extension students apply?
Unfortunately, no, you may not apply if you are not enrolled at UCLA itself.
Can you work for both student government and the Daily Bruin? Newsmagazines and the Daily Bruin? What about political groups?
Essentially, no, unless you’re applying as an Opinion columnist or a blogger. This limitation is to comply with policy for conflicts of interest. You may apply to the Daily Bruin and student government/a newsmagazine, but you must choose between the two if you’re accepted into both. Here’s our abridged policy: “No members of Daily Bruin editorial may work for student government, councils or any governing or political bodies or committees associated with them. Among these are included the Undergraduate Student Association Council, Graduate Student Association, Associated Students of UCLA and On Campus Housing Council.” The policies are less strict about becoming a member of a political group. with the main restriction being against holding a leadership position, but outright displays of partisanship – attending a public event with the Bruin Republicans or posting on your Facebook page about your support for the Democratic presidential candidate – are not allowed unless you are a columnist. Another excerpt: “Bruin staff members – with the exception of opinion columnists and bloggers – cannot hold leadership positions in politically oriented groups. This extends beyond the Bruin Democrats and Bruin Republicans to groups perceived by the campus as being political, even if the group itself doesn’t call itself a political one. Members of The Bruin staff – with the exception of opinion columnists and bloggers – also cannot participate in political events sponsored by these groups.”