Ever wanted to write for a real newspaper? Had the urge to dig around for a hot story? Have you ever felt the burning desire to contribute to this fine online publication?
Well, now’s your chance. UPC would like to extend an invitation to all freshmen and sophomores to come audition for membership in the University Press Club. But first, allow us a minute to introduce ourselves (since we do a lot more than just publish this here blog):
The University Press Club has provided undergraduate members with the opportunity to work with regional newspapers as stringers for the past 110 years. The Club has been a defining aspect of the Princeton experience for hundreds of its alumni throughout the century. These graduate members are actively involved in the Club’s development, and serve as invaluable resources to Club members. Our alumni include David Remnick ’81, Editor-in-Chief of the New Yorker; Mike McCurry ’76, former Press Secretary to the Clinton White House; Wendy Kopp ’89, founder of Teach for America; Todd Purdum ’82, National Editor of Vanity Fair; Adam Frankel ’03, speechwriter to President Barack Obama; and numerous other leaders of their fields.
As an undergraduate member, you’ll be working with professional editors at newspapers like the Trenton Times, New Jersey’s Star-Ledger, the Princeton Alumni Weekly, The New York Times, the Huffington Post; you’ll be compensated for your services; you’ll collaborate with us to produce “The Ink”; you’ll be paired up with one of our alumni in a mentor relationship; and you’ll have fun doing it. Promise.
Well, there’s the spiel.
If the Press Club sounds like something you might be interested in, come to our open houses, all in McCosh 64:
- Tomorrow, Thursday, September 23, at 8:30 PM
- Thursday, September 23, at 10:00 PM
- Monday, September 27, at 4:30 PM
Remember, no prior journalism experience is needed to try out; our candidates’ period is a crash-course in writing, news style, and reporting.
If you have any questions about the Press Club but can’t make it to any of the meetings, shoot us an email at pressclb at princeton.edu.