Join Us

Interested in writing, photography, illustration or investigative journalism? If you said “yes” to any of these, then come be a part of The Bottom Line. it is a great way to get involved within UCSB and the surrounding community. In addition to News, our newspaper also covers Features, Arts & Entertainment, Sciences and Technology, Opinions, and Photo Stories. Interested in videography or editing? Our video team, The Line, does a wide range of investigative journalism, news, and creative content.

Although no experience is necessary to be a part of TBL, it is welcome. We offer all staff members with one-on-one trainings, preparing you for work to come. We accommodate students’ schedules, allowing staff to take on as little or as much work as possible.┬áCome out to our winter orientation on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p.m. to learn what you can do for our student-run newspaper, and what our team can do for you!

If you’d like to get involved, but can’t come out for orientation, send an email to ( for The Line) or attend one of our general meetings, which take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the A.S. Annex (Building 434) across from Storke Tower.