To our Freshman and Sophomore readers,
You might think that, here at The Ink, all we do is blog silly things and stay up all night with you on Dean’s Date. Yes, we do, but this is actually our side-job. We are members of one of the oldest and most venerable (if we do say so ourselves) journalism groups on campus–The University Press Club. If you want to be a real, paid freelance writer working with professional editors for local and national newspapers and magazines by day–and a renegade online blogger by night– this is the group for you.
For more information on our application and selection process (stuffily called “Candidates Period”), come to one of our Open Houses:
- Tuesday, Oct. 1 – 4:30 pm, McCosh 64 OR
- Thursday, Oct. 3 – 4:30 pm, McCosh 64
No prior experience is required to get in. We actually mean that (unlike those dance and acapella groups). Some of us never did journalism until Press Club. That’s why our candidates period is so freakin’ long– yeah, three months— because during that time we workshop with you to help you improve your reporting, writing, journalistic ethic-ing, and create a substantial portfolio for you to apply with.
If you’re a freshman or sophomore unable to attend an Open House (both are identical) but are still interested in applying, just email us at pressclb[at]princeton.edu (yes, no “u”). Feel free to shoot us any questions about the club and the application process.
See you there!