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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

June 6 - July 31, 2010
Georgetown University , Washington , DC

Final application deadline is March 5, 2010.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides 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.

Internships - Competitive placements with top news and media organizations as well as PR and communications firms

Classes - Up to 9 transferable credits from Georgetown University

Housing - Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.

Guest Lectures - With Washington's top print and broadcast journalists

Exclusive Briefings - National Press Club, State Department and Capitol Hill

Leadership & Professional Development - Leadership, mentoring and career building activities

Networking - Interaction with seasoned professionals and other student from around of the world

Scholarships - Over half of all students receive full or partial funding based on merit and financial need

Last summer our students interned with NBC Nightly News, the Washingtopost.com, The Washington Examiner, Edelman Public Relations, The World Wildlife Fund, Telemundo, the Washington Times along with many other top media outlets and organizations.

Students will be accepted in a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 5, 2010 . For more information and an online application, please visit the website.

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.

Investigative Journalism, July 2010
More than just theory, the Investigative Journalism course offers practical training. Learn to put together a piece of investigative journalism, use sources and build a publishable case.
20 places available. Apply before March 31 and save €110!

Photojournalism, August 2010
Spend five days learning the ropes of photojournalism. In addition to learning new skills and techniques, you'll shoot and edit your own photo essay from Prague.
15 places available. Apply before March 31 and save €100!

New Media for NGOs, July 2010
A course specially designed for the non-profit sector. Learn to spread your message wider and faster, manage IT projects, improve internal efficiency and revamp your online strategy - even with a minimal technology budget.
20 places available. Apply before March 31 and save €110!

Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 2010
Learn how to break into foreign reporting on this highly popular course. The trainers are all experienced correspondents, and you'll get a practical taste of international reporting - researching, writing and filing your own story from Prague.
25 places available. Apply before March 31 and save €135!

About TOL
Transitions (TOL) is a non-profit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union.

To learn more or to apply, please visit the TOL Web site.

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 19, 2010

February 26 - Applications due for $6,000 New Media Research Grant

The Institute for New Media Studies seeks to support graduate student new media research projects during the 2010 academic year. The type of research projects we wish to support will address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications.

Grant recipient(s) will be required to present at the annual New Media Research @ UMN 2010 Fall event in late September 2010 regardless of research project progress.

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2010 in room 313 Murphy Hall

Notification: March 11, 2010

Application forms are available online: http://z.umn.edu/57

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 10, 2010

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships based at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide outstanding law and graduate students with the opportunity to assist with a variety of Silha Center projects. Law and graduate students have helped to draft comments on proposed regulations and rules before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as to prepare amicus briefs, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to conducting scholarly research, Silha Fellows and Research Assistants are responsible for the writing, editing and production of the Silha Center's Bulletin. http://www.silha.umn.edu

Candidates for the Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships should demonstrate experience in conducting legal research; students pursuing a law degree are ideal. Candidates should also have an interest in journalism ethics. Applicants with a journalism degree, or prior experience in journalism, are strongly preferred. An interest in new media is a plus. Fellowships and assistantships are usually awarded for one academic year, but applicants seeking a Research Assistantship for Summer 2010 only will also be considered. Appointments range from a minimum of 10 hours to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

How to apply
Please submit the following:
1. A completed SJMC scholarship application
2. A résumé or curriculum vitae
3. A copy of academic transcripts
4. A letter explaining the applicant's areas of interest in media law and/or ethics, including how these interests could benefit the Silha
Center and how an association with the Silha Center would enhance professional and academic progress.
To submit a completed Silha Center Fellowship/Research Assistantship application,
please contact Heather Myers Larson, Graduate Student Personnel Coordinator, at (612) 625-4054 or e-mail at sjmcgrad@umn.edu.
Closing date for applications is March 19, 2010.

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.

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.

If you're not yet sold, know that upon conclusion of the summit, there's going to be a happy hour. Call it an after-party. The after-after-party is up to you.

This line of work is all about initiative and opportunity. Here's your chance to get off on the right foot, or take another step in the right direction.

Add to your career at www.ad2sas.org

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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.