Here at the Gateway, we’re always looking for new writers, photographers, and artists/illustrators to fill our paper with loads of sexy content. And getting on the “inside” requires far less effort and far fewer bribes than one would think (we do, however, accept bribes).
You don’t need previous experience in journalism or even previous experience in writing, photography, or illustrating. Since the University of Alberta doesn’t have a journalism program, we act as the “unofficial” journalism program at the University, so we’re kind of on our own. Fortunately, our editors are caring, nurturing people who want to help train you to become the next great New York Times columnist, Washington Post investigative journalist, or Tiger Beat Magazine fashion critic (depending on your motivation).
In order to begin your ascent up the chain of student journalism, come on up to the Gateway offices. Take the SUB elevators up to the third floor and turn right when you come out of the elevators. You can’t miss it (it’s room 3-04 in case you do).
Now all you gotta do is track down the editor(s) of the section(s) you’re interested in and meet them face to face. Don’t worry, though: they’re all nice people. Our office hours during the Fall/Winter terms are typically 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; however, you can also email the editor of the section(s) you’re interested in and set up a time to meet so you don’t miss them when they’re in class (or skipping class).
If you’re too nervous to come sauntering in (we here at the Gateway like to saunter), you can come to a volunteer meeting to meet the staff and pick up an assignment. During the Fall/Winter terms, our meeting times are:
News: Fridays at 3 p.m.
Opinion: Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Arts & Culture: Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Sports: Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Photo: Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Multimedia: Wednesdays at 3 p.m
Comics/Illustration: Mondays at 5 p.m.
Features: Fridays at 4 p.m. or contact Managing Editor Madeline Smith
If you prefer, you can always sign up for our mailing lists to receive regular emails from the editor(s) of your choice! Just head over to our list server and enter your email address where indicated. Don’t worry - we promise not to send you advertisements for cheap watches and pharmaceuticals.By submitting your comment here, you acknowledge that the Gateway reserves the right to publish your comment both online and in print. The Gateway also reserves the right to edit comments for length and clarity when reprinted in the print edition, and to refuse publication (both online and in print) of any comment it deems racist, sexist, libellous or otherwise hateful in nature.
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