The Daily is a completely student-run paper. All photographers, writers, designers, and editors who contribute to the paper are UW students. The paper provides a professional learning environment for aspiring journalists. It is not affiliated with the UW Communications Department, and, therefore, has contributors from a variety of majors on campus.
Prospective reporters must complete an intensive quarter-long class taught by a development editor before applying to be on staff. In this course, they will learn the basics of reporting, how the newsroom works, and journalism ethics. Writers will be expected to complete a minimum of three stories throughout the class, with more encouraged. Class will be held twice a week for an hour each evening, but official times and days have not been decided. To help find a time slot that will accomodate as many people as possible, please fill out the application.
The application, along with a resume and up to two writing samples, is due Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.
This class is held every quarter. At the end of each quarter, writers will be hired based on their completion of the course. The Daily pays all staff reporters on a per-article basis, with each article being worth about $15-$20, depending on length and quality.
The photo development application is due on October 6, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
What is Daily 101?
The Daily 101 (Development) class is a quarter-long, intensive class that all prospective reporters must take. The class will be held twice a week (once in summer). The Development Editor will be teaching the basics of writing and reporting, how the newsroom works, and journalistic ethics. Prospective writers will be expected to attend the classes and complete a minimum of three articles throughout the class, with more encouraged. At the end of the course, writers will be hired based on their completion of the course.
How do I apply?
Submit an application with all relevant documents to the Development Editor.
How many credits is it?
The Daily and its Development class are not affiliated with the registrar at the UW. It will not be listed on the time schedule. The class cannot be taken for credit.
Is prior journalism experience required?
No. The class will teach basic journalism skills along with the procedures for producing a daily newspaper. Some knowledge or experience is helpful, but not required.
I sent my application, now what?
The Development Editor will review the applications and select applicants for interviews. The Development Editor will then admit applicants to the class based on their applications and interviews.
What if I don't make it on staff?
The Daily holds its Daily 101 class every quarter, so there will also be other chances to complete the class.
Is the Daily 101 (Development) class also applicable for prospective photographers, designers, copy editors, or videographers looking to get involved with The Daily?
The Daily’s photo, design, copy, and video (The Daily’s Double Shot) departments have their own procedures for prospective staff.
Prospective photographers can email Photo Development Editor Anastasia Stepankowsky at email@example.com.
Prospective designers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective copy editors can email email@example.com.
Prospective videographers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.