Write for us
The Broad is a student run initiative and a place where you can gain writing experience – maybe even enjoying the thrill of your first byline. With no agenda other than giving voice to as many points of view as possible, The Broad is an unbiased platform.
As an opinion-piece publication, articles submitted must be the author’s own response to an ongoing debate or the news. The articles that will be published are those that make well-written and honest arguments. It doesn’t matter how popular or unpopular your point of view, as long as it’s a genuine expression of thought and of a quality that upholds the integrity of The Broad.
Anonymity is not something we offer our writers unwittingly. We understand that this can offer a comfortable place for people to voice disrespectful, distasteful and offensive opinions – normalising this type of discourse. However, we believe that it is an important tool to encourage people to be as open and honest about their view as possible. Self-censorship is one of the biggest day-to-day killers of free speech on campus, one that routinely goes under the radar. Although we understand the dangers of not attaching personal responsibility to an article the right to be offensive is a key facet of free speech. This, however, is no obligation to offend.
Anyone can write anonymously. The broadest possible debate means all ideas need an equal platform to be applauded and better understood, delegitimised and rebuked or rebutted and developed. Free speech needs to be constantly pushed to its limits. The alternative is to reduce free speech to allow only that which is inoffensive to everyone. This is impossible. This produces dogma in the best case and no ideas in the worst.
We encourage those who want to write anonymously to use a pseudonym so that, if you write more than one article, it is clear that these articles come from the same writer and can form one body of work.
Join the team behind the scenes
We are a brand new student initiative, we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic students who want to get involved in the running of The Broad day to day.
To join the team behind the scenes email firstname.lastname@example.org