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October 29, 2010

Internship opportunity: Newsday

Newsday summer internship applications available for 2011

Applications are now available for those interested in becoming reporters, copy editors, videographers and presentation artists for the newspaper and the Web in 2011. Applicants are encouraged to designate their preference in areas such as news, sports, entertainment, features and business, but final determination will be made by the editors. With the exception of presentation artists, interns must have completed their junior year in the spring preceding their internship. Presentation artists must have completed their sophomore year in the spring preceding their internship.

This is a paid internship and interns are entitled to reimbursement for job-related expenses. Each job in the summer program lasts a minimum of 10 weeks. Newsday operates around the clock, seven days a week, so interns can expect their hours to fluctuate. A car is needed for this internship. Log onto www.newsday.com/internships for more information.

SPJ to hold resume feedback panel with free pizza

The University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists chapter will hold a resume panel from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Murphy Hall Conference Center. Panelists will represent various media entities, including the Star Tribune. Get feedback on your resume and enjoy free pizza.

2011 mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, to find the best college journalists to represent the college community on the red carpet alongside the AP, E!, Entertainment Tonight and 1,500 other professional journalists from around the world at the 83rd Academy Awards in February.

Students must submit a two-minute video explaining why they are the best team of journalists (one reporter, one videographer) to represent their university or college on the red carpet. This contest is open to any student in a journalism program - print, broadcast or radio.
Oscars.mtvU.com for additional information.

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:
here.

Course registration tips from SJMC


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

Here is what we are ask you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to make sure our professional classes are 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.

4) A reminder: You may not skip class to register.

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: here.

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit Newsfund.org and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Opinion Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view, containing approximately 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009, through Nov. 23, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning photograph. Applications must consist of two portraits, two feature photos and one "Personal Vision" photograph for a total of five images taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 2, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

New Course Available- WRIT 4431

For those interested in law school, there will be a spring course (WRIT 4431) introducing students to aspects of the law that pertain to science and technology: privacy, intellectual property, and health law. To add this class to your schedule, see the Registration tab on your One Stop page.

AdFed of Minnesota- Networking Event

AdFed of Minnesota is hosting a networking event this Wednesday, October 27, at Spill the Wine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is $10 for students and there will be opportunities to win free passes through Twitter @adfedmn.

Twelve top industry experts from every area of communication will be available to talk one-on-one with those who have an interest in a variety of careers in marketing. The organizations represented include: General Mills, Fallon, OLSON and Target. The best thing about this event is there is no formal speaker, just an informal happy hour where mentors are looking to talk to students interested in their organization, industry or career path.
To register visit: http://adfed.org/events/details.aspx?EventID=119

Summer Internship- Multicultural Advertising Internship Program

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) is now taking applications for their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Interested students must complete the online application no later than November 12. For more information visit the 4A website.

Spring Internship- Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

The Washington DC Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 spring semester. Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available for both part time and full time schedules. To apply prepare a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form found here. Applications will be accepted through December 3.



Reporting from India with Round Earth Media

Round Earth Media is seeking smart, passionate, creative, socially-networked, early-career multimedia journalists for a three-week paid global reporting opportunity in India from February 18, to March 11, 2011. The selected journalist is expected to post twice a day via social media (primarily Facebook) as we plan the trip, our stories and our coverage. Each journalist will be expected to produce a minimum of 5 deeply-reported
multimedia stories.

This opportunity is for those with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, experience telling stories using emerging media, ability to capture and edit both audio and video, proficiency in Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend and all-expenses covered while on assignment in India, mentorship of veteran journalists with expertise covering India and
distribution of published stories with top-tier news outlets which may include National Public Radio, The New York Times, commercial TV websites, Public Radio International (PRI) and others.

For application details, vist Round Earth Media. Application deadline is November 5, 2010.

