October 3, 2011

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.

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.

September 26, 2011

Wall Street Journal Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012 Internship Program

Undergraduate and graduate students who intend on a career in journalism are encouraged to apply for the Wall Street Journal Summer Internship Program. The 10-week internship program places students in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and other bureaus across the country. Internships are available in the art, video and website divisions. Applications must be turned in by November 1, 2011. For more information, click here.

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program Now Accepting Applications

MAIP offers multicultural junior and senior college students, as well as graduate students, a chance to experience a 10-week paid summer internship at an advertising agency. Gain practical work experience, build a portfolio and establish industry contacts. Applications are due November 4, 2011 for the 2012 summer. For more information or to apply, click here.

September 19, 2011

Students Receive Discount to Oct. 6 Beardsley Lecture

In honor of the late John Beardsley, the Beardsley lecture honors the public relations guru's legacy with a lecture about new ways of communicating.

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Relations Student Association (PRSA), Padilla Speer Beardsley and the University of Minnesota, this year's lecture features Michael Chorost, Ph.D., a technology theorist who, most recently, wrote his memoir about recovering his hearing with a cochlear implant.

The lecture will take place October 6, 2011 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities West Bank Campus.

The lecture is $25 for students and $50 for the general public. But, the first 30 students (graduate or undergraduate) to register by coming to room 115 in Murphy Hall will receive a $15 discount and will only have to pay $10 (check made out to the University of Minnesota only). You must bring the check when you register.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

Win $500 in Student Essay Contest About Free Speech

As part of the Liberty Tree events taking place Nov. 14-17, 2011, a student essay contest about free speech is being held. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enter and the winner will get $500 and have his/her essay published in The Star Tribune.

The essay topic is "Living in a World of Hate: How Should Communities Deal with Hate Speech?"

For more information about the essay contest, including how to enter, click here.
For more information about the week's Liberty Tree events, click here.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

SJMC Hosts Panel About the Future of the Magazine

Creative turmoil in the publishing world, iconic magazines are vanishing and everything (and we mean everything) is put online with little to no profit for publishing companies. Apps, social media, smart phones and e-readers are revolutionizing the world of magazines and publishing.

With this uncertainty in the industry, what's the future for magazine writers, designers and editors? Our expert panel discusses Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Murphy Hall auditorium (130) at 7 p.m.

Panel features David Schimke, the editor in chief of the Utne Reader, Deborah Hopp, publisher of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and vice president of MSP Communications and media guru Kate Byrne.

August 29, 2011

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.

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.

May 3, 2011

Call For Entries- Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event takes place during the week of September 25- October 2, 2011 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Art Museums and Universities for one purpose- to view and vote on ten short films (14 minutes & under) from ten separate countries which are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Your Assignment: Organize your very own Media Team to represent your City, town, school or University that has elected to host the 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT and report on the happenings in your town.

Each group must have people covering these four elements:
1) A Social Media Producer
2) TV Host/Hostess
3) Journalist & Team Writer
4) Photographer & DP

For more information visit Manhattan Short Film Festival.

The Film Festival's mission is to unite audiences from all corners of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Our tagline, One World - One Week- One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festival logo and its this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more then one of the world's largest short film festivals, it's the world's first global film festival.

Psychology of Terrorism Symposium

Join the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the Political Psychology Minor Program as they host two visiting speakers for a symposium on the political psychology of terrorism.

Friday, May 6
Lippencott Room 1314, Social Sciences
10 am- Dr. Martha Crenshaw will speak on "Terrorism Studies and Political Psychology."
3 pm- Dr. Arie Kruglanski will speak on "Quest for Personal Meaning and the Emergence of Terrorism."

Drs. Joanne Miller and Chris Federico, will provide their perspectives as discussants. This is a free event.

May 2, 2011

Lecture Event- "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"

The Consortium on Law & Values is co-hosting a lecture with the Institute of Human Genetics. There will be a small group meeting with journalism students and the speaker following the formal lecture.

Mary Carmichael
Title: "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"
Wednesday, May 25
11:00-12:00 (student meeting 1-2pm)
Room 2-530 Moos Tower

Mary Carmichael is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She covered medical science for a decade at Newsweek, where she was a senior writer with specialties in human genetics and genomics, psychiatry, and global health. She had several cover stories, including a personal experience with Direct to Consumer genetic testing. She also writes for The Economist, Nature, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, Xconomy, and others. She is a co-author of two books and contributor to several others, and has degrees in biological anthropology and public policy from Duke. She offers a unique perspective of hype in the scientific media and the responsibilities of journalists in reporting health related breakthroughs.

April 25, 2011

Online News Association Invites Applications for the 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships

The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, invites applications for the 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships for early-career digital journalists, in honor of founding member MJ Bear.

For this inaugural year, the search committee will select three promising, up-and-coming digital journalists--two in the United States or Canada and one internationally, in partnership with MSN International--who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry.

Selected Fellows will be paired with a digital news leader as a mentor; receive an expense-paid trip to the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet (ONA11), Sept. 22-24, in Boston, where they'll have a chance to share their fresh perspectives; and a free, one-year ONA membership.

The goal of the Fellowship, in Bear's own words, is "to promote the voices of young professionals working in or training to work in the field of online news by presenting programs at ONA's annual conference, or in other venues. The programs will be designed to explore and showcase innovations, developments and new ideas in the field."

Applicants must be working journalists between the ages of 23 and 30 and fluent in English. They will be asked to describe their recent concepts, experiments or projects that move digital journalism forward or resulted in valuable lessons or outcomes, and also provide a recommendation and a personal statement.

• Review the criteria here
• Apply here
"We see the Fellowship program as a great way to help the next generation of journalists innovate and succeed in the industry," said ONA Board President Christine Montgomery, Managing Editor, "We're looking for young people as eager to lead as they are to learn, who have demonstrated their commitment to pushing the boundaries in creating digital news."

