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April 29, 2010

Course Offering: Linguistic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology will be offering a seminar providing an introduction to the literature of Anthropological Linguistics for graduate students during the Fall 2010 semester (Anth 8005). This course would be great for graduate students interested in a historical approach to linguistics.

This course is suitable for graduate students in foreign language departments, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, theater and dance, music, art and art history and ESL. Attention will be given to the cognitive and cultural aspects of non-Western languages. No previous anthropology courses are necessary for the course.

April 26, 2010

Internships at The Chronicle

The Chronicle is seeking editorial interns for the Fall 2010 session. Internships are paid, full-time positions in the Chronicle's Washington, D.C. office, running from late August or early September through December.

Internship duties include reporting and writing brief features for our print edition and daily news articles for the Chronicle website.

Application deadline is Friday, June 4, and more information is available on the Chronicle website.

Seminar: You've Graduated, What Now?

Attention U of M Seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search! This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a challenging economy. Learn about conducting a creative job search, creating an outstanding resume, interviewing effectively and using the LinkedIn network.

This event will be held Thursday, May 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room on the 3rd floor of Coffman Union. The cost for this seminar is $10 and lunch is included. To register, visit GoldPass and click on "Career Events".

April 22, 2010

Biotech Workshop for Journalists

LifeScience Alley, a Minnesota-based trade association, is hosting a Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's McGuire Translational Research Facility.

This free, informational forum is designed specifically for journalists and is an initiative of LifeScience Alley, University of Minnesota's McGuire Translational Research Facility, and BIO, the world's largest association of bioscience companies.

The forum is open to 10 faculty or students on a first come, first served basis. Contact Sharon Hollister at LifeScience Alley (tel: 952-746-3813; shollister@lifesciencealley.org) to reserve your space.

April 19, 2010

Student graphic designer wanted

Professor Jisu Huh has a great part-time job offer for students who have basic design/layout skills using Photoshop and InDesign.

Dr. Huh is editor of American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Newsletter and needs to hire a newsletter staff who will help her with the newsletter editing and design/layout works.

The student will work directly for Dr. Huh four times a year (as the AAA Newsletter is a quarterly publication), about 20 hours at a time.
The responsibilities include copy editing and layout/design work using InDesign.

Required/Preferred Qualifications:
- Outstanding writing and editing skills.
- Experience with Photoshop and InDesign are required.
- Experience with newsletter writing and production is preferred.

Total Hours or % Appointment:
About 20 hours for about two weeks in November, February, May, and August, beginning this coming May.

Starting Hourly Rate:
$9.00 - $10.00 depending on the design work skill level

If you're qualified and interested, please send Dr. Huh an email (jhuh@umn.edu) with your resume attached.

Northland's NewsCenter - Job Opportunities

The Northland's NewsCenter, home of the CBS, NBC, MY Network and CW affiliates, has the following positions available: multi-media journalist/reporter/photographer/editor at the Iron Range Bureau facility in Hibbing, MN, and a Sales Account Executive in Duluth, MN.

Interested candidates can apply by emailing cover letter and resume to HR@kbjr.com.

April 15, 2010

MPR News Multimedia Fellowships for Fall 2010

Minnesota Public Radio News would like to work with two great reporters from the SJMC during the Fall 2010 semester. We're looking for students who have a solid grasp on convergence journalism and who have shown skill and interest in Web platforms, including video and Soundslides production as well as other Web tools. The strongest candidates also will have superior writing and reporting skills.

MPR News would embed the undergraduate fellows in one current project or, as needed, give students an opportunity to engage with daily MPR production. Students would receive appropriate training and coaching to improve their multimedia skills while at MPR.

Expected time per week: 12-16 hours
One academic credit
Stipend: $1,000

To apply, submit your application to the Student Services office in 110 Murphy Hall by noon on Wed., Apr. 28.
Please include:

• A resume.
• A paragraph about why you want the position.
• Samples of your best work.
• A professor's recommendation.

Job Opportunity - MN Daily

The MN Daily is accepting applications for the position of Advertising Production Manager through April 23, 2010. Interested applicants can apply at the MN Daily website.

Sports Journalism Scholarships Available

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

Students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years who wish to pursue a career in sports journalism are eligible to apply. The scholarships will be awarded based on student's journalistic work, academic record, financial need, and geography.

