Entry Level

Contributing Writers:

Accepting of all majors and standings. Work with a section editor to learn about newspaper writing and learn. Contributing writers can write whenever however if three straight deadlines are hit, a contributing writer becomes a staff writer.x

Staff Writers:

Write for every deadline, so two articles expected twice a week. Staff writers get paid more per article. Staff writers are also considered heavily for section editor positions when those become available, which is usually at the end of semesters.
Get access to campus events and develop your portfolio for photography. Photographers are paid by the size of the photo as well as whether it runs online or in the paper.


Writing Contributing Writer Staff Writer
<300 words $5.00 $6.50
300-1,000 $7.50 $9.00
>1,000 $10.00 $11.50
Articles with informational sidebar (or box) $12.00
Articles with two or more writers Split pay between writers
Editor’s Corner $10.00 (Split pay between 4 writers)
Pigskin Pick ‘Ems $5.00
Sports: Quick Hits $5.00 to $10.00 (Depending on length)
The Honest Truth $7.50 (Split pay between writers)
Bison Bits (Minimum 4 pictures) $7.50 
Comics $5.00
Front Page Photo $4.00
Inside Pages $2.50
Spread (3 or more) $7.50
Unpaid Articles Unpaid Photos
A&E: Around Town Complied Photos
Articles submitted by Student Government File Photos
Articles submitted by Student Organizations Internet Photos
Associated Press Submitted photos
Calendars/Wacky Holidays
Complied AP articles: Strange but true news, etc.
Cop Shop/Lists, etc.
Opinion: Random Thoughts, Quotes, Campus Calendar
Thundar Radio Reviews
Your World in a Minute

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