You've Graduated, Now What?

You've Graduated, What Now?

This intensive seminar will equip you to search for a job in a recovering economy. Get the scoop on how to conduct a creative job search, craft an outstanding resume and interview effectively. Gain LinkedIn knowledge and networking tips from Judy Zimmer, an engaging and candid effectiveness coach. Plus - practice networking with actual employers!

This is a special event for all U of M seniors and recent grads who are serious about their job search. (You can attend if your graduation date is between December 2010 and August 2011).

Wednesday, May 25
$10 to participate and lunch is included.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)

Registration is required - sign up via GoldPASS - click on "Career Events" and search for "What Now". Carlson students please register via The Edge.

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GoldPASS- Are You Looking For A Job? Do You Need An Internship?

Many great opportunities are posted to GoldPASS on a daily basis. If you need an internship in the Twin Cities or are looking for full-time employment, your next gig could be waiting.

Visit GoldPASS today!

Student Services Office Availability for the Week of May 9.

There will be no walk-up advising the week of May 9, 2011, please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit the Student Services Office.

NAACP Professional and Executive Diversity Job Fair

Employers are seeking candidates with experience and interest in sales, engineering, government, security, education, military, medical, banking, financial services, and more.

This event is free and open to everyone with a 4-year degree or above; regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. Take advantage of this opportunity to market your abilities and meet face-to-face with recruiters from local and national companies.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For more details, visit this link.

April 19, 2011

You Are Invited to Spring Celebration!


Spring Celebration will honor SJMC 2010-11 graduates, the recipients and donors
of the 2011-12 scholarships and fellowships. Featuring the presentation of the 2010-11 SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence to Scott Meyer, co-founder of Mona, Meyer and McGrath.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
5 p.m. Registration and cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner served
Tickets for this event are $25 per person, visit this LINK to reserve your spot.

Students- If you have received an award, please check your email for a special registration link. Donors will be there and your attendance is highly suggested!

Class Cancellation- Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting has been canceled.

Missouri State University Seeks New Media Specialist

Missouri State University is accepting applications for a New Media Specialist in Office of University Communications. Responsibilities include working to ensure that the University's website and social media content related to the institution and its branding and marketing messages are created, maintained, updated, and evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency; using invention, imagination, originality, and talent to write and edit content for various University web sites and social media applications; assisting in the supervision of student staff of the Office of University Communications; and contributing to the production of news releases and various print materials.

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related area is required. Additional requirements include either one year work experience in a professional position in a public relations environment or a minimum of three semesters experience in a part-time position in a similar professional setting; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing and/or editing experience with print and electronic media; knowledge of basic content management software and strong proofreading and editing skills; organizational and planning skills; knowledge of word processing and social media applications; extended periods of time working at a computer workstation; and visual and audio acuity within normal ranges. Supervisory experience; knowledge of database and/or spreadsheet applications; experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds are preferred. Continuation of position is contingent upon continued funding.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Submit a letter of interest, resume, online application, copy of transcript, and name, address, and phone number of three professional references by April 29, 2011 to:

Don Hendricks
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-6397
Fax: (417) 836-4938
Apply HERE!

April 11, 2011

Center for Writing- Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Center of Writing offers a variety of programs to support your writing. Take advantage of these upcoming opportunities:

Graduate Student Teaching with Writing Seminar (May 16 - 20)
Exclusively for graduate students who are teaching their own courses, this five-day seminar gives a thorough introduction to incorporating writing across the curriculum. Register here.

Commenting and Grading: A Workshop for Teaching Assistants (August 30 - 31)
This two-day workshop offers graduate student TAs multiple approaches to commenting on and grading student writing, along with hands-on practice to prepare for the coming semester. Register here.

For more information, contact Katie Levin ( or Mitch Ogden (

Premack Public Affairs Journalism Workshop

Reporting is hard work, why not get a head start? Stand out from your peers by attending the first Premack Workshop. Hear the stories behind the stories of some of the best public affairs journalism in the state. Attendees will also learn the latest crowd-sourcing techniques and network with editors from statewide print, broadcast and web news organizations. The event is free and open to the public but you must pre-register.

If you are serious about starting a career in journalism, this is not to be missed!

Premack Workshop
April 18
McNamara Alumni Center, Ski-U-Mah Room
12-4:30 p.m.
FREE, lunch will be provided
Premack Award Ceremony to follow workshop

AAJA Student Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

The Asian American Journalists Association currently has the following student opportunities. For direct links to apply, visit the AAJA website or email


Stanford Chen Internship Grants
AAJA will award one news internship grant of $1,750. DEADLINE IS MAY 2.

Broadcast News Grants
One internship grant in the amount of $2,500 is in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.

Online News Grant
William Woo Print/Online News Grant: One grant of $1,000 to a college student interning at a print or online news company. DEADLINE: MAY 16

Mary Moy Quon Ing
AAJA will award one student $2,000 for the 2011/2012 school year.

Vincent Chin
AAJA will award one student $500 for the 2011/2012 school year.

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

What can be shared in just seven minutes?

Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, product design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Reception with presenters follows program. Cash bar available.

$20 General admission
$15 UMAA member
$5 U of M Students

2011 Presenters include:
- Julie Snow FAIA, founder of Julie Snow Architects
- Quan Hoang, Chief Creative Officer, Pixel Farm Digital
- Alan Arthur, President/CEO, Aeon
- Bruce Chamberlain ASLA (BLA '89), VP/Principal, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
- Lyn Berglund CID, ASID (BS '76), Director of Interior Design, Mohagen Hansen
- Kristina Klockars, Vice President, Hot Mama
- Barry Kudrowitz, product designer/asst. professor, College of Design

Thursday, April 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Campus Club, West Wing (4th floor)
Register now!