More information is available at the APSE website, or by emailing jtsullivan@globe.com.

April 13, 2010

New environmental communication graduate course for Fall 2010

JOUR 8990 Environmental Communication
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Murphy Hall, Room 15

Communication plays an important role in ecological systems. The seminar is a study of the historical, cultural, and material contexts within which environmental communication takes place, and an assessment of various media strategies. The aim is not only to understand environmental communication, but also to begin answering a basic question: how might we improve communication strategies in order to facilitate more sustainable social practices, institutions, and systems? Among the topics covered: news coverage of climate change, cultural creativity in environmental education, environmental advertising, greenwashing, and media strategies of environmental movements. In addition to studying environmental communication, students will come away from the seminar with a practical sense of how to communicate more effectively with diverse constituencies about environmental problems and possibilities.

The seminar will be taught by Mark Pedelty. Dr. Pedelty is a faculty member of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Fellow in the Institute on the Environment. For additional information, email pedelty@umn.edu

April 8, 2010

Capital Semester Internships in Washington D.C.

Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and gain the experience and insight you need to succeed. Serve as an intern in the nation's capital this fall or spring while taking classes at Georgetown University.

Designed for undergraduate students interested in U.S. politics, American government and journalism, Capital Semester serves as a great way to kick off your career in politics, journalism, lobbying, government, or the nonprofit sector.

Capital Semester allows students to spend 15 weeks earning 12 transferable course credits at Georgetown University while gaining valuable work experience at a top D.C. organization. Students will be enrolled at Georgetown, housed in a furnished residential building, placed in a competitive internship for a fall or spring semester

Application deadline is June 1, 2010. Further info on the Capital Semester is available at DCinternships.org.

Minnesota Daily - Job Opening

The Minnesota Daily is seeking an Advertising Production Manager.

The successful candidate will be a University of Minnesota student, able to work 20-30 hours per week, with an understanding of print media production.

For more information or a job description, visit the Minnesota Daily website.

2010 Journalism GLBT Student Project

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the 2010 Student Project, which will coincide with their annual Journalism Convention to be held in San Francisco.

During the course of the program, members of the Student Project class will work with mentors from the journalism industry and interact with top LGBT media professionals from across the United States.

More information is available at the NLGJA website.

Post your resume on GoldPASS and let employers find you!

Are you one of the 250+ journalism majors who has already posted your resume on GoldPASS? If not, now is the time to post your resume on the University of Minnesota's free job and internet database, called GoldPASS.

Through this free service, students and alumni can seek and find internship and job opportunities. By posting your resume on GoldPASS, employers can also find you directly. To get started, visit the GoldPASS web page.

SJMC students who need help developing a resume or preparing for an interview should contact the CLA Career Services office in room 135 Johnston Hall, or visit the Career and Community Learning Center web page.

April 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline of April 12 for the Hearst Multimedia competition is fast approaching! Details are available at the Hearst Journalism Awards website.

Colle+McVoy Summer Internships

The Colle+McVoy Summer Internship Program is looking for outstanding candidates. Interns will lend a hand with new business pitches and interact daily with clients. If you are passionate about making a difference in this business, consider this internship opportunity!

This is a paid, 3-month experience for graduating seniors. You must have your degree by May 2010 or earlier. If you are interested in learning more, visit the Colle+McVoy website. Applications are due April 30, and the internship program begins May 24.

Who will be the next Nike Field Reporter?

This is a sports enthusiast's dream job! A roving correspondent who will meet the world's top athletes, artists, musicians and designers, and report back to Nike Women across the globe. She will attend sports events across the country, experience the latest fashion and workout trends, and document her findings with videos, photos and blog postings.

Interested? Write an essay describing why you are the perfect candidate for Nike Field Reporter. The winning girl will be put on an 8-month contract with Nike. The Nike Contest website goes live April 1.

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 24 years of age and a legal permanent resident of the United States. The deadline for essay submissions is April 30, 2010. The next Nike Field Reporter will be announced on July 1, 2010.

April 1, 2010

Registration tips from Undergraduate Student Services

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

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

1) Register on time.

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

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


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

Requesting amendments to update your program plan
Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course. You can now request changes online at: http://sjmc.umn.edu/ugrad/programAmendmentForm.html