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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.

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars receive a flat grant of $25,000 to support their studies. May not be used for university-sponsored study abroad programs. Language proficiency requirements apply to some destinations. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates may apply. Must be a citizen of a country with Rotary Clubs.

Applicants should have strong academic records and a commitment to service. Initial application is made through a Rotary Club in the applicant's hometown or place of current full-time study. Apply this January for scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. You can learn more on the University Honors Program Web site.

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.

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.

Please note deadline change from Dec. 1 to Nov. 20 to allow for internal review and recommendation of candidates.

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.

About the Hearst 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.

The 50th annual program offering more than $550,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, four broadcast news competitions (two in radio and two in television), and a multimedia competition - with championship finals in all divisions except multimedia.

Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 110 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions. 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.

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 $735 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

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.


Qualifications: Most successful applicants have completed at least one prior print internship and some experience at campus publications. Pay is $524.93 a week.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, seven to 10 work samples, three references and a 300-word statement on your strongest influence in journalism.

Send package to:
Walter Middlebrook
Assistant Managing Editor - News
The Detroit News
615 W. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

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.

Walk-in Hours with Google: Summer Internships for CLA Students
Tuesday, November 3
12:00 -3:00 p.m.
135 Johnston Hall
Stop by between 12 and 3 p.m. to learn about Google's Diversity Internships Program. Internships are available to CLA freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and all majors are welcome to apply. When you stop by our office, you'll meet a Google recruiter. You can learn about Google's BOLD (Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development) Internship Program and get tips on applying ( http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/static.py?page=bold.html&src=bold )

Walk-in Hours with United Way: Internships for CLA students
Wednesday, November 4
11:00 am -2:00 pm
135 Johnston Hall
Learn about internships available at Greater Twin Cities United Way. The United Way positions available are Market Segments and Communication intern and Marketing and Volunteer Development intern. These positions are posted on GoldPASS http://goldpass.umn.edu in the 'On-Campus Interviews' section.

Walk-in Hours with AmeriCorps: Positions for CLA students
Tuesday, November 10
1:00-3:00 p.m.
135 Johnston Hall
CLA students and recent graduates: Learn about full-time positions available with AmeriCorps. For general information about AmeriCorps in Minnesota, see the ServeMinnesota site http://www.serveminnesota.org. For information about the national AmeriCorps program, see http://www.americorps.org.

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.

• Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.
• Interns are paid the same as a first-year professional, which is more than $700 a week.
• Senior writers and editors hold weekly brownbag lunches to talk with interns about building key skills.
• This opportunity allows students to get real-world experience in a major daily news environment. It can also help with future employment prospects. In recent years, we have hired several of our summer interns into professional-level jobs.

HOW 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
The application deadline for the 2010 summer program is December 1, 2009.

Questions? Call Duchesne Drew at 612-673-7111 or email him at ddrew@startribune.com.
Or call Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or email him at njustin@startribune.com.

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.

Required Qualifications


  • Work-Study funds required for the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Web software experience, either Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver.

  • Basic Photography Skills and experience using Photoshop.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Experience with feature writing, proofreading, copyediting.

  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Significant coursework and/or experience in journalism and mass communication preferred.

  • Advanced photography skills.

  • Video editing and production skills.

  • Design software experience such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Duties/Responsibilities

Support the SJMC Communications Manager with a wide variety of communications and administrative tasks, including:
-- (70%) Work with communications manager to establish Web feature editorial calendar. Serve as reporter/writer for feature stories for the SJMC Web site . Edit text for style, clarity and consistency.
-- (10%) Create photography slideshows, graphics, and/or videos to accompany feature stories.
-- (10%) Other writing assignments depending on SJMC needs. May include magazine feature stories, fund raising materials and Student Services collateral.
-- (5 %) Possible graphic design work, depending on experience and interests.
-- (5%) Perform general administrative duties as needed.

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.

Summer Cultural Programs, because of its funding source in Student Services Fees, requires student guidance through this important committee and offers valuable experience for students' resumes.

The time commitment for committee members is approximately eight to ten one-hour meetings, and some correspondence via e-mail, between November 2009 and July 2010. Responsibilities include developing and presenting a funding request to the Student Services Fees Committee for summers 2011 and 2012, advising on funding allocations and programming, assisting in promotional planning and distribution of marketing materials for the Summer at Northrop concert series, and program evaluation.

Interested students are invited to contact Sarah Cook in the Office of Evening Classes and Summer Session by e-mail at konk0013@umn.edu. Questions are welcome. The first meeting will be held in November 2009 at a time and location to be determined by participant availability.

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.

You will receive exceptional training that will challenge and motivate you through extensive personal development experiences. The position is an excellent way to gain valuable leadership experience, develop interpersonal skills, meet motivated and exciting people and make a difference in the lives of thousands of new students.

