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November 29, 2010

Deadline to apply for major is Jan. 28

Planning to apply for an SJMC major for spring semester 2011?

The final application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Students should apply online at http://sjmc.umn.edu/apply starting Jan. 18.

To be eligible, applicants must attend a premajor information session. For dates and times, log onto http://sjmc.umn.edu.

Melody Gilbert documentary movie marathon starts this weekend

The Parkway Theater will feature work Dec. 3 through 5 from local filmmaker Melody Gilbert. The exhibition is in preparation for her latest project, "NUMB."

Screenings include:
Friday
6:00 p.m. "Disconnected" (made with Carleton College students)
7:30 p.m. "Married at the Mall"
9:15 p.m. "Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness"

Saturday
3:00 p.m. "Whole"
4:30 p.m. "A Life Without Pain"

Sunday, Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. "Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story"

Dec. 8
7:00 p.m. "NUMB (sneak preview/fundraiser)"

The theater is at 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 to $18. To purchase tickets online or to get more information, log onto online.

Study media in France, Italy or Turkey during summer 2011

Ever dream about being a foreign correspondent or want to develop multimedia skills? The Institute for Education in International Media is accepting applications for summer media programs in France, Italy and Turkey for summer 2011

Students spend four weeks studying international reporting and media skills and reporting on their host communities. They then create a website, magazine or book about the city, the universities and themselves.

The programs are open to English-speaking students from all college and universities as well as recent graduates. Preference will be given to students majoring in journalism, media or mass communication and students with experience at a college or professional publication.

All programs cost $4,995 plus airfare. Log onto http://ieimedia.com to learn more or download application forms.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-depth writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning in-depth writing article. Entries must illustrate the entrant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Interested students must submit one single article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. 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. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or 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: News and sports photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning news and sports photographs. Entries must include two images in both the news and sports categories, for a total of four images taken from Sept. 1, 2009 through Jan. 11, 2011.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. 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. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or 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.

November 24, 2010

New section of JOUR 3201, arts reporting capstone classes open

Students interested in learning the principles of strategic communication in advertising and those interest in arts reporting have two new course options starting today.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication opened an additional section of JOUR 3201 -- Principles of Strategic Communication: Advertising. The lecture runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

JOUR 4171 -- Capstone: Covering the Arts will offer students chances to learn about reporting on the arts from a professional arts journalist. Lecture will run from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some class meetings at the Guthrie Theater. Students will need to have their names added to the wait list to be considered for admission into the course.

Log onto onestop.umn.edu to learn more about the classes, view course prerequisites or register.

November 22, 2010

Tiger Oak Publications seeks interns

Tiger Oak Publications is seeking interns to help with Metro Magazine, Minnesota Meetings & Events, Minnesota Bride and other lifestyle publications.

Interns will fact-check articles, research story ideas, write short articles, brainstorm and pitch story ideas, assist with photo shoots and other writing-related duties as assigned by editorial staff.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities
• Ability to write engaging and entertaining articles
• Basic knowledge of journalism, including style and format of articles, interviewing
and fact-checking
• Familiarity with the AP Stylebook
• Basic knowledge of the PC environment, including Word, e-mail, photo software, etc.
• Ability to multitask and work for a number of editors on a number of assignments

For more information, visit Tiger Oak Publications.

The University Honors Program now accepting fall 2011 applicants

The University Honors Program now is accepting fall 2011 admission applications from current U of M-Twin Cities students.

Applicants to the University Honors Program must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, an academic record with strong performance in their majors and prerequisite coursework and at least four semesters remaining until graduation as of fall 2011.

All interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the honors program and the application process:
• Monday, December 6 1:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Tuesday, December 7 3:00 p.m. in 20 Nicholson
• Wednesday, December 8 2:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Thursday, December 9 9:00 a.m. in 12 Nicholson
• Friday, December 10 12:00 p.m. in 12 Nicholson

Students wanting more information should visit UHP website and attend an informational session to learn more. The application deadline is January 24, 2011.