NOTE: This event sold out early last year - advanced registration is required.
Presented by the College of Design Student and Alumni Board
Tweeting about the event? Use #D7in7

Celebrate the U!

Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for an extraordinary evening, Tuesday, May 3, celebrating the U, our alumni, and our beloved outgoing President Robert Bruininks.

Mingle and network with alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and music at a reception at the Carlson School of Management Building. Then join the group for a program at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This will be one of the last opportunities to hear President Bruininks speak before he steps down as President of the University of Minnesota. Entertainment will be provided by some of your fellow students; the Sigma Nu Quartet and the acapella singing group, 7Days, will perform.

Students who are Alumni Association members can receive a complimentary program-only ticket, or purchase a reception and program ticket for $20. Students who are not Alumni Association members may purchase a program-only ticket for $10, or a reception and program ticket for $25. Complete ticket and event information is available here.

Alumni Association Annual Celebration
Tuesday, May 3
Reception, Carlson School of Management, 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m.
Program, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Registration Dates and Office Schedule Reminders

Registration for summer classes begins April 12.
Registration for fall classes begins April 14.

Please remember during the registration period, Linda Lindholm will be the only adviser in 110 Murphy Hall who will be available to assist SJMC students. Also, office hours for spring semester have been changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the office may have to close during normal business hours if Linda must attend departmental or University meetings.

For these reasons, it is important to follow the guidelines below to seek help with your questions:
• If you are a journalism or individualized program major, please stop in 110 Murphy Hall to sign up for a 15-minute walk-in advising time. Due to limited office coverage, these are the only advising times that will be available in 110 Murphy Hall.

• If you are a pre-journalism major or want to check on your graduation requirements, please contact your college adviser. Pre-majors may sign up for an informational meeting in 110 Murphy Hall if they wish, but there will be many more meetings scheduled during the first two weeks of fall semester before applications are due.

• If you need an amendment to your major program plan or have other questions related to your major program or timeline, please consult with the appropriate faculty mentor listed below:

Dana Benson (professional journalism-video news only)
John Eighmey (professional strategic communication - advertising /business)
Gayle Golden (professional journalism)
Chris Ison (professional journalism)
Jennifer Johnson (professional strategic communication - advertising /creative)
Gordon Leighton (professional strategic communication-PR)
Dan Wackman (professional strategic communication - advertising/ business)

For all advising appointments, you must bring a copy of your major program plan or your APAS report. Contact information for SJMC faculty is published on a bookmark that is available in 110 Murphy Hall and on the SJMC web site. Your major requirements are available on your APAS report.

We thank you for your patience as we try to provide the best service possible to all SJMC students during this busy registration period.

April 4, 2011

Europe in the News: Discussion with Dr. Guillaume de Rouge

Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German and European Studies for a session on Europe's ability to collectively respond to the revolutions through major institutions (the EU, UN, and NATO) with a talk by Dr. Guillaume de Rouge entitled, "The Libyan Crisis: First Lessons for a Common European Defense and Security Policy."

April 27
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 614
For more information, visit the ESC website.

March 28, 2011

Call For Entries- Did You Earn a Scholarship This Year?

The SJMC is currently seeking information about awards and accomplishments from both undergrad and graduate students to include in the 2011 Spring Celebration program. If you have something of note to include, please email-

2011 Silha Spring Forum with Stephen Wermiel

Join Stephen Wermiel, Veteran Supreme Court correspondent and Fellow in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law, for a discussion on Monday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Stephen Wermeil is the author of "Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion," the definitive account of the Supreme Court jurist whose 34-year-tenure helped shape our constitutional landscape and made him one of the most important figures of the Twentieth Century. Wermiel has taught constitutional law for nearly 20 years after serving as the Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal from 1979 to 1991 and as a reporter for the Boston Globe from 1971 to 1979.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Book signing to follow event

NBC News seeks Summer Social Media Intern

NBC News is hiring a Social Media intern for Summer 2011. If interested, tweet your application to @NBCNewsPR in 140 characters or less by Friday, April 15, 2011, 4 p.m.

The intern will assist the social media team and coordinate with editorial staff, marketing, and communications for all of NBC News. They will also help proofread and brainstorm posts for Posterous, Tumblr, Wordpress, Flickr and YouTube and assist with providing analytics on growth.

The Summer 2011 Intern should have blogging experience and be active using Facebook and Twitter. They should live a digital life and be familiar with digital and social media trends, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and HTML experience preferred but not required.

Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses and be eligible to receive academic credit for time spent at NBC News. For more information, visit the NBC Posterous.

Summer LSAT Prep Program

The Law School will offer a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class will meet once or occasionally twice a week from June 8 to Aug. 17, and will be limited to 25 students.

The comprehensive workshop will cover all sections of the LSAT and the skills required to complete them. The program includes mentoring, assistance with applications and essays, and help with other questions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to hear relevant speakers, and post-program follow-up will be provided.

The LSAT Prep Program is sponsored by the Law School Office of Admissions. For more information and application forms, contact Rachel J. Martínez, Associate Director of Admissions, at 612-626-1103 or The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

Fall Job Opportunities with Minnesota GreenCorps

Minnesota GreenCorps is inviting students to tour their office and learn more about fall job openings on Tuesday, April 12 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Minnesota GreenCorps Walk-In Event
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
411 Science Teaching and Student Services Building
All majors are welcome!

ABOUT MINNESOTA GREENCORPS: Launched in 2009, the goal of this statewide initiative is to help preserve and protect Minnesota's environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. The MN GreenCorps program places AmeriCorps members with local governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations around Minnesota. The program is coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

For more information on Minnesota GreenCorps visit the Minnesota GreenCorps website.

