The New University is UCI’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. 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 newsroom is located on the third floor of Gateway Commons (across from Langson Library). The elevator and staircase to reach the newsroom is located at an entrance on the side of Gateway closest to the Cross-Cultural Center. Click the image to the right to enlarge it and see a photo tutorial on how to find the newsroom!
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. 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.
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).
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 6 p.m. on Mondays 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.