Alliance Francaise seeks public relations and graphic design interns

Alliance Française, the center of all things French and francophone in the Twin Cities, is seeking a public relations and graphic design intern for spring term 2011. Applicants should have an interest in French culture; speaking the language is not required, but it is a
useful skill for the organization.

Apply by sending email and cover letter to internrecruitment@afmsp.org by Nov. 24. Visit the AFMSP website for more information.

Northeast Minnesota newspapers seek correspondent

Grain real world experience covering the 2011 legislative session for three northeast Minnesota newspapers.

The Mesabi Daily News, the Hibbing Daily Tribune and the Grand Rapids Herald-Review need a correspondent to cover politics and state government. The correspondent will work out of an office in the basement of the capitol building in St. Paul, covering the legislative session from Dec. 20 through May, 27, 2011.

This is a 40-hour per week contract position pays $11 per hour with no benefits. The correspondent will need his or her own computer, and will have daily contact with the supervisor for stories, workday duties and deadlines.

Contact Executive Editor Bill Hanna at 218-741-5544, by cell at 218-750-4293 or by e-mail at bhanna@mesabidailynews.net for more information. The newspaper group plans to hire its candidate by Dec. 15.

November 19, 2010

Broadcast job opportunity: Photojournalist at KOLN/KGIN TV

KOLN/KGIN-TV is accepting applications for a full-time photojournalist in Lincoln, Neb.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Generating news stories from inception to completion by first available means to support multiple media; professionally following directions; and serving the community with strong, positive character and abilities, expecting to win every fact and every story every day. Photojournalists also are expected to apply aesthetic storytelling concepts including framing, composition, action, sequencing, filters, exposure, lighting, white balance, angle, tripods, and other basic tenets of effective, professional electronic photojournalism. The select candidate will collaborate and cooperate professionally, as assigned, on deadline.

Must have a media-related bachelor's degree with journalism experience, including shooting/editing/visual storytelling along with a strong ability to gather video/audio, edit and perform accurately and creatively under deadline pressure. Must maintain a permanent resident within 30 minutes of station and meet physical requirements of the position.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required.

Submit resume, references, work examples and a cover letter noting where you saw this vacancy posting along with your thoughts about the best & worst aspects of journalism by email to hr@kolnkgin.com or visit the KOLN/KGIN website.

Student program to hold panel discussion on professionalism

What does it mean to "be professional" in the workplace and why is this important?

Join the Student Employment Leadership Program for the What is Professionalism? panel, where a small group of employers from various industries will help us answer these very questions.

Discussion will focus on topics such as professional communication, appearance, attitude, building professional networks (in-person and on-line) and some fundamental professional etiquette tips that can apply across types of jobs, industries and organizations. Help ensure that you can be successful in any of your current as well as future positions by joining us for this event! This event is sponsored by the Office for Student Engagement.

Workshops will be held:
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in room 131B of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, in room 230 of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

German exchange program accepting applications for study abroad

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are accepting applications for their six week intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for Intermediate German-speaking American journalism and communications students.

The first week of the program participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final weeks consist of an intensive internship with a newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. 



Selected applicants will be awarded a monthly stipend for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the DAAD website to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

Writers, photographers invited to apply for Nat Geo supported pub

The Glimpse Correspondents Program allows students, volunteers, teachers and other travelers to get stories and photography published at a National Geographic supported publication, and get paid for it.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one-on-one editorial training and support to complete an independent journalistic work based on their experience abroad.

To learn more, visit: http://glimpse.org/correspondents. The application deadline for the Spring 2011 program is November 28, 2010.

Job opportunity: Business development coordinator

Bailey Lauerman is seeking a business development coordinator for their Omaha, Neb., office. This agency job will focus on new business development and ideally suits someone with a management minor.

The business development coordinator reports to the CMO and has two primary charges: Helping to build the agency brand and the agency's business. Functional duties include helping write responses/letters, managing the internal agency process, presentation development/production (PowerPoint proficiency required) and various administrative duties such as proofreading, photocopying, shipping of packages, etc.

Must have exceptional writing skills, positive attitude, tireless work ethic and fanatical passion for this business. If interested, email Gordon Leighton for application details at leigh006@umn.edu.

