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September 3, 2013

Attend the Minnesota AP Association and Minnesota Newspaper Association Jobs and Internship Fair

This year's fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Pinnacle Ballroom at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. Students can arrive early and network with other journalism student as well media professionals during breakfast at 8 a.m., interviews begin 8:30 a.m. and go until 12 p.m.

This jobs fair has an established track record for getting students internships and first jobs. It's a great opportunity to talk with professional news managers looking for reporters, online journalists, copy/section editors, page designers, graphic artists and photographers. Weekly newspapers and broadcast members have again been invited to interview students interested in community journalism.

Registration Information:

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will pay the $10 registration fee for the first ten students who register for the event. Because of the limited number of spots available, SJMC would like to ensure the students who register are serious about attending. Please bring $10 with you to 110 Murphy Hall in order to register. After you attend the job and internship fair, you can bring the program in to recover your $10.

August 30, 2013

SJMC Hosts J-School Engagement Fair

On Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, SJMC will host a J-School Engagement Fair, which will allow students to learn about student groups and professional organizations within journalism and strategic communication.

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July 25, 2013

Become a Brand Ambassador for the Student Advertising Summit

The Student Advertising Summit is currently seeking brand ambassador interns for 2013-2014. The Brand Ambassador's main duties are to increase awareness of the Student Advertising Summit by giving presentations, hanging posters and fostering relationships with students, professors and local businesses. Brand Ambassadors also reach out to potential sponsors, contact professional speakers and network with industry professionals.

More information can be found here. Email resumes to Samantha Steinbring at samantha.steinbring.ad2sas@gmail.com.

The application deadline is July 31, 2013.

April 15, 2013

Associated Press Sports Editors $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship for collegiate sports journalists.

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February 18, 2013

BBDO Seeks Summer Interns

BBDO's Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training (MET) Fund awards internships to minorities, women and individuals protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to encourage the pursuit of careers in advertising. The program was launched in an effort to improve the level of diversity in the advertising industry.

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February 12, 2013

$1,250 Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Jack Shelley Scholarship, presented by the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA). This scholarship recognizes outstanding promise in the field of broadcasting. The NBNA awards one $1,250 scholarship each year to be used for broadcast education.

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October 8, 2012

Institute for Humane Studies Internship Program Now Open

The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators--who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace--at media companies and non-profit newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

The program includes an eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company or nonprofit investigative newsroom, a $3,200 stipend and allowance for travel and mentoring and job placement assistance.

Click here for more information.

December 5, 2011

AAJA Now Accepting Applications for CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association is now accepting applications for the Council for International Cooperation/Anna Chennault Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to one graduating high school student. The scholarship, intended for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, includes $3,900 for college expenses and an all-expenses paid trip to the Unity: Journalists of Color convention in Las Vegas.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 3, 2012. For more information or to apply, click here.

Morgan&Meyers Seeks Summer Intern

At Morgan&Myers, interns interact with clients, assist in creative planning, engage in consumer research and participate in project and event execution. The agency, with offices in Waukesha, Wis. and Waterloo, Iowa, specializes in the agricultural, food and business-to-business industry with a client roster featuring Fortune 500 companies.

In the summer 2012 internship program, interns get competitive wages, a housing and living stipend and your own office!

Applicants must be current students pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, journalism or a related field, must be ready for new challenges and is detail-oriented.

Applications are due Jan. 2, 2012 and must include an application form. For more information about Morgan&Myers, click here.

November 15, 2011

Home Depot Scholarship for Minority Students

The Home Depot awards 14 $5,000 scholarships to deserving minority college sophomores or juniors in advertising, marketing or communications. These scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit potential to become one of AAF's Most Promising Minority Students by their senior year.

The application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012. For download the application, click MPMS_HomeDepot_Scholarship_app.pdf

November 7, 2011

NPR Offers Two Spring 2012 Internship Opportunities

The science and health desk at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. is seeking summer 2012 interns (paid at $10/hour, 40 hours/week) for the following two positions.

EDITORIAL:
The Science Desk supplies Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the weekend shows and Newscast with stories about health, science, and environmental issues. The intern will assist the reporters, editors and producers with day-to-day tasks on the Science Desk. Duties will include routine administrative tasks, scheduling interviews and studios and may also include researching stories, getting archival tape, attending editorial meetings, and other work as needed. Knowledge of NPR programming is preferred, and demonstrated interest in news and science is essential. Assists with writing, researching and updating science and health news and feature coverage on NPR.org. Experience preferred in writing copy for news and feature stories, and photo editing with Photoshop. Must have excellent writing, researching and editing skills, and ability to work quickly, accurately and under deadline. Flexibility and creativity a plus.

MUTLIMEDIA:
The Science Desk supplies Morning Edition, All Things Considered, the weekend shows and Newscast with stories about health, science, and environmental issues. In addition to assisting with day-to-day tasks on the Science Desk (see Science Desk Internship listing), this intern assists with editing photos and video for science and health coverage on NPR.org. Works with the news desk and digital news team to assist with visual story development, including editing of staff and freelance photos, preparation of photos for the website, building of photo and audio galleries, and editing video for the web. Experience needed in Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. Must have excellent writing and researching skills, and ability to work quickly, accurately and under deadline. Flexibility and creativity needed. An interest in science is encouraged. Still and video shooting skills a plus, although this is primarily an editing internship. Please send a list of links or a CD/DVD of photo, video, and/or multimedia projects (required).

For more information or to apply, click here. Apply by Nov. 15, 2011.

Star Tribune Seeks Summer 2012 Interns

Minneapolis's own Star Tribune seeks 11 interns for its summer 2012 internship program. The 10-week, paid internship seeks students interested in becoming reporters, copy editors, photographers, multimedia producers and designers. The opportunity allows students a real-world experience in a major daily news environment. Interns are assigned mentors and supervisors and are invited to meet with writers and editors in a weekly brownbag lunch.

Applicants come from around the country and most have completed their junior year and have worked for a college news outlet and interned with at least one other professional organization.

Applications are due Dec. 1, 2011. Click here for more information or to apply. (See "Summer 2012" positions)

Important Info Regarding Registration in SJMC Professional Courses

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that waitlists are likely to develop.

Here is What We are Asking You To Do:
• Register on time.
• Register only for courses you plan to take.
• Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the waitlists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.
• You may not skip class to register.

Who is Teaching Each Section?
• SJMC hires dozens of adjunct instructors each year to teach many of our courses.
• The names of adjuncts assigned to specific sections are entered into the Course Schedule as soon as possible, but sometimes those personnel decisions haven't been finalized before registration begins.
• We cannot answer questions about who is assigned to specific sections before the information is entered into the Course Schedule.

When a Course is "Closed,"
• you should place yourself on the course waitlist.
• if there are available seats in other sections of the same course, enroll in one of the sections with open seats or put your name on multiple wait lists in order to ensure a place in a course you need to complete your program plan.
• do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.
• any student with a place in a closed course who does not attend the first day of class will lose his/her seat to a student on the waitlist.

If You are on a Course Waitlist,
• you must attend the first class meeting for that course in order to be eligible for an open seat if one becomes available.
• your place on the waitlist for a course DOES NOT correspond to your place on the priority list for admittance to that course.

Authority to Assign Students on the Waitlist to Open Seats
• SJMC Student Services staff members are solely authorized to admit students from waitlists into courses with available seats. Admittance from the waitlist is based on a number of criteria that can only be determined by the staff in the SJMC Student Services Center.
• Individual faculty members teaching courses do not have the authority to admit students from the waitlist into their course if there are available spaces on the first class day. DO NOT make a direct appeal for a seat in a closed course to the faculty member teaching the course.
• Faculty members are instructed to submit the names of the enrolled students who attended the course and any students from the waitlist who attended and are eligible for the course to the staff in the SJMC Student Services Center in 110 Murphy.
• SJMC will not accept petitions to be admitted to a closed course.
• Repeated attempts to appeal to a faculty member, the SJMC Student Services Center staff or other SJMC, College or University personnel about admittance to a course, or attempts to persuade enrolled students to switch sections with you, or to try to manipulate in any other way the enrollment process, will not be tolerated.

Requesting Amendments to Update your Program Plan
• Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course.
• Meet with your faculty mentor to request the program amendment and remember to bring a copy of your SJMC program plan and your APAS report to the meeting.

UM Classroom Scheduling Policy
• Colleges and departments must distribute classes evenly throughout the day and throughout the week.
• It is not possible for journalism majors to schedule all their classes on a Tuesday/Thursday meeting pattern in any semester.
• SJMC will not accept petitions or appeals for admittance to courses based on a preference for a Tuesday/Thursday meeting pattern.

Getting in to Courses Reserved for Journalism Majors
• Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available.
• If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day.
• SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted.
• Majors will have priority for all available places.

Spring 2012 Special Topics Courses Offer Students Real-World Experience

Four classes offered this spring semester allow students to dive into the field and get hands-on experience.

Jour 4171: Covering the Arts
Two sections of this class are offered (one at the Jungle Theater, the other at the Guthrie Theater). The course offers students the opportunity to learn about covering the arts and entertainment world. Attend shows and have class within the theater.

Class # 51155 (section one) meets Mon. & Fri., 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. with the Friday class meeting at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. Class is taught by Dan Sullivan, former theater critic for the Los Angeles Times and Star Tribune.

Class # 59945 (section two) meets Tues. & Thurs., 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. with the Thursday class meeting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Class is taught by Camille LaFevre, a local arts reporter with twenty years experience and dance critic for Minnpost.com.

JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism
Learn how to become a journalist with a business and a brand. Interpret beats and articles for multiple purposes and learn tricks of the trade for freelancing your work.

Class # 68854 meets 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Fri. Taught by Jack El-Hai, an independent journalist for more than 25 years who has published more than 500 articles and ten books.

JOUR 4991: Media in the Marketplace
Learn the business side of journalism and media publishing. Explore what it takes to keep a media business running and how to adapt to new business models. See all sides of news production, from advertising sales to producing.

Class # 69561 meets Tues. & Thurs. from 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. and is taught by SJMC senior fellow J. Keith Moyer. As the former president and publisher of the Star Tribune, Moyer brings his years of experience to the classroom.


These courses offer a unique and insightful perspective on the journalism field and offer one-of-a-kind instruction and opportunities. Don't let these courses pass you by!

October 31, 2011

Entrepreneurial Journalism Course Teaches Students Monetize Journalism Projects

Making money is today's economy is at the forefront of most people's minds. JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism will teach students how to marry journalism, business and useful technologies. And, most importantly, how to turn a profit as a journalist!

The course focuses on the ways that journalists can act entrepreneurially to develop new and unexpected markets for their work -- from smart phone apps to new products and services. Students will learn about successful business models, the art of adapting and re-purposing stories and beats for entrepreneurial purposes, the management and marketing of a journalistic brand, funding sources and the creation of business plans.

The class features lectures, case studies, students' research into entrepreneurial start-ups and in-class presentations. Instructor Jack El-Hai has worked as an independent journalist for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 500 articles and 10 books. He has re-purposed and licensed his work for many media, including print audio and screen.

Watch for JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism when registering for Spring 2012.

October 27, 2011

Save the Date for Student Advertising Summit 2012

The Student Advertising Summit is an annual event organized by professionals and student volunteers to help prepare students for their careers in advertising, marketing or communications-related fields. The event will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus on March 2, 2012.

This event is your chance as a newcomer in the business to network with some of the industry's leading professionals and jump-start your career. To find out more about the event and the registration process join our Ad Club's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @StudentAdSummit or check out the website at umnadclub.com.

October 24, 2011

Earn Capstone Credit & Work Experience at Star Tribune this Spring

In JOUR 4992: Star Tribune Practicum, students work at the 15th-largest newspaper, get clips and bylines and earn capstone credit. The class is taught at the newspaper and is designed to teach students through hands-on experience while working with professionals. Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news, features, photos or multimedia productions for the newspaper's print and online versions.

Most students work 14 hours per week in the newsroom and are paid for their work. The three-credit class also includes one class per week in the newsroom about ethics, computer assisted reporting and other skills from guest speakers including editors and reporters from business, sports, online and other area.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Applications are available in the Student Services Office (Murphy 110) and should be returned there with résumé and clips/portfolio if you have them. If you're applying for a writing position and don't have published clips, you may submit news stories from journalism courses you've taken.

Fine Print: Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 for reporters; JOUR 4302 for photographers; JOUR 3451 for video/multimedia positions.

AAJA Sports Journalism Internship

The Asian American Journalists Association partners with the Associated Press Sports Editors for this nine-week internship. The program for students interested in sports journalism careers, features a training from June 1-8, 2012 followed by paid internships at a print, digital or electronic media.

The institute is designed to get students interested in print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and to enhance racial and gender diversity.

The application is due Nov. 4, 2011. For more information and to apply, click here.

October 17, 2011

Seattle Times Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

The Seattle Times is currently recruiting for paid, 10-week internships for the summer of 2012. Interns act as members of the news staff, attend weekly staff meetings, work on a variety of assignments and get a staff mentor.

Applicants are accepted in five areas: reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, multimedia and graphics/design.

The deadline for all positions is November 1. For more information, click here.

ASME Offers Summer 2012 Internship to College Juniors

The American Society of Magazine Editors sponsors this 10-week program (runs June 6 through Aug. 10) to students who have completed their junior year at magazines in Washington, D.C. or New York.

ASME interns write, report, edit, fact-check and help develop stories for some of the top magazine publications in the country, including People and Glamour. Interns are in high academic standing and often have previous professional experience.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information or to apply, click here.

October 10, 2011

Become a Music Writer for LiveMusicGuide.com

One of the leading search engines for music news is looking for journalism students to contribute content. Interview artists, attend concerts and talk with industry professionals. Writers will have the opportunity to contribute their own articles, upon editorial review, plus experience fact checking, research and basic editing duties.

Applicants must love music and writing, have stylistic voice, be professional, be able to meet deadlines and be responsible. The opportunity is a volunteer, part-time, work-from-home position.

To apply, email writers@livemusicguide.com

October 3, 2011

Jobs Fair for Newspaper Students on Oct. 15

The Minnesota AP and Minnesota Newspaper Association are hosting a job fair for students to learn more about job and internship opportunities throughout the state. Bring resume, clips and be ready to talk to newspaper editors and reporters.

Go to Murphy 110 to sign up to attend the job fair for FREE! Must sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Click StudentReg.pdf for the registration form. For more information, click Poster.pdf

Dallas Morning News Offers Summer Internship

Texas' leading newspaper offers paid internships in news writing, copy editing, business, features, sports and website work at the Dallas Morning News.

Students currently enrolled or six months out of college with previous newspaper experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

For more information, click here (PDF). Applications are due Oct. 28, 2011.

Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program Open to Broadcast Students

Get an in-depth, week-long multimedia internship experience (Jan. 1-6, 2012) as part of the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program at ASU in Phoenix, Arizona.

Journalism students of color who are interested in broadcast and are within 12 months of graduation are encouraged to apply. Ten students from journalism schools across the country will be selected and will be immersed into the newsroom of KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Students will be part of the news team, participate in seminars and will produce a newscast.

Applications are due Oct. 17, 2011. Interested students should send a cover letter, resume DVD and list of three references to:

Meredith Corporation-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee
c/o Susan Green, Broadcast Director, Cronkite News Service
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Ste. 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For questions or to apply electronically, please email Susan Green.

For more information, click here.

ACES Offers $2,500 Copy Editing Scholarship

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for the American Copy Editors Society $2,500 scholarship and four $1,000 awards.

Students should show a commitment to a career in copy editing, academic achievement and have recommendations from teachers or supervisors.

Winners will receive free registration for the ACES 2012 conference in New Orleans.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the website.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program Offers Spring 2012 Internships

The program provides training, paid internships and a $500 stipend to students who are interested in pursuing print or multimedia careers. More than 1,200 students have completed the program since its inception 20 years ago.

Applications are due October 15, 2011 for Spring 2012 semester. Student must be graduating in December or be willing to take a semester off of school.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Rome Program Information Session

You're invited to a study abroad information session with Sean-Patrick Lovett, an instructor in the Rome Program and director of Vatican Radio.

Hear experiences from other participants, learn about the program from Lovett and find out how to apply.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

FREE PIZZA! No RSVP required.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program Applications due Nov. 1

The Pulliam Journalism Fellowship offers internships to 20 nationwide students committed to news journalism. Fellows will be assigned to the Indianapolis Star or Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers or graphic artists.

Applicants should have strong reporting and writing skills and internships at daily or weekly newspapers or college media are helpful.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

To apply at the Indianapolis Star, click here.
To apply at the Arizona Republic, click here.

September 26, 2011

Wall Street Journal Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

Undergraduate and graduate students who intend on a career in journalism are encouraged to apply for the Wall Street Journal Summer Internship Program. The 10-week internship program places students in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and other bureaus across the country. Internships are available in the art, video and website divisions. Applications must be turned in by November 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

Apply Now for the Walt Disney World Media Relations Professional Internship

Gain real-world experience during a seven-month, paid internship at the Happiest Place on Earth. As part of the team at Walt Disney World Media Relations, you'll write press releases, assist with the production of video news releases, host media in Walt Disney World parks, work special events, write articles or interview subjects for Walt Disney World's e-newsletter and write blogs and Facebook posts. The program runs Jan. 12, 2011 through June 9, 2012. Applications are due October 7, 2011. For more information, click here.

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program Now Accepting Applications

MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as graduate students, a chance to experience a 10-week paid summer internship at an advertising agency. Gain practical work experience, build a portfolio and establish industry contacts. Applications are due November 4, 2011 for the 2012 summer. For more information or to apply, click here.

U of M Law School Offers Early Admission to Current Students

Degree-seeking, University of Minnesota seniors are able to apply to the University of Minnesota Law School in an early admission option. The option is open only to seniors who have not taken the LSAT and who will not apply to any other law school. For more information, click here.

September 19, 2011

Students Receive Discount to Oct. 6 Beardsley Lecture

In honor of the late John Beardsley, the Beardsley lecture honors the public relations guru's legacy with a lecture about new ways of communicating.

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Relations Student Association (PRSA), Padilla Speer Beardsley and the University of Minnesota, this year's lecture features Michael Chorost, Ph.D., a technology theorist who, most recently, wrote his memoir about recovering his hearing with a cochlear implant.

The lecture will take place October 6, 2011 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities West Bank Campus.

The lecture is $25 for students and $50 for the general public. But, the first 30 students (graduate or undergraduate) to register by coming to room 115 in Murphy Hall will receive a $15 discount and will only have to pay $10 (check made out to the University of Minnesota only). You must bring the check when you register.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

Apply for the Political Journalism Capital Semester at Georgetown University

This semester-long program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers students interested in political journalism the opportunity to gain internships, transferable class credits, scholarships and insight on political reporting and writing.

Held January 11-April 28, 2012, the program allows for aspiring journalists to get hands-on professional experience and pairs a 25-hour work week with an academic experience.

Hear guest lectures from top print and broadcast journalists, network with seasoned professionals, earn generous scholarships and get an internship at a top news or media organization or communications or PR firm.

Apply by October 1 and get 5 percent off tuition. Final deadline is November 10, 2011.

For more information or to apply, click here.

IRE Announces Campus Coverage Project

Applications are now being accepted for a full scholarship to attend a three-day investigative reporting workshop in Phoenix, January 5-8, 2012. The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) workshop includes panels, story brainstorming sessions and reporting classes to enhance in-depth reporting skills.

At the workshop, participants will learn how to use the do investigative research on the Internet, enhance interview skills, examine issues on the University of Minnesota campus and read documents to find stories.

The scholarship covers travel, lodging and registration. To apply you must have experience reporting for a campus-related news organization and must have at least one year left of coursework.

Applications are due September 30, 2011. For more information or to apply, click here.

Win $500 in Student Essay Contest About Free Speech

As part of the Liberty Tree events taking place Nov. 14-17, 2011, a student essay contest about free speech is being held. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enter and the winner will get $500 and have his/her essay published in The Star Tribune.

The essay topic is "Living in a World of Hate: How Should Communities Deal with Hate Speech?"

For more information about the essay contest, including how to enter, click here.
For more information about the week's Liberty Tree events, click here.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

Emmy Gala Seeks Student Volunteers

The Upper Midwest chapter of the Emmy is looking for about 20-30 student volunteers to help out on Emmy night (Sept. 24) at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Students will work with industry professionals on various projects from being on stage to hand out statues, to ushers, social media, videos (photographers, editors), runners, ushers and so on. The organization needs help starting at noon to help set-up the stage, assist with silent auction and more. Student volunteers will need two sets of clothes (working clothes and gala dress clothes) but you will get food and drinks as part of the volunteering!

Interact with professionals, see the Upper Midwest Emmy awards gala up close and maybe do a little bit of networking!

If you are interested, email your phone number, school information and area of interest ASAP.

SJMC Hosts Panel About the Future of the Magazine

Creative turmoil in the publishing world, iconic magazines are vanishing and everything (and we mean everything) is put online with little to no profit for publishing companies. Apps, social media, smart phones and e-readers are revolutionizing the world of magazines and publishing.

With this uncertainty in the industry, what's the future for magazine writers, designers and editors? Our expert panel discusses Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Murphy Hall auditorium (130) at 7 p.m.

Panel features David Schimke, the editor in chief of the Utne Reader, Deborah Hopp, publisher of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and vice president of MSP Communications and media guru Kate Byrne.

ScanDigital Offers $1,000 Scholarships To Journalism Students

ScanDigital is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to journalism and photography majors for Spring 2012 semester. The scholarship was started to encourage passionate photography students to further enhance and improve their photography skills.

In order to apply, students must submit an essay and answer a few questions about academic history and professional goals.

For more information or to apply, click here. Applications are due Dec. 31, 2011.

September 2, 2011

Earn Credit Outside of SJMC for Internships

If you have an internship and are looking for an upper-level course outside of the journalism school, Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience (ID 3208) may be a good fit for you.

The class helps students tie their internships to their personal goals. In the class, you'll learn what it means to be a professional working in the professional world, plus you will evaluate your internship experience and develop a stronger resume using the skills from your internship.

Students should have an internship secured and in place, beginning in either August or September 2011. Interested students should email Paul Timmins, the Career Services Director, for approval.

Tour Campus Radio Station Radio K on Sept. 15

Campus radio station Radio K, run and operated by U of MN students, is hosting a tour of its studios on September 15. See where shows take place, equipment used and learn about opportunities for students at the station.

The tour runs 5-6 p.m. on September 15 in 610 Rarig on the West Bank. To learn more, check out the station's website.

August 29, 2011

JOUR 3776H Fulfills Honors and Context Course

SJMC Majors: Do you need a context course that will count as an honors opportunity? Interested in working on a research project related to social media and the law? Want to talk about how the Internet has changed journalism? Sign up for JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law this semester. Only a few seats are left, and an honors version of this course will not be offered in the spring. Register here.

Dow Jones News Fund Summer 2012 Internship Applications Due Nov. 1

College juniors, seniors and graduate students seeking copy editing, sports, multimedia and business reporting internships for summer 2012 should plan to apply online by Nov. 1, 2011. Updated applications are available on the website.

On Thursday, October 6 from 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. in Murphy 100, SJMC will host a Dow Jones Internship information session. Learn more about the application and test, hear from two of our faculty members who were Dow Jones interns and find out if the opportunity is right for you. Plus, we'll have free pizza!

Important Announcements Regarding Fall 2011 Semester Classes


Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final waitlists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 1. If you want to add your name to one of the waitlists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 6. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAITLIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAITLIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAITLIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace shows students business side of publishing

Spots are still available for JOUR 4991: Media in the Marketplace. This class gives students an inside look at the business side of journalism and publishing. Take an in-depth look at what it takes to lead a news company, learn about advertising sales and explore business practices for news and media corporations.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

Learn about the challenges of the new economic environment to publishers and how they affect the media industry. This class gives students a chance to get out of the classroom and features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and Internet outlets. Plus, guest speakers from top Twin Cities media professionals make frequent appearances.

The class is instructed by SJMC senior fellow and former publisher of the Star Tribune J. Keith Moyer. Moyer brings his unique, real-life experience of leading a large metropolitan newspaper to students.

This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students. Register here.

Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum Spots Still Open!

Registration is still open for the Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum for Fall 2011 semester. In the class students get work experience at community newspapers and are called on to write stories, contribute to the newsroom and be a part of the editorial team. Students who participate get a $200 stipend, bylined articles and real-life work experience.

Don't miss this great opportunity. Register here.

IHS Seeks Journalism Interns for Spring 2012

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for its internship program in Spring 2012. This eight-week program allows participants to explore their interests with opportunities at a newspaper, radio station, new media company or a non-profit. The program also includes mentoring and job placement assistance and a $3,200 stipend for travel expenses.

Applications for Spring 2012 are due Nov. 15.

For more information, click here.

AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

This new national scholarship program is intended to encourage new media and technology skills in journalism students. The program will provide $20,000 scholarships to six promising undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees at the crossroads of journalism, new media and computer science.

Applications are due January 27. More information can be found here.

May 17, 2011

Jour 3241: Creative Strategy and Copywriting

There are seats available in Jour 3241, Section 001, for fall 2011. Make sure to register for this section before the class moves to a waitlist.

Jour 3241, Section 001
9:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Tuesday, Thursday
Murphy Hall room 228
3 credits

May 6, 2011

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication- Media in the Marketplace

If you've ever wanted to lead a news-and-information company, write about the media industry or learn about advertising sales and marketing, Jour 4991 Section 002 is the class for you. This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students.

Instructor of the class is School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior fellow J. Keith Moyer, former publisher of the Star Tribune and editor-in-chief of several Top 100 daily newspapers.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment and how they affect the media industry. The course features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and internet outlets, as well as a regular line-up of Twin Cities media industry leaders as guest speakers.

Comments from former students:

‎"Representing Media in the Marketplace was an extraordinary class. This class gave us a real life look at how media sales really work and introduced us to invaluable mentors in the media community. Representing Media in the Marketplace truly helped to guide me into my future career in advertising." -- Tabitha Fields (spring SJMC graduate)

@debcarneol "Jour4991 seems really interesting. Wish I had it when I was still in college - @UMN_SJMC"

@bradspy "@umn_sjmc Jour4991 sounds wonderful! I need to be a student apparently ... again."

Tu/Th: 10:10 - 12:05;
Room 25, Murphy Hall;
3 credits, A/F
Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission. The course would be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication- Entrepreneurial Journalism

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication: Entrepreneurial Journalism

Opportunities abound for journalists who are willing to view the ongoing changes in the profession through an entrepreneurial lens. From developers of smart-phone apps to creators of new products and services in a range of media and forms, enterprising journalists are launching a variety of intriguing businesses.

This course gives students a hands-on introduction to entrepreneurial journalism -- the marriage of journalism, business, and useful technologies. We will focus not on the creation of journalistic content, but on the ways that journalists can act entrepreneurially to develop new and unexpected markets for their work, distribute it, and earn income from it. Students will learn about successful business models, the art of adapting and repurposing stories and beats for entrepreneurial purposes, the management and marketing of a journalistic brand, funding sources, and the creation of business plans.

The instruction will draw on lectures by the instructor and guests, case studies, readings, students' research into entrepreneurial start-ups, and in-class student presentations. Students' final project will be the development of a business plan or proposal that they will pitch in class for the evaluation of a visiting venture capitalist, app developer, or agent.

By the end of the course, students will have added to their journalistic skills the knowledge and tools they will need to venture into media entrepreneurship. They will understand how to monetize journalistic projects for distribution in a variety of business formats.

Friday: 9:45 - 12:30;
Room 25, Murphy Hall;
3 credits, A/F
Prerequisites: SJMC major; permission of instructor for non-majors and minors. Maximum enrollment of 20.
[Counts as context or optional course in SJMC major program plan].

Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission.

About The Instructor:
Jack El-Hai has worked as an independent journalist for 25 years. The author of more than 500 articles and ten books, he has repurposed and licensed his work for many media, including print, audio, and screen. Four of his works have been optioned for film and television, including his biography The Lobotomist, which tells the story of lobotomy developer and advocate Walter Freeman. The Lobotomist was produced as a PBS American Experience television documentary and is under option for movie and TV development by Realm Pictures in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions. El-Hai, who earned an MFA in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College, is a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the nation's leading organization of entrepreneurial nonfiction writers.

May 5, 2011

Additional Seats Available for Jour 3745- Mass Media and Popular Culture

Jour 3745- Mass Media and Popular Culture for May Term has opened additional seats. This course also satisfies the Cultural Diversity, Arts/Humanities and Social Justice theme requirements. Register today!

Section Addition- Jour 3451, Lecture 3 and Lab 4

Another section has opened up for Jour 3451, register as soon as possible if you are interested in taking this course fall semester.

May 3, 2011

Call For Entries- Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event takes place during the week of September 25- October 2, 2011 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Art Museums and Universities for one purpose- to view and vote on ten short films (14 minutes & under) from ten separate countries which are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Your Assignment: Organize your very own Media Team to represent your City, town, school or University that has elected to host the 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT and report on the happenings in your town.

