Friday, August 18
Since 1919, The Daily Bruin has served as UCLA’s premier source of campus news for students and members of the university. The paper has published each school day of the year since the mid-1920s. The Bruin is now the only five-day paper serving a University of California campus.
Countless alumni from The Bruin have gone on to work for top daily newspapers and news organizations around the world. Bruin alumni have gone on to receive four Pulitzer Prizes and a Nobel Peace Prize.
In Kerckhoff 118, the Daily Bruin’s central-campus office, about 500 students work in 14 editorial sections to produce the paper each day. Students serve as the paper’s editors, reporters, photographers, videojournalists, designers and programmers. An editorial board composed of UCLA students serves as the newspaper’s official voice on matters concerning students.
The Bruin also regularly performs strongly in national and local college media competitions. In 2016, the paper won the ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Award, widely recognized as the most prestigious honor in college journalism, for the nation’s best college newspaper. The Bruin also won the 2016 Online Pacemaker Award for the best college media website in the nation. In the past year, The Bruin has also taken home top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the College Media Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the California College Media Association.
Students on the paper have a unique opportunity to report abroad for free each year. The Bridget O’Brien Foundation, an organization dedicated to a former Bruin staffer, awards a scholarship to a team of Bruin reporters each summer, which allows the students to travel for free anywhere in the world and report on issues relevant to UCLA.
The Bruin is one of the most applied-to organizations on campus, with about 560 students submitting applications each year. About 9,000 copies of the paper are distributed each day at dozens of locations across UCLA. The paper is also read each day by thousands of students using phones, laptops and tablets to browse the Daily Bruin’s online content.
The Daily Bruin also runs Prime, a quarterly arts, culture and lifestyle magazine, and Bruinwalk.com, UCLA’s professor and apartment review website.
Because UCLA does not have a journalism major or school, the Daily Bruin serves as the university’s primary training ground for young journalists. Daily Bruin alumni have worked at many top news organizations, including National Public Radio, BBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
The Daily Bruin is a resource to the students, faculty, staff and community members of UCLA and Westwood. The paper offers local insight and coverage of events, trends and important topics on campus every day it prints.
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