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.
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.
The development class for fall quarter is now closed. Please continue to check for updates for the winter quarter development class schedule and application.