Welcome to the Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara’s award-winning student newspaper. The Nexus is UC Santa Barbara’s only independent, student-run newspaper. We’ve been reporting on UCSB and Isla Vista since the 1930s.

The Nexus includes 20 sections, with hundreds of writers, photographers, videographers, designers and more! No experience necessary to join.

This winter, the Nexus is looking to recruit staff members and assistant editors of all years and levels of experience!

On this website, you’ll find information about each of our sections. Winter Orientation will be held via Zoom at bit.ly/nexusorientation2022 on January 18 and 19 at 6 p.m. PST. See you there!

About the Nexus

Since the 1930s, the Daily Nexus has been UCSB and Santa Barbara County’s go-to source for timely, relevant and essential editorial and feature coverage. The only independent, student-run newspaper at UCSB, the Nexus consists of 30+ editorial staff members and around 150 staff writers, artists, photographers, videographers and graphic designers. With 13 sections to choose from, there’s a place at the Nexus for everyone. We publish daily across print, online and social media platforms to ensure that our coverage remains accessible and engaging. Our funding comes from student fees and advertising revenue and operates independently of university oversight.

Contact Us

Katherine Swartz (she/her)
Editor in Chief
Melanie Ziment (she/her)
Managing Editor
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