November 15, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for opinion writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards looking for their next award-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. Entries should be about 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009 through Nov. 23, 2010.

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.

SPJ seeks entries for Mark of Excellence Awards

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Society of Professional Journalists is announcing its call for entries for the 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards, a contest that honors the best collegiate journalists in the United States.

The Mark of Excellence Awards recognize exceptional work by student journalists in print, radio, television, photography and online. The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. and studying for an academic degree in 2010. To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2010 calendar year.

The registration fee is $9 for SPJ student members or $18 for nonmembers. Entrants are first judged on the regional level and regional award winners will be honored at SPJ's spring conferences.

First place regional winners are forwarded on to the national competition. National winners will be recognized and showcased on spj.org.

SAVE ON POSTAGE: Entrants can submit their work online. The new format allows students to enter easily and efficiently. Contest rules and categories are here. Visit the SPJ Awards site for more information and to enter.

The entry deadline is Jan. 26, 2011. For more information, contact Awards Coordinator Lauren Rochester at (317) 927-8000 ext. 210 or awards@spj.org.



Patch.com offering freelance opportunities

Are you a student or professor looking for freelance, internship or media partnership opportunities? Patch.com, an AOL start-up company providing local online journalism, might be your missing resource.

Patch is active in multiple cities and towns in about 17 states across the country.
Minnesota has two Patch.com sites in Edina and Eagan, plus they will be launching a site for Mendota Heights soon. Visit their website for more information.

New course: Learn about the economic realities of 21st century media

If you've ever wanted to lead a news organization, write about media or sell advertising, JOUR 4990 is the class for you. This class is appropriate for both journalism and strategic communication students.

Taught by former Star Tribune publisher J. Keith Moyer, students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries including print and online newspapers, magazines and television.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment and how they affect the industry. The course will feature trips to advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations. The course could be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major, plus JOUR 3004 AND JOUR 3101, 3201 or 3202

Student Academic Success Services workshop

The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) office will combine elements of three workshops into one for a comprehensive presentation for students looking for an end-of-semester booster.

The workshop will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Science Teaching and Student Services building. This workshop will focus on three common needs of students at this time of the year: Stress management, organization and exam strategies.

To register, call 612-624-3323.

Columbia University MA in Journalism

Columbia University is accepting applicants to their Masters of Arts in Journalism program. Ideal candidates will have some experience reporting, editing or producing in a professional environment.

During the application process, each potential student selects a concentration: arts and culture, business, politics or science: health and the environment. Once enrolled, a student's area of focus can be as broad as "business" or as specific as architecture or bioethics. Students will write stories, not research papers, and conduct interviews instead of studies.

For more information about deadlines and course work see the Columbia website.

The Wake student magazine seeks photographers

Want to see your photographic work published in print? Need to build clips for your portfolio? Just like to shoot? The Wake Student Magazine is looking for photographers for a wide variety of assignments.

For more information, contact photo editor Matt Miranda: mmiranda@wakemag.org.

The Writer's Block to hold workshop Tuesday

Join FUSE, Ivory Tower, and Voices Merging for the first installment of their biweekly workshop series, The Writer's Block, on Tuesday, November 16, in room 135 in Nicholson Hall.

Mesa Pizza and beverages will be served at 5:30 followed by the workshop. Special guests include the Ladies of Paper Darts, a literary arts magazine based in Minneapolis, and Brian Laidlaw, the poetry editor for the University of Minnesota's graduate journal, Dislocate.

For more information, become a fan of The Writer's Block on Facebook.

Twin Cities magazines seek applicants for internships

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering special directed-study internships for Spring 2011.

Publications include Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Greenspring custom magazines, Metro, Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Tiger Oak suburban publications and other trade and consumer titles.

Editors have designed these opportunities to train the next generation of magazine writers and editors. Students can earn one academic credit through taking JOUR 3996.

These positions are open to SJMC professional journalism majors only. Students must apply through the School of Journalism. For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu. The deadline is Dec. 3.

Minnesota Public Radio internship deadline Nov. 19

Get experience and academic credit interning at MPR.

Minnesota Public Radio is seeking applications from SJMC students for two reporter internship openings.