October 18, 2010

Jay Weiner will discuss his new book at U Book Store Oct. 21

Jay Weiner, adjunct instructor in SJMC, will discuss his new book, "This Is Not Florida," an account of the Franken-Coleman vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the U Bookstore, Coffman Union.
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/genref/authors.html#weiner

Institute on Political Journalism accepting applications

The Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University is accepting applications for its summer session. The early deadline is Dec. 3.
The Institute is an eight-week program in June-July 2011 sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. It combines internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, 2011.
For more information and an online application, www.DCinternships.org/IPJ or contact Joe Starrs, IPJ director, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964.

MN SPJ Intern Night: Wednesday, Oct. 20

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists will sponsor its annual Intern Night at KSTP-TV, 3415 University Ave., St. Paul, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. Space is limited to the first 60 students.
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 U.S.
Email Kate Bendell at kbendell@kstp.com to reserve a spot.
Parking will be available in Lots B and C on the north (back) side of the building. Enter through the employee entrance.

October 15, 2010

Minnesota Monthly seeks Assistant Editor

Minnesota Monthly, the premier city-regional magazine of the Midwest, seeks
an entry-level Assistant Editor with excellent copy-editing skills and an
interest in online journalism for immediate full-time employment. Applicants
should have demonstrated experience in copy-editing and proofreading, a
passion for correctness and consistency, a love of dictionaries, and an
understanding of style (Chicago).

Additionally, the ideal candidates should have strong writing abilities and a keen interest in pushing the bounds of digital publishing. Familiarity with Minneapolis-St.
Paul and the Upper Midwest a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe
InDesign required.

Send a flawless cover letter, three short-writing samples (published or
unpublished), and salary requirements no later than November 1, 2010, to: jhoekstra@minnesotamonthly.com. E-mail submissions welcome, no follow-up calls please.

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington

Applications for the 2011 spring and summer Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington will be accepted now through November 1 and are open to undergraduates- juniors or seniors. The Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of 14 or 10 weeks with a stipend and free housing in furnished apartments.

Recently, interns have covered Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, a bill signing ceremony at the White House, debates over health care and climate change legislation, how members of Congress are using Skype and Twitter, the New Orleans Saints' visit with the president at the White House, proposals for saving the Everglades and the investigation of the Gulf oil spill.

Housed by the Scripps Howard News Service in downtown Washington, interns report for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, a Web-based wire, and can report for campus or hometown news organizations. The interns work with an experienced editor to choose, report and edit stories. We tour Washington journalism and government institutions and have guest speakers. For more details, visit http://www.shfwire.com. Click on "how to apply," and download the application form.

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship

The application process for the Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is open now through October 31, 2010. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online), broadcast, editing and media relations. The top applicant in public relations, broadcast, writing and copy editing will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to a paid trip to the 2011 AWSM convention in Charlotte, which includes hotel stay, $300 reimbursement for travel and free convention registration. All other students chosen for an AWSM internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

All full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply via AWSM's online application system. For more information about the program visit: http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/, contact co-chairs Stacy Hicklin and Lindsay Jones at awsminternship@gmail.com or click here to apply directly.

About AWSM-
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 100 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and some of the country's most respected daily newspapers.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

New Minor

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is pleased to announce a new minor in Native American Environmental Knowledge.

This minor allows students to study Native American perspectives on the environment and natural resource systems from an integrated perspective, including coursework, practical experience and community service. Required courses emphasize understanding the unique perspective of Native American approaches to science as it impacts natural resources and the environment. Course selections may emphasize--land, public policy and law, environment, natural resource management, science, and society as they relate to Native American perspectives of the environment. In addition, each student works with a minor adviser to design an individualized practical experience (e.g., internship, experiential learning opportunity) with a Native American community partner. Through "Ways of Knowing and Science," "Native American Perspectives on the Environment" and other coursework, students synthesize their learning about the impact and practice of science in the unique context of a Native American cultural perspective and community needs. For this minor, students must complete a total of at least 17credits.

