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The Daily Free Press is an invaluable experience for any student looking to build a writing portfolio. Clips from the student newspaper are a must-have on any college journalist’s resume, and at The FreeP you’ll have the opportunity to report on major events in the city and campus, as well as sports and arts & entertainment. Our reporters cover presidential visits and city elections, travel with Terrier sports teams, sit in the TD Garden press box at Bruins games and go backstage at concerts across the city.

Working at The FreeP is a fantastic opportunity to network around the city and in the industry, gaining the experience and making the connections that will launch your career. FreeP writers and editors have gone on to intern and work at the AP, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, PBS, NBC, The Onion,, Rolling Stone and many more. We’ve won national accolades for college journalism, and our alumni include a Pulitzer Prize winner and the editor of People Magazine.

In the FreeP office, you’ll be exposed to the foundations of traditional journalism as well as the front lines of new media, all in a real world setting. We turn over our staff at the beginning of each semester, so you’ll have plenty of chances to move up or try new things. Participation is on a volunteer basis and is open to all BU students regardless of major or level of experience.


We are an almost entirely advertising-supported publication. Students have the opportunity to sell university and student group ads for The FreeP in print and online and earn commission*. Selling ads is a great way for any marketing, advertising or business student to build people skills and add invaluable sales experience to your resume. Working in our advertising department will expose you to the inner workings of a non-profit business and teach you the ins and outs of the fast-changing publishing industry.

*Only students who are authorized to work in the United States may earn commission. We welcome international students as volunteer ad reps. Please note your status in your application.

Daily Free Press Advertising Department Application – Advertising Representatives