Each group must have people covering these four elements:
1) A Social Media Producer
2) TV Host/Hostess
3) Journalist & Team Writer
4) Photographer & DP

For more information visit Manhattan Short Film Festival.


The Film Festival's mission is to unite audiences from all corners of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Our tagline, One World - One Week- One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festival logo and its this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more then one of the world's largest short film festivals, it's the world's first global film festival.

Jour 5174: Magazine Editing and Production

If you wish to take Jour 5174 (Magazine Editing and Production) next year and have met the course prerequisites, you should take Jour 5174 in FALL semester.

Due to low enrollment in the fall, there will not be room in the spring semester class for all graduating sections who wish to take the class at that time.

Waitlist Sections added for Jour 4259 and Jour 4263

Jour 4259 Section 2 and Jour 4263 Section 4 are now open. If you wish to take either course in the fall semester, you should register or put your name on the wait list for these available sections immediately. The remaining places will be given to students on the waitlist in order of seniority this week or early next week.

Psychology of Terrorism Symposium

Join the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the Political Psychology Minor Program as they host two visiting speakers for a symposium on the political psychology of terrorism.

Friday, May 6
Lippencott Room 1314, Social Sciences
10 am- Dr. Martha Crenshaw will speak on "Terrorism Studies and Political Psychology."
3 pm- Dr. Arie Kruglanski will speak on "Quest for Personal Meaning and the Emergence of Terrorism."

Drs. Joanne Miller and Chris Federico, will provide their perspectives as discussants. This is a free event.

May 2, 2011

Lecture Event- "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"

The Consortium on Law & Values is co-hosting a lecture with the Institute of Human Genetics. There will be a small group meeting with journalism students and the speaker following the formal lecture.

Mary Carmichael
Title: "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"
Wednesday, May 25
11:00-12:00 (student meeting 1-2pm)
Room 2-530 Moos Tower


Mary Carmichael is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She covered medical science for a decade at Newsweek, where she was a senior writer with specialties in human genetics and genomics, psychiatry, and global health. She had several cover stories, including a personal experience with Direct to Consumer genetic testing. She also writes for The Economist, Nature, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, Xconomy, and others. She is a co-author of two books and contributor to several others, and has degrees in biological anthropology and public policy from Duke. She offers a unique perspective of hype in the scientific media and the responsibilities of journalists in reporting health related breakthroughs.

April 26, 2011

Course Addition- Jour 5606W Literary Aspects of Journalism

Journalism is not fiction, of course. Yet the line between what is true and what is fabricated has a complex and intriguing history in literature and in journalism.

David Foster Wallace...Daniel Defoe...Joan Didion...John Hersey...Susan Orlean...Jon Krakauer...Tom Wolfe...John McPhee...Tracy Kidder...Joseph Mitchell...William Langewiesche...Vanessa Grigoriadis...Hunter S. Thompson...Jane Kramer...Calvin Trillin...Truman Capote...
You?

If you want to be a great writer, you have to read great stuff. Take Jour 5606w.
Get there.

Jour 5606 W: Literary Aspects of Journalism
MWF, 11:15 - 12:05, Murphy 228.

More information:
This writing-intensive course will explore that relationship by close readings and a broad historical lens - starting with the 18th century journalistic fictions that allowed political commentary and ultimately created the novel and ending with the post-modern literary journalism of the late David Foster Wallace. Students will look at the literary devices used by journalists such as Nellie Bly in her first-hand investigations into conditions for the mentally ill in the 19th century or, later, Truman Capote in his novel-length treatment of a family's murder in Kansas.

Readings will include works by the pivotal nonfiction writers who defined the so-called New Journalism of the 20th century, such as John Hershey, Michael Herr, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, and will trace how those pioneering efforts created the plethora of literary nonfiction forms today in reported magazine articles, memoirs and essays.

Students will write on topics related to these readings and will also have an opportunity to produce one example of literary journalism.

Course Addition- Jour 4991 Representing Media in the Marketplace

If you've ever wanted to lead a news-and-information company, write about the media industry or learn about advertising sales and marketing, Jour 4991 is the class for you. This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students.

Instructor of the class is School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior fellow J. Keith Moyer, former publisher of the Star Tribune and editor-in-chief of several Top 100 daily newspapers.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment and how they affect the media industry. The course features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and internet outlets, as well as a regular line-up of Twin Cities media industry leaders as guest speakers.


‎"Representing Media in the Marketplace was an extraordinary class. This class gave us a real life look at how media sales really work and introduced us to invaluable mentors in the media community. Representing Media in the Marketplace truly helped to guide me into my future career in advertising." -- Tabitha Fields (spring SJMC graduate)

@debcarneol "Jour4991 seems really interesting. Wish I had it when I was still in college - @UMN_SJMC"

@bradspy "@umn_sjmc Jour4991 sounds wonderful! I need to be a student apparently ... again."

The course could be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission

April 25, 2011

You've Graduated, Now What?

You've Graduated, What Now?

This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a recovering economy. Get the scoop on how to conduct a creative job search, craft an outstanding resume and interview effectively. Gain LinkedIn knowledge and networking tips from Judy Zimmer, an engaging and candid effectiveness coach. Plus - practice networking with actual employers!

This is a special event for all U of M seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search. (You can attend if your graduation date is between December 2010 and August 2011).

Wednesday, May 25
$10 to participate and lunch is included.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)


Registration is required - sign up via GoldPASS - click on "Career Events" and search for "What Now". Carlson students please register via The Edge.

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Wait List Available- Jour 4263 Strategic Communication Campaigns

A wait list has opened for the Fall 2011 course- Jour 4263, Strategic Communication Campaigns Section 004. If you were unable to register for this class, please sign up for the wait list.

GoldPASS- Are You Looking For A Job? Do You Need An Internship?

Many great opportunities are posted to GoldPASS on a daily basis. If you need an internship in the Twin Cities or are looking for full-time employment, your next gig could be waiting.

Visit GoldPASS today!

Student Services Office Availability for the Week of May 9.

There will be no walk-up advising the week of May 9, 2011, please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit the Student Services Office.

Summer Course- ENGW 3110 Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Modern Warfare

During World War II correspondence from the front often took months to reach the States.
Today, soldiers post youtube videos of battles and downtime alike. War has become as modernized as the rest of society. In this class we will look at how American war literature, journalism, poetry, film and other mediums have evolved over the course of the last few generations.

Each week will read one book, a number of articles and shorter pieces and watch a movie from the related time period. Students will have a chance to adapt the creative techniques we study into their own work and write a piece of creative nonfiction (not necessarily war related) for workshop.

If interested, register for ENGW 3110 Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Modern Warfare. Prerequisites will be waived for interested SJMC students.

NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair

Employers are seeking candidates with experience and interest in sales, engineering, government, security, education, military, medical, banking, financial services, and more.

This event is free and open to everyone with a 4-year degree or above; regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. Take advantage of this opportunity to market your abilities and meet face-to-face with recruiters from local and national companies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For more details, visit this link.

Microsoft Research Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant for Social Media Collective

Microsoft Research (MSR) is looking for a Research Assistant for its Social Media Collective in the New England lab, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Social Media Collective consists of danah boyd, Mike Ananny, and Alice Marwick, as well as faculty visitors and PhD interns. MSR is an academic institution and the Social Media Collective consists of scholars doing work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, media studies, and communications.

An appropriate candidate will be both passionate and knowledgeable about social media, have strong writing and organization skills, and have experience working on research projects. Job responsibilities will include producing literature reviews, coding ethnographic data, editing manuscripts, and organizing events. The RA will also get to collaborate on ongoing research and, while a publication is not a guarantee, the RA will be encouraged to co-author scholarly articles while at MSR.

The RAship will require 20-25 hours per week on site in Cambridge, MA. It is a 1-year only contractor position, paid hourly with flexible daytime hours. The ideal start date would be in May or June, but is flexible. This position does not include benefits or relocation. The candidate must already have a visa to work in the United States.

This position is ideal for young scholars who are applying to PhD programs in sociology, anthropology, communications, media studies, information studies, and related fields and want to get involved with research.

To apply, please send an email to dmb@microsoft.com with the subject "RA Application" and include the following:
- 1-page personal statement, including a description of research experience, interests, and professional goals
- CV or resume
- Writing sample (preferably a literature review or a scholarly-styled article)
- Links to online presence (e.g., blog, homepage, Twitter, journalistic endeavors, etc.)
- The names and emails of two recommenders (faculty recommendations are preferred)

April 19, 2011

You Are Invited to Spring Celebration!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SPRING CELEBRATION

Spring Celebration will honor SJMC 2010-11 graduates, the recipients and donors
of the 2011-12 scholarships and fellowships. Featuring the presentation of the 2010-11 SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence to Scott Meyer, co-founder of Mona, Meyer and McGrath.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
5 p.m. Registration and cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner served
Tickets for this event are $25 per person, visit this LINK to reserve your spot.

Students- If you have received an award, please check your email for a special registration link. Donors will be there and your attendance is highly suggested!

Section Addition- Jour 4259 Cases in Strategic Planning and Thinking

There will be another section available for Jour 4259 Cases in Strategic Planning and Thinking for Fall 2011. This is a three credit course held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:20-1:10 in Murphy Hall.

Pre-requisites:
3004W or 3004V
3159 or 3201 or 3202
3251
Jour major, approved IDIM, ICP or BIS major.

Class Cancellation- Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting has been canceled.

Class Closures- Jour 4242, Jour 4259, Jour 4263 Jour 4451

Jour 4242, Jour 4259, Jour 4263 and Jour 4451 have closed.

If you want to take any of these classes, be sure to put your name on the waitlist for your preferred section. There are a few places saved for graduating seniors in each section of these classes and the wait lists determine which students should get these places.

The Student Services Center hopes to contact all students on these waitlists early next week.

Missouri State University Seeks New Media Specialist

Missouri State University is accepting applications for a New Media Specialist in Office of University Communications. Responsibilities include working to ensure that the University's website and social media content related to the institution and its branding and marketing messages are created, maintained, updated, and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency; using invention, imagination, originality, and talent to write and edit content for various University web sites and social media applications; assisting in the supervision of student staff of the Office of University Communications; and contributing to the production of news releases and various print materials.

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related area is required. Additional requirements include either one year work experience in a professional position in a public relations environment or a minimum of three semesters experience in a part-time position in a similar professional setting; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing and/or editing experience with print and electronic media; knowledge of basic content management software and strong proofreading and editing skills; organizational and planning skills; knowledge of word processing and social media applications; extended periods of time working at a computer workstation; and visual and audio acuity within normal ranges. Supervisory experience; knowledge of database and/or spreadsheet applications; experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds are preferred. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued funding.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Submit a letter of interest, resume, online application, copy of transcript, and name, address, and phone number of three professional references by April 29, 2011 to:

Don Hendricks
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-6397
Fax: (417) 836-4938
e-mail: DonHendricks@missouristate.edu
Apply HERE!

April 11, 2011

Calling All Sports Journalists- APSE Scholarship Opportunity

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship
for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four
different regions of the United States.

The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with
regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be
sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at
Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this
address:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.

Premack Public Affairs Journalism Workshop

Reporting is hard work, why not get a head start? Stand out from your peers by attending the first Premack Workshop. Hear the stories behind the stories of some of the best public affairs journalism in the state. Attendees will also learn the latest crowd-sourcing techniques and network with editors from statewide print, broadcast and web news organizations. The event is free and open to the public but you must pre-register.

If you are serious about starting a career in journalism, this is not to be missed!

Premack Workshop
April 18
McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room
12-4:30 p.m.
FREE, lunch will be provided
Premack Award Ceremony to follow workshop
REGISTER TODAY!

AAJA Student Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

The Asian American Journalists Association currently has the following student opportunities. For direct links to apply, visit the AAJA website or email programs@aaja.org.

STUDENT GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Stanford Chen Internship Grants
AAJA will award one news internship grant of $1,750. DEADLINE IS MAY 2.

Broadcast News Grants
One internship grant in the amount of $2,500 is in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.
DEADLINE: MAY 16

Online News Grant
William Woo Print/Online News Grant: One grant of $1,000 to a college student interning at a print or online news company. DEADLINE: MAY 16

Mary Moy Quon Ing
AAJA will award one student $2,000 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 2

Vincent Chin
AAJA will award one student $500 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 13

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

What can be shared in just seven minutes?

Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, product design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Reception with presenters follows program. Cash bar available.

Tickets
$20 General admission
$15 UMAA member
$5 U of M Students

2011 Presenters include:
- Julie Snow FAIA, founder of Julie Snow Architects
- Quan Hoang, Chief Creative Officer, Pixel Farm Digital
- Alan Arthur, President/CEO, Aeon
- Bruce Chamberlain ASLA (BLA '89), VP/Principal, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
- Lyn Berglund CID, ASID (BS '76), Director of Interior Design, Mohagen Hansen
- Kristina Klockars, Vice President, Hot Mama
- Barry Kudrowitz, product designer/asst. professor, College of Design


Thursday, April 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Campus Club, West Wing (4th floor)
Register now!

NOTE: This event sold out early last year - advanced registration is required.
Presented by the College of Design Student and Alumni Board
Tweeting about the event? Use #D7in7

Celebrate the U!

Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for an extraordinary evening, Tuesday, May 3, celebrating the U, our alumni, and our beloved outgoing President Robert Bruininks.

Mingle and network with alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and music at a reception at the Carlson School of Management Building. Then join the group for a program at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This will be one of the last opportunities to hear President Bruininks speak before he steps down as President of the University of Minnesota. Entertainment will be provided by some of your fellow students; the Sigma Nu Quartet and the acapella singing group, 7Days, will perform.

Students who are Alumni Association members can receive a complimentary program-only ticket, or purchase a reception and program ticket for $20. Students who are not Alumni Association members may purchase a program-only ticket for $10, or a reception and program ticket for $25. Complete ticket and event information is available here.

Alumni Association Annual Celebration
Tuesday, May 3
Reception, Carlson School of Management, 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m.
Program, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Registration Dates and Office Schedule Reminders

Registration for summer classes begins April 12.
Registration for fall classes begins April 14.

Please remember during the registration period, Linda Lindholm will be the only adviser in 110 Murphy Hall who will be available to assist SJMC students. Also, office hours for spring semester have been changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the office may have to close during normal business hours if Linda must attend departmental or University meetings.

For these reasons, it is important to follow the guidelines below to seek help with your questions:
• If you are a journalism or individualized program major, please stop in 110 Murphy Hall to sign up for a 15-minute walk-in advising time. Due to limited office coverage, these are the only advising times that will be available in 110 Murphy Hall.

• If you are a pre-journalism major or want to check on your graduation requirements, please contact your college adviser. Pre-majors may sign up for an informational meeting in 110 Murphy Hall if they wish, but there will be many more meetings scheduled during the first two weeks of fall semester before applications are due.

• If you need an amendment to your major program plan or have other questions related to your major program or timeline, please consult with the appropriate faculty mentor listed below:

Dana Benson (professional journalism-video news only)
John Eighmey (professional strategic communication - advertising /business)
Gayle Golden (professional journalism)
Chris Ison (professional journalism)
Jennifer Johnson (professional strategic communication - advertising /creative)
Gordon Leighton (professional strategic communication-PR)
Dan Wackman (professional strategic communication - advertising/ business)

For all advising appointments, you must bring a copy of your major program plan or your APAS report. Contact information for SJMC faculty is published on a bookmark that is available in 110 Murphy Hall and on the SJMC web site. Your major requirements are available on your APAS report.

We thank you for your patience as we try to provide the best service possible to all SJMC students during this busy registration period.

Help us to help you- Registration Tips from Undergraduate Student Services

Journalism is a very popular major and we try very hard to admit as many qualified students as possible. However, that means our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to our professional classes open to all qualified students:

1) Register on time.

2) Register only for courses you plan to take. Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the wait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

3) If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and register for another section or put your name on multiple wait lists. Do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.

4) A reminder, you may not skip class to register.

Getting in to courses reserved for journalism majors:
Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available. If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day. SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted. Majors will have priority for all available places.


Requesting amendments to update your program plan:
Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course. You can now request changes online here!

April 4, 2011

Europe in the News: Discussion with Dr. Guillaume de Rouge

Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German and European Studies for a session on Europe's ability to collectively respond to the revolutions through major institutions (the EU, UN, and NATO) with a talk by Dr. Guillaume de Rouge entitled, "The Libyan Crisis: First Lessons for a Common European Defense and Security Policy."

April 27
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 614
For more information, visit the ESC website.

Applications for Pioneer Press Practicum Now Available

It's time to apply for JOUR 4992 at the Pioneer Press, which students have called "one of the best and most valuable experiences" in college. Students in this advanced-level professional skills class work 14 hours per week in the newsroom at the Pioneer Press assigned to local news, sports, features, entertainment, online, photojournalism or business. Students also have a weekly lecture at the Pioneer Press - scheduled for Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.- as well as other course assignments.

Space is limited. Students are selected on the basis of motivation and skill. Applications available in Murphy 110. Deadline is April 15.

SJMC Honors Students- Seniors Must Register for Fall Thesis Seminar

All SJMC honors students moving into their senior year in 2011-12 MUST register for thesis seminar, JOUR 4733H, in the FALL SEMESTER this coming year. Any student intending to complete a traditional academic thesis must take the course in the fall or they will not be able to meet that thesis seminar requirement.

Look for more reminders and announcements about Jour 4733H before registration.

Austin's KUT Public Radio Now Hiring Interns

KUT- 90.5 FM is an award-winning public radio station in Austin, Texas. The news department is committed to working with bright new voices in journalism and training them in multi-format, in-depth public media journalism. Interns will receive an authentic, hands-on experience and training in areas from the basics of production to the art and craft of story-telling and real-time experience in putting the values of journalism to work.

KUT is now hiring Multimedia & Broadcast News Interns for summer and fall positions. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to News Director, Emily Donahue- edonahue@kut.org.

You are Invited to the SPJ Monthly Meeting

The University's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 7, at 6:15 p.m. in the Digital Media Studios in the basement of Murphy Hall. All are welcome!

March 28, 2011

Call For Entries- Did You Earn a Scholarship This Year?

The SJMC is currently seeking information about awards and accomplishments from both undergrad and graduate students to include in the 2011 Spring Celebration program. If you have something of note to include, please email- mnjrnctr@umn.edu.

2011 Silha Spring Forum with Stephen Wermiel

Join Stephen Wermiel, Veteran Supreme Court correspondent and Fellow in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, for a discussion on Monday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Stephen Wermeil is the author of "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion," the definitive account of the Supreme Court jurist whose 34-year-tenure helped shape our constitutional landscape and made him one of the most important figures of the Twentieth Century. Wermiel has taught constitutional law for nearly 20 years after serving as the Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal from 1979 to 1991 and as a reporter for the Boston Globe from 1971 to 1979.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Book signing to follow event
www.silha.umn.edu

Join Fast Horse at the 2011 MN PRSA Classics Awards

Fast Horse is bringing a large contingent to the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards banquet and ceremony on Thursday, March 31.

If interested in a free dinner at the swanky Windows on Minnesota event center and the chance to schmooze with the Fast Horse folks, visit the Fast Horse Facebook page.

THE CATCH: We're offering this to college seniors only. We want to make sure the winners are in a good position to take advantage of this great networking opportunity.

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Research-Based Masters Degree or PhD in Science?

If you are an undergraduate who plans to pursue research-based master degrees or PhDs in the social sciences, natural sciences, history of science, or philosophy of science, check out the upcoming NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Information Sessions.

Meeting One-
Tuesday, April 5, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall B29

Meeting Two-
Monday, April 11, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall 130

Meeting Three-
Monday April 18, 10:00-11:00, Alderman Hall 415 (St Paul)

These fellowships offer generous support for up to three years of study in research-based master's or PhD programs in the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history of science, philosophy of science, and engineering. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents are eligible. Current sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged to attend these info sessions. For more information about NSF GRF and other national scholarships, please visit the website.

Are You Ready for Summer and Fall Class Registration?

Make the most of your upcoming adviser meeting by learning the tools to be prepared at the Grad Planner and APAS workshop.

Thursday, March 31
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services

Gain familiarity and confidence with Grad Planner and APAS, prepare for your summer-fall adviser meeting and learn better organization and planning skills.
There's no need to register, email CAPE with questions: cape@umn.edu.

Study Abroad in Rome!

Enjoy a slice of pizza while attending the Study Abroad in Rome information session on Monday, April 4, 12 p.m. in 100 Murphy Hall. Learn about spending a semester or summer term in the Eternal City, meet with visiting staff and professors from the Study Abroad program and advisers from the Learning Abroad Center.

The Study Abroad in Rome program offers coursework in Architecture, Journalism and Mass Communications, Italian language, Sustainability, Leadership and more. Students participate in study tours to places like Barcelona, Tuscany, Pompeii & Naples. Internships are also available in a variety of fields.

NBC News seeks Summer Social Media Intern

NBC News is hiring a Social Media intern for Summer 2011. If interested, tweet your application to @NBCNewsPR in 140 characters or less by Friday, April 15, 2011, 4 p.m.

The intern will assist the social media team and coordinate with editorial staff, marketing, and communications for all of NBC News. They will also help proofread and brainstorm posts for Posterous, Tumblr, Wordpress, Flickr and YouTube and assist with providing analytics on growth.

The Summer 2011 Intern should have blogging experience and be active using Facebook and Twitter. They should live a digital life and be familiar with digital and social media trends, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and HTML experience preferred but not required.

Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses and be eligible to receive academic credit for time spent at NBC News. For more information, visit the NBC Posterous.

Summer LSAT Prep Program

The Law School will offer a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class will meet once or occasionally twice a week from June 8 to Aug. 17, and will be limited to 25 students.

The comprehensive workshop will cover all sections of the LSAT and the skills required to complete them. The program includes mentoring, assistance with applications and essays, and help with other questions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to hear relevant speakers, and post-program follow-up will be provided.

The LSAT Prep Program is sponsored by the Law School Office of Admissions. For more information and application forms, contact Rachel J. Martínez, Associate Director of Admissions, at 612-626-1103 or mart1130@umn.edu. The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

Fall Job Opportunities with Minnesota GreenCorps

Minnesota GreenCorps is inviting students to tour their office and learn more about fall job openings on Tuesday, April 12 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Minnesota GreenCorps Walk-In Event
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
411 Science Teaching and Student Services Building
All majors are welcome!

ABOUT MINNESOTA GREENCORPS: Launched in 2009, the goal of this statewide initiative is to help preserve and protect Minnesota's environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. The MN GreenCorps program places AmeriCorps members with local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations around Minnesota. The program is coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

For more information on Minnesota GreenCorps visit the Minnesota GreenCorps website.

Internship Advice and A Pizza Slice

An internship is one of the most important things you can do for your future. Do one or more internships during college to make yourself a better job candidate or grad school candidate, to improve your resume, and to learn about career options. Internships give you professional experience and help you explore your interests.

During this panel discussion, you'll hear from employers who hire interns and from CLA students who've had rewarding internships. Come hear what tips they have to offer. You're welcome to ask questions, or to just listen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Coffman Union, President's Room

This event includes pizza and is free to all CLA students. You do not need to register to attend. For more information, visit the CLA Career Website.

MN Daily Alumni Association Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event

You are invited to join the MN Daily Alumni Association at the 2011 Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event. Come meet and network with alumni while getting a tour of TCF Stadium.

Student Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes: soda, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and stadium tour. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the MDAA Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
Social Hour and Tours: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.

Breaking (or Broken) News - Political Reporting in the age of Twitter & Facebook

Join the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce on March 29, from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. for our next Public Affairs Series event featuring a lively discussion starring three of Minnesota's best known and most experienced political reporters: Pet Kessler of WCCO-TV, Mary Lahammer of Twin Cities Public Television, and Bill Salisbury of the Pioneer Press.

In an era where everyone with a Twitter account has become a "reporter," how do journalists balance the need for speed with fact-checking and ethical standards? Learn how political reporting has evolved and what's coming next.

For more information about the event or to register, visit the St. Paul Chamber's website. Students may register for the discounted Chamber member price.

March 21, 2011

From The Mideast to the Midwest, Brown-bag Lunch Discussion

Join Heather LaMarre, John R. Finnegan, Jr. and Michael Osterholm for a brown-bag lunch discussion titled "From The Mideast to the Midwest- What rapid, dramatic, global change and a brand new civil discourse might mean for public health."

Students are invited to hear brief remarks from these experts in infectious disease, public health and social networking and discuss with them the impact our increasingly interconnected world will have on the health of the world's people.

Tuesday, March 22
Murphy Hall 100
11:30-1 p.m.

Free of charge. Seating is limited. Bring your lunch.

Reach out to your fellow students through the Mental Health Training Session

There will be a Mental Health Training Session for Students who want to help other students in distress. Students have an important role to play in responding to mental health issues that often go unrecognized.

The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Mississippi room of Coffman Union. Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D. ,University Counseling & Consulting Services.

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, liebe001@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu.

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

2011 Silha Spring Ethics Forum with Mark Feldstein

Join Professor Mark Feldstein, Veteran Journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at George Washington University, for his discussion,"The Morality of Muckracking: Journalistic Ethics from Jack Anderson to Julian Assange" on Monday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Professor Feldstein is the author of "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack
Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture." A veteran investigative journalist who has worked for CNN, ABC News, and NBC News, Feldstein has won over 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody public service awards, the duPont-Columbia award for investigative reporting, and the Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize. He currently directs George Washington University's Journalism Oral History Project.

This year's Silha Spring Ethics Forum is cosponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists, and will be followed by a book signing.

Monday, April 4, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7-9 p.m.
www.silha.umn.edu

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship

The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship honors Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies. To qualify, students must be Juniors, Seniors, or enrolled in graduate school for the 2011-2012 academic year. They must also major in Mass Communications, Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage

To apply, please submit the following items in hard copy form to the ADC Research Institute by April, 1, 2011:

- A one-page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and
stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage.
- Two original signed letters of recommendation from professors of Mass
Communications.
- Copies of articles, videos, films or other relevant media that showcases your work
(these items will not be returned to you).
- Official academic transcripts, including your GPA.
- Your permanent home address, email address, phone number, and your
phone number during the school year, if different.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email organizing@adc.org.

Awards will be announced and presented June 10, 2011, during ADC's National
Convention
at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

March 15, 2011

GET A JOB! Seminar with KSTP-TV's Tim Sherno and U-Broadcast

Will this seminar change your life? It might! Not just for those on the Journalism track, this insightful and free seminar will cover the following:

-what it's really going to be like after graduation (tough)
-what you need to be doing now
-why resumes aren't enough anymore... not even close!
-how to avoid the H.R. black hole
-cover letters
-applying for jobs you don't want. Yes. But why?
-how to get interviews
-how to avoid big mistakes everyone makes

GET A JOB!
Today- Monday, March 21
Coffman Theater
7-9 p.m.
Click for Facebook event details

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158403704212830.

SPJ to offer students free admission to journalism series.

Network with local professionals while brushing up on your skills. Join the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a four-part continuing education series. Sessions are offered in the evening and are free for all students who register.

For more information and to register, visit the MN SPJ website.

March 7, 2011

Advising hours limited during transition

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students will need to plan ahead and should expect longer wait times to get advising appointments.

Beginning March 21, 15-minute advising appointments will be available with Linda Lindholm from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The change is needed because SJMC's undergraduate student services adviser Maggie (Cosgrove) Heier is moving to Seattle to begin graduate school in student development administration. Her last day will be March 17.

On occasion, the student services offices in 110 Murphy Hall might have to close to accommodate departmental meetings.

Collegiate advisers can answer many questions if SJMC advising staff are unavailable.

March 1, 2011

PRISM to meet Friday

PRISM, the multicultural journalism and communications group, will host a meet-and-greet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in 314 Murphy Hall.

The meeting will include a discussion on fair representation in reality television.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail bank0164@umn.edu, klein658@umn.edu or charity_bess@hotmail.com.

Applying to SJMC fall 2011? Attend a premajor meeting

Students interested in applying for admission to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication for the fall 2011 semester will need to attend an upcoming Premajor Information Meeting.

The next Premajor Information Meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 in 100 Murphy Hall.

Check sjmc.umn.edu for additional meeting times and dates later this semester.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will begin accepting applications for admission in early fall 2011.

February 28, 2011

MinnPost offering student discount on annual 'MinnRoast' event

MinnPost will hold its fourth annual MinnRoast celebration at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

MinnRoast pokes fun at the media and the people it covers. Guests scheduled to appear include Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; state Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch; Tarryl Clark; Don Shelby; Rick Kupchella; Roxane Battle; Cyndy Brucato; Paul Douglas; BT/Brian Turner; Art and Cheri Rolnick; Peter Bell; Al Sicherman; Drew Jansen; Christine Rosholt; and Michelle Hutchison with the MinnPost Song & Dance Team.

The cost is $10. Stop by Murphy 115 during normal business hours by March 18 to make a reservation. For more information about the show, log onto http://www.minnpost.com/minnroast/.

The Nation Institute seeks applicants for internships

The Nation Institute and The Nation magazine are seeking applicants for their 10 summer internship positions.

