By the time most of you read this, I will be working in a newsroom hundreds of miles away from Chapel Hill.
It’s because of The Daily Tar Heel that I can.
Before coming to UNC, I had worked at a student-run paper for two years but wasn’t sure I wanted to do it again or if I wanted to pursue journalism — but the DTH changed all of that for me.
During my four years in the newsroom, I got to learn more than I ever thought. Being at the DTH taught me the ins and outs of journalism, challenged me to report on complex stories and helped me fully discover my love of news. It gave me experiences that I never thought I would have as a reporter and editor.
If any of that sounds interesting to you, here’s more information about how to join the DTH.
More on the newsroom
The DTH operates with a “teaching paper” philosophy, meaning that it requires no experience from students who are interested in applying. The newsroom offers workshops and training throughout the year to help staffers learn things like interview techniques, filing a public records request and writing an investigative story.
The newsroom has a variety of reporting sections — including university, city and state, and sports — in addition to an Editorial Board, or opinion section. It also has teams for photojournalism, design, copy editing and audience engagement.
The DTH offers an in-depth experience for students to learn a plethora of skills and explore different parts of journalism in a changing news landscape.