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Contributing Writers and Photographers

Any DePaul University student can become a contributor to The DePaulia. New writers can join at any time throughout the year. Here’s who we are looking for:

  • Writers: Contributing writers receive weekly story assignments from section editors, who assist with sources, angle and assign a deadline.
  • Photographers: Assignments are sent weekly. Owning your own equipment is a plus, but not required. Email questions to Photo Editor Xavier Ortega.
  • Videographers / Multimedia Producers: Multimedia assignments range from data mapping to videography to creating infographics. Email Online editor Gracie Saucedo with any questions.
  • Other: Can you code, illustrate or design – or have another skill? We’re always looking to add contributors with new abilities. Email the Editor-in-Chief Ben Conboy if you think you might be a good fit.


If you have a specific story you would like to submit or pitch, please email it to the corresponding editor. Staff contact information can be found here.

Staff Writers and Photographers

Staff writers, or beat writers, write on a specific topic or “beat.” Staff photographers have similar monthly requirements, but specifics will be decided on with the photo editor.

  • All staff writer positions are currently filled. Please check back next quarter or consider becoming a contributing writer (above).
  • All photographers interested in becoming a staff photographer should email Photo Editor Xavier Ortega.

Letters to the Editor

Anyone within the DePaul community may submit a letter to the editor. All letters should be emailed to Opinions Editor Mackenzie Murtaugh. For letters to be considered for publication they must adhere the following criteria:

  • Must be timely
  • Include name as well as title, if applicable to the letter
  • Submitted by Thursday, 5 p.m. if interested in the letter potentially going into print. If not, letters may run online-only.

We edit and/or trim letters as little as possible, but we reserve the right to do so as necessary.

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