All interns have the opportunity to write for TheNation.com. Seven interns' primary responsibilities include fact-checking and research; two interns work as web editorial assistants and one position specifically is reserved for a Hispanic or Latino journalist. All interns participate in career seminars with journalists, politicians and activists.

These internships are full-time positions with schedules running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The internships begin June 7 and end Aug. 19. The position offers a stipend of $150 per week.

Applicants must have completed their junior years of college and each application will be evaluated on the quality of resumes, recommendations and writing samples.

To learn more or apply, log onto http://www.nationinstitute.org/internships/1000/. The deadline for summer internship applications is Tuesday.

Gain 'mojo' experience covering the AAJA convention

The Asian American Journalists Association is seeking student applicants to help cover its national convention Aug. 10-13 in Detroit.

Twenty of the most promising students who apply will be selected as finalists to cover the convention and report on issues in journalism and the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. Students will receive training in mobile journalism or "mojo" reporting techniques as well as ethics, interviewing and multimedia.

Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided for those covering the convention.

To learn more or apply, log onto http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_trainings/newsproject.

February 21, 2011

Spoken word artist to appear at Ivory Tower 'Writer's Block' workshop

FUSE, Ivory Tower, and Voices Merging will hold another installment of their Writer's Block workshop series Wednesday, featuring spoken word artist Tou SaiKo Lee.

Tou SaiKo Lee is a local spoken word and hip hop artist/activist. He is part of a hip-hop duo called Delicious Venom and MCs for a socially conscious funk/hip-hop band called PosNoSys (Post Nomadic Syndrome). In his music, he addresses human rights violations, diversity in America, race and the media, gang violence and arts for social change. He is the coordinator for creative development and outreach for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), a non-profit organization in St. Paul that aims to nurture Hmong artists through community classes and programs.

The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Hall Library, 207 Church St. S.E. For more information, log onto http://www.ivorytower.umn.edu/.

Foundation seeks applicants for sports reporting scholarship

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation is seeking applicants for its scholarship program.

The foundation awards five $5,000 print journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay contest to students pursing careers in sports journalism.

An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2011 semester, who will graduate in spring of 2012 and not mid-year.

Forms and information packets are available in 110 Murphy Hall or outside the Digital Media Studios in the basement of Murphy Hall. The deadline to apply is April 29.

Since August 2000, the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation has awarded 73 scholarships to honor its namesake's legacy.

SJMC's diversity committee, PRISM to hold 'Multicultural is Mainstream' talk

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication's diversity committee and PRISM are proud to welcome Rudolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez Tuesday.

Rodriguez, who is director of multicultural marketing for General Mills, will talk about how multiculturalism and multicultural approaches are mainstream. Rodriguez leads General Mills' development of unique consumer insight to drive growth with multicultural consumers. Before joining General Mills, Rodriguez was responsible for developing multicultural marketing campaigns for Unilever and Amoco.

The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the SJMC Conference Center (100 Murphy Hall). The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served following Rodriguez's talk.

Facebook seeks journalist program manager

Facebook is seeking a journalist program manager.

The company is seeking candidates with proven experience using Facebook in progressive ways as a journalist. The journalist program manager will use both partnership and program management skills to help journalists understand the value of using Facebook in reporting and distributing news.

This full-time position is based in New York. Log onto Facebook.com for details or to apply.

February 16, 2011

SJMC's Kirtley to be featured at 'Europe in the News' forum

In December 2010, the Hungarian Parliament passed a new law expanding the government's power to monitor and control the news media.

Among other things, it requires blogger and online forums to register to be disseminated in Hungary, and threatens to fine journalists who fail to report "objectively."

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Jane Kirtley will discuss whether the matter is an internal one, as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insists, or if the law has greater implications for fundamental rights in the European Union.

The forum is part of the "Europe in the News Series," sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Silha Center for Media Ethics and Law, the Center for German and European Studies and the European Studies Consortium. It will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 614 of the Social Sciences building on the university's West Bank campus, 267-19th Ave S. Log onto https://events.umn.edu/010222 to learn more.

February 14, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for spot news writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Spot News Writing. This article must be a major coverage of an event, not a sidebar analysis. All articles must be published between Match 15, 2010, and March 22, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than March 22. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for multimedia news contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Multimedia News. This category awards excellence in covering news for an online audience using multimedia techniques, with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium. All articles must be published between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 19, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than April 19. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

FAB's Spring fashion show needs you!

FAB is looking for designers, models, coordinators, and volunteers for the spring show, "Scrubbed Into Fashion."

The application for participation is due Friday and can be found on the website.

For more information, contact FABminnesota@gmail.com or check them out on Facebook.

February 11, 2011

Communicators Forum to discuss online publishing dilemma

It's a question the publishing industry deals with every day: What to publish online -- and when.

Kelly FItzgerald, Greenspring Media's online editor, will join the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum for a discussion the subject at 3 p.m. Thursday. Fitzgerald will address how industry demands, schedules and priorities affect decisions about what and when to publish stories and other content online.

Networking, registration and refreshments begin at 3 p.m., with the program running from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 1-105 Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for non-members of the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum; members get in free.

Log onto http://umcf.umn.edu for more information.

MinneWebCon to offer full day of Web seminars in April

Join MinneWebCon for a full day of Web learning with industry leaders, including technical and creative components.

The one-day conference's guest speakers include Luke Wrobleski, author of two popular Web design books, and the Geek Girls' Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker.

MinneWebCon will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at the Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus.

The cost is $100 for students and $150 for university staff members. For more information or to register, log onto http://www.minnewebcon.umn.edu/

Join SJMC's diversity committee, PRISM for 'Multicultural is Mainstream' talk

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication's diversity committee and PRISM are proud to welcome Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez Feb. 22.

Rodriguez, who is director of multicultural marketing for General Mills, will talk about how multiculturalism and multicultural approaches are mainstream. Rodriguez leads General Mills' development of unique consumer insight to drive growth with multicultural consumers. Before joining General Mills, Rodriguez was responsible for developing multicultural marketing campaigns for Unilever and Amoco.

The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the SJMC Conference Center (100 Murphy Hall). The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served following Rodriguez's talk.

February 7, 2011

Spend the summer at NYU's Hyperlocal Newsroom Academy

At The Hyperlocal Newsroom Academy, students will learn new techniques and sharpen their skills with opportunities to have their best work published on NYTimes.com community news site under the guidance of NYU's journalism faculty.

Three-month graduate-level internships, for credit or non-credit, will be available on a competitive basis. Students can choose one or both six week summer course sessions (four credits each). They also are encouraged to attend The Hyperlocal Academy Weekend, featuring panels and workshops with major players in the emerging world of hyperlocal journalism.

There also will be opportunities to intern, assist, edit, report, shoot, write or learn multimedia skills from top reporters and editors, including New York Times journalists. Information about the graduate internships program and the application are available here.

February 4, 2011

Unpaid internship? Check out CLA's grants

Relieve some of the financial stresses of working unpaid internships with grants from the College of Liberal Arts.

CLA will accept applications for one-time, non-renewable grants of up to $1,200 through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for the spring term.

To qualify, students must:
• Already be an admitted, degree-seeking student in the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts
• Be of sophomore standing or above
• Have not previously received this grant
• Already be engaged in an internship or have been accepted into an internship position that meets CLA's requirements.

Additional requirements may apply. For more information, log onto www.clacareer.umn.edu/internships/grants.html.

January 31, 2011

AdFed Networking event at Spill the Wine

If you are pursuing a career in public relations, account management, interactive design, marketing or any creative advertising position, this AdFed event at Spill The Wine is for you.

Join industry professionals in a casual environment to discuss the industry and make some great contacts that can help with your post-college job search. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest in the industry and network with professionals.

Register here for the Spill the Wine event on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students.

Registration now open for the Student Advertising Summit Event

The 2011 Student Advertising Summit (S.A.S.) will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center Feb. 11. This event aims to connect students with industry professionals in a casual atmosphere where leaders can provide insights about their professional experiences and how to navigate the tangled web that is the advertising, marketing and communications industry.

Devoted students and young professionals use this all-day event to fuse their present work with their future career aspirations. The conference provides opportunities to network with communications experts, take part in group discussions, receive feedback and honest direction on their creative work and tour agencies to better understand industry culture.

The Student Advertising Summit is a local conference in its 13th year of providing networking opportunities. S.A.S. is directly affiliated with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) and its subsidiary Ad2. To learn more about AdFed and register for this event, visit this website.

Ad Club seeks new members

Are you interested in learning more about the advertising industry? Join Ad Club.

The first meeting of the semester will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Murphy 100.

For more information, e-mail adclub.umn@gmail.com.

U professor to discuss unrest in Egypt Tuesday

The University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study will hold a seminar Tuesday night on Youth Movements and Revolution in Egypt with Humphrey Institute Professor Ragui Assaad.

Following the ouster of Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Jan. 14 after nearly a month of street protests, world attention has turned to Egypt. Reformers from across Egypt's political spectrum have been calling for an end to almost three decades of rule by President Hosni Mubarak.

Assaad will speak to the University of Minnesota community about the situation and the recent history of dissent in Egypt followed by a question and answer session.

The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nolte Center for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, go to http://www.ias.umn.edu.

January 24, 2011

Final information session for Teach for America

The last information session for those interested in Teach For America, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Teaching Student Services building.

Join the movement to close the achievement gap, with full salary, benefits, and partnerships. The final deadline for applications is Feb.

Information session
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25
Science Teaching Student Services (STSS) room 230

Are you FAB material?

FAB: Fashion & Business is starting a monthly fashion publication this semester! If you love all things fashion (social and fashion trend spotting, dress, fashion events etc.) and you love writing or media production, we want YOU to get involved!

FAB is hiring applicants for two positions: staff writers and spokesperson. Staff writers will be responsible for producing fashion-based written content for the publication and spokesperson(s) will be working primarily with YouTube and making videos (event coverage, fashion advice, on-campus interviews, and style how-to's.)

Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply. Send questions and application requests to fab.publication@gmail.com by Saturday Jan. 29, 2011.

January 21, 2011

Noted news designer to hold workshop Feb. 11 in Minneapolis

Learn to "Futurize the News" through a one-day workshop with renown print and online news designer Tim Harrower Feb. 11.

Harrower, the author of "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," worked as an editor, designer and columnist at the The Oregonian, The Rochester Times-Union and a weekly in Beverton, Ore.

Harrower's sessions will include:
• Writing for Non-Readers
• Everything You Need to Know to Be a Digital Journalist
• 12 Tips to Futurizing Your Packaging Design
• 101 Swipeable Ideas

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Marriott City Center, 30 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis; the schedule includes a break where participants can get lunch on their own. The cost is $65. Log onto register.studentpress.org/FuturizeTheNews/ to learn more or to sign up.

SPJ Mark of Excellence application deadline is Wednesday

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards.

SPJ will recognize the best student journalism in categories including newspapers, magazines, art/graphics, radio, television and online.

Entries first are judged at the regional level; first place regional winners advanced to the national competition and winners are recognized at SPJ's spring conferences.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a United States college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2010. Entries must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. For more information, log onto http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp. The entry deadline is Wednesday.

Georgetown University seeks applicants for political journalism institute

Georgetown University is seeking applicants for its 2011 Institute on Political Journalism.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the institute combines internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities and site briefings and lectures by working journalists.

Students earn up to nine academic credits. Past internship sites included:
• CNN
• Congress Daily
• Crosby Volmer Public Relations
• Gannett News Service
• MSNBC.com
• NBC Nightly News
• Politics Magazine
• Telemundo
• The Washington Examiner

The internship program runs from June 5 through July 30. The priority application deadline is Feb. 3, with the final application deadline of March 3.

Log onto www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for more information.

Campbell Mithun continues 'Lucky 13' internship program

Campbell Mithun once again is recruiting applicants for its national summer internship program. This time? It's soliciting applicaition via Twitter.

For the sixth consecutive summer, the agency will offer a 10-week internship program for students who have completed their junior or senior years of college. Internship areas include account management, media, creative and technology. The program has been dubbed "Lucky 13" because the company selects 13 applicants.

Log onto AdAge for more details about the internships and how to apply.

January 18, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks profile writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of personality and profile writing. Entries must be a personality sketch of someone on or off campus. All articles must be published between Feb. 15, 2010, and Feb. 21, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Feb. 21. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

New Facebook page for UM Job Fair

Looking for more information about the upcoming UM Job Fair?

Visit the UM Job Fair Facebook Page for details about the fair, job fair tips, related career events and updates on attending employers.

Attend the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

Plan to attend the 2011 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Jan. 27-29.

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend all sessions.

Event highlights include:

• "Great Story Ideas Hiding in Your Community. Finding stories using public data,
census information and legal notices" with Chris Ison
• "Hit a Home run with your Sports Coverage: Nuts and bolts, tips, tricks and hints for
sports coverage." Don Heinzman, moderator
• "Covering the Economy - How did we get here?" Insights from economic expert
Louis Johnston
• "The Online Comment Conundrum." Panel discussion with expert John Hatcher,
UMD
• "New Media, New Trends" with Andrew Ecklund
• Much more!

The SJMC will pay the $20 registration fee for the first 20 SJMC majors who submit a registration form and check for $20, payable to "University of Minnesota." After attending the event, bring in proof of attendance and we will return your check. If you do not demonstrate proof of attendance, your check will be cashed.

To request SJMC support to pay for the registration fee, please print and complete the registration form online and bring it to Ada Walton in room 115 Murphy Hall along with your check by noon Friday, January 21. We will process requests on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a declared journalism major to be eligible.

To learn more visit the MNA website.

January 10, 2011

Important announcements regarding spring semester classes

Wait lists for SJMC courses
Final wait lists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday. If you want to add your name to one of the wait lists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First day of class
Spring semester classes begin Jan. 18. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

SPJ Mark of Excellence entry deadline is Jan. 26

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards.

SPJ will recognize the best student journalism in categories including newspapers, magazines, art/graphics, radio, television and online.

Entries first are judged at the regional level; first place regional winners advanced to the national competition and winners are recognized at SPJ's spring conferences.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a United States college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2010. Entries must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. For more information, log onto http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp. The entry deadline is Jan. 26.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks broadcast entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks sports writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Global Migration and Photography Course

There still is time to register for the Global Migration and Photography Course (GLOS 3900 and ANTH 3980) this semester.

This class touches upon a central feature of photography: its ability to make present the absent. Rather than as recipients of images produced by mass media, we look at immigrants as producers of images. In a second step, we will juxtapose visual practices with visual representations of migration in the press and other mass media, using them as a key to public discourses on migration, shaping immigration policies and integration politics.

For more information, email Barbara Wolbert at wolbert@umn.edu.

January 4, 2011

SJMC to accept scholarship applications starting Jan. 12

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will begin accepting applications for scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year on Jan. 12.

Applying for scholarships is easy. Students must complete the online application form to be automatically considered every scholarship for which they qualify. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $4,000.

All applications must be made online beginning Jan. 12 and be received by 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Students who encounter difficulties should contact the SJMC Undergraduate Student Services office via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu, call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

Need internships or jobs? Check GoldPASS

Need a job? Want to gain experience through an internship this spring?

Check GoldPASS for the latest listings such as on-campus editorial, public relations and marketing opportunities--including opportunities you won't see in SJMC's Murphy Weekly, Facebook page or Twitter feed. Students even can post their resumes and register for career fairs. All you need is your x500 (Internet ID) and a completed user agreement.

Log onto goldpass.umn.edu to sign up, search for jobs or get more information.

December 20, 2010

The Newspaper Guild announces David S. Barr Award

The David S. Barr award recognizes student journalists who focus on issues of social injustices.

All entries must be of work published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010. A $1,500 award will go to the winning undergrad or graduate student along with transportation and lodging for the annual Freedom Award Celebration, which will be held in Washington, D.C.

For application details, visit The Newspaper Guild website. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 28, 2011.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Photo News and Sports

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of news and sports photography. Entries must include two images in each category: news and sports, for a total of four photographs. To qualify, photos must have been taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 11, 2011.

Turn in completed application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-Depth Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of in-depth writing. Entries must illustrate the applicant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting.

Interested students must submit one article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

December 13, 2010

Mass Comm law class still has open seats

SJMC majors: Interested in social media and privacy, the regulation of advertising, and copyrights and trademarks? Want to learn the difference between obscenity, indecency and pornography?

There are still seats open in JOUR 3776: Mass Communication Law. There's even an honors option through taking JOUR 3776H.

Learn about these topics plus defamation, commercial speech and other new technology issues through this semester-long course. Contact Professor Amy Sanders (sandersa@umn.edu) if you have questions.

Ivory Tower now accepting submissions

The Ivory Tower is accepting submissions from ordinary people who happen to have extraordinary talent. This excludes established authors or sage grad students. If a piece falls under the category of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art or multimedia (anything from a painting to performance art), don't hesitate to email ivory@umn.edu.

Please note, the Ivory Tower is looking only for blind submissions. Do not include personal or contact information in the attachment. A name, current street address and University of Minnesota email address should be in the body of the email. Create. Share. Get Published.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Broadcast TV News

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Sports Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

PRSA Student Classics Awards seek entries

Have you worked on public relations projects for a job, internship, student organization or class?

Submit your work to the PRSA Student Classics Awards, a competition showcasing some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The PRSA Student Classics Awards competition is not limited to PRSSA members -- entries are encouraged from all communications, public relations, marketing and advertising students. Entering is a great way to show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and help start your portfolio.

Entries are due Jan. 27, 2011. For more information, please visit the PRSA website.

The Uptown Art Fair seeks summer interns

The Uptown Association Internship Program is looking for several interns for their nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair. The program begins Feb. 1, 2011, with hours being part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer months. All applicants must be available during the summer; no exceptions will be allowed.

Possible responsibilities include planning events and programs, working with stakeholders in the community, creating and writing marketing pieces, database management, research, VIP relations and staff support.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references to:
Maude Lovelle
Uptown Association
E-mail: Maude@uptownminneapolis.com

Reminder: U closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2.

During this time, university services and business offices will be closed as a cost-saving measure. Only essential services will be open.

Log onto http://cla.umn.edu/news/winterClosure.html for more information.

December 6, 2010

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award accepting applications

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications.

The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, or The New York Post. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.

A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details, visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

Verisae to offer writing and communications internship

Verisae is now accepting applications for their winter-spring semester writing and communications internship.

This student will help write the company internal newsletter and assist with internal communications strategy development. They will write blog articles for the Verisae website blogs, help develop content for ongoing marketing campaign needs and collateral materials.

The deadline is December 10; all applicants should send their resumes, cover letters and writing samples to HR@verisae.com.

Pay It Forward Tour offers spring break trip/volunteer op

For those looking for something to do this spring break, consider the Pay It Forward Tour sponsored by Students Today Leaders Forever.

This nine-day community service trip helps students travel across the country serving others by volunteering at nursing homes, working at food shelves, cleaning up city parks and more.

This year, the U of M is sending six buses to three cities: Denver, Memphis, Tenn., and Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience while traveling the country and meeting people from all walks of life.

Learn more and sign up here or e-mail stlf@umn.edu for more information.

A.I. Johnson Scholarship announcement

The A.I. Johnson Scholarship, designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in public affairs and political science, is now accepting applications.

To be considered, students must be enrolled in both the fall semester 2011 and spring semester 2012, completed a 400-hour internship under POL 3080 and have previous volunteer or work experience related to public affairs. The deadline for application materials is March 1, 2011. For more information, visit the website.

Spring magazine internship deadline extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED! APPLY NOW FOR A GREAT MAGAZINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering
special directed-study internships for spring 2011. These are offered only
for SJMC students.

Publications include Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Greenspring custom
magazines, Metro, Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Tiger Oak suburban
publications and other trade and consumer titles.

Editors have designed these opportunities to train the next generation of
magazine writers and editors. Students can earn one academic credit through
taking JOUR 3996.

These positions are open to SJMC professional journalism majors only.
Students must apply through SJMC. Applications are available in Murphy 110 and are due by noon Friday.

For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu.

November 29, 2010

Deadline to apply for major is Jan. 28

Planning to apply for an SJMC major for spring semester 2011?

The final application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Students should apply online at http://sjmc.umn.edu/apply starting Jan. 18.

To be eligible, applicants must attend a premajor information session. For dates and times, log onto http://sjmc.umn.edu.

Melody Gilbert documentary movie marathon starts this weekend

The Parkway Theater will feature work Dec. 3 through 5 from local filmmaker Melody Gilbert. The exhibition is in preparation for her latest project, "NUMB."

Screenings include:
Friday
6:00 p.m. "Disconnected" (made with Carleton College students)
7:30 p.m. "Married at the Mall"
9:15 p.m. "Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness"

Saturday
3:00 p.m. "Whole"
4:30 p.m. "A Life Without Pain"

Sunday, Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. "Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story"

Dec. 8
7:00 p.m. "NUMB (sneak preview/fundraiser)"

The theater is at 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 to $18. To purchase tickets online or to get more information, log onto online.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-depth writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning in-depth writing article. Entries must illustrate the entrant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Interested students must submit one single article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: News and sports photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning news and sports photographs. Entries must include two images in both the news and sports categories, for a total of four images taken from Sept. 1, 2009 through Jan. 11, 2011.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.

About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

November 22, 2010

Tiger Oak Publications seeks interns

Tiger Oak Publications is seeking interns to help with Metro Magazine, Minnesota Meetings & Events, Minnesota Bride and other lifestyle publications.

Interns will fact-check articles, research story ideas, write short articles, brainstorm and pitch story ideas, assist with photo shoots and other writing-related duties as assigned by editorial staff.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities
• Ability to write engaging and entertaining articles
• Basic knowledge of journalism, including style and format of articles, interviewing
and fact-checking
• Familiarity with the AP Stylebook
• Basic knowledge of the PC environment, including Word, e-mail, photo software, etc.
• Ability to multitask and work for a number of editors on a number of assignments

For more information, visit Tiger Oak Publications.

The University Honors Program now accepting fall 2011 applicants

The University Honors Program now is accepting fall 2011 admission applications from current U of M-Twin Cities students.

Applicants to the University Honors Program must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, an academic record with strong performance in their majors and prerequisite coursework and at least four semesters remaining until graduation as of fall 2011.

All interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the honors program and the application process:
• Monday, December 6 1:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Tuesday, December 7 3:00 p.m. in 20 Nicholson
• Wednesday, December 8 2:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Thursday, December 9 9:00 a.m. in 12 Nicholson
• Friday, December 10 12:00 p.m. in 12 Nicholson

Students wanting more information should visit UHP website and attend an informational session to learn more. The application deadline is January 24, 2011.

Alliance Francaise seeks public relations and graphic design interns

Alliance Française, the center of all things French and francophone in the Twin Cities, is seeking a public relations and graphic design intern for spring term 2011. Applicants should have an interest in French culture; speaking the language is not required, but it is a
useful skill for the organization.

Apply by sending email and cover letter to internrecruitment@afmsp.org by Nov. 24. Visit the AFMSP website for more information.

Northeast Minnesota newspapers seek correspondent

Grain real world experience covering the 2011 legislative session for three northeast Minnesota newspapers.

The Mesabi Daily News, the Hibbing Daily Tribune and the Grand Rapids Herald-Review need a correspondent to cover politics and state government. The correspondent will work out of an office in the basement of the capitol building in St. Paul, covering the legislative session from Dec. 20 through May, 27, 2011.

This is a 40-hour per week contract position pays $11 per hour with no benefits. The correspondent will need his or her own computer, and will have daily contact with the supervisor for stories, workday duties and deadlines.

Contact Executive Editor Bill Hanna at 218-741-5544, by cell at 218-750-4293 or by e-mail at bhanna@mesabidailynews.net for more information. The newspaper group plans to hire its candidate by Dec. 15.

November 19, 2010

Broadcast job opportunity: Photojournalist at KOLN/KGIN TV

KOLN/KGIN-TV is accepting applications for a full-time photojournalist in Lincoln, Neb.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Generating news stories from inception to completion by first available means to support multiple media; professionally following directions; and serving the community with strong, positive character and abilities, expecting to win every fact and every story every day. Photojournalists also are expected to apply aesthetic storytelling concepts including framing, composition, action, sequencing, filters, exposure, lighting, white balance, angle, tripods, and other basic tenets of effective, professional electronic photojournalism. The select candidate will collaborate and cooperate professionally, as assigned, on deadline.

Must have a media-related bachelor's degree with journalism experience, including shooting/editing/visual storytelling along with a strong ability to gather video/audio, edit and perform accurately and creatively under deadline pressure. Must maintain a permanent resident within 30 minutes of station and meet physical requirements of the position.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required.

Submit resume, references, work examples and a cover letter noting where you saw this vacancy posting along with your thoughts about the best & worst aspects of journalism by email to hr@kolnkgin.com or visit the KOLN/KGIN website.

Student program to hold panel discussion on professionalism

What does it mean to "be professional" in the workplace and why is this important?

Join the Student Employment Leadership Program for the What is Professionalism? panel, where a small group of employers from various industries will help us answer these very questions.

Discussion will focus on topics such as professional communication, appearance, attitude, building professional networks (in-person and on-line) and some fundamental professional etiquette tips that can apply across types of jobs, industries and organizations. Help ensure that you can be successful in any of your current as well as future positions by joining us for this event! This event is sponsored by the Office for Student Engagement.

Workshops will be held:
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in room 131B of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, in room 230 of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

German exchange program accepting applications for study abroad

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are accepting applications for their six week intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for Intermediate German-speaking American journalism and communications students.

The first week of the program participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final weeks consist of an intensive internship with a newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. 



Selected applicants will be awarded a monthly stipend for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the DAAD website to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

Writers, photographers invited to apply for Nat Geo supported pub

The Glimpse Correspondents Program allows students, volunteers, teachers and other travelers to get stories and photography published at a National Geographic supported publication, and get paid for it.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one-on-one editorial training and support to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.

To learn more, visit: http://glimpse.org/correspondents. The application deadline for the Spring 2011 program is November 28, 2010.

Job opportunity: Business development coordinator

Bailey Lauerman is seeking a business development coordinator for their Omaha, Neb., office. This agency job will focus on new business development and ideally suits someone with a management minor.

The business development coordinator reports to the CMO and has two primary charges: Helping to build the agency brand and the agency's business. Functional duties include helping write responses/letters, managing the internal agency process, presentation development/production (PowerPoint proficiency required) and various administrative duties such as proofreading, photocopying, shipping of packages, etc.

Must have exceptional writing skills, positive attitude, tireless work ethic and fanatical passion for this business. If interested, email Gordon Leighton for application details at leigh006@umn.edu.

November 15, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for opinion writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards looking for their next award-winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view. Entries should be about 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009 through Nov. 23, 2010.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Patch.com offering freelance opportunities

Are you a student or professor looking for freelance, internship or media partnership opportunities? Patch.com, an AOL start-up company providing local online journalism, might be your missing resource.

Patch is active in multiple cities and towns in about 17 states across the country.
Minnesota has two Patch.com sites in Edina and Eagan, plus they will be launching a site for Mendota Heights soon. Visit their website for more information.

Student Academic Success Services workshop

The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) office will combine elements of three workshops into one for a comprehensive presentation for students looking for an end-of-semester booster.

The workshop will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Science Teaching and Student Services building. This workshop will focus on three common needs of students at this time of the year: Stress management, organization and exam strategies.

To register, call 612-624-3323.

Columbia University MA in Journalism

Columbia University is accepting applicants to their Masters of Arts in Journalism program. Ideal candidates will have some experience reporting, editing or producing in a professional environment.

During the application process, each potential student selects a concentration: arts and culture, business, politics or science: health and the environment. Once enrolled, a student's area of focus can be as broad as "business" or as specific as architecture or bioethics. Students will write stories, not research papers, and conduct interviews instead of studies.

For more information about deadlines and course work see the Columbia website.

The Wake student magazine seeks photographers

Want to see your photographic work published in print? Need to build clips for your portfolio? Just like to shoot? The Wake Student Magazine is looking for photographers for a wide variety of assignments.

For more information, contact photo editor Matt Miranda: mmiranda@wakemag.org.

Twin Cities magazines seek applicants for internships

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering special directed-study internships for Spring 2011.

Publications include Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Greenspring custom magazines, Metro, Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Tiger Oak suburban publications and other trade and consumer titles.

Editors have designed these opportunities to train the next generation of magazine writers and editors. Students can earn one academic credit through taking JOUR 3996.

These positions are open to SJMC professional journalism majors only. Students must apply through the School of Journalism. For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu. The deadline is Dec. 3.

Minnesota Public Radio internship deadline Nov. 19

Get experience and academic credit interning at MPR.

Minnesota Public Radio is seeking applications from SJMC students for two reporter internship openings.

MPR is looking for students who have a solid grasp of convergence journalism and who show skill and interest in working in web platforms, including video and Soundslides production in addition to other tools.

The strongest candidates will have superior writing and reporting skills who also possess strong video storytelling capabilities.

Interns are expected to work 12 to 16 hours per week and can earn one academic credit. This internship offers a $1,000 stipend.