If you are interested in applying, applications are online along with more information about the position at the OFYP Web site. The application deadline is Monday, November 2nd, 2009 by 4:30p.m.

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

Yaakov Katz spent January of this year with IDF along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, leading The Jerusalem Post's coverage of Israel's war against Hamas. He writes extensively on the Palestinian conflict with a popular weekly column called "Security and Defense". He makes frequent appearances on local and foreign news shows, providing readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the decision making process in the Israeli defense establishment. Originally from Chicago, Katz moved to Israel fifteen years ago.

This event is free and open to the public.

Hosted by Classical and Near Eastern Studies: The Jonathan Paradise Hebrew Language Fund, and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

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.


IHS is looking for skilled writers passionate about liberty and who support individual rights and free markets. Previous experience is a plus but not required. We encourage students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, to apply. Undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible.

As part of the internship program, you'll attend a weeklong, summer journalism workshop during the summer of 2010. You'll receive career advice from experienced journalists, learn economic tools for understanding political and economic issues, and explore the foundations of a free press. IHS provides travel assistance to the workshop.

The deadline to apply is November 15. Students can learn more at www.TheIHS.org/journalism.

Call for Research Papers - 2010 Symposium

The International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of
Texas at Austin is now welcoming paper submissions for 2010! April 23-24, 2010


This unique international conference mixes academic research and industry oriented panel discussions, with scholars from universities around the world and journalists representing some of the most important media and news organizations from around the globe.

The International Symposium on Online Journalism welcomes all papers that clearly deal with original research into online journalism. All presentations will take place on the second day of the conference. The first day is devoted to presentations and panels of online journalism professionals. Papers and/or abstracts that are submitted by the deadline below will be blind reviewed by a panel of scholars from leading universities from around the world.

Deadlines for papers or three-page abstracts: December 14, 2009.

Submission requirements: Academic papers should present original research into any aspect on online journalism including, but not limited to, changes in news content and presentation, business models for online journalism, shifting roles of journalists and readers, and the legal and ethical implications of globally accessible journalism.

All submissions should be made electronically to: online.journalism@yahoo.com

Notifications will be sent out in early February 2010.

For more instructions on submission, please visit: http://online.journalism.utexas.edu/callforpapers.php

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.

Open positions include:
Editorial Board Member
Visuals Designer
Staff Reporter

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, as well as closing dates for these positions, please visit The Minnesota Daily Jobs page today!

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.

Students should bring copies of their resume and business cards, and be prepared to ask questions about career options and job opportunities in the field of communications.

Meet in N2150 Blue Room/Nazareth Hall at Northwestern College in St. Paul. Event runs from 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration for this event ends at midnight on November 13, 2009. If you want to register for the event after that date, please contact the IABC Minnesota office at 612-333-4222 to inquire about availability and/or the ability to do walk-in registration on the day of the event.

More details are online at the IABC Minnesota Web site.

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.

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.

You may learn more about this opportunity online. Student must be nominated by the SJMC. Internal deadline is November 2 to allow time for SJMC review.

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 14, 2009

Fall 2009 GSO Brown Bag Series

The SJMC Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is pleased to announce the
Brown Bag presentation schedule for Fall 2009. Mark your calendars and plan
to join us for each of these presentations!

Friday, October 30 -- Conference Center, Murphy Hall Room 100, 12 pm
Thomas Wolfe, Associate Professor of History and SJMC Affiliate
Faculty Member

Friday, November 20 - Conference Center, Murphy Hall Room 100, 12 pm
Mark Snyder -- McKnight Presidential Chair in Psychology and SJMC
Affiliate Faculty Member

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.

Dan is currently a Development Executive in Pro Applications for Apple Education with much of his focus on the implementation of creative tools for the 21st century learner and preparing students for the Conceptual Age. In his role, Dan works with schools in the Central U.S. in both K-12 and Higher Education and also oversees the Creative Certification program for the Central U.S.. Dan also speaks at local, state and national conferences and hosts workshops that center around curriculum integration of creative tools into learning environments.

Prior to coming to Apple, Dan was an Apple Distinguished Educator, with nearly 15 years in the classroom in both the Los Angeles area as well as Lincoln, Nebraska. Dan also served as the Lincoln Public Schools District Technology Coordinator for Secondary Schools and helped to create one of the first Focus Programs in Digital Media and Film in the country. Dan has won multiple state teaching awards in both Nebraska and California and is currently working on a documentary that takes a look at the "Disintegration of Small Town America".


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.

About the Hearst 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.

The 50th annual program offering more than $550,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, four broadcast news competitions (two in radio and two in television), and a multimedia competition - with championship finals in all divisions except multimedia.

Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 111 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions. 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.

