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October 31, 2011

Entrepreneurial Journalism Course Teaches Students Monetize Journalism Projects

Making money is today's economy is at the forefront of most people's minds. JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism will teach students how to marry journalism, business and useful technologies. And, most importantly, how to turn a profit as a journalist!

The course focuses on the ways that journalists can act entrepreneurially to develop new and unexpected markets for their work -- from smart phone apps to new products and services. Students will learn about successful business models, the art of adapting and re-purposing stories and beats for entrepreneurial purposes, the management and marketing of a journalistic brand, funding sources and the creation of business plans.

The class features lectures, case studies, students' research into entrepreneurial start-ups and in-class presentations. Instructor Jack El-Hai has worked as an independent journalist for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 500 articles and 10 books. He has re-purposed and licensed his work for many media, including print audio and screen.

Watch for JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism when registering for Spring 2012.

October 27, 2011

Save the Date for Student Advertising Summit 2012

The Student Advertising Summit is an annual event organized by professionals and student volunteers to help prepare students for their careers in advertising, marketing or communications-related fields. The event will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus on March 2, 2012.

This event is your chance as a newcomer in the business to network with some of the industry's leading professionals and jump-start your career. To find out more about the event and the registration process join our Ad Club's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @StudentAdSummit or check out the website at umnadclub.com.

October 24, 2011

Earn Capstone Credit & Work Experience at Star Tribune this Spring

In JOUR 4992: Star Tribune Practicum, students work at the 15th-largest newspaper, get clips and bylines and earn capstone credit. The class is taught at the newspaper and is designed to teach students through hands-on experience while working with professionals. Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news, features, photos or multimedia productions for the newspaper's print and online versions.

Most students work 14 hours per week in the newsroom and are paid for their work. The three-credit class also includes one class per week in the newsroom about ethics, computer assisted reporting and other skills from guest speakers including editors and reporters from business, sports, online and other area.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Applications are available in the Student Services Office (Murphy 110) and should be returned there with résumé and clips/portfolio if you have them. If you're applying for a writing position and don't have published clips, you may submit news stories from journalism courses you've taken.

Fine Print: Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 for reporters; JOUR 4302 for photographers; JOUR 3451 for video/multimedia positions.

AAJA Sports Journalism Internship

The Asian American Journalists Association partners with the Associated Press Sports Editors for this nine-week internship. The program for students interested in sports journalism careers, features a training from June 1-8, 2012 followed by paid internships at a print, digital or electronic media.

The institute is designed to get students interested in print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and to enhance racial and gender diversity.

The application is due Nov. 4, 2011. For more information and to apply, click here.

October 17, 2011

Seattle Times Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

The Seattle Times is currently recruiting for paid, 10-week internships for the summer of 2012. Interns act as members of the news staff, attend weekly staff meetings, work on a variety of assignments and get a staff mentor.

Applicants are accepted in five areas: reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, multimedia and graphics/design.

The deadline for all positions is November 1. For more information, click here.

ASME Offers Summer 2012 Internship to College Juniors

The American Society of Magazine Editors sponsors this 10-week program (runs June 6 through Aug. 10) to students who have completed their junior year at magazines in Washington, D.C. or New York.

ASME interns write, report, edit, fact-check and help develop stories for some of the top magazine publications in the country, including People and Glamour. Interns are in high academic standing and often have previous professional experience.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information or to apply, click here.

October 10, 2011

Become a Music Writer for LiveMusicGuide.com

One of the leading search engines for music news is looking for journalism students to contribute content. Interview artists, attend concerts and talk with industry professionals. Writers will have the opportunity to contribute their own articles, upon editorial review, plus experience fact checking, research and basic editing duties.

Applicants must love music and writing, have stylistic voice, be professional, be able to meet deadlines and be responsible. The opportunity is a volunteer, part-time, work-from-home position.

To apply, email writers@livemusicguide.com

October 3, 2011

Jobs Fair for Newspaper Students on Oct. 15

The Minnesota AP and Minnesota Newspaper Association are hosting a job fair for students to learn more about job and internship opportunities throughout the state. Bring resume, clips and be ready to talk to newspaper editors and reporters.

Go to Murphy 110 to sign up to attend the job fair for FREE! Must sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Click StudentReg.pdf for the registration form. For more information, click Poster.pdf

Dallas Morning News Offers Summer Internship

Texas' leading newspaper offers paid internships in news writing, copy editing, business, features, sports and website work at the Dallas Morning News.

Students currently enrolled or six months out of college with previous newspaper experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

For more information, click here (PDF). Applications are due Oct. 28, 2011.

Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program Open to Broadcast Students

Get an in-depth, week-long multimedia internship experience (Jan. 1-6, 2012) as part of the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program at ASU in Phoenix, Arizona.

Journalism students of color who are interested in broadcast and are within 12 months of graduation are encouraged to apply. Ten students from journalism schools across the country will be selected and will be immersed into the newsroom of KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. Students will be part of the news team, participate in seminars and will produce a newscast.

Applications are due Oct. 17, 2011. Interested students should send a cover letter, resume DVD and list of three references to:

Meredith Corporation-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee
c/o Susan Green, Broadcast Director, Cronkite News Service
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Ste. 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For questions or to apply electronically, please email Susan Green.

For more information, click here.

ACES Offers $2,500 Copy Editing Scholarship

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply for the American Copy Editors Society $2,500 scholarship and four $1,000 awards.

Students should show a commitment to a career in copy editing, academic achievement and have recommendations from teachers or supervisors.

Winners will receive free registration for the ACES 2012 conference in New Orleans.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2011.

For more information, visit the website.

Chips Quinn Scholars Program Offers Spring 2012 Internships

The program provides training, paid internships and a $500 stipend to students who are interested in pursuing print or multimedia careers. More than 1,200 students have completed the program since its inception 20 years ago.

Applications are due October 15, 2011 for Spring 2012 semester. Student must be graduating in December or be willing to take a semester off of school.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Rome Program Information Session

You're invited to a study abroad information session with Sean-Patrick Lovett, an instructor in the Rome Program and director of Vatican Radio.

Hear experiences from other participants, learn about the program from Lovett and find out how to apply.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

FREE PIZZA! No RSVP required.

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program Applications due Nov. 1

The Pulliam Journalism Fellowship offers internships to 20 nationwide students committed to news journalism. Fellows will be assigned to the Indianapolis Star or Arizona Republic as reporters, photographers or graphic artists.

Applicants should have strong reporting and writing skills and internships at daily or weekly newspapers or college media are helpful.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

To apply at the Indianapolis Star, click here.
To apply at the Arizona Republic, click here.