Applications are due by 3 p.m. Friday and must include:
• A resume
• A completed application form
• A one-page summary about why you want the position
• Samples of your best work
• A professor's recommendation

Application forms are available in the bins outside the Digital Media Studios (Murphy Hall room 10).

November 8, 2010

U accepting fellowship applications for Minnesota Goes to Berlin program

The Center for German & European Studies is accepting applications for its 2011 Minnesota Goes to Berlin fellowship. Open to U of M system undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year. Applicants must be at least 20 years old and have a demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency desired but not required.

Fellows will spend one month living with a German host family and serve as a native speaker resource person in an elementary school. Fellows also will conduct research on a topic of your choice, explore Berlin's culture as a group and participate in organized social and cultural programs.

Fellowship package includes:
* Room and board with host family
* International health and liability insurance for one month
* Public transportation pass
* Stipend of EUR 150
* $500 grant towards airfare reimbursement

For more information and to download an application, please visit:
http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/internships.htm#USAgoesBerlin

Deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Paid internship in India for February through March 2011

Round Earth Media is seeking journalists in the early parts of their careers for paid internships in India.

Round Earth Media is a news and information services group composed of award-winning veteran journalists in partnership with early-career reporters. It provides journalism to media outlets in the United Sates along with social media.

Participants are chosen through a competitive application process and will use both conventional and unconventional forms of media to tell compelling, original and under-reported stories from India. They will harness the power of their online social networks to engage friends and colleagues in the development of that coverage.

The internship will run from February through March 2011. For more information or applications, go to http://www.roundearthmedia.com/

Study AND work at the Star Tribune

Work at the Star Tribune AND earn capstone credit this spring with JOUR 4992, the Star Tribune practicum course.

Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news stories. Positions in sports, features, photography and online also are possible.

Students will work 14 hours per week in the Star Tribune newsroom and will have the opportunity to have their work published in the nation's 15th largest daily newspaper. Students are paid for any published work. They also attend one class per week in the newsroom, learning from guest speakers including Star Tribune editors and reporters who cover business, sports and other areas.

The class is taught by long-time award-winning journalist Chris Ison.

To register:
An application including a resume and clips is required for entry into this course. Forms are available in 110 Murphy Hall and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 OR JOUR 4302 and instructor consent.

New courses for SJMC honors students for spring 2011

SJMC students in the University of Minnesota honors program might be interested in taking the following two courses this spring: JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law or JOUR 5552: Law of Internet Communications. You can view the course profiles for these classes online at: http://sjmc.umn.edu/ugrad/contextCourses.html

For more information, please contact professor Amy Sanders at sandersa@umn.edu.

AP photo internship program

The Associated Press is offering a highly selective 12-week tailored training program for students who are aspiring photojournalists or photo editors for this summer.

To apply, submit the following to Stephanie Mullen in AP's San Francisco bureau or visit the AP website:
• A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company."
• A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date)
• A portfolio of your work. Submissions should be a collection of jpeg images with captions on a CD. You should forego programs that include music or special transitions. A link to a website may be offered as a substitute for a CD.
• Two letters of reference, including at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead

Students who make it to the final round will be contacted for an interview with a local AP manager and to complete an employment application.

The application deadline for the summer 2011 program is Nov. 17, 2010.

Heart Journalism Awards Reminder- Broadcast Feature

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on -- but not limited to -- public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

NPR legend to discuss investigative journalism in the digital era

Broadcasting legend Bill Buzenberg will lead a discussion on investigative journalism in a digital era at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University. The topic he will present is, "The Bright Future of Investigative Journalism: How Digital Media are Creating a New Eco System."

Buzenberg is executive director of the Center for Public Integrity. The center is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., with a 20-year track record and 37 first place national journalism awards.

Before his work there, Buzenberg was vice president of news for National Public Radio, as well as NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR's newscasts services to 24-hours per day. During his tenure, the NPR News Division was honored with nine DuPont-Columbia University batons and 10 Peabody Awards.

This lecture is free and open to all. Sundin Music Hall is at 1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul.

Summer internship: Live Learn Intern D.C.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES now are accepting applications for their summer programs. Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.These fast-paced, eight-week residential programs provide students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline on March 3, 2011. Students applying by the early deadline of Dec. 3, 2010, will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance. This internship program runs from June 5 through July 30, 2011.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org or contact Elizabeth Matecki, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at admissions@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964. Please click on this link for an informational brochure.

Informational session: Masters in human resources and industrial relations

A free information session on earning a masters degree in human resources and industrial relations (HRIR) will be held at the Carlson School of Management from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in room 1-127.

For more information or to register, please contact Celeste Pape at 624-5704.

Star Tribune news designer apprentice position

The Star Tribune is seeking a promising, talented visual journalist to work as an apprentice news designer for up to two years. The designer will produce powerful news pages -- including covers -- under the direction of more senior designers. This person will plan and produce dynamic, compelling, content-driven pages in collaboration with other visual journalists, writers and editors. This person must excel at seeing new, accessible ways to present information and tell stories to our diverse community. He or she must be quick, creative and flexible enough to design with flair one minute and with serious journalistic purpose the next.

This designer must be adept at engaging readers in a wide range of stories. He or she will be able to work under daily deadline pressure and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must show mastery of InDesign and fluency in Photoshop. The skill to produce basic informational graphics is a plus for this two-year position.

Send letter and resume to Duchesne Drew, Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55488.

The deadline is Dec. 1.

Contact ddrew@startribune.com with any questions.

Sports journalists to hold online chat on covering fantasy sports

An online chat about Fantasy Sports conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism titled, "The Intersection Between Fantasy Sports and Sports Coverage: Implications for Journalists and Predictions for Media Organizations" will be held at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 15.

Fantasy sports rank as a multi-million dollar business that often attracts specific and separate coverage from that of game action or traditional storytelling, and that can prompt challenges for sports journalists and media organizations. Participants include:
-- Joe Dolan of fantasyguru.com and Sirius Satellite Radio;
-- Nate Ravitz, deputy editor for ESPN.com Fantasy Sports;
-- Alexandre Simon, senior director of digital business development for the National Hockey League; and
-- Malcolm Moran, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center.

Log onto the chat at here

The online chat is free and open to the public.

IABC Minnesota to hold annual 'Meet the Pros' event

IABC Minnesota invites communication students throughout the Upper
Midwest to our annual Meet the Pros event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern College in Roseville.

Meet the Pros is a networking event where students can learn from and mingle with some of the best communication professionals in the area. Students should bring copies of their resumes to get one-on-one, real-world feedback from the pros. To register, call the IABC Minnesota office at 612.333.422. View this link for more event information.

New minor: Fashion studies


The College of Design now offers a new minor in fashion studies, which provides students who have an interest in fashion the opportunity to gain knowledge about fashion product, theory and industry-specific practices. Fashion is a major global industry with a broad range of career opportunities from business and design to engineering and chemistry.

Note: Students majoring in apparel design and/or retail merchandising are not eligible to complete this minor.

To declare a fashion studies minor, students should call 624-1717 or stop by CDes Student Services in 12 McNeal Hall to schedule an appointment with Katrina Ginther Thompson. Click here for course requirements.

New spring course: JOUR 4990 Media in the Marketplace

Register now for JOUR 4990 to learn about the economic realities of the 21st century media landscape.

If you've ever wanted to lead a news organization, write about media or sell ads, JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace, is the class for you.

Taught by former Star Tribune Publisher and President J. Keith Moyer, students will glean detailed insights into the business side of media industries including print and online newspapers, magazines and television.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment. The course will feature field trips to advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations. This class will be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4261, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major), JOUR 3004, AND JOUR 3101 or JOUR 3201 or JOUR 3202.

October 29, 2010

Internship opportunity: Newsday

Newsday summer internship applications available for 2011

Applications are now available for those interested in becoming reporters, copy editors, videographers and presentation artists for the newspaper and the Web in 2011. Applicants are encouraged to designate their preference in areas such as news, sports, entertainment, features and business, but final determination will be made by the editors. With the exception of presentation artists, interns must have completed their junior year in the spring preceding their internship. Presentation artists must have completed their sophomore year in the spring preceding their internship.

This is a paid internship and interns are entitled to reimbursement for job-related expenses. Each job in the summer program lasts a minimum of 10 weeks. Newsday operates around the clock, seven days a week, so interns can expect their hours to fluctuate. A car is needed for this internship. Log onto www.newsday.com/internships for more information.

SPJ to hold resume feedback panel with free pizza

The University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists chapter will hold a resume panel from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Murphy Hall Conference Center. Panelists will represent various media entities, including the Star Tribune. Get feedback on your resume and enjoy free pizza.

2011 mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, to find the best college journalists to represent the college community on the red carpet alongside the AP, E!, Entertainment Tonight and 1,500 other professional journalists from around the world at the 83rd Academy Awards in February.

Students must submit a two-minute video explaining why they are the best team of journalists (one reporter, one videographer) to represent their university or college on the red carpet. This contest is open to any student in a journalism program - print, broadcast or radio.
Oscars.mtvU.com for additional information.

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:
here.

Course registration tips from SJMC


Help us to help you. Journalism is a popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. That means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester, however, and that wait lists also are likely to develop.

Here is what we are ask you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to make sure our professional classes are open to all qualified students:

1) Register on time.

2) Register only for courses you plan to take. Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the wait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

3) If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and register for another section or put your name on multiple wait lists. Do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.

4) A reminder: You may not skip class to register.

Getting in to courses reserved for journalism majors:
Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available. If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day. SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted. Majors will have priority for all available places.

Requesting amendments to update your program plan:
Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course. You can now request changes online: here.

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit Newsfund.org and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Opinion Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view, containing approximately 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009, through Nov. 23, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning photograph. Applications must consist of two portraits, two feature photos and one "Personal Vision" photograph for a total of five images taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 2, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

New Course Available- WRIT 4431

For those interested in law school, there will be a spring course (WRIT 4431) introducing students to aspects of the law that pertain to science and technology: privacy, intellectual property, and health law. To add this class to your schedule, see the Registration tab on your One Stop page.

AdFed of Minnesota- Networking Event

AdFed of Minnesota is hosting a networking event this Wednesday, October 27, at Spill the Wine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is $10 for students and there will be opportunities to win free passes through Twitter @adfedmn.

Twelve top industry experts from every area of communication will be available to talk one-on-one with those who have an interest in a variety of careers in marketing. The organizations represented include: General Mills, Fallon, OLSON and Target. The best thing about this event is there is no formal speaker, just an informal happy hour where mentors are looking to talk to students interested in their organization, industry or career path.
To register visit: http://adfed.org/events/details.aspx?EventID=119

Summer Internship- Multicultural Advertising Internship Program

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) is now taking applications for their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Interested students must complete the online application no later than November 12. For more information visit the 4A website.

Spring Internship- Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

The Washington DC Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 spring semester. Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available for both part time and full time schedules. To apply prepare a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form found here. Applications will be accepted through December 3.



October 18, 2010

Jay Weiner will discuss his new book at U Book Store Oct. 21

Jay Weiner, adjunct instructor in SJMC, will discuss his new book, "This Is Not Florida," an account of the Franken-Coleman vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the U Bookstore, Coffman Union.
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/genref/authors.html#weiner

Institute on Political Journalism accepting applications

The Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University is accepting applications for its summer session. The early deadline is Dec. 3.
The Institute is an eight-week program in June-July 2011 sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. It combines internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, 2011.
For more information and an online application, www.DCinternships.org/IPJ or contact Joe Starrs, IPJ director, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964.

MN SPJ Intern Night: Wednesday, Oct. 20

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists will sponsor its annual Intern Night at KSTP-TV, 3415 University Ave., St. Paul, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. Space is limited to the first 60 students.
Meet managers from Minnesota newspapers, TV stations and other media outlets. Learn what it takes to find, interview for and complete an internship in one of the top journalism markets in the U.S.
Email Kate Bendell at kbendell@kstp.com to reserve a spot.
Parking will be available in Lots B and C on the north (back) side of the building. Enter through the employee entrance.

October 15, 2010

Minnesota Monthly seeks Assistant Editor

Minnesota Monthly, the premier city-regional magazine of the Midwest, seeks
an entry-level Assistant Editor with excellent copy-editing skills and an
interest in online journalism for immediate full-time employment. Applicants
should have demonstrated experience in copy-editing and proofreading, a
passion for correctness and consistency, a love of dictionaries, and an
understanding of style (Chicago).

Additionally, the ideal candidates should have strong writing abilities and a keen interest in pushing the bounds of digital publishing. Familiarity with Minneapolis-St.
Paul and the Upper Midwest a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe
InDesign required.

Send a flawless cover letter, three short-writing samples (published or
unpublished), and salary requirements no later than November 1, 2010, to: jhoekstra@minnesotamonthly.com. E-mail submissions welcome, no follow-up calls please.

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington

Applications for the 2011 spring and summer Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington will be accepted now through November 1 and are open to undergraduates- juniors or seniors. The Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of 14 or 10 weeks with a stipend and free housing in furnished apartments.

Recently, interns have covered Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, a bill signing ceremony at the White House, debates over health care and climate change legislation, how members of Congress are using Skype and Twitter, the New Orleans Saints' visit with the president at the White House, proposals for saving the Everglades and the investigation of the Gulf oil spill.

Housed by the Scripps Howard News Service in downtown Washington, interns report for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, a Web-based wire, and can report for campus or hometown news organizations. The interns work with an experienced editor to choose, report and edit stories. We tour Washington journalism and government institutions and have guest speakers. For more details, visit http://www.shfwire.com. Click on "how to apply," and download the application form.

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship

The application process for the Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is open now through October 31, 2010. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online), broadcast, editing and media relations. The top applicant in public relations, broadcast, writing and copy editing will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to a paid trip to the 2011 AWSM convention in Charlotte, which includes hotel stay, $300 reimbursement for travel and free convention registration. All other students chosen for an AWSM internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

All full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply via AWSM's online application system. For more information about the program visit: http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/, contact co-chairs Stacy Hicklin and Lindsay Jones at awsminternship@gmail.com or click here to apply directly.

About AWSM-
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 100 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and some of the country's most respected daily newspapers.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

New Minor

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is pleased to announce a new minor in Native American Environmental Knowledge.

This minor allows students to study Native American perspectives on the environment and natural resource systems from an integrated perspective, including coursework, practical experience and community service. Required courses emphasize understanding the unique perspective of Native American approaches to science as it impacts natural resources and the environment. Course selections may emphasize--land, public policy and law, environment, natural resource management, science, and society as they relate to Native American perspectives of the environment. In addition, each student works with a minor adviser to design an individualized practical experience (e.g., internship, experiential learning opportunity) with a Native American community partner. Through "Ways of Knowing and Science," "Native American Perspectives on the Environment" and other coursework, students synthesize their learning about the impact and practice of science in the unique context of a Native American cultural perspective and community needs. For this minor, students must complete a total of at least 17credits.

For more information on this minor, please contact Mark Bellcourt at bellc001@umn.edu or by phone at 612 626-8665.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Broadcast

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on but not limited to public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from September 1, 2009, through November 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 7, 2010

Star Tribune Summer Internship Program

The Star Tribune newsroom is accepting applications for one of the best summer internship programs available in the industry. Selected candidates will experience a paid 10-week internship in following fields: reporting, copy editing, photography or graphic art and design. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.

To apply, send (in the same envelope) a letter of application, resume, clips or portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488

Applications will be accepted now through December 1, 2010. Visit the Star Tribune website for more information.

Medill Hill Journalism School on campus

Northwestern University's Medill Hill Graduate Journalism program will be on campus as part of the Graduate and Professional School Day on October 14, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Interested students are encouraged to stop by the Great Hall in Coffman Union to learn more about Medill's Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate programs.

There will be 100 graduate/professional programs on campus as part of Graduate and Professional School Day including workshops on the application process and funding. The event itself runs from 10:00-2:00. Click here to see the full list of participating schools and programs.

Ivory Tower submission announcement

The Ivory Tower is now accepting submissions from ordinary people who happen to have extraordinary talent. This excludes established authors or sage grad students. If a piece falls under the category of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art or multimedia (anything from a painting to performance art), don't hesitate to email ivory@umn.edu by December 1, 2010.

Please note, the Ivory Tower is looking only for blind submissions. Do not include personal or contact information in the attachment. However, a name, current street address and University of Minnesota email address should be in the body of the email. Create. Share. Get Published.

Round Earth Media event

Please join Bill Powers, a humanitarian, a writer, (Washington Post, New York Times, Slate) and Mary Stucky, co-founder and lead journalist at Round Earth Media for a free evening of conversation, ideas, inspiration and questions about global connections, journalism, development, sustainability and the shape of the world.

This event will take place on October 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at CoCo, collaborative space in Lowertown St. Paul. All attendees must email their RSVP to Meg Davidson, mdavidson@roundearthmedia.org. For more event details, please visit the official Facebook page.

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award submission announcement

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications. The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at *The Wall Street Journal*, Fox News Channel, or *The New York Post*. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.
A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22, 2011 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.

'Brand Yourself,' a Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association event

Join the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) on October 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a free evening of discussion, insight, food, good company and walk away with a few ideas on how to better promote yourself during the school year.

MIMA student events about self-promotion will pull professionals from various disciplines to cover
questions such as "Who is looking at my work? What are best practices in self-marketing? How do I get noticed?"

The moderator will be Kyle Meyer, Director of Interactive Design for AIGA Minnesota and author of the blog post "My Last Portfolio Sucked, Yours Might Too". The panel will include Jamey Erickson, Owner/Creative Director at Sevnthsin, Jordan Smith, Recent Graduate and Jr. Art Director at Proximity Minneapolis, Craig Pladson, Director of Interactive Strategy at
Colle+McVoy and Kathryn Duncan Talent Recruiter at FRWD.

For more information on this free event and to pre-register visit the Colle+McVoy website.

October 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for Portrait/Personality Feature submissions. All entries must consist of two portrait photographs, two feature photographs, and one "personal vision" photograph for a total of five images. The "personal vision" image may fall under the categories of (but is not limited to): pictorial, photo illustration, fine art photography, fashion photography, editorial photography, nature photography, architectural photography. Photos must have been taken between September, 1, 2009, through November 6, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday, November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning feature. Articles must be a background, color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile published from October 15, 2009, through October 30, 2010, inclusively. Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 4, 2010

Learning Abroad in Rome: Info session Oct. 14

Interested in studying abroad in Rome? The Learning Abroad Center's Study abroad in Rome program is hosting an informal information session, 100 Murphy Hall, 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. Free pizza and the opportunity to meet an architecture professor from the Rome program and Learning Abroad Center advisers.
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/EUROPE/rome/index.html

September 30, 2010

Europe in the News series discussions

Curious about what is happening in Europe? Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German & European Studies on the last Wednesday in October and November in 1210 Heller, 2:30-3:30 p.m. for its Europe in the News series.

October 27: Greece & the Economy of Europe
November 24: Topic TBA

For more information, go online.

October 20 - Deadline to create a TV commercial for Jack Link's Beef Jerky®

Since its introduction in 2006, the Jack Link's Beef Jerky Messin' With Sasquatch campaign has infiltrated pop culture and attracted millions of fans worldwide. Here's your chance to write and shoot your very own Jack Link's TV spot. However, rather than Messin' with Sasquatch, you have full creative license to develop something completely new that plays off the "Messin' With..." theme. Messin' With Your Roommate, Messin' With Your Neighbor, Messin' With Your Little Brother - so long as Jack Link's Beef Jerky is featured in your video, it's 100 percent up to you.

A panel of judges representing Jack Link's Beef Jerky will view every submission and choose one winner that most exemplifies the true spirit of the Jack Link's Messin' With Sasquatch campaign. The winning submission will be aired nationally on ESPN and, in addition, the winning student will receive:
-A trip for two to Las Vegas to watch the winning commercial air live during an ESPN viewing party
-The chance to create a commercial that represents the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand
-Enough Jack Link's Beef Jerky to stay satisfied all school-year long

For the official contest rules and regulations For more information, jacklinks@clynch.com or 612.375.8524

November 17 - Deadline for Associated Press photographer and photo editor internships

The Associated Press offers a highly competitive intern program each year for two positions as a photographer or photo editor. This is a paid, 12-week, individually tailored training program for full-time juniors, seniors (including fall 2010 graduates) and graduate students for the summer of 2011. For more information, click on careers tab at the bottom.

October 13 - Meet, greet and eat with congressional staffers

On Wednesday, October 13, 3-5 p.m., 250 Blegen Hall, meet with congressional staffers to discuss congressional internships one-on-one or in small groups. The congressional staffers will talk briefly about their offices, their internship programs, and how to apply for internships. But most of the time will be devoted to informal conversations between the staff and students. Plus, find out how you may earn academic credit for your internship experience.

Congressional staffers from the following offices will be included: Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Al Franken, Congresswomen Michele Bachmann and Betty McCollum, and Congressmen Keith Ellison and Erik Paulsen. Coffee and cookies will be served.

For questions, contact Rose Miskowiec, department of political science undergraduate adviser, (612) 624-8517 or r-misk@umn.edu.

October 6 - Minnesota State Senate Internship Information Session

Looking for an opportunity to gain some real-life work experience? Come to an information session Wednesday, October 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Blegen Hall, and learn about internship opportunities with Minnesota state senators. Interns are needed in spring semester at the State Capitol in St. Paul during the 2011 legislative session. Find out how you can apply for a position AND receive academic credit for your internship experience.

October 11 - Deadline for Asian American Journalists Association two internships

The Associated Press Internship is a 12-week, individually-tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, graphics and multimedia journalists.

The Sports Journalism Institute Internship is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. Deadline is November 8, 2010

For details and application

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

September 24, 2010

Next SPJ meeting is October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in room 15 Murphy Hall

Interested in journalism? Plan to stop by the next Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) student group meeting on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in room 15 Murphy Hall.

October 7 - SPJ Hosts Investigative Author and Reporter Edwin Black

Come to room 100 Murphy Hall on Thursday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. and hear investigative author and reporter Edwin Black speak to a smaller group of journalism students about investigative reporting before his larger speech that same day at noon.

Tuesday, September 27 - See Alan Bjerga at the Minnesota Daily

Alan Bjerga, president of the National Press Club, will be at the Minnesota Daily at 10 a.m. to speak with journalism students in a smaller group before his larger speech that day. The event will also include a tour of the Daily offices. The Minnesota Daily is located at 2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 450.

September 23, 2010

October 29 - Deadline to apply for copywriting internship with Target Corporation

Target Corporation is seeking a copywriting intern. This is a full-time, summer 2011 for Juniors (grad date range of December 2011 through August 2012) having at least a 3.0 GPA. Other qualifications for this position are provided in detail in the job description on GoldPASS. Application deadline is October 29.

October 21- Deadline to register for annual UMAA Etiquette Dinner

On October 28, 2010, join students and alumni for a three-course meal by D'Amico and learn how to professionally handle any dining situation. Program and dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. UMAA student members $10; students $20. Online registration is now open and ends October 21.

November 5-6 collegiate journalism conference in Washington, D.C.

College journalists are invited to "Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010," November 5-6, 2010 in Washington, D.C. presented by The Institute on Political Journalism. Early registration is $90 by October 15; $115 after. Questions: contact Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (800) 741-6964. See conference details.

October 15 - Deadline to apply for The Courier-Journal 2011 summer internship

The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., is seeking interns for Summer 2011. Interns must have a car. They will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $500/week. Send a resume, a letter of intent (500 word limit) and work samples to: Bennie L. Ivory, Executive Editor and Vice President/News, The Courier-Journal, 525 West Broadway, P.O. Box 740091, Louisville, KY 40201-7491. Questions, call 800-765-4011 ext. 4616 or Mary Pat Falk at mfalk@courier-journal.com

November 15 - Deadline to apply for Institute for Humane Studies Internships

The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., offers programs, internships, scholarships and interdisciplinary seminars for undergraduate students. The journalism and production internships are offered spring, summer and fall. The Spring 2011 internship deadline November 15. More informations is online.

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Gannett Pulliam Journalism Fellowship

The 2011 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is now accepting applications for next year's program. From a nationwide call, 20 winners will be chosen for a 10-week internship running from June 6-Aug. 12, 2011 in Indianapolis or Phoenix. Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers, graphic artists and page designers. The internships pay $650/week (transportation, housing and meals are not included). Application information is online.

October 15 - Deadline to apply for Chips Quinn Scholars Program

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program offers training, full time internships and cash awards to college students or recent graduates pursuing journalism careers. This program offers a 10-day orientation/multimedia training program in Nashville, Tenn., followed by a 10 or 12-week paid internship. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and have a car. Students who have not yet graduated must plan to take the Spring 2011 semester off from school. Applications are available in the SJMC Student Services Office, Room 110. For questions, contact: Karen Catone, (202) 292-6271 or kcatone@freedomforum.org

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Boston Globe summer internship

The Boston Globe summer intern program is an opportunity for college students interested in gaining practical experience on a major newspaper. This is a full time, paid 12-week job. To learn more or apply, visit them online.

September 17, 2010

Investigative Reporters and Editors -- Campus Coverage Project

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) seeks applications from college students interested in participating in their 2011 Campus Coverage Project. This project includes a national workshop (Jan. 6-9) being held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Sessions focus on specific campus-coverage issues. If you have experience working for campus-related news outlets and if you have at least one year of coursework remaining you may apply. To learn more visit the IRE site.

October 7 - Deadline to apply for internships with Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity

The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity is offering paid internships for students who are interested in working in statehouse news bureaus across the country. Submit your application before October 7 to be considered. This is for internships that will run from January-June 2011. Full details are online.

October 31 - Deadline to apply for Women in Sports Internship

The Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is now accepting applications. Full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply for the internships. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online) and broadcast, editing and media relations. For more information visit the application details online.

September 10, 2010

Undergraduate Research Grants Available

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

To learn more about UROP grants visit them online.

Capital Semester in Washington, DC

The Spring 2011 Capital Semester in Washington, DC - Political Journalism Track offers amazing internship opportunities, generous scholarships, a first rate academic experience and the chance to intern in the number one news-making town in the country -- Washington, DC.

To apply, please visit the website and apply by the early deadline of October 1.

Campaign To Reduce High-risk Drinking Launches This Week

Called "The Other Hangover," the effort is an integrated ad campaign designed by a group of undergraduates from one of the SJMC's past National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams. The group competed in a 2009 National Student Advertising Competition where their campaign was considered one of the best and most innovative in the country. The campaign received a $75,000 grant from The Century Council to implement and evaluate the campaign. Elements of the campaign will be visible this fall both online and across campus. Read the press release online or view the campaign website online.

Register for On Campus Interviews with Top Employers

CLA Career Services is coordinating on campus interviews for students looking for summer internships or jobs after graduation in May. The participating organizations are seeking candidates who are juniors for internships, or seniors for full-time jobs.

Here is a listing of employers who will be interviewing on campus this fall:

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September 9, 2010

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Denver Post Internships

The Denver Post is seeking interns to join them for 10-week summer internships. To review the requirements and application process visit their website online.

Guest Lecture: National Press Club president Alan Bjerga '98

POWER AND THE PRESS: Covering Washington in the Obama Era
Alan Bjerga, National Press Club President & SJMC alumnus

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
100 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St SE
University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

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September 6, 2010

Sept. 17: Priority Deadline for SJMC Major Application

The priority application deadline for fall semester is Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. The final deadline is Friday, September 24 at 4 p.m. We will begin accepting applications online on the first day of fall semester: Tuesday, September 7.

Students who plan to submit an Application for Major Status must attend a required Premajor Information Session. At this required meeting SJMC advising staff will give you information about the major, the three major program tracks, and the application process itself. There is time for questions.

View the listing of Premajor Information Session dates and times.

Read more about the Application Process.

Important Announcements Regarding First Day of Class

Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 7. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:


  • Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class.

  • All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

September 3, 2010

October 3 - Deadline to Apply for White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Apply online by October 3 for the spring 2011 program.

Fashion & Business Student Group Seeks New Members

FAB: Fashion & Business is a fabulous new student group at the U of M. The group's objective is to provide an outlet for students of all majors who share a desire to work in the fashion industry and to connect them with professionals in the field. If interested in joining email fashion@umn.edu or visit the group on Facebook -- search "FAB".

Wisconsin Public Radio Seeks News Fellow

Interested in working in radio? Wisconsin Public Radio is looking for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career and shows promise as a radio news reporter. To learn more about the role please visit the WPR website.

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Wall Street Journal Internships

The Wall Street Journal is looking for interns to fill internships with The Wall Street Journal in the United States, Europe and Asia during summer 2011. The application is due November 1 and requires a writing test. If you are interested please visit the Dow Jones News Fund website online.

Note: There is special demand for interns who speak Mandarin and wish to work in their growing Asia office.

Expand your Network. Start a Career. Apply to the Alumni Mentor Program!

The SJMC Alumni Mentoring Program will be kicking off soon and applications are due Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. Part of the application process will involve in-person "speed interviews" with current Alumni Board Members. When you come for your Information Meeting please be prepared to speed interview and tell the board about yourself and your interests in the Mentor Program. For more information visit the Alumni Mentor Program page on the SJMC website.

