The New University is UC Irvine’s official and only weekly paper consisting of five different editorial sections: news, features, entertainment, opinion and sports. It appears on-campus and in the surrounding community every Tuesday during the school year, excluding each finals week and holidays. We print 8,000 copies, reaching approximately 28,000 students, faculty and Orange County residents.
During the school year, the New University holds weekly tear-up meetings on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in student center c114 At tear-up, editors share their thoughts about the week’s issue. Tear-ups are open to the public and writers and photographers (and those who are interested in contributing) are encouraged to attend in order to get to know the editors.
Finding the New University newsroom
The New University recently relocated to C-114 Student Center. The newsroom is on the lower level of the Student Center right next to the Computer Lab.
How to become a writer for the New University
The New University is by the students, for the students. Every week, section editors send out emails to their e-mail lists with article ideas and, of course, you are always welcome to pitch your own ideas. Anyone can join the mailing list and contribute as a writer when they are ready. Getting on the mailing list does not require you to write immediately, but this is the first step in becoming a contributor. To join section e-mail lists, contact the editors of the section you are interested in, or attend weekly tear-up meetings (see information listed above).
If you are looking to become a more regular or permanent member of the New U, you are welcome to apply for staff writer status. In order to become a paid staff writer, each writer must publish four articles before setting up an interview with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. Once approved, the writer must publish three articles a quarter in order to maintain his/her position as a staff writer.
How to become a photographer for the New University
Joining the New University Photography Team is simple! All we ask of you is the following:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our listserv to receive assignments.
- This makes you a “photography intern.”
- “Tail” or “follow” a staff photographer on four assignments (two of these assignments must be sports).
- Once you have completed four, contact the Photo Editor to set up a meeting to review your portfolio. If you have the stuff, you’ll become a staff photographer in no time!
Weekly meetings are held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New University office. Get to know your fellow photographers and share tips as we go over the week’s photographs in print!
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Photo Editor at email@example.com.
Joining the layout team
The New University layout team, under direction of the Layout Editor, works every Friday to put the newspaper templates together. The layout team assists the editors with the newspaper layouts in the newsroom on Sundays during production day. For more information about joining the layout team, contact the Layout Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.