For more information on this minor, please contact Mark Bellcourt at bellc001@umn.edu or by phone at 612 626-8665.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Broadcast

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on but not limited to public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from September 1, 2009, through November 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, 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 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. 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.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
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 $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 7, 2010

Star Tribune Summer Internship Program

The Star Tribune newsroom is accepting applications for one of the best summer internship programs available in the industry. Selected candidates will experience a paid 10-week internship in following fields: reporting, copy editing, photography or graphic art and design. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.

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

Applications will be accepted now through December 1, 2010. Visit the Star Tribune website for more information.

Medill Hill Journalism School on campus

Northwestern University's Medill Hill Graduate Journalism program will be on campus as part of the Graduate and Professional School Day on October 14, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Interested students are encouraged to stop by the Great Hall in Coffman Union to learn more about Medill's Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate programs.

There will be 100 graduate/professional programs on campus as part of Graduate and Professional School Day including workshops on the application process and funding. The event itself runs from 10:00-2:00. Click here to see the full list of participating schools and programs.

Ivory Tower submission announcement

The Ivory Tower is now accepting submissions from ordinary people who happen to have extraordinary talent. This excludes established authors or sage grad students. If a piece falls under the category of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art or multimedia (anything from a painting to performance art), don't hesitate to email ivory@umn.edu by December 1, 2010.

Please note, the Ivory Tower is looking only for blind submissions. Do not include personal or contact information in the attachment. However, a name, current street address and University of Minnesota email address should be in the body of the email. Create. Share. Get Published.

Round Earth Media event

Please join Bill Powers, a humanitarian, a writer, (Washington Post, New York Times, Slate) and Mary Stucky, co-founder and lead journalist at Round Earth Media for a free evening of conversation, ideas, inspiration and questions about global connections, journalism, development, sustainability and the shape of the world.

This event will take place on October 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at CoCo, collaborative space in Lowertown St. Paul. All attendees must email their RSVP to Meg Davidson, mdavidson@roundearthmedia.org. For more event details, please visit the official Facebook page.

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award submission announcement

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications. The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at *The Wall Street Journal*, Fox News Channel, or *The New York Post*. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.
A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22, 2011 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award 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 to the evils of totalitarianism.

'Brand Yourself,' a Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association event

Join the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) on October 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a free evening of discussion, insight, food, good company and walk away with a few ideas on how to better promote yourself during the school year.

MIMA student events about self-promotion will pull professionals from various disciplines to cover
questions such as "Who is looking at my work? What are best practices in self-marketing? How do I get noticed?"

The moderator will be Kyle Meyer, Director of Interactive Design for AIGA Minnesota and author of the blog post "My Last Portfolio Sucked, Yours Might Too". The panel will include Jamey Erickson, Owner/Creative Director at Sevnthsin, Jordan Smith, Recent Graduate and Jr. Art Director at Proximity Minneapolis, Craig Pladson, Director of Interactive Strategy at
Colle+McVoy and Kathryn Duncan Talent Recruiter at FRWD.

For more information on this free event and to pre-register visit the Colle+McVoy website.

October 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for Portrait/Personality Feature submissions. All entries must consist of two portrait photographs, two feature photographs, and one "personal vision" photograph for a total of five images. 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. Photos must have been taken between September, 1, 2009, through November 6, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday, November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, 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 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. 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.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
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 $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning feature. Articles must be a background, color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile published from October 15, 2009, through October 30, 2010, inclusively. Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, 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 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. 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.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
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 $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 4, 2010

Learning Abroad in Rome: Info session Oct. 14

Interested in studying abroad in Rome? The Learning Abroad Center's Study abroad in Rome program is hosting an informal information session, 100 Murphy Hall, 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. Free pizza and the opportunity to meet an architecture professor from the Rome program and Learning Abroad Center advisers.
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/EUROPE/rome/index.html