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December 5, 2011

AAJA Now Accepting Applications for CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship

The Asian American Journalists Association is now accepting applications for the Council for International Cooperation/Anna Chennault Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to one graduating high school student. The scholarship, intended for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, includes $3,900 for college expenses and an all-expenses paid trip to the Unity: Journalists of Color convention in Las Vegas.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 3, 2012. For more information or to apply, click here.

PRISM Hosts Networking Event

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, PRISM will host a panel of local industry professionals to offer job hunting and networking tips.

Panel includes Tommy McNeal from NAMIC and Comcast, Vikings public relations specialist Leigh Mayock, Elizabeth Baier from Minnesota Public Radio and more.

At the event, PRISM will be raffling off two memberships to the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), which has a membership of more than 2,000 professionals from both the business and creative sides of the communications industry.

The event will be held in Murphy 100 at 5:30 p.m. and free and open to the public. Food from Raising Cane's will be served.

Morgan&Meyers Seeks Summer Intern

At Morgan&Myers, interns interact with clients, assist in creative planning, engage in consumer research and participate in project and event execution. The agency, with offices in Waukesha, Wis. and Waterloo, Iowa, specializes in the agricultural, food and business-to-business industry with a client roster featuring Fortune 500 companies.

In the summer 2012 internship program, interns get competitive wages, a housing and living stipend and your own office!

Applicants must be current students pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, advertising, journalism or a related field, must be ready for new challenges and is detail-oriented.

Applications are due Jan. 2, 2012 and must include an application form. For more information about Morgan&Myers, click here.

International Television Journalists Visit University of Minnesota

Two international TV journalists will visit the The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Kira Kay and Jason Maloney will discuss their reporting from Liberia ahead of the country's second presidential election, as well as their experiences in international reporting. Their work in Liberia, which focused on present-day Liberia and its future, resulted in a series of recent reports for PBS NewsHour.

Joining the reporters is a daughter of former Liberian President William R. Tolbert and Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, a public health physician in Minneapolis. The panel will be moderated by Denise Johnson of the Star Tribune.

Event is free for student and Minnesota International Center members; $10 for non-members. Register here.