Are you going to be a journalist?
Here’s something you should know. If you’re looking to get your career as a journalist started during your four years at Tufts, you’ve got plenty of options. But if you’re torn trying to decide whether to offer your talents to the mediocre daily paper or the mediocre (and less frequent) biweekly magazine, we’ve got a better idea: join the staff of THE PRIMARY SOURCE.
Write about what interests you. We’re not going to send you fact-collecting for filler, make you rewrite a press release, profile some campus activist who doesn’t wear deodorant, or review an old bargain-bin music CD. Spend your four years writing about the stories and events that you’re passionate about.
Get experienced in all areas. When you write for THE PRIMARY SOURCE, you’ll get hands-on experience in everything from writing to editing to layout to publication. You’ll learn just what it takes to produce a professional-quality bi-weekly publication from start to finish, and in a year you’ll be one of the people making that process run smoothly.
Cover the stories they don’t want you to write. You’re not going to become an investigative journalist by repeating the president’s PR lines and interviewing protesters who’ll say anything to get a cover story. Approach the issues the administration doesn’t want to talk about and the things the “objective” newspapers won’t print.
Be part of a winning team. SOURCE production weekends are hard work, but always a good time. Come down for stimulating conversation, hilarious jokes, and buffalo wings with extra blue cheese.
Meetings are held every Monday at 10:00pm in Room 207 of the Mayer Campus Center. All are welcome! For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.