Tuesday, August 21

Student newspapers occupy a precarious position in the university. (Visualhunt.com)

Minding the media: Asking for help

Editor’s note: The USAC Election Board at UCLA wants us to #USACMakeItCount. Students can vote in the undergraduate student government election on MyUCLA until 3 p.m. Read more...

Photo: Student newspapers occupy a precarious position in the university. (Visualhunt.com)

Student newspapers occupy a precarious position in the university. (Visualhunt.com)

Our news consumption habits have been changed dramatically – and become more homogenous in nature – thanks to the Internet and the pursuit of profit. (Creative Commons photo by dougbelshaw via Flickr)

Minding the media: Journalism, a changed game

If I had a nickel from everyone who’s ever told me not to be a student journalist, I could actually afford to be one. The Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photo staff during my last semester in high school, when I worked as my school newspaper’s photo editor. Read more...

Photo: Our news consumption habits have been changed dramatically – and become more homogenous in nature – thanks to the Internet and the pursuit of profit. (Creative Commons photo by dougbelshaw via Flickr)

Our news consumption habits have been changed dramatically – and become more homogenous in nature – thanks to the Internet and the pursuit of profit. (Creative Commons photo by dougbelshaw via Flickr)




UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

Q&A: Alum, screenwriter Don Holley discusses memoir and a life of humor

Don Holley wrote a weekly humor column about his college life for the Daily Bruin. Thirty years later, the column became a 114-page memoir. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television in 1984, Holley sold his first script which became the cult film “Loaded Weapon 1,” a cop satire with Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

UCLA alumnus Frank Spotnitz is a former "X-Files" writer and producer and now works as the chief executive of the production company, Big Light Productions. (Courtesy of Liane Hentscher)

Press Pass: Alumnus Frank Spotnitz discusses ‘X-Files’ reboot, writing career

Press Pass is rolling out the Daily Bruin Alumni Q&A series, where we connect with past staffers in the paper and see where the Daily Bruin has taken them in their respective careers. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Frank Spotnitz is a former "X-Files" writer and producer and now works as the chief executive of the production company, Big Light Productions. (Courtesy of Liane Hentscher)

UCLA alumnus Frank Spotnitz is a former "X-Files" writer and producer and now works as the chief executive of the production company, Big Light Productions. (Courtesy of Liane Hentscher)