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Reporters for The Daily Pennsylvanian provide a voice for students, and hold Penn accountable.

First-semester reporters have the opportunity to write for both print and online, and collaborate with other departments to tell stories in interesting and multi-dimensional ways. You will learn about digital trends in journalism and experience first-hand the complete editorial process of a daily newspaper.

DP alumni report for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the AP and nearly every other major news publication in the U.S.

If you find yourself constantly asking questions and wanting to be in-the-know, become a DP news reporter.

Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00PM in Huntsman 365

Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00PM in Steinberg-Dietrich 213

Thursday, September 7th at 6:00PM at 4015 Walnut

News Reporting

Reporting for The Daily Pennsylvanian has led our alumni to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the AP and nearly every other major news publication in the U.S.

First-semester reporters have the opportunity to write for both print and online. You will learn about digital trends in journalism and about the complete editorial process of a daily newspaper.

New this year is the real-time news desk. Designed to keep up with today's incredibly fast news cycle, sitting at the real-time desk gives reporters the opportunity to break stories as they happen.

If you find yourself constantly asking questions and enjoy writing, become a DP news reporter.

Copy Editing

The copy team has the important responsibility of editing our content for factual accuracy, as well as grammar, style and mechanics. Our editors work across departments to put together and deliver a consistent and coherent product for your daily news. They also generate headlines and create related links to engage our readers in print and online.

Our department is looking for people with a keen eye, a passion for reading and an eagerness to learn (experience not necessary). Copy editors engage actively in many parts of the production of the DP and gain valuable experience in working with a team. If you're interested in making a change to the DP, apply to Copy!

Sports Reporting

Our sports reporters cover everything Penn Athletics, including more than 30 intercollegiate sports teams as well as wide-reaching NCAA topics.

Our writers also travel around the country to cover those teams on press row, making trips to Hawaii, Tennessee, New York City and the NCAA Tournament in recent years.

If you want to translate your love of sports into something more constructive than just watching them on TV, you’re naturally curious and love to write, become a sportswriter and join the only section of the DP that matters.

Social Media

Our social media team maintains the DP's presence across today's most important platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

Team members work in-depth on innovative projects, utilizing analytics to find even more creative ways to reach and engage our audience as it moves increasingly online.

If you’re a social media phenom, take your skills to the next level and reach an audience of thousands of your peers by joining our social media team.


Our photojournalists use the latest DSLRs and lenses to cover major events around campus and across the country. Members of the photo staff have photographed famous figures from Barack Obama to Serena Williams, stood front row at live concerts from Miley Cyrus to Made in America, and traveled for special events from presidential inaugurations in Washington, D.C., to NCAA tournaments.

If you love sports and being right on the edge of the action, our photographers cover all Penn athletics and Ivy sports extensively.

Being a photographer for the DP also gives you an ideal opportunity to create and expand your portfolio, with the chance to practice with photo-editing software, including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

No experience or equipment is required, just a desire to learn photojournalism.

Join and become a photographer—there’s no better way to learn and practice photojournalism while at Penn.


Designers at the DP put together the newspaper on a nightly basis, laying out pages and creating graphics for both print and online platforms. Associates working in the design department can expect to gain valuable experience working in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. They will also be able to collaborate with video and web departments to produce versatile digital products. With our recent print and online redesigns, we are looking to create more dynamic data visualizations.

We are looking for students who are committed and willing to learn. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not necessary. There's no better way to put your work out into the world than in DP design.


As journalism moves into the digital age, The Daily Pennsylvanian's video department aims to capture the news first-hand. One of the younger parts of the organization, the video department is centered on growth and innovation. Video journalists can engage in a variety of opportunities, from on-scene reporting to regular shows and more.

The video department is looking for students with a variety of skills. Anybody interested in filming, anchoring, writing or editing can find a niche in DP video. No experience is necessary, and only one quality is needed: passion.


The DP is the best place on campus to show off your skills in web development and design. If you know how to build interactive web pages using Javascript, HTML and CSS, your work could be seen by thousands of viewers. Build up your portfolio by creating interactives and special pages seen across campus and beyond.

If you have a passion for creating beautiful, fun and eye-catching pages, Web is for you. We're also actively looking to expand our scope through mobile app development, CMS management and even some hardware hacking.

If you think you have something to bring to DP Web, you probably do. Come to one of our sessions, or contact Andrew Fischer to learn more.


Podcasts is a new and unique department at the DP. Here, you will have the opportunity to help produce podcasts. Whether you want to be behind the mic or part of the editing studio, we're looking for unique voices to help the department grow and mature.


The Analytics Department uses data and statistical analysis to answer questions for both the editorial and business sides of The Daily Pennsylvanian. Members of the Analytics team have the opportunity to work closely with editors and reporters to present their findings and develop tailored plans to improve readership. They also work closely with members of the Advertising, Circulation and Marketing Departments to improve business functions across the DP. Members of the Analytics team will gain experience in languages and software including R, SPSS and SQL. Analytics staffers will also have the opportunity to pitch their own analytics project on an issue affecting the DP and present their finished projects to the DP's Board of Directors.


The Marketing department provides a variety of experiences related to promotional strategy. You will conduct market research, generate branding campaigns and promotional materials and collaborate with all of the editorial and business departments to increase sales and readership.

The Marketing department also provides marketing services to our extensive list of customers in the community. You will have the opportunity to design marketing campaigns and sponsorships for clients that range from local businesses to the university itself.


Circulation staffers are the DP's street team, and they are the ones you see handing out papers on Locust Walk and across campus every day. If you're friendly, dependable and loud—and want to earn $10 an hour—this is the department for you.

34th Street

What is 34th Street, you might ask? Why, it’s Penn’s one and only Arts, Culture and Campus magazine—home of smart, well–informed, and creative nonfiction content, written by some fabulously interesting and cool people. It’s a catalyst of conversation, a voice for the voiceless, and Penn’s most compelling journalistic narrator. We're thankful to have so many excited and passionate people working for us this semester. We hope that you'll be one of them. We're looking for writers, photographers, designers, marketers, videographers and pun experts. Email to get involved.

Under the Button

Under The Button is Penn, unbuttoned.

UTB is Penn’s humor site! We post satire, commentary on news and Penn goings-on, lists, photos, and anything else that will make you say "that's pretty funny and/or good." UTB delivers fresh, humorous perspectives on things relevant to the Penn student body, and highlights the often-ridiculous nature of the Penn experience. From an Amy Gutmann GoFundMe to an Oz Christmas playlist, and any and all Canada Goose content, we aim to comment on the world as we know it through humor.

We pull from all over Penn—all years, all schools, no experience necessary. If you're looking to share your creativity with the Penn community and the world, if you want to join a team of talented and interesting individuals, or if people who aren't your extended family tell you that you're funny, this is the place for you.