2021 Hatchet Application
The Hatchet is a team of reporters, photographers, coders, designers, videographers and columnists that has earned national recognition for our work.
Join our ranks and get hands-on experience that will fuel your passion for journalism and help you land in a professional newsroom – or put you on track for dozens of other career paths.
Applications are currently open. Our official recruitment period begins in the fall semester.
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What is your first and last name?
What is your email address?
What is your major?
What year do you expect to graduate?
List any previous experience, such as internships or classes related to journalism
What sections are you interested in applying for?
Where can we find a link to your work? Please provide a link to your clips, photos, videos, graphics or web work. If you're applying to multiple sections, please indicate which link is for which section. If you're having trouble uploading them online, please email them to
with your name and section you're applying for in the subject line. If you do not have any previous work, just write N/A.
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Write something for us. If you're applying for a writing section (news, culture or sports) please write an article based on ONE of these prompts. You can choose any of the three prompts regardless of what section you're applying for:
1) Write a review of the GW Deli (more information here:
2) Write a news article based on the fictional news that Dean Petty is stepping down with the provided quotes and facts (more information here:
3) Write a game story based on the provided interviews and box score (Here are the quotes:
) (Here are the scores:
If you're interested in also applying for opinions, please write for this prompt:
Your response should be between 300-400 words. If you're not applying for a writing section, just write N/A.
Write something for us based on the instructions above.
As a journalist, it is critical that you understand your own implicit biases and how to keep them in check. Additionally, you will also need to know how to cover sensitive topics. For the story linked below from The Daily Orange, please explain how you would approach covering this story (i.e. who you would reach out to and what questions you would ask) and how you would keep your implicit biases in check. You may answer this question using short paragraphs OR bullet points (no length requirement). Story found here:
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