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 $735 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

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.

The Lennon Bus has provided hundreds of thousands of students and educators with opportunities to tour the Bus and get hands on experience with the equipment found on board. Tours give students an overview of what really goes on in a recording or video production facility and are led by the Lennon staff. Visitors learn about the history of the Bus, and are introduced to the various production skills needed to produce projects on board. More info at http://www.lennonbus.org/


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.

About the event
The Minnesota AP Association and the Minnesota Newspaper Association are sponsoring
a Jobs Fair for students interested in a career in print or online journalism. Whether you are looking for an internship or a professional position this event will let you put yourself in front of interviewers from daily and weekly newspapers that belong to the sponsors.

Newspapers from Minnesota and other Upper Midwest states will be on hand looking for reporters, copy and section editors, page designers, graphic artists, photographers and online journalists.

You can learn more about the event on the AP Jobs Fair Web site.

To register
To register and be eligible to have the SJMC cover your registration fee, please bring a check made payable to "The University of Minnesota" for $15 to room 110 Murphy Hall no later than 4pm on Tuesday, October 13.

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

Writing topics:
400-800 words, on one of these key themes facing today's college students:

  • Most influential role model - in business, sports, music, politics, film and television, food, healthcare, philanthropy or religion
  • Most pressing racial, gender or sexual issue
  • Most controversial national political topic

For more information about this context please visit the UWEMP Web site.

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.

This recruiting event is coordinated and hosted by Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization working to connect employers and students with disabilities.

Students with all disabilities can attend this event to network with corporate recruiters and with representatives from Lime Connect. You'll also learn more about how Lime Connect works. Companies represented at this event include Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Target, Goldman Sach, and Google. They're recruiting students with disabiltiies for internships and full-time positions.

Find details and registration information at the CCLC Web site.

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.

Space is limited to 60 students. To participate e-mail Kate Bendell at kbendell@kstp.com to reserve your spot.

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.

Learn more from a SJMC student
SJMC student Krystal Bradford spent summer 2009 in New York as a MAIP intern. She has generously offered to talk with any SJMC students who are interested in learning more about the program. To learn more stop in to 110 Murphy Hall to get her contact information. You can also chat with Krystal at the MAIP information booth during the Internship Fair on October 20, from 12-2 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Union.

Information online
You can also visit the MAIP Web site to learn more about the program and application process.


Advertising disciplines include:


  • account management

  • art direction

  • broadcast production

  • copywriting

  • digital/interactive design

  • media planning/buying

  • print production

  • project management

  • public relations

  • strategic/account planning

  • traffic

MAIP 2010 internships begin June 4 and end August 14. The program is open to college juniors, seniors, and students in graduate or portfolio school (including fall 2009 and spring 2010 graduates). The application deadline is December 4, 2009.

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!

Enjoy a three-course meal by D'Amico while learning how to professional handle any dining situation.

Space is limited. Register by Tuesday, October 13.

Costs are:
$20 for students
$30 for Alumni Association Members
$35 for the general public

For group registration, please contact Antimony Bishop.

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

More than 100 graduate and professional programs from throughout the country will be represented at the University of Minnesota's Graduate and Professional School Day. This free, University-wide event provides students the opportunity to speak with representatives from law, business, education, health sciences and a variety of other graduate and professional programs. The event will also feature helpful workshops on "How to Apply" and "Funding Graduate and Professional School." This annual event is coordinated by the Career and Community Learning Center.

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.

Apply via GoldPASS by the dates listed below. Click on the 'On-Campus Interviews ' tab in GoldPASS for additional details.

Target Headquaraters- Business Analyst Intern (apply by Monday, October 12th)
General Mills - Account Operations Intern (apply by Tuesday, October 13th)

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at hirecla@umn.edu or 612-624-7577

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.

About the Hearst 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.

The 50th annual program offering more than $550,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, four broadcast news competitions (two in radio and two in television), and a multimedia competition - with championship finals in all divisions except multimedia.

Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in the 111 ACEJMC accredited colleges or universities. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions. 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.

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 $735 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 7, 2009

CFP Civil War and Reconstruction at PCA/ACA in St. Louis 2010

Call for Papers:

PCA/ACA 2009 National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
March 31 - April 3, 2010
American Civil War and Reconstruction

This strand has become a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue about the War. Papers may examine any interplay of the Civil War and Reconstruction with American culture, of course--but they may also explore any topic or "reading" of the War. Past presentations have included such diverse topics as literature (Doctorow's The March, Frazier's Cold Mountain, etc.), photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, battle reenactments, music and popular poetry, battle narratives, film, television, historiography, women's narratives, memory and memorializing, the politics of battlefield preservation, Abraham Lincoln as a writer, and material culture. Suggested special topics could also include national reconciliation, Missouri and the War, St. Louis, internecine warfare on the Border, black soldiers, and soldier's memoirs.