Her Campus is seeking writer correspondents for online magazine

Her Campus (HerCampus.com) is an online magazine for college women with branches at 50+ college campuses. They are seeking writers to create a branch at the University of Minnesota. If you are interested in applying to be involved please visit their website to learn more and apply.

August 12, 2010

FOX Sports North seeks production interns

FOX Sports North Production Department is looking for interns to assist with productions, both live and taped, for FOX Sports North as well as FOX Sports Wisconsin. Duties will include: Tape dubbing, logging, editing, research, interviews as well as an opportunity to assist producers, directors and sideline reporters at live events. Requirements: Must be a student and must receive credit from school's internship program. Ability to edit both linear and non-linear video. Background in television/production preferred as well as a love of sports.

Time commitment: Semester-based, 15-20 hours a week, with flexible scheduling of hours. Contact: Vanessa Lambert at vanessa.lambert@foxsports.net

July 27, 2010

Film course based on Walker Art Center Film Series

Engl 3040/5040, Afro 3910
Film and Fiction of African Director Ousmane Sembene
Special Course Based on Walker Art Center's Sembene Film Series

Sembene is widely regarded as the founder of African cinema and a major figure in world film. The British Film Institute chose his film Xala (The Curse) for its centenary collection of the 100 best films made in cinema's first hundred years. Walker Art Center is doing a Sembene retrospective this fall, gving us a rare chance to view all nine of his feature films (some of them quite rare) in full 35mm projection, with various scholars introducing them and discussing them.

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KARE 11 seeks Producer

KARE 11 News is looking for an energetic, creative producer. Full-time, includes weekend newscasts, web producing and fill-in producing on newscasts during the week. Excellent writing skills for on-air and on-line, strong news judgment, internet savvy, and a good work ethic required. Social Media skills a definite plus.

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Seats available for Investigative Journalism and Bioethics course

Sick of PR about the glory of science and the great American healthcare system? Taught by New Yorker and Mother Jones writer Carl Elliott and healthcare journalist Amy Snow Landa, this course will peel back the gleaming surface of American medicine and look at its dark, slick underbelly through the eyes of muckrakers, whistleblowers and scandal-mongers.

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July 16, 2010

Seats still available in Covering the Arts course with Camille LeFevre

Seats still available! Enroll today!
JOUR 4990: Covering the Arts: New Media, New Paradigms From Criticism to Communications
Course explores role of new media in shaping the future of arts journalism and communication

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July 15, 2010

Fall internships available in Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office

The Washington D.C. Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2010 fall semester. An internship with the Senator's office is a terrific chance for students to see, and gain experience in, the United States legislative process.

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June 15, 2010

Patch.com job opportunities

  • Are you a passionate and entrepreneurial online journalist?
  • Want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of journalists, engineers, designers and business pros who are creating a bold new solution for our industry?
  • Do you think that traditional news media just don't get it anymore?
  • Would you like to run your own local news Web site, where you'll tap the multimedia and social media skills you've mastered to transform community journalism and connect with communities, or manage a team of local editors doing just that?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, apply to Patch.com, AOL's hyper-local news network being built across the nation.

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June 2, 2010

Join Toastmasters Club on Campus!

Interested in learning to plan and conduct meetings, give speeches, and offer constructive evaluation? Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills.

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May 25, 2010

Coalition of MN Businesses seeks interns

The Coalition of Minnesota Businesses is seeking talented, enthusiastic interns to help advance - an innovative statewide grassroots initiative.

Requirements
Interns will work directly with leaders at the MN Chamber of Commerce and the MN Business Partnership and interact with leaders and employees of the over 20,000 employers represented by the Coalition of Minnesota Businesses.

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Communications Internship for Global Agricultural Research Center in Mexico

The Corporate Communications unit of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center is looking for an intern to help with writing, editing, and public relations. Located outside Mexico City, CIMMYT is a non-profit, international research organization that develops and promotes improved maize and wheat varieties and cropping systems for farmers in developing countries.

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May 17, 2010

Internships at The Reporters Committee - Washington, D.C.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is seeking applications from outstanding students (or recent grads) for journalism and legal internships for the fall semester and beyond. Internships are located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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May 13, 2010

SJMC Work Study Position - 2010/11 Academic Year

The School of Journalism is seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant for 2010-11 Academic Year. Students who are interested in helping to develop and maintain a website on the future of journalism in general and newspapers in particular will be considered.

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May 10, 2010

Summer Jobs with Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc, a national organization that specializes in building grassroots support for progressive organizations, is hiring students across the country to take part in summer campaigns.

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May 6, 2010

"Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat - May 20

Future Faculty Members! Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning for a "Preparing Future Faculty" Retreat on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114-116 of the University Office Plaza.

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May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

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May 3, 2010

SJMC seeks editorial assistant

Looking for a job on campus for the 2010-11 academic year? The SJMC communications office is hiring an editorial assistant. You must have work study. Apply online at http://z.umn.edu/editasst.

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April 26, 2010

Internships at The Chronicle

The Chronicle is seeking editorial interns for the Fall 2010 session. Internships are paid, full-time positions in the Chronicle's Washington, D.C. office, running from late August or early September through December.

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Seminar: You've Graduated, What Now?

Attention U of M Seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search! This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a challenging economy. Learn about conducting a creative job search, creating an outstanding resume, interviewing effectively and using the LinkedIn network.

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April 22, 2010

Biotech Workshop for Journalists

LifeScience Alley, a Minnesota-based trade association, is hosting a Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's McGuire Translational Research Facility.

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April 19, 2010

Student graphic designer wanted

Professor Jisu Huh has a great part-time job offer for students who have basic design/layout skills using Photoshop and InDesign.

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Northland's NewsCenter - Job Opportunities

The Northland's NewsCenter, home of the CBS, NBC, MY Network and CW affiliates, has the following positions available: multi-media journalist/reporter/photographer/editor at the Iron Range Bureau facility in Hibbing, MN, and a Sales Account Executive in Duluth, MN.

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April 15, 2010

MPR News Multimedia Fellowships for Fall 2010

Minnesota Public Radio News would like to work with two great reporters from the SJMC during the Fall 2010 semester. We're looking for students who have a solid grasp on convergence journalism and who have shown skill and interest in Web platforms, including video and Soundslides production as well as other Web tools. The strongest candidates also will have superior writing and reporting skills.

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Job Opportunity - MN Daily

The MN Daily is accepting applications for the position of Advertising Production Manager through April 23, 2010. Interested applicants can apply at the MN Daily website.

Sports Journalism Scholarships Available

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships for collegiate sports journalists.

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April 8, 2010

Capital Semester Internships in Washington D.C.

Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and gain the experience and insight you need to succeed. Serve as an intern in the nation's capital this fall or spring while taking classes at Georgetown University.

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Minnesota Daily - Job Opening

The Minnesota Daily is seeking an Advertising Production Manager.

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2010 Journalism GLBT Student Project

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the 2010 Student Project, which will coincide with their annual Journalism Convention to be held in San Francisco.

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Post your resume on GoldPASS and let employers find you!

Are you one of the 250+ journalism majors who has already posted your resume on GoldPASS? If not, now is the time to post your resume on the University of Minnesota's free job and internet database, called GoldPASS.

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April 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline of April 12 for the Hearst Multimedia competition is fast approaching! Details are available at the Hearst Journalism Awards website.

Colle+McVoy Summer Internships

The Colle+McVoy Summer Internship Program is looking for outstanding candidates. Interns will lend a hand with new business pitches and interact daily with clients. If you are passionate about making a difference in this business, consider this internship opportunity!

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Who will be the next Nike Field Reporter?

This is a sports enthusiast's dream job! A roving correspondent who will meet the world's top athletes, artists, musicians and designers, and report back to Nike Women across the globe. She will attend sports events across the country, experience the latest fashion and workout trends, and document her findings with videos, photos and blog postings.

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April 1, 2010

Registration tips from Undergraduate Student Services

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to our professional classes open to all qualified students:

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March 29, 2010

FaB (Fashion and Business) - Student Group

FAB is a new student group looking to connect with fashion industry professionals, and provide an outlet for students from all majors who share the desire of working in the fashion industry.

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2010 Summer/Fall Internships at KOLN/KGIN-TV

KOLN/KGIN-TV is accepting applications for summer and fall internships in their offices in Lincoln and Grand Island, Nebraska. These internships could involve news content, sports coverage, or weathercasting.

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Advertising campaign internships available

Interested in advertising and want to gain resume-building experience working on a "real world" campaign?

Apply to take part in a unique internship-style experience being offered through the SJMC, where participants will be working together with other students to fully develop, test and place an actual anti-binge drinking advertising campaign scheduled to be launched here on the U of M campus during the Fall 2010 semester.

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March 25, 2010

2010 Chandler Award - Student Writer of the Year in Religion

The Chandler award honors excellence in student writing with an emphasis on reporting skills and a grasp of religion issues. Students who apply have a chance to win $600 cash plus a trip to Denver for the 2010 RNA Conference and Awards Banquet.

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March 22, 2010

Pioneer Press practicum applications for Fall 2010 available

Apply for Jour 4992 Pioneer Press practicum for fall 2010.
Don't miss out on what one student called, "One of the best and most valuable experiences for me in college!"

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Fulbright Info Sessions for Undergrads - 2011-12 Fulbright Grants

Information sessions are planned for undergraduates students interested in finding out about the Fulbright US Student Program. The Fulbright Program provides generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work or serve as English teaching assistants abroad each year, in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required.

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Howard University Summer Advertising Boot Camp

Howard University's Center for Excellence in Advertising is planning the first Annual Next Generation Advertising Boot Camp, to be held in June 2010 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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Summer Academic Internships in Washington, D.C.

An exciting summer academic internship program is available in Washington D.C. at the Institute on Political Journalism! The application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2010.

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May 20: Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association Conference

Interested in magazine writing, design or production? Make plans to attend the annual Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Summit and Expo on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Student rate: $50

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March 11, 2010

Internship Announcement - "Embed" with MN National Guard

What's it like to cover stories from a war zone? Journalism students have an opportunity to be embedded with MN Army National Guard soldiers during annual training exercises at Camp Ripley this summer!

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Brush Up your Test-taking Skills! SASS Workshops for Spring 2010

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is offering 3 end-of-Semester workshops for students. These informative 1-hour workshops are excellent options for students needing some last minute fine-tuning of time plans or test taking skills, or who may have fallen behind.

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Summer Jobs Available with Grassroots Campaigns

Be part of change with Grassroots Campaigns' summer jobs and career opportunities for graduating seniors! GCI is a national organization that specializes in building grass roots support for progressive organizations and good causes.

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March 8, 2010

MN SPJ's 2010 Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Minnesota SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) is accepting applications for its 2010 student scholarship. The SPJ will award two $1,000 scholarships to students who are pursuing a journalism career.

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Deadline, April 12: Hearst Awards Multimedia Competition

The Hearst Journalism Awards announces its Multimedia Competition! The Awards Program is presented annually by the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) with full-funding by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program's mission is to encourage and support excellence in journalism and journalism education in America's colleges and universities.

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Americorps VISTA positions with ThreeSixty Journalism

ThreeSixty Journalism at The University of St. Thomas has 2 Americorps VISTA positions available. Both positions would be great for a journalism grad looking to stay in the Twin Cities for a year.

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Spring 2010 Humphrey Institute classes Available

Would you like to pick up some extra credits or learn some new skills? The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs is offering classes beginning on March 22 that may be of interest to journalism undergraduate and graduate students.

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Deadline, April 26: Jim Murray Scholarship Essay Competition

The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Essay Competition is underway! The Murray Scholarship Program offers five (5) $5,000 print journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay competition to students pursuing a career in sports journalism.

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March 2, 2010

Scholarship Opportunity - Connecticut SPJ

The Connecticut SPJ (Society for Professional Journalists) is offering grants of $2,000, $1,000 and two awards of $250 through the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program. The application deadline is April 7, 2010.

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March 1, 2010

March 25 - CLA Career Services Practice Interview Day

Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive helpful feedback on how it goes. Your practice session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. Register now---slots will fill quickly!

Career Services for SJMC Students

As students in the College of Liberal Arts, journalism majors have access to the CLA Career Services office in room 135 Johnston Hall. This office, formerly called the Career and Community Learning Center, is a great place to start researching careers and professions, getting help writing a resume or cover letter, or practicing your interviewing skills... to name just a few of their services. If you are preparing for a job or internship search, stop in to CLA Career Services to get started.

Phi Delta Theta Scholarship Opportunity

The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity is offering 2-$250 scholarships this spring for all non-Greek male students at the University of Minnesota! Please apply for our Pallas Scholarships online. Membership in Phi Delta Theta is not a requirement for scholarship consideration, please contact Chris Radford.

March 11- Freelance Editor Networking Event

Here's your chance to meet with editors from many top MN media outlets...all in the same room! With your ticket, you get 5 minutes of guaranteed face time with assigning editors from:

• Artful Living
• Experience Life
• Metromix
• Minnesota Business
• Minnesota Magazine
• Minnesota Monthly
• Momentum Magazine
• Pioneer Press
• Star Tribune
• And more!

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Internships with Children's PressLine

During the summer of 2010, Children's PressLine will be working in the building of one of our media partners in New York and producing multiple pages each week for the community sections of the newspaper. We are looking for interns to coordinate the areas and up to 20 youth reporters/editors per team.

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March 19 - Ad Fed Event: How to Put the "Wow" in Customer Experiences

Communications professionals and students can learn how to emotionally connect with customers during the Advertising Federation of Minnesota's (Ad Fed) breakfast presentation on Friday, March 19. The presentation, "WOW, now we see the Relevance!" takes place at Aloft, located at 900 Washington Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis.

Laura Davis-Taylor, vice president of global retail strategy for Creative Realities in Fairfield, N.J., will discuss the "Anatomy of Wow," including high-tech, low-tech and no-tech ways organizations can get customers talking. Davis-Taylor will use analysis of current market trends and stories of brands to illustrate how to use "wow" to connect with customers.

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February 22, 2010

Jerusalem Post Correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh to speak on campus

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post Correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7-9pm
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Khaled Abu Toameh is the West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. He previously served as a writer for US News and World Report, The Jerusalem Report, and Al-Fajr. He has produced several documentaries on the Palestinians for the BBC and other networks, including some that exposed the connection between Arafat and payments to the armed wing of Fatah and the financial corruption within the Palestinian Authority.

Khaled Abu Toameh began his journalism career as a writer for an official Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) newspaper while attending Hebrew University. In addition to the Jerusalem Post, he also works frequently with NBC and TV-2 Denmark television. Mr. Toameh speaks out against the lack of free speech and press within the Palestinian Authority controlled areas and its effect on the foreign media's coverage on Israel. As a veteran journalist, he has knowledge of the behind-the-scenes action within the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian organizations.

A question and answer session will follow Khaled Abu Toameh's presentation.

Sponsored by Hillel at the University of Minnesota, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, and the Legacy Heritage Fund.

Final Hearst Journalism Awards Deadlines Are Approaching

There are two remaining Hearst Journalism Awards Programs with deadlines approaching soon. Internal SJMC deadlines allow time for our internal nomination process. To get started please pick up the application entry form in room 110 Murphy Hall.

February 25 - internal deadline for Photo Competition III -- Picture Story/Series - Multimedia
April 12 - internal deadline for Multimedia

About the Hearst Journalism Awards
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 110 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities.

Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC

INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM
June 6 - July 31, 2010
Georgetown University , Washington , DC
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Final application deadline is March 5, 2010.

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Summer 2010 Journalism Training Courses In Prague

TOL's open courses attract participants from all over the world. TOL specializes in practical training, working with an international team of respected reporters, editors and new media experts. All trainings are held in Prague during summer 2010.

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March 11 - Open House for Martin|Williams Velocity Internship Program

Martin|Williams Advertising has an exciting opportunity that could help launch your advertising career. Martin|Williams Advertising is a full-service integrated agency in Minneapolis with a roster of clients that includes Payless ShoeSource, Cargill, Finnegans Irish Amber Ale, Raymond James, Marvin Windows, and Syngenta.

Spring 2010 graduates may apply for the M|W Velocity Advertising Internship Program. With hundreds of applicants each year for a select number of spots, this post-graduate internship is an opportunity for graduates to pursue a career in the competitive advertising industry. Internships are being offered in Account Management, Direct Response & Analytics, Production, Creative, and Media.

Velocity is a 16-week agency immersion designed to give participants real-world experience and a chance to demonstrate their talent as advertising professionals. The Velocity program is a full-time, paid experience. You may learn more about Velocity and the application process online.

Applications are due March 31, 2010 and the program begins in June.

In addition, we would like you and your students to visit our agency for a half-day workshop. This is an opportunity for select students to learn more about the internship opportunity and the various positions within the industry.

Thursday, March 11 1:00pm - 4:30 pm

Martin|Williams Advertising,
60 South Sixth Street, Suite 2800,
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK and Ireland

The following scholarships are for students entering graduate programs in Fall 2011. For more information visit the University Honors Program Web site.

Rhodes Scholarships - for one to three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Marshall Scholarships - for one to three years of study at any university in the United Kingdom

George J. Mitchell Scholarships - for one to three years of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland

Churchill Scholarships - for one year of study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholarships - for graduate study at the University of Cambridge

March 19 - Deadline to apply for American Indian Journalism Institute

The American Indian Journalism Institute offers a concentrated 10-day journalism course and paid summer internships for college students. The institute is funded by the Freedom Forum, an organization promoting employment diversity in America's newsrooms. Participants may be able to earn college credit if they successfully complete the class, which is taught at the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Media Center at The University of South Dakota's Vermillion Campus.

Cost: Free.

Eligibility: Applicants are welcome from any Native American college student hoping to become a journalist.

To apply visit the Freedom Forum online. The application deadline is March 19.

February 15, 2010

PRSSA event: 2010 Census Forum with MN State Sen. Terri Bonoff

PRSSA will host a Census Forum to teach students about the importance of the 2010 Census and how to participate.

Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff will speak about the importance of the Census, how it affects Minnesotans and how to participate in it. Sen. Bonoff will also be available to answer questions about any confusion people may have that would impede them from participating in the Census.

Event Details:
Wed., Feb. 24, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Murphy Hall 100
Pizza and beverages will be provided

Reminder: Apply for the 2010 AAJA Convention News Project

Consider applying for the 2010 AAJA Convention News Project.

What: Free travel and housing to L.A., network and work with industry pros/students, work on publication covering the convention

When: August 2-8, 2010

Where: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

For more information and application visit the AAJA online.

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and helps them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, Web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year. We interpret the environment broadly--reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like should center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Applicants should visit http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/fech/fellowships, or write Emily Peterson at fiej@middlebury.edu.

Proposals should be received no later that May 15, 2010 and be sent to

Christopher Shaw,
Axinn 309, Middlebury
College, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Learning abroad for SJMC students: Summer in Italy

SJMC students interested in spending this summer abroad may enjoy visiting Italy for a special program for either journalism or strategic communication students. Courses offered include:


  • Italian Media: Popes, Politicians and Pop Culture
  • Made in Italy: The Design & Marketing of an Ideal

To learn more about this program visit the Learning Abroad Center Web site. You may also view photos of the study center online.

Learning abroad for SJMC students: Spotlight on Copenhagen

At the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), SJMC students can take advertising, journalism or public relations courses that will enhance your major and choose from a variety of elective courses that will apply to your supporting course requirement. Study tours to other European cities are included in the cost of tuition, and optional study tours to even more European cities are also available. At DIS, you will meet the Danes through housing and other cultural immersion programs. Have fun, bond with new friends, and relish the opportunities for personal and professional development in this dynamic, metropolitan city.


Three-week summer program for photojournalism students

Study photojournalism abroad this summer where Europe is a little different... Copenhagen! The photojournalism class is offered during the 3-week early summer program (May 19 - June 9, 2010). DIS offers a $300 tuition reduction for University of Minnesota students.

Semester/Academic year opportunities for all SJMC students
Prefer to study abroad at DIS during fall 2010 or spring 2011 instead? The tuition reduction is even greater--$3,500 per semester. If you prefer to study abroad at DIS for the entire academic year, the tuition reduction is $7,000. (insert DIS website)

Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Courses for journalism and strategic communication students:


  • Current Trends in New Media
  • International Advertising in a European Context
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Rhetoric: Media, Speeches, and Spin

To learn more, please contact Linda Lindholm in room 110 Murphy Hall. You may also review the DIS program information on the U of M Learning Abroad Center site, or visit the DIS site directly.

Summer 2010 Global Seminars

These short-term, 3-credit, study abroad programs are led by U of M professors and instructors. The theme of the program comes alive as students visit sites, speak with local experts, and experience life in another country. You may learn more at the Learning Abroad Web site.

This year students can add a second Global Seminar, the popular "Great Minds of the Renaissance" program, in order to complete 6-credits for summer aid eligibility. The Learning Abroad Center will deduct $500 off the price of the second program. All programs include the fee of a round trip flight, therefore, the program fee may be further reduced if the second flight is not necessary (for example if the student chooses two programs in Europe).

Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines

  • Thursday, February 18 - Personality/Profile Writing
  • Thursday, February 25 - Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series- Multimedia
  • Thursday, March 11 - Spot News Writing
  • Monday, April 12 - Multimedia Competition

To get started please view the entry guidelines online.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 110 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities.

February 1, 2010

SPJ student chapter to meet on Wed.

Society of Professional Journalists student chapter first meeting of the semester is Wed. Feb. 3, 12:15-1:15pm, Murphy Hall, Room 100.

$5,000 Scholarship for Greek American Journalism Student

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family for the last 18 years

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website.

The following items must be returned by email to nancyasavage@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2010:

1) completed application;
2) current transcript;
3) required essay, and;
4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Employers are looking for you on GoldPASS

GoldPASS is the U of M's online database to help connect students and alumni with employers, volunteer organizations, and internships across the country. If you are looking for a job or internship check out the current offerings on GoldPASS. You can also post your own profile so prospective employers can find you.

Here is a sampling of recent opportunities

  • Client Engagement Consultant
  • Special Events Intern
  • White House Internships
  • Promotional Marketing Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Brand Ambassador
  • News Photographer
  • Multimedia Communications Intern
  • Copy Editor Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Editorial Intern
  • Advocacy and Communications Intern

Find your next opportunity online at: http://goldpass.umn.edu/

Develop a global perspective this summer in Berlin, Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Interns work in an English-language classroom four days a week. Thursdays are open for independent research and other activities. Program duration: May 29 - June 26, 2010. German language proficiency preferred but not required. Up to 10 fellowships are available. Application deadline: February 8, 2009.

INFO MEETING:
W 2/3, 4:30-5:00 PM in 260 Social Sciences, West Bank Campus
Full information on the CGES website on the Internships page

Want to get started on developing your global future?

If you are interested in world issues, international business, and foreign cultures, then get started building your resume through global leadership and international internship opportunities with AIESEC.

AIESEC Minneapolis is a member of AIESEC, the world's largest student-run non profit organization. With 50,000 members spanning across 107 countries, our members have access to a global network that truly puts the world at your fingertips.

Through AIESEC, members will gain practical, hands on business experience working in a non-profit setting and have the opportunity develop personal and professional skills. We are currently recruiting members for 2010 to assist with business development and marketing.

If you are interested, attend our new member education:
Monday, February 1st AND Monday, February 8th
6:30-8:30pm, Hanson Hall 1-108

For more information, please visit aiesec@umn.edu

Student Advertising Summit is just around the corner

Believe it or not the Student Advertising Summit is just around the corner. Come meet tried and true pros of the industry. Make connections, learn lots.

The summit isn't just for students. Whether you're a recent grad, pro or "other", the summit has plenty to offer.

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Navigating from here to abroad just got easier

Interested in going abroad? The University has created a new online profile and application for education abroad opportunities. Go to the Learning Abroad Center's Web site to explore potential programs and first steps. Then, fill out an online profile before your first-step meeting or advising appointment. If the program you select is in fall 2010 or later, you can now apply online. To get started, visit the Learning Abroad Center Web site.

January 25, 2010

February 27 - National Collegiate Reporting Competition deadline

Win an international study tour of Japan (June 11-20, 2010). The prize trip will combine journalism education with opportunities to learn about the history, culture and modern life in Japan. To be eligible to apply students must be full-time undergraduate students who will return to college in fall 2010 as an undergraduates.

Learn more and apply online.

Ad Club Meetings for Spring Semester

First meeting of the year will be Wed., Feb. 3, 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. in Murphy 100.
Ad Club will meet every Wednesday at that time.
Meet some friends, go on agency tours, listen to speakers and attend networking events!
Contact: adclub.umn@gmail.com

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama
PRISM, the SJMC's multicultural journalism student organization, hosts this panel discussion featuring Patricia Lopez, political editor of the Star Tribune; Maria Reeve, political editor of the Pioneer Press; Duchesne Drew, managing editor of the Star Tribune; and Cynthia Gordy, Essence magazine.

Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
Free and open to the public.

February 24 - Welcome Week leader application deadline

As a Welcome Week Leader you will help current U of M students gain valuable leadership experience and will focus on providing a quality transitional experience for first-year students. Leaders will receive training throughout the spring on group facilitation, campus resources, and University expectations. As a Welcome Week Leader, students will have the chance to work with a partner during Welcome Week in facilitating group meetings and activities with a group of 25 first-year students.This is a volunteer position.

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UROP grants available to undergraduates

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

To learn more about UROP grants visit them online.

January 27 - Deadline to apply for SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

SPJ is proud to reward the hard working journalism students who are producing outstanding work in their school newsrooms and stations with the Mark of Excellence Awards contest. To apply visit the Mark of Excellence Awards online.

Institute on Political Journalism internship opportunities

The Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) offers amazing internship opportunities, generous scholarships and a first rate academic experience. Learn more about the opportunities online.

Our priority deadline for scholarships is coming up on February 5.

2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition whose winning prize is unmatched by any institution in the country, are now being accepted.

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February 12 - Student Advertising Summit

Mark your calendar. The Student Advertising Summit goes down Friday, February 12th. No matter where you are in your advertising, marketing or communications career, the summit has much to offer. More info at www.ad2sas.org

The Wake Magazine seeks writers

The Wake is a fortnightly, student-operated news, arts and entertainment publication. We provide a forum for the reporting, opinions, and creativity of students at the University. We hope to foster diversity in discussion and strengthen the sense of a community through the publication. If you would like to join us, our first meeting of the semester will be Monday, January 25 at 8:30pm in Suite 331 of the UTEC building (1313 5th St SE).

Feel free to contact Eric with any questions.

January 19, 2010

PRSSA chapter mtg on Jan. 27

The Willard Thompson Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will have its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 27 from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in the SJMC Conference Center in 100 Murphy Hall.

The Public Relations Student Society of America is a professionally-affiliated, national organization dedicated to providing:

• Mutually beneficial relationships between professionals and students
• Opportunities to develop leadership and hone writing skills necessary for the field
• Exclusive internship information, networking events, and various regional meetings and conferences.
• Valuable resources about the public relations industry
• Hands-on experience and opportunities to build a professional portfolio

If you are interested in public relations, communications, marketing, advertising, or event planning, please join us on January 27. At the meeting we will discuss the basics of PRSSA membership and the ways that you can get involved.

2010-11 SJMC Online Scholarship Application now available

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, January 29, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Applying for a scholarship is easy: complete the online application form by the deadline, and you will automatically be considered for every scholarship for which you qualify.

Upon submission of a scholarship application, you will receive a confirmation and tracking number for your completed application.

Go to the online application.

Digital Media Studio is hiring lab assistants

The Digital Media Studio is hiring work study positions for Spring 2010.

  • Required/Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with basic graphics and printing issues; experience with digital video and audio recording/editing; digital photography and document scanning ; opening, saving and transferring files in a variety of formats; CD/DVD burning basics
  • Previous tech support experience
  • Good interpersonal communication skills

Contact Wally Swanson at swans290@umn.edu to apply

Strat Comm MA Program Information Sessions scheduled

Information Sessions for the Strategic Communication M.A. program have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, January 25
Monday, February 22
Monday, March 22

All sessions will take place from 5:30-7pm in Murphy Hall, Room 100.

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January 15, 2010

Report at the AAJA Annual Convention in L.A.

The Asian American Journalists Association is gearing up for it's annual convention. The 2010 AAJA convention will be in Los Angeles, California. A crucial part of the convention is the Convention News Project, which allows aspiring journalism students to partner with professionals to cover the convention. Interested in getting involved? Visit the AAJA online to learn more.

January 28 - Apply for Minnesota PRSA Student Classics Awards

The Minnesota Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is now accepting Student Classics award entries for the 8th annual award competition. The PRSA Student Classics Awards showcase some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Student Veterans and Service Members - get paid for your internship!

If you have an internship that is unpaid or low-paid (you are making less than $1800 / semester), you may be eligible for a grant of up to $1800! Open to degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate student veterans and service members, from all colleges and programs, at all U of M campuses. Find the details and application instructions online.

Questions? Contact Carin Anderson at ande8670@umn.edu or 612-624-9081.

Dress for Success Workshop is February 11

Look your best for upcoming interviews and career fairs by applying tips you will learn at the "Dress for Success" workshop to be held Thursday, February 11 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the President's Room in Coffman Memorial Union.

Eric Boone, a local wardrobe consultant with over 18 years of experience will be delivering an engaging presentation on the skill and art of dressing professionally on a budget. Registration required online.

Register now: Student Advertising Summit is February 12

College students, recent graduates and others interested in the dynamic world of advertising, marketing and communications have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals at Ad2's annual Student Advertising Summit (SAS). Ad2 is a division of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed). The SAS takes place on Friday, Feb. 12 at McNamara Alumni Center, located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus at 200 Oak St. S.E. in Minneapolis.

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Opportunities with Institute for Humane Studies

January 31 is the deadline for students to apply to both the paid public policy internship program and the summer journalism internship program. These programs offer placements at more than 70 organizations and include weeklong, career workshops.

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U of M Student Film Fest happening in April

Student Unions & Activities will be hosting the U of M Student Film Festival on April 15-17. Students are able to direct, edit and/or write a film that will submitted into the festival. When submitting the film, students are given the option to either enter it into the film competition, where the films are judged and winners are awarded prizes, or they can submit the film into the festival viewing only. The deadline for film submissions is March 22. Find more information online.

Marketing Consultant - KOLN/KGIN-TV in Lincoln, NE

KOLN/KGIN-TV is currently accepting applications for full-time Marketing Consultants in their Lincoln, NE, and Grand Island Sales offices. To view the job description and apply, visit their careers page. Applications considered through January 20.

Now accepting applications for SJMC major status

If you are a premajor student interested in majoring in journalism consider applying for major status this spring semester. The application will be available online on Tuesday, January 19. The final application deadline is Friday, February 12, but we encourage you to submit your materials by the February 5 priority deadline. You may review the eligibility requirements and application details online at the SJMC Web site.

Deadline TODAY: Hearst Broadcast Competition III: Television

The SJMC internal deadline for submitting an entry for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program competition for Broadcast News/Television News is TODAY, January 19, 2010. Please review the guidelines online and leave your materials with Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. The SJMC will select two students to nominate on behalf of the School.

Other upcoming Hearst Deadlines:

April 12 - Multimedia Competition

February 22 - U of M Job and Internship Fair

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota. Nearly 200 organizations will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships in a variety of industries. The event is Monday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Transportation is available. You can learn more at the Career and Community Learning Center online.

February 3 - Community Involvement Fair

Learn how you can make a difference in your community by attending this free event where youw ill learn about volunteer and internship opportunities in the Twin Cities. To see the list of participating organizations please visit the Career and Community Learning Center online.

February 12 - Meet and Eat with Employers Networking Event

This special event is designed for CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Improve your ability to job search and network by participating in this event, that includes:

  • Networking strategies
  • Advice direct from employers
  • Resume critiques
  • Lunch

Cost is $10. To register visit the Career Services section on GoldPASS.

March 12 - Deadline to apply to intern with OLSON

OLSON, one of Minneapolis' fastest-growing agencies, is seeking candidates for their paid summer internship program. They are looking for current students and recent college graduates who are smart, energetic and curious. Submit your resume and cover letter online to be considered. The application deadline is March 12, with internships beginning June 1.

December 21, 2009

March 1- Apply to be an advertising intern with Bozell in Omaha

Bozell, an advertising agency in Omaha, NE, is looking for summer interns to join their agency in roles in copywriting, design/art direction, public relations, media, account service, social media and interactive. To apply visit their Web site online. Applications are due March 1, 2010.

December 14, 2009

Jan. 29 - Plan to attend the 2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington, MN. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend sessions on Thursday and Friday.

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Paulo Freire International Community Service Grant

The Learning Abroad Center, in partnership with the Career & Community Learning Center, sponsors several students annually to participate in community service projects abroad. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to selected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate students.

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Reminder - Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting deadline is Dec. 17

Stop in to room 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the application. You can learn more about the Hearst Awards and read their guidelines online.

Learn from Vice President Walter Mondale this spring

This spring semester, Professor Larry Jacobs will be teaching a course with Vice President Mondale - Great Debates of Our Time: U.S. Policy and Politics. The course is an in depth examination of America's constitutional crises as presidents have struggled to balance national security with the country's laws and values.

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Save the date! U of M Job and Internship Fair is Feb. 22

The U of M Job and Internship Fair, scheduled for February 22nd, is the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 250 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. In the weeks preceding the fair, we'll post helpful resources, tips, and notifications about related events to the wall of the Job Fair Facebook Page. Become a fan now.

Summer Documentary Program in Portland

Each summer, the Northwest Institute for Social Change hosts a Summer Documentary Program. Part academic bootcamp, part hands-on production, students spend two months living and working in Portland, Oregon, attending media classes in the morning and working side-by-side with award-winning journalists in the afternoons. Each student produces a radio and a video documentary about a social or political issue. Applicants do not need to have any previous experience, but should have an earnestness about their interest to affect social change. For more information and an application visit them online.

The program is accredited by the University of Oregon.

FLUX Magazine Hits the Stands on Wednesday

FLUX magazine and website, a product of capstone course: magazine production 5174, explores and interprets what the American Dream means to the millennial generation. Be sure to grab a copy on Wednesday from a university library, residence hall, Stadium Village Books on 825 Washington Ave. SE or Student Bookstore at 1501 University Ave SE.

Electronic copies will be available on the FLUX website. For more information on FLUX magazine or how to receive a copy feel free to contact Jena Barch by email at or phone at 612-850-7833.

December 10, 2009

Jan. 27 - Deadline to apply for Mark of Excellence Awards

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism.

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Dec. 18 - Deadline to apply for Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

You can review the guidelines and apply online.

December 8, 2009

MN Daily hiring for spring semester

Need a job next semester? Minnesota Daily is hiring for the spring!

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December 7, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

Reminder that the Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting deadline is December 17. If you are planning to apply for this award please stop in to pick up the application forms from Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall. You can read the competition guidelines online. First place winners receive $2,000.

Reminder - AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Internship deadline Dec. 10

Sports Journalism Institute Internship:

* Crash course in sports journalism at the Poynter Institute
* Eight weeks of a paid internship at a daily newspaper
* $500 for students who complete the course and are going back to school
* Application due December 10, 2009.

For more information and applications visit the AAJA online.

On-Campus Interviews with Target -- must register TODAY

Target Corporation is hiring full-time Merchandise Planning Business Analysts. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, December 7th (telephone interviews will be conducted with selected candidates on Friday, December 11th). Start date is Spring-Summer 2010. Recent alumni/students graduating between May 2009 and May 2010 are encouraged to apply.

Candidates can get more information and must apply via GoldPASS. Go to the On Campus Interviews section and search on schedule #1517.

2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs and the University Honors Program (Twin Cites campus) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture.

Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2009 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on the University's Twin Cities campus on March 1, 2010.

Application materials and instructions are available online or from the University Honors Program in 20 Nicholson Hall.

Applications are due February 1, 2010.

November 30, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

In-Depth Writing Competition - Entries must illustrate the student's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. Entries may include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Single articles only-published from December 15, 2008, through December 30, 2009, inclusively. One article of a series may be submitted but must be accompanied by not more than one double-spaced, typed page summarizing the remaining articles and describing resultant actions, if any.

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Summer science‐writing internship for undergraduates

Argonne National Laboratory's Communications & Public Affairs Division is offering one full‐time science‐writing internship for summer 2010 for an undergraduate student or student who graduates in May or June 2010. Apply by March 5, 2010.

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November 23, 2009

Dec. 3 - Info session for internships in Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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PubH 3100 - Making Sense of Health Studies course

This course is for (1) anyone who wants to make good, well-informed decisions about
their health and well-being, and (2) anyone who wants to write health news reports that
will enable people to make good, well-informed health decisions.

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GEOG 3900 - New digial mapping class offered spring 2010

Following on Digital Planet 1 course last semester (or similar), Digital Planet 2 (DP2)
focuses on the uses of digital technologies with an emphasis on you creating online maps
and using digital technologies. Technologies you will work with include Google Earth,
NASA WorldWind, Quantum GIS, and GPS software and hardware. Much of this work will
involve manipulating data, preparing analysis, and making on-line interactive maps, called
mash-ups. The technologies we will use offer a broad range -some may say unlimited--
number of possibilities useful in any field.

To learn more about this course visit the course Web site.

Dec. 4 - Deadline to apply for Campus U position with Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is in search of a College Representative from your school to join our Campus U team. Campus U is a grassroots-marketing program comprised of student representatives at top campuses across the country dedicated to promoting and publicizing select Universal Pictures' feature film and home entertainment releases on their respective campuses.

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November 19, 2009

Spring 2010 classes filling quickly

Journalism courses are closing fast. If one of the journalism courses on your major program plan is closed when you register, please put your name on the wait list for this course immediately. We are carefully monitoring course enrollments and wait lists for all journalism courses and will do our best to accommodate students who need courses that are on their program plans. When places open up or new sections of classes are added, we will admit students from the wait lists in order of seniority ONLY if the course has been approved on their major program plans. In high demand classes, we are also checking if enrolled students have the course approved on their major program plans.

November 17, 2009

Nov. 21: MN Daily Open House

The Minnesota Daily is hosting a Open House for Students on November 21, 2009 from 11:45-2:00. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at a newspaper. RSVP online to attend.

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November 16, 2009

Harper's Magazine former editor and author Lewis H. Lapham to speak at University of Minnesota

The New York Times has likened him to H.L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain and best-selling author Tom Wolfe compared him to Montaigne. On Thursday Dec. 3, author and editor Lewis H. Lapham will speak at the University of Minnesota about the tribulations of the printed word in the wilderness of cyberspace.

Who: Lewis H. Lapham, author, editor emeritus of Harper's Magazine, and founding editor of Lapham's Quarterly
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Where: University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

Reservations requested by November 25 at 612-624-9339 or stangret@umn.edu.

Jan. 27: SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Deadline

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism.

Learn more and apply online.

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Usability Lab Assistant positions open

This is a part-time position, usually 8-20 hrs/week during the school year, but could be up to 40 hrs/week in the summer. Pay is $13.50/hour.

View the posting and apply online.

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November 9, 2009

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Membership Available

If you're LGBT and interested in a career in journalism, public relations or media, there is no better way to network with professionals already in those careers than to become a student member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

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Radio K Seeks Arts/Culture journalists

Radio K is developing a new weekly Arts & Culture show; it's a bit "This American Life" and a bit "All Things Considered" and full of your perspective. We're looking for student journalists interested in reporting on what makes the Twin Cities move and shake, you know, from an arts and culture perspective. No experience in radio? No problem - Radio K will train you in industry standard equipment. Interested? Of course you are.

Contact Ryan Wilson at news@radiok.org or Sarah Lemanczyk at lema0001@tc.umn.edu

End-of-Semester workshops for students

The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) office is offering three End-of-Semester workshops for students. These workshops are excellent options for students who need some last minute time management help or assistance with test taking skills. There is also a workshop for students who may have fallen behind in a class and need to get back on track to finish the semester. Each workshop runs one hour.

Ace Your Finals
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Time Management Refresher
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Staying on Track (... if your falling behind)
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

To register, call 612-624-3323. Seating is limited and students will be enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Nov. 15 - Apply for The Wall Street Journal Online - 2010 Internship

The Wall Street Journal Online is seeking summer interns with strong multimedia skills and a keen desire to work online. Candidates will be paired with and mentored by editors in a newsroom environment, producing sections of the site, building or designing interactive graphics, working in Flash or shooting and editing photos and video. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will also get the chance to showcase their talents through project work and further develop their skills.

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Get study help from a Peer Research Consultant

The University of Minnesota is offering a new Peer Research Consultants program to assist undergraduate students as they do library research and find sources to use in their writings and projects.

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Applications available for UHP spring 2010 honors thesis grants

The University Honors Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2010 Honors Thesis Grants. Students who will be involved in honors thesis-related research during spring semester may request up to $500 to help defray expenses incurred during said research.

Applications for spring semester are due on January 29, 2010.

Click here to download the application packet.

Reminder - Health Care Reform 101 event is Nov. 12

Health Care Reform 101
November 12, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mayo Auditorium

This is a non-partisan event to inform students on campus about the background and facts behind health care reform including some of the problems as well as some of the solutions.

For more information contact Ashley at grey0028@umn.edu.

Spend summer 2010 studying media in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the third year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.

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November 6, 2009

Looking for a magazine internship?

Check out this great opportunity exclusively for SJMC professional journalism majors.

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Want to learn computer skills that are valuable in every newsroom?

Planning your Spring 2010 registration? Need to learn valuable computer skills for your journalism career? Check out Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

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Oscar® Red Carpet Correspondent Contest

Want to cover the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards? Here's your chance! Submit your video explaining why you would be the ultimate mtvU Oscars® Correspondent and represent the college audience.

Submit a 2:00 video telling us why you and your camera person should be chosen to take a spot on the Oscars ® Red Carpet to represent your college newspaper or television station. If selected as a finalist, your team would be flown to Los Angeles during Oscars® week to attend and cover pre-events leading up to the big night, and the grand prize winner will earn a spot alongside the best entertainment reporters in the business and have a chance to interview some of the biggest and brightest personalities in the world. Please see official contest rules for video submission guidelines.

Full guidelines and application information are online.

You can also view footage of the 2009 correspondent online.

Nov. 13 - Deadline to apply for AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Internship

The AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Internship features:

* Crash course in sports journalism at the Poynter Institute
* Eight weeks of a paid internship at a daily newspaper
* $500 for students who complete the course and are going back to school
* Application due Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

For more information and applications visit the AAJA Web site.

University Honors Program accepting applications for fall 2010 admission

The University Honors Program application for post-freshman admission in fall 2010 is now available online.

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Nov. 15 - Deadline to apply to intern with Senator Amy Klobuchar in D.C. this spring

The Washington office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2010 spring semester. An internship with the Senator's office is a terrific chance for students to see, and gain experience in, the United States legislative process. View application instructions.

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Misrepresentation of Minorities in the Media Week, 11/16-20

Learn and discuss how the mainstream media uses language, rhetoric and images to portray certain stereotypes and misrepresent various minority groups. The week includes a panel discussion with reporters and professors, a documentary, and media training. There will be free food at every event.

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Dec. 4 - Deadline to apply for Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

The Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) places multicultural students in 10‐week paid, full time summer internships at American Association of Advertising Agencies member agencies nationwide. It offers those with a serious interest in advertising the opportunity to gain real‐world work experience, establish contacts within the industry, and gain a valuable professional credential that can help them gain entry‐level employment after graduation. The program also offers advertising agencies an opportunity to identify, observe, and recruit student talent, and supports the 4A's efforts to enhance the diversity of our industry.

To learn more about the program and application process visit the MAIP web site. Applications are due December 4, 2009 for internships during summer 2010.

2010 National Geographic Magazine Photography Internships

The National Geographic magazine will offer two photography internships during the summer or fall of 2010. The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world. It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular "shooters" are former summer interns.

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Registration tips from SJMC Undergraduate Student Services

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major open and our professional classes open to all qualified students:

1. Register on time.

2. If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list for all open sections that will work for you. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and don't wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up,t here is very little we can do to help yuo once classes have begun.

3. Register only for courses you plan to take, and cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from thew ait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

November 4, 2009

Social media focused strategic communication campaigns course to be offered in Spring 2010

Interested in social media and how to apply it to communications strategies?

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November 2, 2009

Summer 2010 Internship Program in Berlin for student journalists

DAAD and the renowned Freie Universität Berlin (named in 2007 as one of the nine "universities of excellence" in Germany) have developed this unique new program to provide outstanding young journalism students - who may themselves come to have a significant influence on international opinion-shaping - with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values, and political attitudes in Germany.

Internship application deadline is January 31, 2010.

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Twin Cities Media Alliance's Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance's 5th Annual Fall Media Forum
Networking and the New Media Landscape: Reporting News, Building Community, Making Money
Saturday, November 07, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

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Ivory Tower call for submissions

The Ivory Tower is a literary and art magazine that publishes University of Minnesota Undergraduates exclusively. We only publish you. This is a great chance for you to see your work in print for the first time. Submit your creative expressions and get published now! Be Immortal. Get Published.

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Nov. 10 - Registration begins for spring 2010 semester

Registration for spring semester classes begins Tuesday, November 10. If you do not know your registration date and time you can visit the Registration page on One Stop to learn more.

New Master of Development Practice degree in international development

In the fall of 2010, the Humphrey Institute will welcome its first class in the new Master of Development Practice degree in international development. This multidisciplinary program is specifically designed for students interested in pursuing careers in international development. Offered in partnership with the University's Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and five other colleges, the program includes broad exposure to the most important sectors in development work: agriculture, education, public health, environmental management, policy analysis, management and leadership.

To learn more or to view the information session times visit the Humphrey Institute Web site.

Nov. 6 - Deadline to apply for Washington Politics & Journalism Semester

The deadline to apply for the Washington Politics & Journalism Semester is this Friday. If you are interested in applying please stop in to see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall as soon as possible to allow time for the internal nomination process.

October 30, 2009

Nov. 4 - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships for Study Abroad info session

Info Session: Wednesday November 4, 3:35-4:30, Folwell Hall 108

Learn from Rotary representatives about the world's largest privately funded scholarship program for international education! Opportunities are offered for a year of study abroad in nearly 100 host countries.

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Nov. 20 - Deadline to apply for ASME 2010 Magazine Internship Program

The American Society of Magazine Editors is accepting applications for their 2010 Magazine Internship Program.

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Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines

Thursday, Nov. 19 - Deadline to apply for Editorial/Columns of Opinion writing competition

Monday, Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Radio and Television Features broadcast competition

Please review the entry guidelines and stop in to pick up the application form from Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall.

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October 27, 2009

Nov. 20 - Application deadline for summer internships with The Detroit News

The Detroit News seeks 2010 summer internship program applicants. The 12-week program is open to juniors, seniors and recent graduates. Opportunities for reporters, copy editors, photographers and graphic artist/page designers, and within the online operations.

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Nov. 3 - CLA walk-in hours with Google, among other organizations

The College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a series of walk-in hours with various organizations, including Google, United Way and AmeriCorps.

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Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards Broadcast Feature Competition

The internal deadline to apply for the Hearst Awards Broadcast Competition I: Radio and Television Features is Nov. 2. Pick up an application in 110 Murphy Hall to be considered for this competition. You can review the guidelines and learn more at the Hearst Awards Web site.

Dec. 1: Star Tribune Summer 2010 Internship Application Deadline

The Star Tribune newsroom offers one of the most rewarding summer internship programs. We're committed to training and mentoring college and graduate students interested in pursuing careers as reporters, copy editors, photographers, graphic artists, designers and multimedia journalists.

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October 26, 2009

SJMC communications office seeks editorial assistant

Student position in SJMC. Must have work study funds and experience with feature writing.
View the complete posting and apply online.

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American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Fall Program

Navigating Career Transitions
Sat., Nov. 14, 11am-noon
Mayo Memorial Building
717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105

Speakers:
Amy Lindgren, on Navigating Career Change in an Uncertain Economy
Mary Knatterud, on Transitioning from On Site to Out of Sight: Thriving as a Telecommuter
Paul Mamula, on The Peripatetic Scientist: Moving Out of Laboratories and Into Editorial Offices


To learn more about the speakers and to register to attend, please visit the chapter's Web site . Visit the national Web site of AMWA.

Dec. 1 - Deadline to apply for ASME 2010 Magazine Internship Program

The American Society of Magazine Editors is accepting applications for their 2010 Magazine Internship Program. Interns will have the opportunity to work in the editorial offices of a national magazine in New York City or Washington, D.C. Applications are available on the ASME Web site.

Help coordinate Northrop noon concert series next summer

'Summer Cultural Programs' is an umbrella name for cultural arts programming during the Summer Term. Administered by the Office of Evening Classes and Summer Session in cooperation with the Department of Concerts and Lectures, this program provides support for the various organizations that sponsor cultural arts events on campus.

The centerpiece of the program is the noon concert series held almost daily on Northrop Plaza during Summer Term.

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Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply to be a 2010 Orientation Leader

As an Orientation Leader you will help implement Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation and the 2010 Welcome Week. Additionally, Orientation Leaders will work as a team to recruit and train a volunteer team of over 400 Welcome Week Leaders.

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Reminder - Dow Jones Internships deadline is Nov. 2

To review the application requirements visit the Dow Jones Web site.

October 28 - "Peace in the Middle East: Asking the Right Questions" lecture

Yaakov Katz, the Military Correspondent and Defense Analyst for the Jerusalem Post will be the guest speaker with a talk titled: "Peace in the Middle East: Asking the Right Questions"

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Where: Nicholson Hall 135, University of Minnesota

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JOUR 4992 - Star Tribune Practicum applications available

Applications are now available for JOUR 4992: The Star Tribune Practicum. To be eligible to participate in this course you must have JOUR 3121 completed (unless applying for multi-media or photo positions). Stop by room 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the application form. You can learn more about the course on the SJMC Web site.

Applications are due no later than noon on Nov. 3, 2009 in room 110 Murphy Hall.

October 22, 2009

OHS Journalism Internships

Sharpen your journalism skills during a paid internship in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism during the fall, spring or summer. The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers internships at newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations.

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Glamour Magazine seeks reporter this weekend - October 24

Interested in fashion reporting? Glamour Magazine has a paid opportunity this Saturday, October 24. They are looking for a reporter who can do four hours of interviewing women for their Glam Cam. If you are interested in learning more please email Maggie Cosgrove, SJMC Undergraduate Student Services, at cosg0022@umn.edu for details.

October 19, 2009

Minnesota Daily is hiring

Still in need of a job? Minnesota Daily is hiring!

The Minnesota Daily is a fast paced and professional environment designed to serve as a training institution for students while providing quality news coverage to the community. We currently have several positions open.

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November 17 - IABC "Meet the Pros" event

IABC Minnesota to host Meet the Pros, a networking session designed to connect aspiring students with leaders in the communications field. Hear communications professionals speak about their experiences in government, nonprofit, agency and corporate communications, as well as from independent consultants. Get your resume reviewed and network with seasoned pros and recent grads.

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October 16, 2009

November 2 - Deadline to apply for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings 12 or 13 college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester.

Continue reading "November 2 - Deadline to apply for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C." »

Reminder of upcoming deadlines

October 19 - Facing Off Over Facebook: The Impact of Social Media on Women's Sports
October 19 - Hearst Awards Featuring Writing Competition deadline
October 22 - Hearst Awards Photo Competition I deadline
October 22 - Intern Night at KSTP - RSVP now
October 25 - Deadline to apply for New York Times Student Journalism Institute
November 2 - Deadline to apply for 2010 Scripps Howard Semester in Washington


View the Murphy Weekly archive for details.

October 12, 2009

Free Apple seminar: Preparing Students for the Creative Economy

The U of M Bookstore along with Apple Computer are hosting free educational seminars on October 15 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the U of M Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union. The Seminar, features Dan Senstock, Creative/Pro Apps Development Executive with Apple Computer.

During this 2 hour session, Dan will discuss the state of the Creative Economy, Global competition and what role education has in preparing students across multiple disciplines for the Conceptual Age.

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October 9, 2009

October 19 - Facing Off Over Facebook: The Impact of Social Media on Women's Sports

Over the past 30 years, scholars have documented numerous ways in which traditional sport media marginalize and sexualize female athletes. Into this vast--and influential--media landscape appears the recent and exponential explosion of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Will this technological paradigm shift challenge or reproduce the ways in which female athletes are traditionally portrayed in mainstream sport media? Will the unprecedented popularity of social media--and the alternative "ways of knowing" it provides to traditional media--fundamentally alter how we view women's sports?

Panelists with diverse experiences and perspectives will "face off" and take on these important and largely unexplored questions as we move into the Age of New Media.

Event will be Monday, October 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the West Bank of campus.

October 22 - Hearst Awards Photo Competition I deadline

Photojournalism Competition I - Portrait/Personality, Feature & "Personal Vision"
All photos submitted must have been taken from September 1, 2008, through November 1, 2009, inclusively. Each entry must consist of two photographs in each category-Portrait/Personality and Feature-and one "Personal Vision"photo for a total of five photographs. The "Personal Vision" image may fall under the categories of (but is not limited to): pictorial, photo illustration, fine art photography, fashion photography, editorial photography, nature photography, architectural photography. Entries are sent on a CD or via email to photoawards@hearstfdn.org.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on campus Thursday!

Check out the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on Thursday, Oct. 15.
If you're interested in video or recording production, you won't want to miss this cool opportunity!
The "bus" is a non-profit mobile recording studio dedicated to providing students of all ages with free hands-on opportunities to make music and produce video project.
Free tours are available from 10am-5pm. The bus will be parked right outside of the Tate Physics Lab, just next door to Murphy. Tours are first come, first served. The bus can accommodate roughly 20 people every 20 minutes.

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Reminder: AP Jobs Fair Deadline is Tuesday, October 13

The SJMC will pay the registration fee for the first 15 students who register for the AP/MNA Jobs Fair, to be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson University Hotel. You must turn in your registration materials by Tuesday, October 13 at 4pm to be considered.

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UPI National Student Journalism Writing Contest

United Press International and uwemp are pleased to announce a major opportunity for college journalism students nationwide.

The grand prize:

  • A $500 cash prize
  • An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC—work with key UPI personnel and have lunch at the National Press Club
  • Winning submission eligible for publication on upi.com, with a byline seen by millions of readers

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November 3 - Corporate Recruitment Event for Students With Disabilities

U of M students with disabilities are invited to this corporate recruitment event for students with disabilities. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 3 from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Downtown Minneapolis Target. Bus transportation is provided.

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October 8, 2009

RSVP for Intern Night at KSTP - October 22

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is hosting Intern Night on October 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at KSTP-TV (3415 University Ave., St. Paul).

At this event you will:

  • Meet managers from Minnesota newspapers, TV stations, and other media outlets.
  • Learn what it takes to find, interview for, and complete an internship in one of the top journalism markets in the country.

Bring your resume and be prepared to ask questions. Station tours will also be available before and after the program.

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November 15 - Seattle Times 2010 Summer Internship program deadline

The Seattle Times offers paid summer internships to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For 10 weeks, interns work on varied assignments. They attend weekly training sessions given by members of a Pulitzer-Prize winning staff. Interns receive a skill-development plan and a staff mentor to support them in achieving it.

The application deadline is November 15. Please review the requirements and apply online.

Apply now - Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

Jumpstart your advertising career through the 4A's Multicultural Advertising Intern Program, a 10-week paid summer internship program at leading advertising agencies across the United States.

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October 13 - Deadline to register for UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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October 14 - Graduate and Professional School Day

Plan to attend Graduate and Professional School Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Union

www.cclc.umn.edu/GSD

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Internships with Target and General Mills

Attention CLA Juniors:

Apply for a summer 2010 internship today! CLA students of all majors are welcome to apply for these business-related internships.

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October 19 - Hearst Awards Feature Writing Competition deadline

A background , color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile. Articles must be published from October 15, 2008 through November 1, 2009, inclusively.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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October 5, 2009

Apply for $2,500 Copy Editing Schoalrship

The ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society, offers scholarships to juniors, seniors and grad students interested in careers in copy editing.

Continue reading "Apply for $2,500 Copy Editing Schoalrship " »

Win a $10,000 award and an internship at a top news organization

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition with a $10,000 award and a paid internship, are now being accepted.

Continue reading "Win a $10,000 award and an internship at a top news organization" »

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships in multimedia editing, news editing, sports editing and business reporting.

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November 13 - Deadline to apply for January seminar in D.C.

A combination of lectures, site visits, tours and special events this two week Academic seminar is one of the best ways for students to witness the impact of the political process on public policy and the critical role of the media in the political process.

Continue reading "November 13 - Deadline to apply for January seminar in D.C." »

October 2, 2009

SJMC seeks student representatives for Alumni Board and Undergraduate Committee

Both the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Alumni Board and the Undergraduate Committee are looking for student representatives to join these groups and contribute ideas to help improve the undergraduate experience within the SJMC.

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Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board

Interested in getting involved in The Minnesota Daily? Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board of Directors!

Continue reading "Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board " »

October 25 - Deadline to apply for NYT Student Journalism Institute

The deadline to apply for this January's New York Times Student Journalism Institute is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24 for this extraordinary opportunity offered by The New York Times to student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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September 28, 2009

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Sessions

Truman Scholarships support outstanding undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in government, education, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service, and want to make a difference. Applicants must be juniors, U.S. citizens or nationals, with strong academic records, and should be engaged in community service and/or political activism.

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October 7 - Deadline to apply for Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat

ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. undergraduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat. This retreat is for both international and U.S. undergraduate students who want to become more effective in international environments.

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Info sessions for Humphrey Institute graduate programs

Students interested in careers in public affairs and public policy can learn more about graduate programs with the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota by attending one of their informational sessions to be held several times throughout the year.

Upcoming meetings are posted online.

October 15 - Deadline to apply to intern with The Minnesota Twins

The MN Twins are currently accepting applications for the 2010 Minnesota Twins Internship Program. The following internship opportunities, including full descriptions and requirements, are now posted on their website.

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AAJA Media Internships for summer 2010

The Asian American Journalists Association is offering internships for summer 2010. Learn more about their Associated Press internship and the Sports Journalism Institute internship.

