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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

New Media Research Breakfast

Thursday March 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center, Room 100
Program:
The Value of Professional Reporting in Blogging Communities: A Case Study of Locally Grown Northfield and 'Representative Journalism'
Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor, SJMC
RSVP online at http://www.inms.umn.edu

The New Media Research Breakfast Series features new research and survey results conducted by UM
graduate students, faculty and the Twin Cities new media community.

Since last fall, Prof. Thiel-Stern has documented the RepJ project for community blog, Locally Grown Northfield, analyzing how the placement of a professional reporter covering stories relevant to the blog’s community has shaped and influenced the direction of the blog itself and its audience members. She discusses the roles the
audience, the reporter and the bloggers play in maintaining this thriving online news community.

Silha Forum on Digital Privacy

“Surveillance, Anonymity, and Privacy: Law Enforcement and your Computer"
Wednesday, March 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
Sponsored by the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law

Featuring presentations by:Mary Horvath, FBI Senior Computer Forensic Examiner, Quantico, Virginia
Dick Reeve, General Counsel/Chief Deputy District Attorney for computer crimes, District Attorney’s Office, Denver, Colorado
Stephen Cribari, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner and Professor, UMN Law School

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.

Strategies for the current job market

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

NPR's John Ydstie to speak at Macalester

John Ydstie with MPR News' Jeff Horwich
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., Macalester College
National Public Radio correspondent John Ydstie leads NPR's coverage of the current financial crisis and was a member of the NPR team that received a Peabody award for its coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He was born in Minneapolis, grew up in North Dakota and is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead.

The Broadcast Journalist Series continues:
Frank Deford with Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer, March 30 (tickets available starting March 2)
Lowell Bergman with Midmorning's Kerri Miller, April 20 (tickets available starting March 23)
Roger Mudd with All Things Considered's Tom Crann, May 5 (tickets available starting April 7)

These Broadcast Journalist Series events are free, but tickets are required. Pick up tickets from any of the four Bibelot Shop locations.

All events take place at 7 p.m. on the Macalester College campus.

Complete information about the Broadcast Journalist Series is available at mpr.org/bjs

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

Feb. 19- Journalist Reese Erlich at Coffman Bookstore

Veteran journalist Reese Erlich will discuss his new book Dateline Havana at Coffman Bookstore on Thursday, February 19 at 4 p.m.

Expertly researched and deftly reported, Dateline Havana is a probing exposé of U.S. policy and the future of Cuba on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Covering art, music, and Cuban politics, Reese Erlich creates a tableau that is at once moving and informative. Reporting from Havana and Miami, he explores Cuba’s strained history with the United States and the power of the Cuba Lobby. From Miami-based terrorists in Cuba to the green revolution in Cuban agriculture, he unearths telling details about U.S.– Cuba relations and present-day realities on the island. He also lays out the next American president’s options and challenges regarding Cuba now that Fidel has exited the stage.

This week's PRSSA meeting

At the next meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 5:15pm, there will be a guest speaker from Padilla Speer Beardsley. Visit PSB's Web site to learn more about the agency.

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!

What is PRSSA?
PRSSA is a professionally-affiliated, national organization dedicated in providing mutually beneficial relationships between professionals and students. It's a great way to gain an insight into the PR industry and build on your experience for your future career.

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.

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


National Public Radio correspondent John Ydstie leads NPR's coverage of the current financial crisis and was a member of the NPR team that received a Peabody award for its coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He was born in Minneapolis, grew up in North Dakota and is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead.

The Broadcast Journalist Series continues:
Frank Deford with Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer, March 30 (tickets available starting March 2)
Lowell Bergman with Midmorning's Kerri Miller, April 20 (tickets available starting March 23)
Roger Mudd with All Things Considered's Tom Crann, May 5 (tickets available starting April 7)

These Broadcast Journalist Series events are free, but tickets are required. Pick up tickets from any of the four Bibelot Shop locations.

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.

Three fairs scheduled:

February 19 – Leo Burnett USA
Chicago – DePaul University at Lincoln Park, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 27 – The Walt Disney Company
Universal City, CA – Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

March 5 – USA Today
McLean, VA – USA Today Headquarters, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

February 9, 2009

News Coverage of the Somali Community

Thursday, February 12, 7:15-9:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall, Room 130
A panel of experts - local journalists and Somali community leaders - will discuss challenges to covering an immigrant community; chat about great stories that are being told - and those that are missed; and discuss the differing roles of the mainstream media and the ethnic news media in covering the Somali community.
Panelists will also field questions from the audience.
Sponsored by the Minnesota News Council and the Minnesota Journalism Center.

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.

The Editor in Chief has exclusive authority over the news coverage and editorial content of the Daily. He or she ensures that the paper provides fair and accurate information of interest to the University community, reflecting diverse viewpoints and issues of importance.
The qualified candidate will have a least one-year of successful experience at a newspaper or another news organization. Strong news judgment and an understanding of newspaper operations, journalistic ethics, and appropriate media law are essential. The ability to handle confidential material is a must. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others is also required. Must be a University of Minnesota student with 36 undergraduate or 15 graduate credits completed and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

All applicants must stop by The Minnesota Daily offices at 2221 University Ave SE, Ste 450, Minneapolis, MN 55414 to pick up additional application materials. All application materials are due to the HR Manager (Katherine Werb) no later than 5:00 p.m. on 2/25/09.

Please contact Katherine Werb (kwerb@mndaily.com) with any questions relating to the position.

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.


These positions are now active on GoldPASS and include for fall 2009: Marketing intern (schedule # 1303) and Events Coordination intern (schedule #1302), and for summer 2009, Consumer Engagement Intern (schedule #1304). On-campus interviews for these internships are scheduled through the Career and Community Learning Center for March 11 and 12. The application deadline is February 27 for the Marketing and Events internships, and March 1 for the Consumer Engagement internship.

NOTE: UnitedHealth Group will consider hiring 2, 20-hour per week candidates for the 2 positions they have open for each fall internship if they are unable to hire students who can work full-time.

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

NAHJ scholarships are awarded through the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the Latino journalism pioneer who was killed by a tear gas projectile from an L.A. County Sheriff while he covered an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1970.

With last year’s $91,000 awarded to 35 students, NAHJ has given out a total of more than $1.5 million in financial aid to more than 550 aspiring journalists since the fund began operating in 1987.

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

What is PRSSA?
PRSSA is a professionally-affiliated, national organization dedicated in providing mutually beneficial relationships between professionals and students. It's a great way to gain an insight into the PR industry and build on your experience for your future career.

PRSSA meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 p.m. from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

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 4, 2009

Photojournalist Bill Foley on campus this Thursday

Bill Foley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and a professor of Photography at Marian College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has shot, published and/or lectured in 47 countries around the world, with emphasis on the Middle East. His photographs tell rich and deeply emotional stories for wire services, magazines and non-profit agencies.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 4pm
Nolte Center, Room 125
Free and open to the public!

His photographs have been published in major newspapers, magazines and books, and have also been incorporated into annual reports and advertising. Widely exhibited and also held in a number of private collections, Foley's engaging photographs have made an indelible mark in the fields of documentary photography and photojournalism. This presentation focuses on how Foley has used his professional and personal experiences to bring an excitement and energy to audiences and students around the world, while encouraging them to think outside the box.
Sponsored by the Institue for Advanced Study

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.

The SJMC may submit one application on behalf of the School. To be considered, view the guidelines and essay questions online, and then submit your complete application package to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by our internal deadline: April 15, 2009. Late entries will not be accepted. To learn more about the competition, visit: www.jimmurrayfoundation.org.

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.