MPR is looking for students who have a solid grasp of convergence journalism and who show skill and interest in working in web platforms, including video and Soundslides production in addition to other tools.

The strongest candidates will have superior writing and reporting skills who also possess strong video storytelling capabilities.

Interns are expected to work 12 to 16 hours per week and can earn one academic credit. This internship offers a $1,000 stipend.

Applications are due by 3 p.m. Friday and must include:
• A resume
• A completed application form
• A one-page summary about why you want the position
• Samples of your best work
• A professor's recommendation

Application forms are available in the bins outside the Digital Media Studios (Murphy Hall room 10).

November 8, 2010

U accepting fellowship applications for Minnesota Goes to Berlin program

The Center for German & European Studies is accepting applications for its 2011 Minnesota Goes to Berlin fellowship. Open to U of M system undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year. Applicants must be at least 20 years old and have a demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency desired but not required.

Fellows will spend one month living with a German host family and serve as a native speaker resource person in an elementary school. Fellows also will conduct research on a topic of your choice, explore Berlin's culture as a group and participate in organized social and cultural programs.

Fellowship package includes:
* Room and board with host family
* International health and liability insurance for one month
* Public transportation pass
* Stipend of EUR 150
* $500 grant towards airfare reimbursement

For more information and to download an application, please visit:
http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/internships.htm#USAgoesBerlin

Deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Paid internship in India for February through March 2011

Round Earth Media is seeking journalists in the early parts of their careers for paid internships in India.

Round Earth Media is a news and information services group composed of award-winning veteran journalists in partnership with early-career reporters. It provides journalism to media outlets in the United Sates along with social media.

Participants are chosen through a competitive application process and will use both conventional and unconventional forms of media to tell compelling, original and under-reported stories from India. They will harness the power of their online social networks to engage friends and colleagues in the development of that coverage.

The internship will run from February through March 2011. For more information or applications, go to http://www.roundearthmedia.com/

Study AND work at the Star Tribune

Work at the Star Tribune AND earn capstone credit this spring with JOUR 4992, the Star Tribune practicum course.

Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news stories. Positions in sports, features, photography and online also are possible.

Students will work 14 hours per week in the Star Tribune newsroom and will have the opportunity to have their work published in the nation's 15th largest daily newspaper. Students are paid for any published work. They also attend one class per week in the newsroom, learning from guest speakers including Star Tribune editors and reporters who cover business, sports and other areas.

The class is taught by long-time award-winning journalist Chris Ison.

To register:
An application including a resume and clips is required for entry into this course. Forms are available in 110 Murphy Hall and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 OR JOUR 4302 and instructor consent.

New courses for SJMC honors students for spring 2011

SJMC students in the University of Minnesota honors program might be interested in taking the following two courses this spring: JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law or JOUR 5552: Law of Internet Communications. You can view the course profiles for these classes online at: http://sjmc.umn.edu/ugrad/contextCourses.html

For more information, please contact professor Amy Sanders at sandersa@umn.edu.

AP photo internship program

The Associated Press is offering a highly selective 12-week tailored training program for students who are aspiring photojournalists or photo editors for this summer.

To apply, submit the following to Stephanie Mullen in AP's San Francisco bureau or visit the AP website:
• A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company."
• A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date)
• A portfolio of your work. Submissions should be a collection of jpeg images with captions on a CD. You should forego programs that include music or special transitions. A link to a website may be offered as a substitute for a CD.
• Two letters of reference, including at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead

Students who make it to the final round will be contacted for an interview with a local AP manager and to complete an employment application.

The application deadline for the summer 2011 program is Nov. 17, 2010.

Heart Journalism Awards Reminder- Broadcast Feature

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 Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday. 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. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or 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.

NPR legend to discuss investigative journalism in the digital era

Broadcasting legend Bill Buzenberg will lead a discussion on investigative journalism in a digital era at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University. The topic he will present is, "The Bright Future of Investigative Journalism: How Digital Media are Creating a New Eco System."

Buzenberg is executive director of the Center for Public Integrity. The center is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., with a 20-year track record and 37 first place national journalism awards.

