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August 29, 2011

JOUR 3776H Fulfills Honors and Context Course

SJMC Majors: Do you need a context course that will count as an honors opportunity? Interested in working on a research project related to social media and the law? Want to talk about how the Internet has changed journalism? Sign up for JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law this semester. Only a few seats are left, and an honors version of this course will not be offered in the spring. Register here.

Dow Jones News Fund Summer 2012 Internship Applications Due Nov. 1

College juniors, seniors and graduate students seeking copy editing, sports, multimedia and business reporting internships for summer 2012 should plan to apply online by Nov. 1, 2011. Updated applications are available on the website.

On Thursday, October 6 from 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. in Murphy 100, SJMC will host a Dow Jones Internship information session. Learn more about the application and test, hear from two of our faculty members who were Dow Jones interns and find out if the opportunity is right for you. Plus, we'll have free pizza!

Important Announcements Regarding Fall 2011 Semester Classes

Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final waitlists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 1. If you want to add your name to one of the waitlists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 6. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAITLIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAITLIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAITLIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace shows students business side of publishing

Spots are still available for JOUR 4991: Media in the Marketplace. This class gives students an inside look at the business side of journalism and publishing. Take an in-depth look at what it takes to lead a news company, learn about advertising sales and explore business practices for news and media corporations.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

Learn about the challenges of the new economic environment to publishers and how they affect the media industry. This class gives students a chance to get out of the classroom and features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and Internet outlets. Plus, guest speakers from top Twin Cities media professionals make frequent appearances.

The class is instructed by SJMC senior fellow and former publisher of the Star Tribune J. Keith Moyer. Moyer brings his unique, real-life experience of leading a large metropolitan newspaper to students.

This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students. Register here.

Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum Spots Still Open!

Registration is still open for the Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum for Fall 2011 semester. In the class students get work experience at community newspapers and are called on to write stories, contribute to the newsroom and be a part of the editorial team. Students who participate get a $200 stipend, bylined articles and real-life work experience.

Don't miss this great opportunity. Register here.

IHS Seeks Journalism Interns for Spring 2012

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for its internship program in Spring 2012. This eight-week program allows participants to explore their interests with opportunities at a newspaper, radio station, new media company or a non-profit. The program also includes mentoring and job placement assistance and a $3,200 stipend for travel expenses.

Applications for Spring 2012 are due Nov. 15.

For more information, click here.

AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

This new national scholarship program is intended to encourage new media and technology skills in journalism students. The program will provide $20,000 scholarships to six promising undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees at the crossroads of journalism, new media and computer science.

Applications are due January 27. More information can be found here.

A Conversation with Thomas Friedman

On Friday, Sept. 9, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Friedman visits the University of Minnesota to discuss his new book That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

In the book, Friedman analyzes the challenges facing America today, including globalization, chronic deficits and energy consumption and spells out what we need to do now.

Friday Sept. 9
5 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall