The Campus Times offers undergraduate students opportunities to write, take photos, copy edit, draw, design, blog and more! It’s never too late to sign up and students can contribute as little or as much as they’d like. No prior experience is necessary and no long-term commitment is required.
There are six sections in the CT to which students can submit articles: news, features, opinions, arts and entertainment, sports and humor.
The CT credits non-editor writers under one of two categories: contributing writers or staff writers. A student will be credited as a contributing writer until his or her third article, for which they will begin to be credited as a staff writer. The exception to this rule occurs in the opinions section, in which no title appears under bylines. Op-eds do not count toward earning the title of staff writer.
To start writing:
- Email the section(s) you’d like to contribute to.
- If you are unsure of which section you want to contribute to contact the editor-in-chief at email@example.com.
Arts and Entertainment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-editor photographers are credited in the CT as contributing photographers or staff photographers. As with articles, a student will be credited as a contributing photographer until his or her third photo, for which they will begin to be credited as a staff photographer.
To start taking photos:
- Contact the photo editors at email@example.com.
Copy editors look for spelling, grammatical and factual errors in articles that are to be published in the CT. We have copy editors on staff, but anyone is welcome to help out. It’s a great way to start getting more involved, especially if you’re interested in applying for an editor position in the future.
- Most of our copy editing takes places on Wednesday nights (production nights). If you’d like to help out, stop by the office starting at 6:30 p.m.
In addition to satirical articles, the humor section also accepts comics on a rolling basis, which can be submitted electronically or on paper.
To start drawing comics:
- Contact the humor editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions should be sent to this address. Hard copies should be dropped off at the CT office (Wilson Commons 102) and be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and class year.
Although our section editors lay out their own pages, we do have select opportunities for design work which vary from week to week.
To help with design work:
- Contact the editor-in-chief (email@example.com) or stop by the office any time on one of our production nights (Wednesday).
Student blogs, published on this website, can cover a wide range of topics. They do not have to be UR-related, but students should expect to publish regular entries if their proposal is accepted. For examples of blogs published in the past, click here.
To start blogging:
- Contact the online editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For FAQ, click here.
Any additional questions should be directed to the editor-in-chief at email@example.com.