Internship Advice and A Pizza Slice

An internship is one of the most important things you can do for your future. Do one or more internships during college to make yourself a better job candidate or grad school candidate, to improve your resume, and to learn about career options. Internships give you professional experience and help you explore your interests.

During this panel discussion, you'll hear from employers who hire interns and from CLA students who've had rewarding internships. Come hear what tips they have to offer. You're welcome to ask questions, or to just listen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Coffman Union, President's Room

This event includes pizza and is free to all CLA students. You do not need to register to attend. For more information, visit the CLA Career Website.

Career Week Workshops for Graduate and Professional Students

The University of Minnesota Graduate Career Development Network is pleased
to present three workshops as part of Career Week. Each with a different focus in the job searching process and a separate registration link.

Workshop One- Identifying Job Options and Conducting a Search in a Tough Economy
The workshop will cover the job search process from start to offer. It will
address conducting a self-assessment, planning, knowing your options,
relationship-building, and offer negotiations. There will be break-out
sessions for the academic and non-academic search.
Tuesday, March 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Five Blegen Hall

Register HERE.

Workshop Two- Building and Formatting for Academia and Industry
This presentation will cover the difference between the CV and resume;
essential components, what employers seek, and competitively packaging your
Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
100 Smith Hall

Register HERE

Workshop Three- Effective Interviewing for Academia and Industry
This workshop is for graduate students/postdocs who will be interviewing
for faculty positions or in industry or private organizations. The
presentation will cover pre-interview preparation, making a great first
impression, effective responses to typical interview questions, questions to
ask of the interviewer, and memorable closure. Career counselors and staff
will be available for practice interviews.
Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
101 Walter Library

Register HERE

MN Daily Alumni Association Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event

You are invited to join the MN Daily Alumni Association at the 2011 Annual Mixer and Silent Auction Event. Come meet and network with alumni while getting a tour of TCF Stadium.

Student Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes: soda, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and stadium tour. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the MDAA Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
Social Hour and Tours: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30 p.m.

Breaking (or Broken) News - Political Reporting in the age of Twitter & Facebook

Join the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce on March 29, from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. for our next Public Affairs Series event featuring a lively discussion starring three of Minnesota's best known and most experienced political reporters: Pet Kessler of WCCO-TV, Mary Lahammer of Twin Cities Public Television, and Bill Salisbury of the Pioneer Press.

In an era where everyone with a Twitter account has become a "reporter," how do journalists balance the need for speed with fact-checking and ethical standards? Learn how political reporting has evolved and what's coming next.

For more information about the event or to register, visit the St. Paul Chamber's website. Students may register for the discounted Chamber member price.

March 21, 2011

From The Mideast to the Midwest, Brown-bag Lunch Discussion

Join Heather LaMarre, John R. Finnegan, Jr. and Michael Osterholm for a brown-bag lunch discussion titled "From The Mideast to the Midwest- What rapid, dramatic, global change and a brand new civil discourse might mean for public health."

Students are invited to hear brief remarks from these experts in infectious disease, public health and social networking and discuss with them the impact our increasingly interconnected world will have on the health of the world's people.

Tuesday, March 22
Murphy Hall 100
11:30-1 p.m.

Free of charge. Seating is limited. Bring your lunch.

MA Scholarship to study social media in NZ!

Donald Matheson of the University of Canterbury is seeking an MA student to work on a project starting as soon as possible (April 2011 or as soon as possible) for the New Zealand Fire Service Commission.

The student will contribute to a report for the Commission and complete an MA thesis at the same time at the University of Canterbury. The research will involve conducting focus groups in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand.

The aim is to explore how social media can be used to help people in marginalized groups in society develop their knowledge of fire risk and safety, opening up new areas of research and practice for the Commission. The research eschews social marketing models for models that foreground inter-group communication in social networks.

The successful recipient will have:
* an Honors degree in Media and Communication or equivalent, or alternatively an Honors degree in another field and professional experience in media or communication work
* an excellent academic record
* appropriate research skills
* a rich understanding of emergent media and their implications
* excellent work habits and professional manner.

The project arises directly from the Fire Service Commission's call for research that will investigate the effectiveness of digital media and in particular social networking to reach identified at-risk groups. In terms of that call, the research aims in particular to:
- study the uses of social media for public good information by marginalized
groups in society
- provide a framework for planning the communication of fire safety that
aligns better with emerging social media than prevailing frameworks derived
from social marketing theory
- propose, as a result, some theoretically robust and empirically grounded
strategies for using social media for fire safety communication with these

If interested, please contact as soon as possible. There will be a scholarship of NZ$25,000 plus fees for one year, ideally April 2011-April 2012.

Reach out to your fellow students through the Mental Health Training Session

There will be a Mental Health Training Session for Students who want to help other students in distress. Students have an important role to play in responding to mental health issues that often go unrecognized.

The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Mississippi room of Coffman Union. Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D. ,University Counseling & Consulting Services.

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg,

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

2011 Silha Spring Ethics Forum with Mark Feldstein

Join Professor Mark Feldstein, Veteran Journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at George Washington University, for his discussion,"The Morality of Muckracking: Journalistic Ethics from Jack Anderson to Julian Assange" on Monday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Professor Feldstein is the author of "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack
Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture." A veteran investigative journalist who has worked for CNN, ABC News, and NBC News, Feldstein has won over 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody public service awards, the duPont-Columbia award for investigative reporting, and the Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize. He currently directs George Washington University's Journalism Oral History Project.

This year's Silha Spring Ethics Forum is cosponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists, and will be followed by a book signing.

Monday, April 4, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7-9 p.m.

