OutWrite is an alternative multi-platform media outlet that deals with the issues that matter to young, engaged Queer or LGBT-identified individuals, both at UCLA and beyond. By illuminating topics that are not covered by the mainstream media, and by doing so with a distinctive, direct, passionate, and progressive voice, we strive to engage our community and serve their needs through dialogue and active expression. Our hope is that we can inform our audience about the problems plaguing our community, so that they may be better equipped to solve them.
OutWrite will act as both a resource for LGBTIQ college students by providing them with news, campus ongoings, and arts & entertainment content, as well as an outlet, allowing them to share their creative works and coming-out stories with the community. OutWrite intends to cover the LGBTIQ experience on a college campus with more depth than any other media source.
We are currently looking for writers, bloggers, editors, illustrators, photographers, designers, and advertising representatives. We have openings for the print magazine, as well as the main website, our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and our Tumblr. Help us in providing LGBTIQ students with something to relate to - stories that reflect their own, as well as stories that broaden their horizons. As writer Carlos Fuentes said, "Writing is a struggle against silence."
Deadlines and selection
OutWrite will be recruiting again for fall quarter. If you would like to apply, applications will be posted here by the first week of fall quarter. Training workshops will begin the weekend after Week 2 of fall quarter.
An important note on the workshops
The training workshops are led by a professional journalist and will give you basic theoretical and practical training. Classes offered include magazine-style writing, news writing, arts & entertainment writing, sports writing, copy editing, design, graphics reporting, new media (online), photography, videojournalism, radio journalism and illustration/cartooning.
Please note: All interns must attend a set of mandatory workshops. No exceptions will be made. If you cannot attend a workshop or multiple workshops, your internship will be discontinued and you will have to reapply. If you need clarification, please see the media adviser, Amy Emmert. Questions about workshop attendance must be directed to Amy.
Please contact Media Adviser Amy Emmert at email@example.com. You may also contact Outwrite at: http://outwritenewsmag.org, on Twitter at @outwritenewsmag, or editor Katie Schowengerdt at firstname.lastname@example.org.