The University Press Club is a highly selective group of undergraduate students who write professionally for numerous newspapers, magazines and wire services in the northeast. The club was founded in 1900, making it one of the oldest student organizations at Princeton University. Members are chosen through a three-month application process and typically write for a number of papers during their three or four years with the club, filing stories with publications from the Princeton Packet to the New York Times.
Press Clubbers cover breaking news, feature stories, and sporting events at Princeton University and in the surrounding community. As stringers, each member works with professional editors and is paid on a per-story basis.
On campus, the University Press Club regularly sponsors lectures and events for the Princeton community, including the annual Louis Rukeyser ’54 Memorial Lecture Series, which brings prominent journalists to the university. Past speakers include David Remnick ’81 from the New Yorker, Evan Thomas from Newsweek, Jim Kelly ’76 from Time, Matt Cooper formerly with Time, and Todd Purdum ’82 from Vanity Fair. The University Press Club also hosts dinners with visiting journalism professors and alumni throughout the year.
In 2009, the University Press Club launched The Ink, a blog that offers Princeton news and commentary to both the campus community and the greater world. You can follow The Ink on Twitter here.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Press Club at:
University Press Club
48 University Place, Suite 012
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
Phone: (609) 798-1872 (1UPC)