Most schools have a journalism department. They have professors who are renowned journalists, teaching lecture classes of eager students who are equally eager to get into the journalism field. Internship programs are offered and they’re competitive.
But even though UCLA is one of the largest and most well known universities in the world, with record 55,000 freshmen applicants a year, we don’t have a journalism major, department, or program.
Thus UCLA Student Media was created to give students hands on experience on writing, reporting, editing, designing, and producing a real live publication. Over the years, we have expanded to include a daily newspaper (Daily Bruin), a radio station (UCLA Radio), 7 newsmagazines (Al-Talib, Fem, Ha’am, La Gente, Nommo, OutWrite, and Pacific Ties), and a yearbook (Bruin Life).
But as the economy turned sour, the funding for these programs were the first to get cut. And it’s unfortunate because our only mission is to serve the campus community, to inform and to educate. So I want to ask you to take this very short survey to reaffirm our importance in the UCLA community. Thanks for your continuous support.