Fearless and Loathing is an independent student website for Oberlin College. F+L strives to cover events and issues at Oberlin that are relevant to the student body with the hopes that consistent news coverage and investigative journalism can help to make changes on campus.
You don’t need a degree to start participating in the world or to start changing it. There is a place on F+L for any student to share their thoughts, passions, and opinions through writing (columns/blogs) and other journalistic means (photography, video, audio, cartoons). We encourage you to take this freedom and run with it!
Our focus this year will be periodic investigative features on aspects of Oberlin pertinent to your college experience along with regular news on your student government. While our bloggers more or less have free reign, our reporters are dedicated to fact-based hard news coverage.
David Clark ’12 and Erica Lee ’11 founded F+L in 2009 because they wanted Oberlin students to have an independent news source. By not chartering, F+L placed itself in a unique position at Oberlin. Independence allows us to report on Student Finance Committee and student government decisions from the only third party perspective on campus. Now somewhat outdated, the name was inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail of ’72” and is a play on Oberlin’s abandoned “Fearless” campaign which everybody loathed.
There is a place on F+L for any student to contribute in any medium. All students are welcome to submit a one-time blog post, photo or video.
For those of you who are interested in joining our staff, here’s what we’re looking for:
- Feature writers (write monthly investigative news features)
- Bloggers (write weekly, bimonthly or monthly on various topics of interest)
- Reporters (write either weekly or bimonthly on a news beat and maintain contacts)
- Columnists (write weekly or bimonthly on an overarching theme or idea)
- Photographers/Videographers (pair with a blogger or reporter to cover events or produce standalone photo-galleries and videos)
- Publicity Manager
- Business Manager
Please send an email explaining your area of interest to email@example.com and a time that you are available to meet. Or stop by our office hours!
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook where we’ll keep you updated on the best new pieces, F+L events and important announcements. If you follow us on Twitter you’ll receive headlines and links to all of our content when it’s posted.