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship

The Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship honors Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies. To qualify, students must be Juniors, Seniors, or enrolled in graduate school for the 2011-2012 academic year. They must also major in Mass Communications, Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage

To apply, please submit the following items in hard copy form to the ADC Research Institute by April, 1, 2011:

- A one-page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and
stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arabic heritage.
- Two original signed letters of recommendation from professors of Mass
- Copies of articles, videos, films or other relevant media that showcases your work
(these items will not be returned to you).
- Official academic transcripts, including your GPA.
- Your permanent home address, email address, phone number, and your
phone number during the school year, if different.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email

Awards will be announced and presented June 10, 2011, during ADC's National
at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

March 15, 2011

GET A JOB! Seminar with KSTP-TV's Tim Sherno and U-Broadcast

Will this seminar change your life? It might! Not just for those on the Journalism track, this insightful and free seminar will cover the following:

-what it's really going to be like after graduation (tough)
-what you need to be doing now
-why resumes aren't enough anymore... not even close!
-how to avoid the H.R. black hole
-cover letters
-applying for jobs you don't want. Yes. But why?
-how to get interviews
-how to avoid big mistakes everyone makes

Today- Monday, March 21
Coffman Theater
7-9 p.m.
Click for Facebook event details

SPJ to offer students free admission to journalism series.

Network with local professionals while brushing up on your skills. Join the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a four-part continuing education series. Sessions are offered in the evening and are free for all students who register.

For more information and to register, visit the MN SPJ website.

March 7, 2011

Finland to offer month-long foreign correspondent program

The Embassy of Finland is accepting applications for scholarships to support a month-long foreign correspondents' program.

The program provides opportunities for newly graduated or soon-to-be-graduating journalists to gain a better understanding of Finland and its culture. The program runs Aug. 1 through 26 and includes briefings on Finland today, meetings with professionals and politicians and visits to businesses, cultural sites and institutions. The program includes a weekend as a guest of a Finnish family as well as trips to different parts of Finland.

The scholarship covers the cost of travel to and from Finland, local travel in Helsinki, accommodation in a single room in a student residence and the daily program, including meals, events, transportation and lodging. The scholarship does not cover medical insurance or per diem allowance.

Students interested in applying for the program should see 110 Murphy Hall or the bins outside the Digital Media Studios for more information. Application forms are available at and must be submitted via e-mail to:
Jenni Jarventaus
Media Relations Coordinator
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

The deadline to apply is March 31.

Advising hours limited during transition

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students will need to plan ahead and should expect longer wait times to get advising appointments.

Beginning March 21, 15-minute advising appointments will be available with Linda Lindholm from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The change is needed because SJMC's undergraduate student services adviser Maggie (Cosgrove) Heier is moving to Seattle to begin graduate school in student development administration. Her last day will be March 17.

On occasion, the student services offices in 110 Murphy Hall might have to close to accommodate departmental meetings.

Collegiate advisers can answer many questions if SJMC advising staff are unavailable.

March 4, 2011

eCampus News seeks freelance writers

eCampus News, a national education and technology publication, is seeking freelance writers.

Based in Bethesda, Md., eCampus News is looking for freelance writers to cover trends in education technology and how it is -- and in some cases, is not -- transforming education. Stories typically run 600 to 1,200 words long.

Interested students should send story ideas and contact information to Assistant Editor Denny Carter. Interested students also may contact Carter at 800-394-0115, ext. 113.

March 1, 2011

PRISM to meet Friday

PRISM, the multicultural journalism and communications group, will host a meet-and-greet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in 314 Murphy Hall.

The meeting will include a discussion on fair representation in reality television.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail, or

February 28, 2011

SPJ to meet Thursday

The University of Minnesota's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting will take place in the conference room in the Digital Media Studios. The agenda includes finalizing plans for its First Amendment Free Food Festival in April.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

MinnPost offering student discount on annual 'MinnRoast' event

MinnPost will hold its fourth annual MinnRoast celebration at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Pantages Theater, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

MinnRoast pokes fun at the media and the people it covers. Guests scheduled to appear include Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken; state Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch; Tarryl Clark; Don Shelby; Rick Kupchella; Roxane Battle; Cyndy Brucato; Paul Douglas; BT/Brian Turner; Art and Cheri Rolnick; Peter Bell; Al Sicherman; Drew Jansen; Christine Rosholt; and Michelle Hutchison with the MinnPost Song & Dance Team.

The cost is $10. Stop by Murphy 115 during normal business hours by March 18 to make a reservation. For more information about the show, log onto

February 21, 2011

Spoken word artist to appear at Ivory Tower 'Writer's Block' workshop

FUSE, Ivory Tower, and Voices Merging will hold another installment of their Writer's Block workshop series Wednesday, featuring spoken word artist Tou SaiKo Lee.

Tou SaiKo Lee is a local spoken word and hip hop artist/activist. He is part of a hip-hop duo called Delicious Venom and MCs for a socially conscious funk/hip-hop band called PosNoSys (Post Nomadic Syndrome). In his music, he addresses human rights violations, diversity in America, race and the media, gang violence and arts for social change. He is the coordinator for creative development and outreach for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), a non-profit organization in St. Paul that aims to nurture Hmong artists through community classes and programs.

The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Hall Library, 207 Church St. S.E. For more information, log onto

SJMC's diversity committee, PRISM to hold 'Multicultural is Mainstream' talk

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication's diversity committee and PRISM are proud to welcome Rudolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez Tuesday.

Rodriguez, who is director of multicultural marketing for General Mills, will talk about how multiculturalism and multicultural approaches are mainstream. Rodriguez leads General Mills' development of unique consumer insight to drive growth with multicultural consumers. Before joining General Mills, Rodriguez was responsible for developing multicultural marketing campaigns for Unilever and Amoco.

The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the SJMC Conference Center (100 Murphy Hall). The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served following Rodriguez's talk.

Facebook seeks journalist program manager

Facebook is seeking a journalist program manager.