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Deadline Oct. 12: IRE Campus Coverage Project Workshop

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching a program to share investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate in our Campus Coverage Project.

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Oct. 7-11: Society of Environmental Journalists Conference

UW-Madison will host the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists. This year's conference will feature major speakers including Vice President Al Gore, author Wendell Berry, Andy Revkin of the New York Times and Maude Barlow of the United Nations.
October 7-11, 2009
Madison, Wisconsin

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PRISM Weekly Meetings

PRISM is a multicultural diversity group for communications students of color and their allies. We are committed to examining the roles of diversity in media and society. We seek to connect communications students of all backgrounds with professionals currently working in the mass communications field.

Join us for our weekly meetings: Fridays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Room 25 of Murphy Hall.


September 22, 2009

Twin Cities Media Alliance 2009 Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance will hold its fifth annual Fall Media Forum on Saturday November 7, at the Minneapolis Central Library, 4th and Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Twin Cities Media Alliance Brown Bag with MPR's Laura Yuen

The Twin Cities Media Alliance's monthly Brown Bag Lunches are your chance for casual conversation with some of the Twin Cities' most insightful journalists -- about journalism, politics, or whatever is on your mind.
Check out the next brown bag. It's free!
Wednesday, September 30, Noon
East Lake Public Library, 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis


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September 21, 2009

September 23 - Deadline to apply for CLA internship grants

The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to select undergraduate students doing unpaid internships. Apply for one if you are planning an internship this fall. Various grants awarded. Learn more and view the application instructions on the Career and Community Learning Center Web site.

Applications for Major Status

Deadline to apply for major status is Friday, September 25.

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Applications open for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

Spend spring semester in Washington, DC while you train to become a political journalist. Participate in seminars in all aspects of politics and intern at a major news bureau. $3,000 stipend available.

Continue reading "Applications open for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C." »

Studying abroad this spring? Become a Glimpse Correspondent

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who will be working, volunteering, or studying abroad for at least 10 weeks.

Continue reading "Studying abroad this spring? Become a Glimpse Correspondent" »

Deadline Nov. 1 - Summer internships with The Wall Street Journal

Spend your summer interning for The Wall Street Journal (U.S., Europe or Asia edition).

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First PRSSA Meeting on September 23

The Willard Thompson Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will have its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 23rd 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in the SJMC Conference Center in 100 Murphy Hall.

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Ad Club Starts this Week!

First Meeting this Tuesday (September 22) 4:00-5:00 at Tate Lab of Physics (RM 236A)
FREE FOOD!

Ad Club is a student organization dedicated to educating students about the advertising/marketing/strategic communications industry and career opportunities.

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September 16, 2009

October 2 - Company Site Visit with Target

You will learn about career options, get a tour, and meet managers and CLA alumni working at Target. Transportation is provided, but registration is required. To register visit GoldPASS.

Summer internships with The Boston Globe

Summer interns work as full-time employees for twelve weeks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Interns are paid a weekly wage, and shifts vary. An intern supervisor serves as a writing coach and there are weekly meetings with editors and staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to journalism. To learn more about the opportunities and download the application please visit The Boston Globe web site.

Summer internships with The Denver Post

The Denver Post is offering a 10-week internship program for the summer of 2010. Interns work in several parts of the newsroom and are paid about $480 per week (housing and transportation are not included). The application deadline is October 31, 2009.

Continue reading "Summer internships with The Denver Post " »

September 14, 2009

Internships with Twin Cities Live

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS seeks two interns for Twin Cities Live.

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Improve your public speaking abilities with Mock Trial

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? Mock Trial provides a chance for participants to work on improvisation, critical thinking, analytical skills, and storytelling capabilities, which are applicable to nearly every field, even beyond law-based professions. Anyone who's interested in honing these skills or developing new ones can benefit from participating. Mock Trial also offers a creative opportunity for actors and those wishing to improve their theatrical abilities.

Stop by an information session:

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 8pm, CMU 302

Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4pm, CMU 302

Friday, Sept. 18 at noon, CMU 302

If you have questions contact:
Erica Madore at: mado0019@umn.edu

November 2 - Deadline to apply for 2010 Scripps Howard Semester in Washington

The application deadline for the spring and summer 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program internships is Nov. 2. Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of four, 10 or 14 weeks.

Interested students can learn more online.

Grants available for undergraduate research

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

If you are interested you can learn more on the Undergraduate Research page.

SJMC Alumni Mentor Program

SJMC juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to participate in the SJMC Alumni Mentor Program. Online application forms and further information will be available online the first day of fall semester, but you must attend one of the mandatory information sessions before you submit your application. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 28 at 4 p.m.

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September 8, 2009

First day of class information

Fall semester classes begin today, Tuesday, September 8. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:

* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the Student Services Center (SSC)
If a class has vacancies, SSC will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

SJMC seeking student Lab Attendant

The SJMC is seeking a student Lab Attendant for the upcoming academic year.

View the full job description, required qualifications, and application process online at the U of M Job site. Search requisition number: 162043

September 4, 2009

October 20 - UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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September 1, 2009

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FALL SEMESTER CLASSES

Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final wait lists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 3. If you want to add your name to one of the wait lists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 8.

If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
   * Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
   * All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the Student Services Center (SSC). If a class has vacancies, SSC will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

2010 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program

The 2010 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship is now accepting applications for next year's program. Twenty winners nationwide will be chosen for a 10-week internship, which will run from June 7 through August 31, 2010 in Indianapolis or Phoenix. Fellows will be assigned to either The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers, graphic artists and page designers. To learn more and apply please visit The Indianapolis Star Web site.

August 27, 2009

Intern with the MN State Senate

Interested in working in politics? Plan to attend the MN State Senate Internship Information Session to learn more about internships and how to apply.

October 5
2:30-3:30 p.m.
location to be announced - watch the CCLC Web site for details.

October 2 - Company Site Visit: Target

Friday, October 2
12:30-3:30 p.m.
transportation provided

Join the Career and Community Learning Center for a visit to Target in downtown Minneapolis. You will hear about opportunities with Target Stores, Headquarters and Distribution. Hear about career options, get a tour, meet managers and CLA alumni. Registration required.

September 21 - U of M Job and Internship Fair

St. Paul Campus Job and Internship Fair
Monday, September 21
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom

This free event is open to all U of M students on all campuses. Many employers will be there looking to fill a wide variety of jobs and internships.

September 18 - Deadline to enter Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase

Show off your work in the Student Scholar Showcase, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research, art, and design. This event, held in TCF Bank Stadium in concert with Public Engagement Day during Homecoming, will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TCF Bank Stadium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

View the presentation guidelines or register for the event online.

October 9 - 2009 Fashion Group Foundation Career Day

Save the date for the 2009 Fashion Group Foundation Career Day to be held October 9, 2009. At this event you will:


  • Learn how to brand yourself to stand out above the competition
  • Discover key information about the inner workings of the retail fashion industry
  • Learn about emerging trends in today's fashion market
  • Network with industry professionals

Event will be held at the Sheraton West, 12201 Ridgedale Drive, in Minnetonka. Learn more by visiting the Fashion Group Foundation Web site.

August 25, 2009

Snap them up while you can - last seats for fall 2009 courses

The following courses are nearing full enrollment. Grab one of the last seats before they close. These courses are open to all students, not just declared Journalism majors.

Learn more about the courses visit the SJMC Course Profiles pages. To register, visit One Stop.

Need a Job? Minnesota Daily is hiring for the fall semester!

The Minnesota Daily is a fast paced and professional environment designed to serve as a training institution for students while providing quality news coverage to the community. We currently have a variety of positions open.

Open positions include:

  • Editorial and Opinions Editor
  • Columnists
  • Editorial Board Members
  • Visuals Designer

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications as well as closing dates for these positions, please visit The Minnesota Daily jobs page.

August 14, 2009

Editorial Internship at Minnesota Monthly

Sharpen your skills with an editorial internship at Minnesota Monthly.

The Internship: Minnesota Monthly editorial internships give participants an up-close look at how magazines are made. Interns attend weekly planning meetings with the editorial staff, assist with proofing and production tasks, and research, write, and fact-check both print and web content. Interns are expected to work 15 to 20 hours per week for a period of three to four months. Typically, the internships, which are unpaid, begin in January, May/June, and September. Applications are accepted year-round.

The Application: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resumé, and two short writing clips to editor@mnmo.com.

Materials can also be sent via regular post to:

Editor
Minnesota Monthly
600 U.S. Trust Building
730 Second Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Magazine: Minnesota Monthly is dedicated to exploring the life and culture of the Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota, and the Upper Midwest. We cover regional dining, arts and entertainment, travel, social issues, health, history, politics, personalities, and more. Check us out online at www.mnmo.com.

August 7, 2009

KFAI Radio Presents Nick Coleman "Journalism: Back to the Future"

Nick Coleman will be joined by Ahndi Fridell, KFAI News Director and KFAI Public Affairs Programmers Lynnell Mickelsen, Lydia Howell, as well as Jeremy Iggers from TC Daily Planet, for a lively discussion of the changing media landscape and the past & future of journalism.

Thursday, August 20 - St. Joan of Arc Church
4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

REGISTRATION: $10 in advance. $12 at the door.
Tickets available online by credit card at https://www.kfai.org.

August 3, 2009

ECM Post Review seeks Associate Editor

The ECM Post Review in North Branch, MN is looking for an experienced journalist to become our full time Associate Editor. We are looking for a self-starter with a degree in journalism or related field with a minimum of two years experience working at a newspaper, preferably in a similar capacity. Knowledge of InDesign and multi-media capabilities are a plus as well as police/court reporting experience. We offer a competitive wage and great benefits.

The Associate Editor will work closely with the editor on planning, reporting, writing and assigning stories and will also help with editing for the weekly print and online editions.
Please mail or email your resume to:

ECM Post Review
Attn: Associate Editor
P.O. Box 366
North Branch, MN 55056

Editor.postreview@ecm-inc.com

July 24, 2009

August 1 - Deadline to Apply for Electronic Journlaism Scholarships

The Association of Electronic Journalists has multiple scholarships available for hard-working undergraduate students who have a focus in electronic journalism. All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Candidates must be full-time college students with at least one full year of college remaining, and they must be in good standing. To learn more about the scholarships and to apply, visit the RTNDA Web site. Application deadline is August 1.

July 23, 2009

Submit your work for the Homecoming Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase
Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Showcase your work in the Student Scholar Showcase, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research, art, and design. This event, held in TCF Bank Stadium in concert with Public Engagement Day, will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities. University faculty and staff, as well as families of presenters, also will be invited to attend this event. 2008-2009 University graduates are encouraged to participate as well.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TCF Bank Stadium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The deadline to submit work is September 1. To get started, visit the Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase site.

KARE 11 Online Assignment Editor opening

KARE 11 is seeking an Online Assignment Editor. This multi-media position is responsible for communicating with and connecting all news content providers (staff, networks, community) and streamlining that content quickly and efficiently to various producers and media platforms (TV, online, mobile, etc.) immediately. This position will require the successful candidate to be able to handle a variety of tasks at the same time. Multiple skill requirements include: computer technology and social networking, good telephone communication, monitoring scanners, managing feeds from eng/satellite/ftp/skype, etc., court checks, story follows and investigative research. Flexible schedule for evening and weekend hours a must. Education requirements: four year degree. Prefer journalism experience. Experience shooting video, newscast producing and/or reporting also a plus.

Candidates should send written and tape resume to:
Rita Hathaway
KARE Assignment Manager
8811 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55427
rhathaway@kare11.com

(No calls please).

July 17, 2009

KARE 11 Seeks Creative Services Producer

Creative Services Producer
The #1 station in town is ready to hire a producer who can do it all. We are a full-service creative services department producing cool and clever advertising for station clients and multiple brands, including KARE 11 News, Metromix.com and MomsLikeMe.com. We are looking for a strong writer with clever ideas. But that's not all. Are you a rock star on After Effects and eat AVID for breakfast?! Ideal candidates must have the technical prowess to conquer any platform and demonstrate the ability to think outside a traditional news station. At least 4 years experience in promotion or advertising required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Minimum of three years experience writing, producing, and editing station and client
commercials at a local television station or ad agency.

- Must be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills.

- Proven track record in the development of station news and image promotion.

- Highly creative, with the ability to channel energy to meet tight deadlines effectively.

- Excellent computer skills.

- Ability to collaborate and cooperate with a diverse group of individuals; good communication
skills.

- Skilled at evaluating new design techniques and systems as well as equipment and software.

- Experienced and comfortable working with broadcast equipment and software; DVCam
camera, Avid non linear editing system, After Effects, Final Cut Pro.

- Must be well skilled in all aspects of non-linear editing and design.

- College degree in Mass Communications or related field preferred.

- Must exhibit excellent communication and organization skills.

Please send resume and reel to:
KARE 11 Television
8811 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Attn: Creative Services Producer Position

KARE 11 Seeks Multimedia Journalist and Creative Services Producer

Multimedia Journalist
Description/Requirements:
This position requires both reporting and photojournalism skills.

· Applicants should have good news judgment, strong writing skills, photography experience and non-linear editing training.

· Strong storyteller who can produce stories live on-air and on-line.

· Enterprises and reports general news and feature stories.

· Interviews appropriate people to cover general news stories.

· Reports, shoots, write scripts, and edits stories.

· Contributes story ideas and attends story conferences.

· Develops stories assigned by the assignment desk.

Special Requirements:

· Minimum 2-5 years reporting/photojournalism experience.

· Journalist and/or Mass Communication degree preferred.


Send your resume and link, non-returnable tape or DVD to:

KARE 11 TV
Tom Lindner - Vice President News Director
8811 Olsen Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55427

June 23, 2009

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships

Broadcast Education Association offers one $5,000 scholarship to college juniors,
seniors, and graduate students attending a member university of the
sponsor organization for study toward a career in radio. Deadline(s): 10/12/2009

For more information visit: http://www.infoed.org/new_spin/spin_prog.asp?68774

June 2, 2009

Inspiring Women Event with Amelia Santaniello and MN Lynx

WCCO-TV news anchor Amelia Santaniello will speak about her story and the challenges and joys of balancing career, family and self at the Inspiring Women event, hosted by the Minnesota Lynx. The event is Wednesday, June 10 from 6-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25, and includes a ticket to the Lynx game that night and access to the pregame event. To order tickets, call or email Nicole at 612-673-1681 or nsmith@lynxbasketball.com.

May 14, 2009

Seats available in Web Design Introduction course

The Murphy Hall Digital Media Studio will once again host the University College course Web Design Introduction this summer. The class offers a chance for SJMC students to learn Web design in a non-techie atmosphere. The 4 credit class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-1 from June 15th to August 5th. Students in the class can create their own Web site for a personal portfolio, student organization, basic e-commerce or other topic of the students own choosing.

For more information visit the class Web site or see University College on One Stop. The instructor, David Husom is a member of the SJMC adjunct faculty where he teaches Web design and Media Graphics. He can been contacted at husom0012@umn.edu.

May 11, 2009

May 27 - You've Graduated: What Now?

From 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul Student Center, Cherrywood Room

This workshop is for recent U of M grads, or those who will graduate soon. (It's open to graduates from December 2008 to August 2009.)

Here's what you'll get out of this intensive workshop:

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS, INCLUDING:
—How to figure out where you want to work, and what your options are (businesses, nonprofits, and organizations of all sizes.)
—How to research organizations and job openings.
—How to get your foot in the door.
—How to write a resume that gets attention.
—How to impress anyone you interview with.
—How to network.
—How to find alternative job options, like AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and more.

Plus more. View full event information online at the Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC).

May 4, 2009

Facebook group for job seekers

Fast Horse, a Minneapolis nontraditional marketing agency, has created a new Facebook group to help job-seeking college students and recent grads. The group, called The Fast Horse Experience, will be a place where job seekers can get answers to everything from interview etiquette to writing cover letters to learning about the agency's culture and work. You may view the group at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fast-Horse-Experience/65932144348.

Prepare for Finals at the Cram Slam

The SMART learning commons is hosting a Cram Slam to help students prepare for final exams. Consultants and tutors will be available to help you with chemistry, biology, math, economics, physics, statistics, writing, foreign languages, and more. Free food will be provided.

Two dates to choose from:

Wednesday, May 6 from 1-6 p.m. in Room 204, Walter Library
Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Klaeber Court

April 27, 2009

Congratulations to the NSAC team!

The University of Minnesota National Student Advertising Competition team won the District 8 competition this weekend in Minneapolis! Congratulations to the team and faculty adviser Howard Liszt! The U of M team will attend the NSAC National Competition in Washington, D.C. in June.

This week's PRSSA meeting

The last meeting and the End-of-the-Year Banquet is Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at Murphy Hall Room 100. Hope to see you there!

Visit us online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa. Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 10

April 22, 2009

June 5 -Institute on the Environment Internship Deadline

The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment is seeking a Communications Intern who can start work during July 2009 and stay on for the 2009-10 academic year. This is a part time paid internship that is open to current University of Minnesota students.

Qualifications

* Actively enrolled University of Minnesota undergraduate student
* Able to work 20-25 hours per week
* Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational and people skills
* Strong interest in environmental issues
* Journalism, communications or creative writing majors with professional writing experience are preferred.

Responsibilities
Assist the IonE communications team with a wide range of projects, which may include:

* Writing, editing or research for IonE’s Momentum magazine and other print communications such as ads, press releases, annual reports, etc.
* Writing, editing or research for all IonE Web sites and e-newsletters
* Interviewing environmental experts (off-camera) during video shoots
* Expanding IonE’s mailing and e-mail distribution list (i.e. finding new contacts, entering contact info in the database and mailing items as needed)
* Locating distribution outlets on/around campus for Momentum magazine and other print pieces, and delivering them in person
* Assisting with event planning and logistics
* Other communications or administrative duties for staff and faculty as needed

To apply
E-mail cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Eve Daniels by June 5, 2009.

You can learn more about the Institute and view the full job description online.


Institute for Human Studies Fall Internship Program

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for their Fall Journalism Internship program. The program offers paid placements at print newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations for students interested in the ideas of liberty.

The internship program has three tracks: newspaper, broadcast journalism and investigative journalism.

During the internship, students will learn journalism skills from experienced professionals. And they'll make connections that will help with their job search. In addition, the IHS covers the costs for all interns to attend their weeklong journalism workshop held in the summer.

They look for skilled writers passionate about liberty. Previous experience is a plus but not required. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply. The program includes a stipend plus a housing and travel allowance.

To apply or to learn more, visit their Web siteThe application deadline is July 1.

April 20, 2009

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 we will have the second round of Executive Board elections. The last meeting of the year will be the End-of-the-year Banquet on April 29. If you haven' yet, please fill out the PRSSA Spring Member Survey to help us make the chapter better for next year.

Visit us online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa. Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

April 22 -Deadline Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Essay Contest

Wednesday, April 22 is the deadline for your individual essay submission to the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Below is the 2009 Essay Question, along with the Guidelines. If you have any questions, or need the application please stop in to 110 Murphy Hall.

2009 Essay Question
How has the media landscape, and the manner in which sports journalists cover events, changed over the past 20 years?


Conditions of Eligibility:

A. An applicant *must* be a citizen of the United States; pending application for citizenship *_does not_* qualify a person to apply.

B. An applicant *must* have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2009 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in spring of 2010 and not mid-year.

C. An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and be enrolled full-time.

D. An applicant *must* show, integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.


Essay Format Guidelines:

1. No more than 1000 words, but no less than 750 words.
2. Must be prepared with a one-inch (1”) margin, 12-point font.
3. Applicant’s *first and last name* and *word count* in the *upper right* corner of *each* page
4. Multiple pages must be numbered bottom-center.
5. The essay must have one staple in the upper left corner.
6. DO NOT put essays in any type of binding.

If you think you would like to apply, please see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall as soon as possible to learn more about the application process and the supporting materials required to apply. The SJMC will review all applications submitted and nominate one student on behalf of the SJMC. Applications are due by 12 noon on Wednesday, April 22.

Hearst Journalism Awards Upcoming Deadlines

Multimedia Competition Deadline is today,! April 20.

Please review competition guidelines online. Students must be current SJMC majors to participate. Stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the official application form. Deadlines below are internal SJMC deadlines to allow time for our internal SJMC review. If chosen to be nominated on behalf of the school we will submit your application on your behalf.

April 13, 2009

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 we will have the first day of Executive Board elections and continue the second day on April 22. The last meeting of the year will be the End-of-year Banquet on April 29.

Visit us online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa. Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

April 10, 2009

JOUR 4992 Practicum deadline is Monday, April 13 at noon

New York City housing option for summer

Students who will be interning in New York City this summer may be interested in the following opportunity that was recently shared with career services staff at the University of Minnesota:

Educational Housing Services is a Not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers.

EHS can also provide housing the summer after you graduate from your program. So if you are contemplating living in New York but don’t want to make a year long commitment, this could be a solution. Check out the website www.studenthousing.org or call today for locations, rates and availability. 1-800-297-4694

Apply for Capital Semester Political Journalism Track

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.

This fast-paced, residential program is offered each fall and spring, and provides journalism and communications students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in job placements and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Applications for our fall program will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2009. Students are encouraged to apply by April 24 in order to be entered into a drawing to win $200 toward their travel to Washington, DC for the program. If you wish to be nominated on behalf of SJMC, please see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall to learn more. The internal SJMC deadline will be Monday, May 11.

PA 4101: Nonprofit Management and Governance

Strategic Communication students interested in careers in nonprofit may be interested in PA 4101: Nonprofit Management and Governance, offered for 3 credits this fall semester. View full details on One Stop.

As civil society organizations, nonprofit agencies have a long and important tradition within American democracy. Yet as the current fiscal environment makes clear, a compelling mission alone is insufficient to assure these organizations survive and thrive; professional and innovative nonprofit management, leadership and governance is essential. In this course, we examine real world examples and review theories and practices that apply to them. There are many unique issues nonprofit managers and leaders face, including tensions between the nonprofit mission and the ever-changing funding markets, participation in policymaking, professionalism of the sector, accountability demands and the challenges of part-time volunteers as board members providing governance, oversight and leadership to increasingly complex organizations.

This course is offered in a mixed on-line and face-to-face format (4 meetings throughout the term). It begins by exploring the nonprofit sector and examining what make nonprofits unique. From that foundation, we will examine governance and accountability of nonprofit boards, the funding challenges and program evaluation, strategic management theory and practice, the role of nonprofits in policymaking and the unique aspects on nonprofit finance. Making generalizations about nonprofits can be difficult because of the size and diversity of the sector and therefore the types of organizations in it. We will endeavor to be sensitive to that challenge by drawing upon examples from the many subsectors including, health, religious institutions, performing arts, human services and advocacy organizations.

The teaching method will be an interactive model drawing upon readings, asynchronous discussion boards, presentations from practitioners from the local nonprofit community, online presentations of material with podcasts and video casts, teaching cases, and collaborative projects.

Students may contact the instructor, Julia Classen, for further information at julia@auroraconsult.com.

Info Sessions with U.S. Department of State

Learn about internships and full-time positions with the U.S. Department of State. Career diplomat Dr. Brian Flora will discuss internship and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State during three information sessions on:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
140 Nolte Hall
1:30-2:30 PM
(geared for CLA students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
5:00-6:00 PM
(geared for business students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
6:00-7:00 PM
(geared for Humphrey Institute students)

While sessions may be tailored to the majors or degrees for the above audiences, all sessions are open to any University of Minnesota students (undergraduate and graduate), and alumni. Not need to RSVP, simply show up!

The Department of State is the Federal agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The Department’s personnel represent the U.S. and protect its interests and citizens around the world. The State Department seeks high caliber employees with the skills and competencies needed to deal with the demands of the coming decades. It recruits a diverse group of individuals with knowledge not only in areas traditionally associated with diplomacy (such as history, political science, international relations, and economics), but also those with backgrounds in business, office management, public administration, natural sciences, communications, law, information management and security. Its 25,000 U.S. employees (Foreign Officers and Specialists and Civil Servants) serve domestically, primarily in Washington DC, and at 265 embassies and consulates in over 160 foreign countries.

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Flora -- Dr. Flora will be available for one-on-one meetings with individuals between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Career and Community Learning Center in 135 Johnston Hall, and between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM in the Carlson Business Center. Please contact Dr. Flora to set up an appointment: flora.brian@gmail.com

Other questions? Please contact the Career and Community Learning Center, the career office for the College of Liberal Arts, at 612-624-7577.

End of Semester Academic Support Workshops

The end of the semester can be a difficult time to stay energized and focused on classes & assignments. Student Academic Support Services is offering 3 workshops that can help with test-taking, managing time demands, and getting caught up in your classes as the end of the term approaches. Workshops are informative and offer straight-to-the point tips and strategies that can be used right away.

Thursday, April 23 - Time Management Refresher, from 1-2 p.m.
Monday, April 27 - Staying On Track, from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 - Ace Your Finals, from noon to 1 p.m.

All sessions are held in room 202 Eddy Hall. To register, call 612-624-3323 or visit the University Counseling and Consulting Services Website.

The Minnesota Daily Seeks Marketing Communications Director

The Minnesota Daily is seeking a Marketing Communications Director for the summer and academic year. This position is a great opportunity for an advertising or public relations major to get first hand experience, and management skills at the nations largest student run newspaper and the state of Minnesota’s 5th largest newspaper publication. View the position description and apply online.

April 6, 2009

SJMC alum and PRISM founder to read from new book

Book Reading by SJMC Alum
The founder of PRISM and former SJMC student, Murali Balaji will be reading his new book, Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Coffman Bookstore. Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explore the genre as an expression of racial identity, class, status, gender, sexuality, racism and culture. For more information, visit, www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html This event is free and open to the public.

Job Search Workshop on April 17

Strat Comm majors, jumpstart your job search! Join strategic communication faculty Gordon Leighton, Bruce Moorhouse and Martha Wilson as they lead a discussion on job search strategies on Friday April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 214. All graduating seniors are welcome to attend but the session will be focused on strategic communication careers.

$5 student registration for MN News Photographers Convention

2009 Minnesota News Photographers Association Convention
Join the MNPA for their 2009 Convention, April 17-19 in Murphy Hall. The weekend will include a keynote speech by Brian Storm of Mediastorm, contest results and various discussions about new photography in our ever-changing world. The convention is free for MNPA members and only $5 for students. No advance registration is needed, walk-ins welcome! For more information about the event, visit www.mnpa.org.

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 we will have committee time to continue working on our projects for the year. After the meeting we will attend the Minnesota Twins game at 7:10 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lindsey Schmelzer at schm1573@umn.edu or Katie Kraker at krake017@umn.edu.

Visit us online.
Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

Cyber-interns needed for Targeted News Service

Targeted News Service, a five-year-old editorial services company based in Washington, D.C., is looking for cyber-interns who want to learn, produce or earn college internship support. Our staff is located in Washington's suburbs, our managing editor is in Utah, our assistant managing editor is in The Phillippines and we have teams working from India, Spain and Singapore, as well as California, Texas and Boston.

We're looking for cyber-interns who can help us:

* Write news stories for America's newspapers that are our clients (Bangor Daily News, Albany Times Union, Buffalo News, Mobile Register, Huntsville Times, Birmingham News, Torrance Daily Breeze, Tulsa World, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Maryland Gazette, and more...), and other end-user consumers (we also feed Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Dialog, ProQuest, Llesiant and Acquire Media).

- Take on cyber-assignments, with guidance, support and editing, of government-oriented regulatory material turning the cold, hard facts into orderly, structured news that a newspaper editor would be compelled to view as necessary - and print.

* We also have support needed for our alliance on NewsWatch Native America.com

* Write news briefs on small issues that we believe are relevant to our select audience.

* Assist with critical research to help our company grow.

* We also have a need for a marketing/business student who can help our VP/business development.

Expressions of interest sought with support from your professors if linked to academics.

To learn more, visit the Targeted News Service Website.

Cannes Lions Advertising Student Competition

The Future Lions is a global student advertising competition with the goal of shaking up the advertising world with new medium and messages that were not possible five years ago. Winners and their work will be presented at a seminar at the Cannes Festival Palais on June 26, 2009, to the world's advertising community. Deadline is May 4. Learn more online.

April 2, 2009

Four internships with Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Public Radio has four internship openings for the 2009-10 academic year:

Public Insight Journalism Intern
The Intern will work on a project to link research about people's behavior in on-line social networks and the incentives that can be used to invite people to be more active in networks to our outreach activities for the Public Insight Network. The intern's work rhythm will include regular statuses to review work to date and adjust project direction based on findings culminating in one (if a one-semester internship) or two (if a two-semester internship) capstone presentations or demonstrations containing recommendations or mock-ups/prototypes for network applications. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Magazine Shows
The Intern will assist Morning Edition and All Things Considered in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

Intern, Online News Reporter
The intern (student reporter) will write stories for the web site of MPR News. The assignments will be structured so the intern has exposure to a broad range of reporting topics and situations. The intern will earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Talk Shows
The Intern will assist Midmorning and Midday in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

March 30, 2009

Job Search Tips for SJMC Students

Despite the tough job market, there are concrete things you can do to make progress on your job search. Read our Top 10 Job Search Tips for SJMC Students , or pick up the handout in 110 Murphy Hall.


