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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.

New media graduate seminar for Spring 2010

The Changing Media Environment, JOUR 8003, introduces graduate students to the theoretical implications of the way media is changing because of digital technology, globalization, and economic conditions.

The Changing Media Environment, JOUR 8003, introduces graduate students to the theoretical implications of the way media is changing because of digital technology, globalization, and economic conditions. The course takes a primarily cultural perspective to understand how mass media has changed, evolved (and perhaps devolved) in the past 15 years to the present. Readings include the books "Free: The Future of a Radical Price" by Chris Anderson; "The Cult of the Amateur" by Andrew Keen; "Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide" by Henry Jenkins; "Hybridity or the Cultural Logic of Globalization" by Marwan Kraidy; and "iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era" by Mark Andrejevic; as well as readings and excerpts by Walter Benjamin, James Carey, Marshall McLuhan, Donna Haraway, and Jurgen Habermas.

Students will work on their own research projects that involve any of the topics covered in the course. Previous study in mass communication, communication studies, cultural studies, and media studies is helpful but not necessary.

JOUR 8003 is taught by Shayla Thiel-Stern, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and author of "Instant Identity: Adolescent Girls and the World of Instant Messaging."

The class meets Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 3:15 p.m.in 15 Murphy Hall.
More information at OneStop.

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.

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.

Event highlights include:

• Friday morning program featuring a discussion of paid versus free content, creating a video TV show for your newspaper's Web site, how to be the best at advertising sales, new tips for Creative Suite, and attorney Mark Anfinson will present a legal update on media law.
• The luncheon speaker on Friday is Dan Buettner, world-renowned explorer and National Geographic writer. He will share his research on "Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life." During 2009, Dan led a successful project in Albert Lea, MN, to implement community and social changes that improve quality of life and added an average of at least two years to life expectancy to each resident's life.

The SJMC will pay the registration fee for the first five students who submit their registration materials to Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall by Friday, January 15 at 4 p.m. Download and complete the student registration form, and submit this to Maggie along with a check for $20, payable to the University of Minnesota. After attending and providing proof of attendance your check will be returned to you. We will cash the checks for students who cannot demonstrate proof of attendance.

To learn more visit the MNA Web site.

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.

The grant program is named after Paulo Freire, an educator and leader who sought to empower the oppressed through literacy programs that encouraged social and political awareness. In this spirit, the grant emphasizes how human oppression and liberation overlap with community service and international work.

An information session will be held on Friday, December 18th at 11 AM in 345 Fraser Hall.

The application deadline for this grant is 4 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2010.


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.

This is a unique moment to learn from Walter Mondale - a remarkable public servant who served at the center of U.S. national security policy and initiated the modern vice presidency.

The class will examine the exercise of presidential prerogative by four Democratic administrations (Truman, Johnson, Carter, and Obama) and three Republican administrations (Nixon, Reagan, and Bush) through lively readings, special guest speakers, and participatory exercises in class and in smaller tutorials. This course is both timely and timeless, anchored in both longstanding and current debates about executive power.

The course is open to general public who can audit the course (and not take the exams and papers); it is also open to University students for credit. The course, PA 1005: Great Debates of Our Time: U.S. Policy and Politics, is listed in the class schedule under term: Spring 2010 and subject: Public Affairs.

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.

Entries are first judged at the regional level. First place regional winners advance to the national competition. National winners will be honored during the 2010 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference, October 3-6 in Las Vegas.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a U.S. college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2009. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2009 calendar year.

All entrants must complete the online entry form.

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!

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.

Positions will begin mid-January. Some positions will begin prior to the beginning of the spring semester.

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, as well as closing dates for these positions, please visit the Minnesota Daily Web site.

Open positions include:
Staff Reporter
Reporter Intern
A&E Intern
Sports Intern
Visual Designer
Photo Intern
A/V Intern
Customer Service Representative

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.