The company is seeking candidates with proven experience using Facebook in progressive ways as a journalist. The journalist program manager will use both partnership and program management skills to help journalists understand the value of using Facebook in reporting and distributing news.

This full-time position is based in New York. Log onto for details or to apply.

February 16, 2011

SJMC's Kirtley to be featured at 'Europe in the News' forum

In December 2010, the Hungarian Parliament passed a new law expanding the government's power to monitor and control the news media.

Among other things, it requires blogger and online forums to register to be disseminated in Hungary, and threatens to fine journalists who fail to report "objectively."

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Jane Kirtley will discuss whether the matter is an internal one, as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insists, or if the law has greater implications for fundamental rights in the European Union.

The forum is part of the "Europe in the News Series," sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Silha Center for Media Ethics and Law, the Center for German and European Studies and the European Studies Consortium. It will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 614 of the Social Sciences building on the university's West Bank campus, 267-19th Ave S. Log onto to learn more.

February 11, 2011

MinneWebCon to offer full day of Web seminars in April

Join MinneWebCon for a full day of Web learning with industry leaders, including technical and creative components.

The one-day conference's guest speakers include Luke Wrobleski, author of two popular Web design books, and the Geek Girls' Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker.

MinneWebCon will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at the Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus.

The cost is $100 for students and $150 for university staff members. For more information or to register, log onto

Join SJMC's diversity committee, PRISM for 'Multicultural is Mainstream' talk

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication's diversity committee and PRISM are proud to welcome Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez Feb. 22.

Rodriguez, who is director of multicultural marketing for General Mills, will talk about how multiculturalism and multicultural approaches are mainstream. Rodriguez leads General Mills' development of unique consumer insight to drive growth with multicultural consumers. Before joining General Mills, Rodriguez was responsible for developing multicultural marketing campaigns for Unilever and Amoco.

The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the SJMC Conference Center (100 Murphy Hall). The talk is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served following Rodriguez's talk.

February 7, 2011

Spend the summer at NYU's Hyperlocal Newsroom Academy

At The Hyperlocal Newsroom Academy, students will learn new techniques and sharpen their skills with opportunities to have their best work published on community news site under the guidance of NYU's journalism faculty.

Three-month graduate-level internships, for credit or non-credit, will be available on a competitive basis. Students can choose one or both six week summer course sessions (four credits each). They also are encouraged to attend The Hyperlocal Academy Weekend, featuring panels and workshops with major players in the emerging world of hyperlocal journalism.

There also will be opportunities to intern, assist, edit, report, shoot, write or learn multimedia skills from top reporters and editors, including New York Times journalists. Information about the graduate internships program and the application are available here.

January 31, 2011

U to hold conference on Islamic developments in arts

The University of Minnesota's Religious Studies program will hold a conference on Islamic developments in architecture, the arts, sciences and theater Feb. 24 through Feb. 26.

"Shared Cultural Spaces" will highlight the interactions of civilizations throughout history and "show how Islamic cultural imagination continues to enrich contemporary life," said Professor Nabil Matar, one of the conference's organizers.

The conference is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and conference sessions are free and open to the public. Events will take place at Carlson School of Management, Wilson Library and the Rarig Center. Log onto for more information.

U professor to discuss unrest in Egypt Tuesday

The University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study will hold a seminar Tuesday night on Youth Movements and Revolution in Egypt with Humphrey Institute Professor Ragui Assaad.

Following the ouster of Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Jan. 14 after nearly a month of street protests, world attention has turned to Egypt. Reformers from across Egypt's political spectrum have been calling for an end to almost three decades of rule by President Hosni Mubarak.

Assaad will speak to the University of Minnesota community about the situation and the recent history of dissent in Egypt followed by a question and answer session.

The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nolte Center for Continuing Education, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, go to

January 24, 2011

Final information session for Teach for America

The last information session for those interested in Teach For America, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Teaching Student Services building.

Join the movement to close the achievement gap, with full salary, benefits, and partnerships. The final deadline for applications is Feb.

Information session
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25
Science Teaching Student Services (STSS) room 230

Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships seek applicants

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking applicants for its summer 2011 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship program.

The fellowship offers $4,000 to full-time graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts who are seeking a Ph.D. and are in the dissertation phase or post oral preliminary exam phase at the time of application. The dissertation subject must focus on European topics.

To learn more, log onto

January 21, 2011

Noted news designer to hold workshop Feb. 11 in Minneapolis

Learn to "Futurize the News" through a one-day workshop with renown print and online news designer Tim Harrower Feb. 11.

Harrower, the author of "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," worked as an editor, designer and columnist at the The Oregonian, The Rochester Times-Union and a weekly in Beverton, Ore.

Harrower's sessions will include:
• Writing for Non-Readers
• Everything You Need to Know to Be a Digital Journalist
• 12 Tips to Futurizing Your Packaging Design
• 101 Swipeable Ideas

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Marriott City Center, 30 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis; the schedule includes a break where participants can get lunch on their own. The cost is $65. Log onto to learn more or to sign up.

January 18, 2011

New Facebook page for UM Job Fair

Looking for more information about the upcoming UM Job Fair?

Visit the UM Job Fair Facebook Page for details about the fair, job fair tips, related career events and updates on attending employers.

Attend the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

Plan to attend the 2011 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Jan. 27-29.

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend all sessions.

Event highlights include:

• "Great Story Ideas Hiding in Your Community. Finding stories using public data,
census information and legal notices" with Chris Ison
• "Hit a Home run with your Sports Coverage: Nuts and bolts, tips, tricks and hints for
sports coverage." Don Heinzman, moderator
• "Covering the Economy - How did we get here?" Insights from economic expert
Louis Johnston
• "The Online Comment Conundrum." Panel discussion with expert John Hatcher,
• "New Media, New Trends" with Andrew Ecklund
• Much more!