Production internship with Minnesota Public Radio

The Intern will assist Midmorning and Midday in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Internship will run September 2009 - May 2010. Working hours may vary.

Possible duties include: researching topics, logging tape, assisting with production, and working on special projects.

View position description online.

Mar 31- ShopNBC Site Visit Registration Deadline

Company Site Visit: ShopNBC
Friday, April 3rd from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in business.
You’ll get an up-close look at a business organization, and you’ll hear
directly from human resource representatives, managers, and CLA alumni.
During the visit, you’ll talk with ShopNBC employees, learn about career
options for liberal arts majors, and get a tour of ShopNBC’s facilities.

Register today through GoldPASS. Click on
the "Career Events" tab in GoldPASS for more information and to
register. This event is open to ALL CLA students. Register by Tuesday, March 31.

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday April, 1, 2009 there will be committee time to continue working on projects. It is also the beginning of the PRSSA Recycling Drive, running until April 7th come and drop off your recycling at the PRSSA Recycling Drive Table in Coffman Union on April 2, 3, 6 and 7.

As a reminder, forms for the April 6th Networking Event are due by the April 1st meeting.

PRSSA's Relay for Life team will be fundraising on April 2-3 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside on the Coffman Union mall. We will be selling cotton candy for $2 and all proceeds will go toward Colleges Against Cancer's annual fundraising event. More information about Relay for Life

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.


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April 15 -Study Mission to Israel Deadline

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering qualified campus leaders the opportunity to go on a FREE study mission to Israel, June 8-17, 2009.

ADL’s Campus Leadership Study Mission to Israel provides student journalists and politically active leaders with an up-close and personal perspective of Israel by learning about the strategic and social challenges facing Israel today. Mission participants will meet with key decision-makers, government and military officials, diplomats, journalists, students and everyday Israelis --Arab and Jewish -- from diverse communities, cultures and backgrounds. Participants will visit sights of historical, religious and contemporary interest. The group will take all necessary security precautions and will avoid potentially dangerous areas. The group will travel by private bus.

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April 22 - Rail Europe Info Session

4 p.m., University International Center, Room 101

Are you traveling to Europe soon? Do you want to learn the best way to get from city to city? This info session will give you an introduction to train travel in Europe, describe the different types of Rail Europe passes available, and help you to maximize your travel time. Don’t miss out on this helpful info. Free pizza!

April 29 - Teach English Abroad Info Session

4 p.m., University International Center, Room 101

Wondering what to do during the summer or after you graduate? Looking for opportunities to live abroad and get paid? Thinking about making a career change? Come and learn about exciting opportunities to teach English abroad. What better way to learn about a culture than to become immersed in it! There is demand for English teachers all over the world. Discover where and how, while hearing from people who have taught abroad themselves. Free pizza!

April 15 - Work Abroad info session

4 p.m., Heller Hall Room 110

Learn about exciting opportunities to work abroad! If you are interested in travel, learning about other cultures, and gaining cross-cultural work experience while getting paid then this is the info session for you. Picture yourself working at a café in France, in the tourism industry in New Zealand, with kids in Spain, or at a university in Ireland. We’ll explore options for short term working abroad during the summer or after you graduate. Free pizza!

April 20 - "Careers in Consulting" Panel Session

Monday, April 20 from 4-6 p.m.m in Walter Library, Room 402

A moderated panel discussion to educate undergraduate and graduate students about career opportunities in the consulting industries. Panel discussions will be diverse in their company size and represent industries across U of M colleges (i.e. Business/Financial, IT/Engineering, Social/Human Service, and much more).

Note: This FREE event is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from colleges across the U of M.

March 23, 2009

PRSSA Meeting on March 25

Murphy Weekly
At the next PRSSA meeting Wednesday, March 25, 2009:
Guest Speaker: Curtis Smith of Carmichael Lynch Spong
REMINDER: Forms for the PRSSA Networking Event are due by April 1, don't miss out on a great opportunity to polish your networking skills or help bridge the gap between college and the professional world.

Visit us online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa.
Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

Minnesota SPJ Scholarship

The Minnesota Chapter of the Society and Professional Journalists (MN SPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2009 student scholarship. MN SPJ will award two $1000 scholarships to students pursuing a career in journalism.

Applicants must be:
-Enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota
-Or be a Minnesota high school graduate enrolled in a post-secondary institution outside of Minnesota
-Please note preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalist members

Deadline:
April 3rd, 2009

Scholarship recipients will be notified in late spring, and will be awarded at the Page One Awards banquet.

Apply online at: www.mnspj.org

March 19, 2009

Midwest Journalism Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2009 Midwest Journalism Conference, taking place March 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN. Join journalists from all over the Midwest for two days of professional development, networking and skills training. Critique sessions will be available both days for attendees to get their resumes, portfolios, and tapes reviewed by professionals. A full conference and online registration form can be found at: www.mnspj.org.

New Online Workshop

A new online workshop on cover letters and references is now available for students!

Visit: umconnect.umn.edu/coverletters for the workshop

Fulbright Info Session about Fulbright Grants

Attend the Fulbright Info Session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides support for recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries.

Current juniors with strong academic records are encouraged to attend this info session to learn how to apply for a Fulbright grant for 2010-2011. Other interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

Approximate application deadline: August 2009

For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit: www.honors.umn.edu/scholarhships

The Sports Institute Summer Program

The Sports Institute is offering an intensive 4-week program of study designed to give participants real world experience within the sports journalism field.

Students will take courses in print and broadcast journalism. They will also enroll in multimedia sports and a sports seminar series in one of the most spirited and historic cities in the nation.

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Minnesota International Center Internship

Minnesota International Center (MIC) Internship
The MIC is looking for bright individuals with interests in international relations, international education, world affairs, non-profit management, or fundraising to participate in their internship program. Their goal is to inspire the community to understand global issues and cultures in an ever changing world.

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March 9, 2009

Mar. 11 & 16 - Deadlines to apply for MN Daily jobs

Attention SJMC students – The Minnesota Daily is hiring. Please review the job descriptions below. If you are interested in applying, please visit http://www.mndaily.com/jobs or apply in-person at 2221 University Ave SE, Suite 450, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Staff Reporter

The Minnesota Daily is looking for skilled writers to join our staff as Staff Reporters. Staff Reporters are responsible for developing story ideas and source contacts. They maintain beat relations as well as gather accurate and complete information and resources. Staff Reporters will cover major developments on their beat. This is generally 2 to 4 stories per week that are accurate, fair, complete, clear, concise, well organized, adhere to Daily style and are highly readable. This individual will meet deadlines, formulate news judgment and make decisions. They will work closely with Associate Editors to develop strategies for handling stories and ensures photo and art assignments are filled out. Staff Reporters will keeps current in job-specific topics by reading local newspapers, as well as trade journals or magazines that apply to the beat on a daily basis.

Previous news writing experience preferred. Applicants with a quality collection of clips preferred. Should be familiar with the University community. Must be a University of Minnesota student.

Applications Due: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5 pm

Editorial Cartoonist

The Minnesota is looking for a skilled individual to join our staff as an Editorial Cartoonist. This individual will be responsible for creating four to five daily Editorial Page cartoons per week, commenting on current political and social events. Keeps current in local and national affairs.

Portfolio review with an emphasis on originality of ideas and mature artistic style. Must be a University of Minnesota student.

Applications Due: Monday, March 16, 2009 at 5 pm

March 16 - Last day to drop a class

Monday, March 16 (the first day of spring break) is the last day to drop a class without filing a petition. If you are considering this possibility, we recommend that you talk with your instructor to determine the likelihood of successfully completing the class, and discussing this issue with your College academic adviser if this would be helpful. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, you can drop a class only through a petition that either documents extenuating circumstances or requests to use your one-time-only late drop option.

March 20 - IABC Meet the Pros Event

Event held at Northwestern College, Blue Room in Nazareth Hall
3003 Snelling Avenue N
St. Paul, MN 55113

Network with business and communication professionals from the Twin Cities at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) "Meet the Pros" event. Get your resume reviewed and network with seasoned pros and recent grads from Target, Wells Fargo, Padilla Spear Beardsley, Minnesota Twins, WordWise Communications, and more. Find out what it takes to make the leap from college to career.

Event is free for IABC student members, $5 for student nonmembers at the door. Questions? Contact: Emily Poskie (emily.poskie@thrivent.com) or Kelli Farnam (knfarnam@students.nwc.edu).

April 1 - Financial Planning Workshop for students

10-11:30 a.m. in 140 Nolte Hall
Learn the basics of saving, investing and money management. At this workshop you will learn tips and have an opportunity to ask questions. Topics include: how to manage debt (student loans, credit cards, auto loans, etc), investment options and taxes, emergency reserves and savings (where to keep cash and how much you should keep). This is a free event, no registration required. Sponsored by the Career and Community Learning Center.

Mar. 23 Deadline: Washington Center for Politics & Journalism

The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings 12 or 13 college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester. Students learn about campaign, governance and interest group politics in twice-weekly seminars, featuring political consultants and operatives, elected and party officials, and national political journalists. They receive practical experience and exposure to national politics as reporting interns in major Washington news bureaus. Review the program details online. To apply, submit your application materials to room 110 Murphy Hall by our internal deadline of March 23. SJMC will then nominate candidates for the program.

Apply by Apr. 15 for summer non-credit learning abroad funding

The Learning Abroad Center has funding of up to $500 for students participating on non-credit work, intern, volunteer or teaching programs during summer 2009.

Students must complete an application and submit a 250-300 word essay illustrating their reasons in choosing the program, how it will impact their personal, professional, academic or long-term goals, and how they plan to fund the program in addition to the awarded fellowship.

Preference will be given to students participating on non-paid programs.

Deadline: April 15 at 4:00pm
Notification: May 1

Please visit the Learning Abroad Center's website to find a list of approved programs:

March 25 - Grad Fest 2009

Take care of all your graduation needs at the University’s annual Grad Fest: Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 26, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.
Check it out online at www.bookstore.umn.edu/grad/gradfest.html.

Apr. 1: Deadline for Student News Challenge

The NAA Foundation News Challenge is a cutting-edge training session for college students that will harness their creativity to create new content and business models for the news industry.

The one-week program will take place at the campus of the University of Nevada/Reno from May 31 to June 6, 2009. The 15 participating students will be divided into teams to develop real-world prototypes for the newspaper industry. They will interact with digital news executives, advertising and marketing directors, educators and more over the course of the week.

Learn more and apply online at the Newspaper Association of America Foundation's Web site.

Submit your content for MN Daily graduation issue

The Minnesota Daily is doing something new and unique this year. We are publishing a yearbook-type publication. The publication will be printed on heavy card stock paper and will feature stories and photos from our archives that will highlight major events and happenings over the last four years at the University of Minnesota. The publication will also include: student group profiles; parent shout-outs; recognition of the top eight leaders on campus; and gradlines. 35,000 copies of the publication will be printed. 20,000 will be available on racks throughout campus beginning Friday, May 1, and the other 15,000 will be distributed at graduation ceremonies. Get started by visiting The Minnesota Daily Web site to learn more.

Apr. 6: Deadline NAHJ scholarships

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists offers several scholarships for students pursuing careers in print, online, or broadcast journalism. Learn more about the scholarships and apply online.

Mar. 23: Deadline for NAHJ internships in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is now taking applications for 12-week internships in Washington, D.C. Work at a Spanish-language weekly or at English-language Hispanic publications. You can learn more and apply online.

Mar. 25: Deadline NAHJ fellowships in NYC

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Kick your journalism career into high gear with a summer fellowship with NBC Universal in NYC. Work for 10 weeks on top NBC shows. Stipend to help cover living expenses. Learn more and find the application online.

Get involved with Radio K

Radio K is the U of M's independent student-run radio station. We are always looking for volunteers, and we offer opportunities to review new music, help record live bands, write and voice stories for our award-winning news program, and gain experience in production, marketing, and underwriting. Email Mark at radiokvolunteer@gmail.com if you'd like to help. Visit the Radio K Web site to learn more about how you can get involved.

Mar. 27 & Apr. 3: Deadlines for AAJA intenrships

The applications for AAJA's 2009 NBC and Siani Lee Broadcast Internships are now ready. Visit http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/ for the applications.

About the internship opportunities:
NBC Universal will offer two students the opportunity to become NBC Fellows and join one of the following NBC Programs for summer 2009 as interns. Deadline application is March 27, 2009.

This internship is held during the summer at CBS affiliate KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Deadline application is April 3, 2009.

Mar. 31: Deadline to register for NAHJ Convention

Gather with Latino journalists and media executives at the 27th Annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more about this opportunity online. Expenses are covered for students participating in various aspects of the convention. Learn more online.

Mar 27 Deadline: AAJA Convention News Project internship

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has designed its convention project to simulate the convergence newsroom of today. This program will provide "mojo" (mobile journalism) and other news training opportunities to college students and professionals at the 2009 AAJA National Convention, to be held Aug. 12-15, 2009 in Boston.

From the applications, 20 of the most promising students will be selected as finalists and given the opportunity for building skills and developing their portfolios. They will participate in pre-convention training that will include interactive online courses in interviewing, multimedia, ethics, and an option of visual and audio techniques. They will also be given pre-convention assignments covering issues related to the journalism industry today and/or the Asian American/Pacific Islander community. Of those students, 12 will be selected to cover convention, with travel and hotel accommodations provided.

Learn more and download the application online.

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next PRSSA meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 we will have committee time to continue working on projects for the semester.

As a reminder, don't forget to sign up for the PRSSA Relay for Life team! The deadline to receive your Relay t-shirt is Friday, March 13, so sign up by this date. You don't need to be a member of PRSSA to be on our relay team. This year's Relay for Life is Friday, April 17, 2009 to register visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/PRSSA.

For more information about the Relay for Life event visit, http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=15856

Internship opportunities with Radio Free Europe

Radio Free Europe (RFE), one of the largest media organizations in the world, provides news and information in 20 countries where a free press is either banned or not fully established. The organization is seeking interns for their communications department at their headquarters in Prague, or in their Washington, D.C. office. Internships are unpaid, but students will have rich opportunities to draft press releases and event reports, manage web content, support media and congressional outreach, and be involved in journalism advocacy efforts, research and event planning for VIP visits. To learn more visit the RFE web site or stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to read over their application packet.

June 1 -Deadline for Capital Semester on Political Journalism

The Fund for American Studies, in partnership with Georgetown University, is sponsoring a fifteen-week academic internship program in Washington D.C. They are now taking applications for the fall 2009 and spring 2010 programs. Participants will experience a hands-on journalism experiences along with full-time academic experience at Georgetown University. You can learn more about the program online. If you are thinking about applying, please consider talking to the students services staff in room 110 Murphy Hall. The SJMC is pleased to nominate students on behalf of the School, and this could afford you special admissions and scholarship consideration.

Deadline for fall 2009 program is June 1.
Deadline for spring 2010 program is November 1.

March 3, 2009

Congratulations Hearst Award Winners!

Stephen Maturen, First Place, Photojournalism, $2,000 award
Matthew Mead, Eighth Place, Photojournalism, $500 award
McKenna Ewen, Ninth Place, Broadcast (Television), $500 award

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program
is presented annually under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) with full-funding by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program's mission is to encourage and support excellence in journalism and journalism education in America's colleges and universities.

March 2, 2009

March 7- PRSSA Internship/Job Event

This Saturday, March 7, 2009 our PRSSA Chapter will be having a PRSSA Internship/Job Event! . Throughout the day there will be a series of workshops and speakers that will provide great information about internships and jobs. If you're interested in learning how to make a standout resume and portfolio, or would like to gain information about interviewing skills, this event is for you!

A networking opportunity will be available following the event. Also, enter a raffle for best resume. Lunch will be provided for those who attend. To receive a registration form send an e-mail to umnprssa@gmail.com

When: Saturday March 7, 2009
Where: Coffman Union, Room 303
Cost: UMN PRSSA members $5
Non-members $10

February 26, 2009

Jump Start Your Job Search!

The Career and Community Learning Center is excited to announce a great event to help you get a successful jump on your job search. It is important to do everything possible to set yourself apart and begin to create a great professional network, especially in today’s economy and job market.

Jump Start Your Job Search is a special event that’ll help you prepare for a successful job search. The afternoon includes strategies for the current job market, advice directly from employers, resume critiques, and lunch. The cost is $10 and the event will take place on Friday, March 6. Register now on GoldPASS.

Juniors - it is not too early to start planning for life after graduation. Get tips on what you can start doing TODAY to prepare for your job search next year.

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577.

SPJ Region 6 Conference is March 27-28

What's Going to Happen with the Economy? What's Going to Happen with Journalism?

Big questions, important questions, featured at the 2009 SPJ Region 6 Conference. Since 2000, SPJ has joined with the Northwest News Broadcasters Association, the Minnesota Associated Press, the Radio Television News Directors Association and other journalism groups to offer the Midwest Journalism Conference, one of the top regional journalism conferences in the country. This year, SPJ's centennial year, we are continuing with this winning combination.

The 2009 Midwest Journalism Conference will once again be held at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, Minnesota, March 27-28. Register by March 16th for the best conference price, and book your hotel room by March 4th for the best conference rate.

You can see program information and download the conference registration brochure at either the Minnesota SPJ Web site or the Midwest Conference Web site. The Holiday Inn Select Room Reservation number is: 952-854-9000. Mention the conference when making your reservation.

April 1 - AAJA Spotlight Awards Deadline

The Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is the proud sponsor of the Spotlight Awards, which honors the best in college journalism. Awards are granted in the following categories: news and features (print and broadcast) and visual (photos and electronic media).

Eligibility: must be a currently enrolled, full-time student. You do not need to be an AAJA member to submit an entry.

Criteria: Submissions must be published material in a student publication from the 2008-09 school year (Sept. 2008 – April 1, 2009). For print applicants: One published story photocopied onto 8.5"x11" paper. Publication date and publication name must be visible. For photo applicants: Entries may be black and white or color prints, clippings or CDs. Prints/clippings should be no larger than 8.5"x 11". Complete caption information, along with publication date and publication name, must be included along with the images. For broadcast applicants: One story on VHS or DVD; story must be no longer than 10 minutes.

All submissions must be turned in to Emma Carew at The Minnesota Daily offices (2221 University Ave. SE, suite 450) by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2009 with the completed application form. Pick up the application form in 110 Murphy Hall.

Online News Internship opportunity at MPR

Minnesota Public Radio seeks an intern who will provide daily site maintenance, audio encoding, photo preparation and frequent HTML updates in a deadline-driven environment. The internship will provide basic training in Web production for the largest regional public radio news network in the nation. View the job description and apply online.

February 27 - Scholarship Deadline for minority Strat Comm students

The Lagrant Foundation (TLF) is now accepting applications for $100,000 in scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year. Applications must be submitted to TLF by Friday, February 27th for consideration.

Ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in advertising, marketing or public relations are eligible for the TLF scholarships. In an effort to increase ethnic minority representation in the communications industry, TLF awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students and $10,000 scholarships to graduate students.

Learn more about TLF or review the scholarship application guidelines online.

February 23, 2009

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 there will be committee time. It's also the last day to participate in Penny Wars between committees. This is an opportunity to fundraise for the Make a Wish Foundation, so save your spare change and bring it the meeting!

Visit online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa.
Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

February 20, 2009

Roundup of upcoming deadlines

February 28 - Deadline to apply for Scripps Howard Foundation Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition

March 2 - Deadline to apply for internships with Bozell in Omaha, NE

March 13 - Deadline to apply for summer internships with The Meyocks Group in Des Moines, IA

March 13 - Deadline to apply for internships with OLSON in Minneapolis

Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines:
February 23 - Personality/Profile
March 2 - Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series
March 23 - Spot News

March 6 - Jump Start Your Job Search

Friday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A must for all CLA seniors, juniors and recent grads. Spend an afternoon honing your job search and interviewing skills so you are set to distinguish yourself in this tough job market. You will:

Learn strategies for the current job market
Get advice directly from employers
Bring your resume for critiques
Enjoy a tasty lunch and walk away more confident to embark on your job search.

Attention juniors: - it is not too early to begin preparing for life outside of Murphy Hall! Juniors, seniors and alums welcome.

The cost is $10. To register, visit the GoldPASS Career Events section.

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On-Campus Recruiting for CLA students

Looking for a full-time job or an internship? Several companies will be conducting on-campus interviews this spring, including: Cargill, Target, Ameriprise, Pepsi, Macy's, General Mills, UnitedHealth, Teach for America... and many more. To learn more visit the Career and Community Learning Center.

February 16, 2009

One Club Meeting this week!

Wednesday, Feburary 18, 4pm, Murphy 100
Who: Account Planners, Art Directors and Copywriters
What: Create a portfolio to show prospective employers
Questions? umoneclub@gmail.com
Also visit http://www.oneclub.org

Mar. 23- App deadline Politics & Journalism Semester

Spend the fall semester 2009 in Washington, D.C., learning about all aspects of politics, hearing from national political reporters, elected and party officials, political consultants and operatives, and interest group leaders. Plus, participate in 16-week internships at major news bureaus in Washington, D.C. To learn more visit the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism Web site or stop in to 110 Murphy Hall.

March 13 - Deadline: Summer internships with OLSON

Join the social circle of next-generation brand builders through a comprehensive, educational, paid internship at OLSON. Internship opportunities are in creative (writer/art director), interactive (creative, technical creative and account service), design, media, public relations, account services and brand strategy. Seeking recent college graduates. To learn more stop in to 110 Murphy Hall, or visit the OLSON careers page.

Learning Abroad Center scholarships for May and Summer

The Learning Abroad Center is excited to announce new scholarships available for LAC sponsored May Session and Summer programs. These scholarships focus on first generation college students and/or students with financial need.

There are 25 awards at $1250 each. More information is available online. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2009.

February 23 - John Ydstie: MPR Broadcast Journalist Series

Minnesota Public Radio is proud to present the 13th season of the Broadcast Journalist Series, an opportunity for the Twin Cities community to connect with top working journalists and correspondents about the people and events that have shaped their careers.

John Ydstie
with MPR News' Jeff Horwich
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., Macalester College


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February 15, 2009

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.

Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in print or electronic journalism, submit an application packet (packet found online), and attend orientation and presentation meetings in September at the beginning and end of the Fellowship year. Fellows will not be required to leave their current employment. Awards will be announced July 10, 2009. Deadline: April 20, 2009.

To learn more visit the Carter Center Web site.

February 13, 2009

AAF Mosaic Career Fairs 2009

Fairs are free and open to all students. Participate in workshops, panel discussions, resume critiques and on-site interviewing. Other agencies and companies also participating. Learn more on the American Advertising Federation Web site.

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February 9, 2009

MN Daily Seeks Co-Publisher and Editor in Chief

The Minnesota Daily seeks Co-Publisher and Editor in Chief, apply by Feb. 25
The Daily is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to manage every aspect of our editorial division. This person is responsible for leading all of the Daily's editorial operations including the newsroom, editorials/opinions, audio/video and production.

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MN Daily seeks staff reporter

The Minnesota Daily seeks experienced, talented writer for the staff reporter position
The reporter works with an editor to develop stories, interviews sources and writes 2-3 stories a week. The reporter also covers a specific beat. The work load is up to 25 hours a week. Previous writing experience or publication is preferred but not required. To apply, please visit www.mndaily.com/jobs or stop at the Daily offices to fill out an application.

UnitedHealth Group seeks strategic communication interns

UnitedHealth Group seeks strategic communication interns for summer and fall 2009 interns
UnitedHealth Group has scheduled three on-campus interviews for CLA students for three, full-time, paid internships – two for fall semester 2009, and one for summer 2009. There are 2 openings for the fall internships, and one opening for the summer internship. Undergraduate students (junior, senior, graduate level) with a background and experience in communications, writing, and journalism are encouraged to apply.


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Mar. 27-Deadline AAJA scholarship

Asian American Journalists Association scholarship deadline is March 27
Use a common application to apply for two scholarships for college students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, or online journalism, or photojournalism. Visit: http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/journalism_scholarships.

Apr. 6- Deadline NAHJ scholarship

National Association of Hispanic Journalists scholarship deadline is April 6
Scholarships are open to a range of students – from incoming freshmen to graduate students – depending on the guidelines and criteria for each category or the donor of the scholarship. For more information on the scholarships, criteria, and the application, visit: http://www.nahj.org/educationalprograms/nahjscholarships.shtml

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White House News Photographers Association annual contest

White House News Photographers Association annual contest deadline is March 1
Several categories exist for this photography competition – all photojournalists should consider applying. Winning portfolio will receive a $1,000 award, two tickets to the annual WHNPA black tie gala in Washington, D.C. and featured work printed in the Eyes of History awards book and traveling exhibit. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 1, 2009. Download the contest rules and guidelines at: www.whnpa.org/studentcontest.

CCLC event: Jump Start Your Job Search

March 6, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center
This special event is for CLA juniors, seniors, and recent grads (May 2008 or after). Whether you're looking for a job now or later, you need to prepare. This event provides strategies for a tough job market, job-search advice directly from employers, resume critiques, and a tasty lunch! Cost is $10.

Learn more and register on GoldPASS (https://goldpass.umn.edu ), the U of M's job site. Just log into GoldPASS and go to the Career Events tab, where you'll see the 'Jump Start Your Job Search' link. Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577 or cclc@umn.edu.

AdFed 2009 Student Advertising Summit

February 20, 9am-3pm
Namara Alumni Center, U of M Campus
Presented by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed), this annual event gives students the chance to network with industry professionals, tour local agencies, receive direction on creative work and take part in career discussions. Registration required ($40), visit: https://ssl.arcstone.com/nonprofitsolutions/oer2/index.cfm?org_id=102.

February 6, 2009

This week's PRSSA mtg

At the next meeting Wednesday, February 11, 2009 there will be committee time.
As a reminder, spring membership dues are due February 18. For the month of February participate in Penny Wars between committees. This is an opportunity to fundraise for the Make a Wish Foundation, so start saving your spare change and bring it to each meeting!
Visit online: http://www.tc.umn.edu/~mnprssa. Contact us at: umnprssa@umn.edu

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Apply to be an MPAC Chair

The Minnesota Programs and Activities Council (MPAC) will be accepting applications for 2009-2010 MPAC Committee Chairs starting on Monday, January 26th. This internship allows students to facilitate a team of peers in planning and promoting events such as concerts, films and special guest speakers and coordinate well known, campus-wide programs like Gophers After Dark and Spring Jam. Applications are available at www.sua.umn.edu/mpac and are due by Friday, February 20th, 2009.

February 2, 2009

Feb. 3 - Spring graduation deadline

GRADUATING THIS SPRING? APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 3
ALL STUDENTS: If you plan to graduate this spring, you must apply by Tuesday, February 3. Click on the “graduation�? link under “Degree Planning�? on One Stop to find and complete the online application.

Feb. 3 - Deadline for Graduating Honors Students

GRADUATING WITH HONORS THIS SPRING? APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 3
Click on the “graduation�? link under “Degree Planning�? on One Stop to find and complete the online application.

If you are working on your honors thesis/project, the “honors in progress�? form must be submitted to the office by February 3. When your project is completed, submit the “graduation with honors�? form, and (for those graduating at summa cum laude) a bound copy of your summa thesis; the final deadline for submission of the thesis is Friday, May 15, the last (working) day of finals week

Mar 13 – Deadline for summer internship with The Meyocks Group

The Meyocks Group announces three new summer internship opportunities for college juniors and seniors in account services, creative services and public relations. This West Des Moines, IA, firm specializes in integrated brand communications. To learn more, stop in to 110 Murphy Hall, or visit: www.meyocks.com.

Apr 27 –Deadline Murray Scholar scholarship program

The Murray Scholar Scholarship program, funded by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF), awards five (5) $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding print journalism students, with emphasis on sports journalism, through a nationwide essay competition. In granting educational scholarships, JMMF continues to support the education of aspiring journalism students as they prepare for important roles in their profession and community. SJMC Internal Deadline is April 15.

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Apr 1 – Deadline Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award

The Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting entries for the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award, which recognizes excellence in well-sourced news stories or analytical reports in collegiate publications that demonstrate an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society. First place winner receives a $5,000 award. View the guidelines online: www.tfas.org/ipjawards.

January 26, 2009

Jan. 30 Deadline - SJMC Scholarship Application

Apply now for a number of scholarships offered exclusively to SJMC students! Deadline is this Friday, January 30.

If you have difficulty accessing the online form or have additional questions or concerns, please contact SJMC Undergraduate Student Services via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu , or call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

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Hearst Journalism Awards Upcoming Deadlines

Please review competition guidelines online . Students must be current SJMC majors to participate. Stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the official application form. Deadlines below are internal SJMC deadlines to allow time for our internal SJMC review. If chosen to be nominated on behalf of the school we will submit your application on your behalf.

Deadlines:
February 23 – Personality/Profile Writing Competition
March 2 – Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series
March 23 – Spot News Writing Competition
April 20 – Multimedia Competition

MN Daily Staff Reporter position open