Q: How do I contact The California Aggie?
A: Please see our contact page for phone numbers and email addresses. You can send snail mail to The California Aggie, 25 Lower Freeborn, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Our fax number is (530) 752-0355.
Q: How do I advertise in The California Aggie?
A: If you are interested in advertising with The California Aggie, please call our advertising department at (530) 752-0365, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See our advertising rates here.
Q: How often does The California Aggie publish?
A: During the regular school year, The Aggie publishes a print edition every Thursday. Breaking news content and blogs are updated online throughout the week. During Summer Session II (August and September), The Aggie publishes an online edition on Thursdays. We do not publish during Summer Session I (June and July). Copies of The Aggie are generally available by 7 a.m. on campus and in the city of Davis and web content from the print edition is usually uploaded by midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Q: What is The California Aggie’s print distribution?
A: Our circulation is 8,000.
Q: What are The California Aggie’s hours of operation?
A: The California Aggie does not have set business hours, but there are usually people in the office in the afternoons, Monday through Thursday. Because of this, our class schedules and our less-than-ideal phone system, the best way to contact us is by email.
Q: Who is The California Aggie?
A: With roughly 100 writers, editors, copyreaders, photographers, designers and advertising representatives, The California Aggie is an entirely student-run publication. It is also financially independent, receiving no monetary support from ASUCD or the university.
The Aggie plays an important role in bringing together a diverse and sometimes disparate campus by providing a daily array of news on campus and city issues. It provides a widely circulated forum for students to express their views and opinions on issues that matter, without the interference of faculty or administrators.
Without a journalism program at UC Davis, The Aggie also serves as a valuable hands-on laboratory for students interested in journalism, reporting, opinion writing and all other aspects of newspaper design and production.
Q: Why does The Aggie close down during finals week?
A: Regular classes are not held during finals week, and Aggie employees need to study for finals, too.
Q: If I have a complaint about content, who do I call?
A: Complaints should be directed to the Editor in Chief, whose phone number and email address is listed on our contact page. Other comments or questions should be directed to the email address that is included at the end of every article or column.
Q: Who do I call if a correction or clarification needs to run?
A: We are committed to setting the record straight. Please contact the Managing Editor, whose phone number and email address is listed on our contact page.
Q: How are news articles different than other content (columns, editorials, arts reviews, opinion, cartoons, and letters to the editor, advertising)?
A: News articles aim to objectively present information to the public. On the other hand, columns, editorials, reviews, cartoons, letters and advertising represent an author’s opinion.
Q: How can I work for The California Aggie?
A: The California Aggie offers a variety of employment opportunities, including writers, graphic artists, photographers, layout artists, sales clerks and advertising representatives. Applications are available at our offices in 25 Lower Freeborn. Questions about these positions or the application process should be directed to the Managing Editor, whose phone number and email address are listed on our contact page.
Q: How do I become a columnist or cartoonist?
A: Columnists and cartoonists are hired at the start of each quarter. Columnists and cartoonists are required to submit samples of their work along with their applications. Questions about this process should be directed to the Opinion Editor, whose phone number and email address are listed on our contact page.
Q: Can I receive internship units by working for The California Aggie?
A: Yes, you can receive up to 12 units of internship credit through the UC Davis English Department or the University Writing Program.
Q: Does The California Aggie pay its employees?
A: All management positions are paid by stipend. Some other positions are paid hourly, contractually or by stipend. The vast majority of employees, however, are unpaid.
Q: How do I submit a letter to the editor?
A: You may submit letters to the editor electronically or in print. Letters must be fewer than 250 words. If you are responding to an article, please include its title and date. The California Aggie reserves the right to edit letters for clarity and content. Letters must also include the author’s name, phone number, major or group affiliation. Published letters become property of The California Aggie. You may submit letters to the editor electronically to email@example.com, or in-person during normal business hours to our office at 25 Lower Freeborn. Letters must be received by noon the Tuesday before the intended publication date.
Q: How do I submit a guest opinion?
A: The Aggie considers guest opinions from our readers. Guest opinions must be within 400 to 600 words. The Aggie reserves the right to edit for grammar, spelling and clarity. Send guest opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest opinions must be received by noon the Tuesday before the intended publication date.
Q: How do I submit something to The California Aggie’s Daily Calendar?
A: Email Daily Calendar submissions to email@example.com. Be sure to include event title, location, date, time, and a brief description of your event. All submissions must be received by noon the day before the event. Due to space constraints, The California Aggie will give priority to free events or those involving the campus community in its weekly issue. An expanded Daily Calendar is updated online each day, though.
Q: I have a press release for my organization/event, where should I send it?
A: Please refer to our contact page to find the relevant desk editor to send your information to. As a guide, information regarding the University of California or UC Davis should be sent to the campus editor. Information regarding the city of Davis, Yolo County, California or the U.S. should be sent to the city editor. Information on arts and entertainment in Davis and the surrounding region should be sent to the arts editor. If you are unsure where to send your press release, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Does The California Aggie have a freelance policy?
A: The California Aggie occasionally accepts freelance articles from UC Davis journalism students. For more information on our freelance guidelines, please contact the Managing Editor at email@example.com.
Q: May I reprint an article or photo from The California Aggie?
A: All material published by The California Aggie, in print and online, is copyrighted and owned by the University of California. You may download a photo or an article for your personal use. However, you may not reproduce any content on the web or in print without obtaining permission from The California Aggie. For inquiries about articles, contact the Editor in Chief. For inquiries about photos, contact the Photo Editor.