The SJMC will pay the $20 registration fee for the first 20 SJMC majors who submit a registration form and check for $20, payable to "University of Minnesota." After attending the event, bring in proof of attendance and we will return your check. If you do not demonstrate proof of attendance, your check will be cashed.

To request SJMC support to pay for the registration fee, please print and complete the registration form online and bring it to Ada Walton in room 115 Murphy Hall along with your check by noon Friday, January 21. We will process requests on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a declared journalism major to be eligible.

To learn more visit the MNA website.

January 10, 2011

Important announcements regarding spring semester classes

Wait lists for SJMC courses
Final wait lists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday. If you want to add your name to one of the wait lists, 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
Spring semester classes begin Jan. 18. 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 WAIT LIST 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 WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST 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.

SPJ Mark of Excellence entry deadline is Jan. 26

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards.

SPJ will recognize the best student journalism in categories including newspapers, magazines, art/graphics, radio, television and online.

Entries first are judged at the regional level; first place regional winners advanced to the national competition and winners are recognized at SPJ's spring conferences.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a United States college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2010. Entries must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. For more information, log onto The entry deadline is Jan. 26.

January 4, 2011

Need internships or jobs? Check GoldPASS

Need a job? Want to gain experience through an internship this spring?

Check GoldPASS for the latest listings such as on-campus editorial, public relations and marketing opportunities--including opportunities you won't see in SJMC's Murphy Weekly, Facebook page or Twitter feed. Students even can post their resumes and register for career fairs. All you need is your x500 (Internet ID) and a completed user agreement.

Log onto to sign up, search for jobs or get more information.

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.

December 13, 2010

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 for more information.

December 6, 2010

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 for more information.

Spring magazine internship deadline extended


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

November 29, 2010

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:
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"

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.

November 22, 2010

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 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 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.

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: 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

November 15, 2010 offering freelance opportunities

Are you a student or professor looking for freelance, internship or media partnership opportunities?, 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 sites in Edina and Eagan, plus they will be launching a site for Mendota Heights soon. Visit their website for more information.

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:

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

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.

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 with any questions.

October 29, 2010

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

AdFed of Minnesota- Networking Event

AdFed of Minnesota is hosting a networking event this Wednesday, October 27, at Spill the Wine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is $10 for students and there will be opportunities to win free passes through Twitter @adfedmn.

Twelve top industry experts from every area of communication will be available to talk one-on-one with those who have an interest in a variety of careers in marketing. The organizations represented include: General Mills, Fallon, OLSON and Target. The best thing about this event is there is no formal speaker, just an informal happy hour where mentors are looking to talk to students interested in their organization, industry or career path.
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Summer Internship- Multicultural Advertising Internship Program

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) is now taking applications for their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Interested students must complete the online application no later than November 12. For more information visit the 4A website.

Spring Internship- Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

The Washington DC Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 spring semester. Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available for both part time and full time schedules. To apply prepare a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form found here. Applications will be accepted through December 3.

Reporting from India with Round Earth Media

Round Earth Media is seeking smart, passionate, creative, socially-networked, early-career multimedia journalists for a three-week paid global reporting opportunity in India from February 18, to March 11, 2011. The selected journalist is expected to post twice a day via social media (primarily Facebook) as we plan the trip, our stories and our coverage. Each journalist will be expected to produce a minimum of 5 deeply-reported
multimedia stories.

This opportunity is for those with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, experience telling stories using emerging media, ability to capture and edit both audio and video, proficiency in Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend and all-expenses covered while on assignment in India, mentorship of veteran journalists with expertise covering India and
distribution of published stories with top-tier news outlets which may include National Public Radio, The New York Times, commercial TV websites, Public Radio International (PRI) and others.

For application details, vist Round Earth Media. Application deadline is November 5, 2010.

October 18, 2010

Jay Weiner will discuss his new book at U Book Store Oct. 21

Jay Weiner, adjunct instructor in SJMC, will discuss his new book, "This Is Not Florida," an account of the Franken-Coleman vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the U Bookstore, Coffman Union.

Institute on Political Journalism accepting applications

The Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University is accepting applications for its summer session. The early deadline is Dec. 3.
The Institute is an eight-week program in June-July 2011 sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. It combines internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, 2011.
For more information and an online application, or contact Joe Starrs, IPJ director, at or 1-800-741-6964.

MN SPJ Intern Night: Wednesday, Oct. 20

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists will sponsor its annual Intern Night at KSTP-TV, 3415 University Ave., St. Paul, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20. Space is limited to the first 60 students.
Meet managers from Minnesota newspapers, TV stations and other media outlets. Learn what it takes to find, interview for and complete an internship in one of the top journalism markets in the U.S.
Email Kate Bendell at to reserve a spot.
Parking will be available in Lots B and C on the north (back) side of the building. Enter through the employee entrance.

October 15, 2010

Minnesota Monthly seeks Assistant Editor

Minnesota Monthly, the premier city-regional magazine of the Midwest, seeks
an entry-level Assistant Editor with excellent copy-editing skills and an
interest in online journalism for immediate full-time employment. Applicants
should have demonstrated experience in copy-editing and proofreading, a
passion for correctness and consistency, a love of dictionaries, and an
understanding of style (Chicago).

Additionally, the ideal candidates should have strong writing abilities and a keen interest in pushing the bounds of digital publishing. Familiarity with Minneapolis-St.
Paul and the Upper Midwest a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe
InDesign required.

Send a flawless cover letter, three short-writing samples (published or
unpublished), and salary requirements no later than November 1, 2010, to: E-mail submissions welcome, no follow-up calls please.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

October 7, 2010

Star Tribune Summer Internship Program

The Star Tribune newsroom is accepting applications for one of the best summer internship programs available in the industry. Selected candidates will experience a paid 10-week internship in following fields: reporting, copy editing, photography or graphic art and design. Although all students are encouraged to participate, the most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper.

