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December 20, 2010

The Newspaper Guild announces David S. Barr Award

The David S. Barr award recognizes student journalists who focus on issues of social injustices.

All entries must be of work published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010. A $1,500 award will go to the winning undergrad or graduate student along with transportation and lodging for the annual Freedom Award Celebration, which will be held in Washington, D.C.

For application details, visit The Newspaper Guild website. The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 28, 2011.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Photo News and Sports

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of news and sports photography. Entries must include two images in each category: news and sports, for a total of four photographs. To qualify, photos must have been taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 11, 2011.

Turn in completed application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Entrants must be majoring in journalism 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: In-Depth Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of in-depth writing. Entries must illustrate the applicant'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 article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Entrants must be majoring in journalism 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.

December 13, 2010

Mass Comm law class still has open seats

SJMC majors: Interested in social media and privacy, the regulation of advertising, and copyrights and trademarks? Want to learn the difference between obscenity, indecency and pornography?

There are still seats open in JOUR 3776: Mass Communication Law. There's even an honors option through taking JOUR 3776H.

Learn about these topics plus defamation, commercial speech and other new technology issues through this semester-long course. Contact Professor Amy Sanders (sandersa@umn.edu) if you have questions.

Ivory Tower now accepting submissions

The Ivory Tower is 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.

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

Hearst Journalism Awards: Broadcast TV News

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism 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: Sports Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism 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.

PRSA Student Classics Awards seek entries

Have you worked on public relations projects for a job, internship, student organization or class?

Submit your work to the PRSA Student Classics Awards, a competition showcasing some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The PRSA Student Classics Awards competition is not limited to PRSSA members -- entries are encouraged from all communications, public relations, marketing and advertising students. Entering is a great way to show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and help start your portfolio.

Entries are due Jan. 27, 2011. For more information, please visit the PRSA website.

The Uptown Art Fair seeks summer interns

The Uptown Association Internship Program is looking for several interns for their nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair. The program begins Feb. 1, 2011, with hours being part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer months. All applicants must be available during the summer; no exceptions will be allowed.

Possible responsibilities include planning events and programs, working with stakeholders in the community, creating and writing marketing pieces, database management, research, VIP relations and staff support.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references to:
Maude Lovelle
Uptown Association
E-mail: Maude@uptownminneapolis.com

Reminder: U closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2.

During this time, university services and business offices will be closed as a cost-saving measure. Only essential services will be open.

Log onto http://cla.umn.edu/news/winterClosure.html for more information.

December 6, 2010

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award accepting applications

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 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."

Verisae to offer writing and communications internship

Verisae is now accepting applications for their winter-spring semester writing and communications internship.

This student will help write the company internal newsletter and assist with internal communications strategy development. They will write blog articles for the Verisae website blogs, help develop content for ongoing marketing campaign needs and collateral materials.

The deadline is December 10; all applicants should send their resumes, cover letters and writing samples to HR@verisae.com.

Pay It Forward Tour offers spring break trip/volunteer op

For those looking for something to do this spring break, consider the Pay It Forward Tour sponsored by Students Today Leaders Forever.

This nine-day community service trip helps students travel across the country serving others by volunteering at nursing homes, working at food shelves, cleaning up city parks and more.

This year, the U of M is sending six buses to three cities: Denver, Memphis, Tenn., and Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience while traveling the country and meeting people from all walks of life.

Learn more and sign up here or e-mail stlf@umn.edu for more information.

A.I. Johnson Scholarship announcement

The A.I. Johnson Scholarship, designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in public affairs and political science, is now accepting applications.

To be considered, students must be enrolled in both the fall semester 2011 and spring semester 2012, completed a 400-hour internship under POL 3080 and have previous volunteer or work experience related to public affairs. The deadline for application materials is March 1, 2011. For more information, visit the website.

Spring magazine internship deadline extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED! APPLY NOW FOR A GREAT MAGAZINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering
special directed-study internships for spring 2011. These are offered only
for SJMC students.

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 SJMC. Applications are available in Murphy 110 and are due by noon Friday.

For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu.

December 3, 2010

Minnesota Daily hiring journalists for spring 2011

Jump-start your journalism career working this spring for the college newspaper the Society of Professional Journalists named the best four-year daily in the country.

The Minnesota Daily is seeking applications for staff positions ranging from reporter to cartoonist for spring semester. Successful applicants for most positions will start work in January.

Those interested in reporting, photography, A/V, opinion writing, sports and arts reporting and copy editing should check mndaily.com/jobs to apply or get more information. The application deadline for most positions is Wednesday.

Questions? Call Editor-in-Chief Devin Henry at (612) 435-5869, or e-mail dhenry@mndaily.com.