Before his work there, Buzenberg was vice president of news for National Public Radio, as well as NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR's newscasts services to 24-hours per day. During his tenure, the NPR News Division was honored with nine DuPont-Columbia University batons and 10 Peabody Awards.

This lecture is free and open to all. Sundin Music Hall is at 1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul.

Summer internship: Live Learn Intern D.C.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES now are accepting applications for their summer programs. Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.These fast-paced, eight-week residential programs provide 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.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline on March 3, 2011. Students applying by the early deadline of Dec. 3, 2010, will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance. This internship program runs from June 5 through July 30, 2011.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org or contact Elizabeth Matecki, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at admissions@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964. Please click on this link for an informational brochure.

Informational session: Masters in human resources and industrial relations

A free information session on earning a masters degree in human resources and industrial relations (HRIR) will be held at the Carlson School of Management from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in room 1-127.

For more information or to register, please contact Celeste Pape at 624-5704.

Star Tribune news designer apprentice position

The Star Tribune is seeking a promising, talented visual journalist to work as an apprentice news designer for up to two years. The designer will produce powerful news pages -- including covers -- under the direction of more senior designers. This person will plan and produce dynamic, compelling, content-driven pages in collaboration with other visual journalists, writers and editors. This person must excel at seeing new, accessible ways to present information and tell stories to our diverse community. He or she must be quick, creative and flexible enough to design with flair one minute and with serious journalistic purpose the next.

This designer must be adept at engaging readers in a wide range of stories. He or she will be able to work under daily deadline pressure and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must show mastery of InDesign and fluency in Photoshop. The skill to produce basic informational graphics is a plus for this two-year position.

Send letter and resume to Duchesne Drew, Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment, Star Tribune, 425 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55488.

The deadline is Dec. 1.

Contact ddrew@startribune.com with any questions.

Sports journalists to hold online chat on covering fantasy sports

An online chat about Fantasy Sports conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism titled, "The Intersection Between Fantasy Sports and Sports Coverage: Implications for Journalists and Predictions for Media Organizations" will be held at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 15.

Fantasy sports rank as a multi-million dollar business that often attracts specific and separate coverage from that of game action or traditional storytelling, and that can prompt challenges for sports journalists and media organizations. Participants include:
-- Joe Dolan of fantasyguru.com and Sirius Satellite Radio;
-- Nate Ravitz, deputy editor for ESPN.com Fantasy Sports;
-- Alexandre Simon, senior director of digital business development for the National Hockey League; and
-- Malcolm Moran, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center.

Log onto the chat at here

The online chat is free and open to the public.

IABC Minnesota to hold annual 'Meet the Pros' event

IABC Minnesota invites communication students throughout the Upper
Midwest to our annual Meet the Pros event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern College in Roseville.

Meet the Pros is a networking event where students can learn from and mingle with some of the best communication professionals in the area. Students should bring copies of their resumes to get one-on-one, real-world feedback from the pros. To register, call the IABC Minnesota office at 612.333.422. View this link for more event information.

New minor: Fashion studies


The College of Design now offers a new minor in fashion studies, which provides students who have an interest in fashion the opportunity to gain knowledge about fashion product, theory and industry-specific practices. Fashion is a major global industry with a broad range of career opportunities from business and design to engineering and chemistry.

Note: Students majoring in apparel design and/or retail merchandising are not eligible to complete this minor.

To declare a fashion studies minor, students should call 624-1717 or stop by CDes Student Services in 12 McNeal Hall to schedule an appointment with Katrina Ginther Thompson. Click here for course requirements.

New spring course: JOUR 4990 Media in the Marketplace

Register now for JOUR 4990 to learn about the economic realities of the 21st century media landscape.

If you've ever wanted to lead a news organization, write about media or sell ads, JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace, is the class for you.

Taught by former Star Tribune Publisher and President J. Keith Moyer, students will glean detailed insights into the business side of media industries including print and online newspapers, magazines and television.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment. The course will feature field trips to advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations. This class will be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4261, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major), JOUR 3004, AND JOUR 3101 or JOUR 3201 or JOUR 3202.