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.
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.