Frequently Asked Questions
What does Student Media do?
Student Media is the organization that encapsulates UCLA's student-run newspaper, radio station and cultural newsmagazines. Hundreds of students work for these various publications and organizations every year.
Who is the UCLA Communications Board and how do they relate to UCLA Student Media?
The UCLA Communications Board was created to support UCLA’s student-run media. From its beginnings in 1919 as the Publications Board, which was responsible for a campus newspaper and yearbook, the Communications Board today oversees ten media titles and several web sites that involve more than 600 students during the year.
The Communications Board is a student-majority board made up of eight students appointed by the undergraduate and graduate student governments at UCLA and representatives from the university, alumni, and faculty, as well as other at-large members, many of them alumni, from the fields of journalism, marketing and law.
The board meets its mission by providing training, facilities and financial management to the student media through its oversight of the UCLA Student Media department. The board approves and implements budgets, selects editors in chief for the media, and sets top-line policies for the organization. Student editors and managers make all the editorial decisions at the board’s newspaper, magazines, yearbook, and radio station.
All UCLA students are invited to get involved with the board and its programs. UCLA students interested in joining the Communications Board as members should contact USA or GSA. UCLA students interesting in joining the media’s editorial or advertising departments, should visit our application website.
Where do donations go?
Donations can go to Student Media as a whole or to specific outlets within the broader organization.
Are gifts tax deductible?
Absolutely! All gifts to any of our campaigns are tax-deductible.
For your records, UCLA’s Student Media federal taxpayer ID number for gifts to UCLA Student Media or any of our publications is 95-1777979.
If you have questions, please reach out to our Donor Relations team and mention the Campaign you gave to and they’ll be sure to help. You may direct questions via email to [email protected] or call (310) 825-7040.
Are there any other ways to give back, besides donating?
Yes! Daily Bruin alumni should reach out to the 2017-18 DB alumni director Tanner Walters at [email protected] if interested in getting involved in any capacity.
We are always looking for alumni who want to come back and do seminars or training sessions with staffers, in addition to those who might be able to help current Bruin journalists get jobs and internships.
How can I join?
UCLA Student Media only recruits during Fall & Winter quarters. Applications can be found by clicking on the Join Us button in the header or going to apply.uclastudentmedia.com