Submission requirements:
-abstract only
-100 - 250 words
-Electronic submissions are welcomed
-Please include your name, institution affiliation (if any), address, phone number, and email address
-Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009.

Contact:
Prof. Randal Allred
Dept. of English
Brigham Young University Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762

randal.allred@byuh.edu
808-675-3633
FAX 808-675-3662

For more information, go to http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

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.

Students who are graduating in 2009 and who have or will have full-time copy editing jobs or internships are also eligible. Among the criteria used by judges are commitment to copy editing as a career, work experience in copy editing and abilities in copy editing, as demonstrated by examples and recommendations.

The top candidate will be awarded the $2,500 Aubespin scholarship. A least four other candidates will receive scholarships of $1,000 each.

Application materials are available online.

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.

The winner will secure:

  • A cash prize of $10,000
  • A paid internship of his or her choice at Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or the New York Post.
  • Residential housing in New York City, if necessary.

The award will be given 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 tot he evils of totalitarianism."

For application materials please contact Germaine Febles at (212) 843-8031, or via email at: gfebles@rubenstein.com. You can also visit the Web site to learn more.

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships in multimedia editing, news editing, sports editing and business reporting.

All programs feature:


  • Free pre-internship training courses at journalism schools

  • A $1,000 scholarship to interns who return to college

  • Travel expenses to training courses and internships

To apply, first complete a web-based application online by November 2, 2009.

The required editing test for multimedia editing, news editing, and sports editing will be given in 110 Murphy Hall on Thursday, October 29 at 8:30 a.m. Contact Linda Lindholm (lindh001@umn.edu) to sign up for the test.

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.

Spend two weeks in Washington, D.C. exploring the inner workings of the American political landscape, expanding your knowledge of American and international politics through site-visits throughout D.C., and engaging and networking with nationally and internationally recognized public officials and business professionals to develop your sense of civic engagement and enhance your leadership skills and expertise.

Week One: The Congress and the Obama Presidency (January 3-8, 2010)
Week Two: Politics and the Media (January 10-15, 2010)

Upcoming seminars also include "Camp David III: Negotiating the Road to Israeli-Palestinian Peace" to be held January 3-16, 2010.

Full details and costs are online at The Washington Center website.

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.

Undergraduate majors who will be enrolled for both fall and spring semesters are eligible to serve.

About the Alumni Board
The SJMC Alumni Board meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon-1:30 p.m. and sponsors the SJMC Alumni Mentoring Program, and other activities such as a Quiz Bowl.

About the Undergraduate Committee
The SJMC Undergraduate Committee meets 2 or 3 times each semester to discuss undergraduate policy, procedures, and curriculum. Meetings are typically held Mondays from 4-5 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

If you are interested, please send Linda Lindholm a brief paragraph describing your interest in serving on either group, specifying the group you are interested in. Linda can be reached at lindh001@umn.edu. Please respond by Friday, October 9 to be considered.

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!

A Student Director sits on the Board of Directors that meets, generally, the last Thursday of every month at the Minnesota Daily. Student Directors play a key role as a voting member of the board in making decisions about compensation, structure, policy, and future Office of the Publisher members.

This is a volunteer position but offers leadership experience, networking, and a look at the inner workings of a corporation. Applicants must of University of Minnesota students that do not currently work at The Minnesota Daily. Applicants must be able to attend meetings on Thursday nights starting at 6pm and have a goal orientated mind set. A one year commitment is preferred.

Check out the full description at The Minnesota Daily website. Other positions are open as well!

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.


For 11 days, from Jan 2 through 12, at the University of Arizona in Tucson you have a chance to work one-on-one with journalists from one of the world's most prestigious publications. You'll participate with two dozen other students who share your passion for news, forming friendships that will last a lifetime.

All costs, including transportation to and from Tucson, are paid by The New York Times, and there's even a small stipend so you have some spending money in Tucson.

Student participants cover Tucson from a newsroom supervised by Times staffers, who work closely with individual students on their assignments. There are opportunities for student writers, photographers, web producers, page and graphics designers, copy editors and video and audio journalists. (You don't have to settle on just one thing; the Institute allows you to experiment with a range of newsroom jobs if you want to.)

To apply, you must provide:

--An essay of up to 500 words on why you want to be a journalist.

--Six work samples, which may include published clips of your writing or stories you have edited (with headlines); portfolios with six published or unpublished examples of graphics or photographs; or examples of your audio or video work.

--A recommendation (sent separately) from a professor or an editor of a news organization for which you have worked.


All material must be sent to:

New York Times Student Journalism Institute
PO Box 2690
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108

The application form is online at the NYT Institute Website.