To apply, send (in the same envelope) a letter of application, resume, clips or portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for Operations/Recruitment
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488

Applications will be accepted now through December 1, 2010. Visit the Star Tribune website for more information.

Round Earth Media event

Please join Bill Powers, a humanitarian, a writer, (Washington Post, New York Times, Slate) and Mary Stucky, co-founder and lead journalist at Round Earth Media for a free evening of conversation, ideas, inspiration and questions about global connections, journalism, development, sustainability and the shape of the world.

This event will take place on October 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at CoCo, collaborative space in Lowertown St. Paul. All attendees must email their RSVP to Meg Davidson, For more event details, please visit the official Facebook page.

September 9, 2010

Guest Lecture: National Press Club president Alan Bjerga '98

POWER AND THE PRESS: Covering Washington in the Obama Era
Alan Bjerga, National Press Club President & SJMC alumnus

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
100 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St SE
University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

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September 3, 2010

Wisconsin Public Radio Seeks News Fellow

Interested in working in radio? Wisconsin Public Radio is looking for a recent graduate or someone in the early years of his or her career and shows promise as a radio news reporter. To learn more about the role please visit the WPR website.

July 27, 2010

Film course based on Walker Art Center Film Series

Engl 3040/5040, Afro 3910
Film and Fiction of African Director Ousmane Sembene
Special Course Based on Walker Art Center's Sembene Film Series

Sembene is widely regarded as the founder of African cinema and a major figure in world film. The British Film Institute chose his film Xala (The Curse) for its centenary collection of the 100 best films made in cinema's first hundred years. Walker Art Center is doing a Sembene retrospective this fall, gving us a rare chance to view all nine of his feature films (some of them quite rare) in full 35mm projection, with various scholars introducing them and discussing them.

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KARE 11 seeks Producer

KARE 11 News is looking for an energetic, creative producer. Full-time, includes weekend newscasts, web producing and fill-in producing on newscasts during the week. Excellent writing skills for on-air and on-line, strong news judgment, internet savvy, and a good work ethic required. Social Media skills a definite plus.

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Seats available for Investigative Journalism and Bioethics course

Sick of PR about the glory of science and the great American healthcare system? Taught by New Yorker and Mother Jones writer Carl Elliott and healthcare journalist Amy Snow Landa, this course will peel back the gleaming surface of American medicine and look at its dark, slick underbelly through the eyes of muckrakers, whistleblowers and scandal-mongers.

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June 15, 2010 job opportunities

  • Are you a passionate and entrepreneurial online journalist?
  • Want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of journalists, engineers, designers and business pros who are creating a bold new solution for our industry?
  • Do you think that traditional news media just don't get it anymore?
  • Would you like to run your own local news Web site, where you'll tap the multimedia and social media skills you've mastered to transform community journalism and connect with communities, or manage a team of local editors doing just that?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, apply to, AOL's hyper-local news network being built across the nation.

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May 13, 2010

Fulbright Info Sessions in May and June

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is hosting six Fulbright Information Sessions for students interested in conducting research abroad during the 2011-12 academic year. The meetings will be held in Room 433 Johnston Hall, between May 20 and June 10.

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May 6, 2010

Summer Writing Workshop: Professional Practice

Professional Practice, a summer writing workshop, (WRIT 8505, Registration #82363) is open to graduate students who are completing a research report or other writing project.

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May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

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April 29, 2010

Course Offering: Linguistic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology will be offering a seminar providing an introduction to the literature of Anthropological Linguistics for graduate students during the Fall 2010 semester (Anth 8005). This course would be great for graduate students interested in a historical approach to linguistics.

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April 19, 2010

Northland's NewsCenter - Job Opportunities

The Northland's NewsCenter, home of the CBS, NBC, MY Network and CW affiliates, has the following positions available: multi-media journalist/reporter/photographer/editor at the Iron Range Bureau facility in Hibbing, MN, and a Sales Account Executive in Duluth, MN.

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April 13, 2010

New environmental communication graduate course for Fall 2010

JOUR 8990 Environmental Communication
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Murphy Hall, Room 15

Communication plays an important role in ecological systems. The seminar is a study of the historical, cultural, and material contexts within which environmental communication takes place, and an assessment of various media strategies. The aim is not only to understand environmental communication, but also to begin answering a basic question: how might we improve communication strategies in order to facilitate more sustainable social practices, institutions, and systems? Among the topics covered: news coverage of climate change, cultural creativity in environmental education, environmental advertising, greenwashing, and media strategies of environmental movements. In addition to studying environmental communication, students will come away from the seminar with a practical sense of how to communicate more effectively with diverse constituencies about environmental problems and possibilities.

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April 8, 2010

Minnesota Daily - Job Opening

The Minnesota Daily is seeking an Advertising Production Manager.

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Post your resume on GoldPASS and let employers find you!

Are you one of the 250+ journalism majors who has already posted your resume on GoldPASS? If not, now is the time to post your resume on the University of Minnesota's free job and internet database, called GoldPASS.

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March 31, 2010

Call for Papers - 2010 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

Doctoral Students: the NCA is calling for papers for the 2010 Doctoral Honors Seminar, "Communication Research in the Next 100 Years: Evolving Issues, Theoretical Tensions and Methodological Pluralism".

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March 25, 2010

National Press Club - Dennis Feldman Fellowship

The National Press Club, an organization of reporters and newsmakers in Washington, D.C., is offering a Fellowship for graduate students in Journalism. This Fellowship, named for journalist Dennis Feldman, is intended to help defray post-graduate tuition costs.

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March 8, 2010

Americorps VISTA positions with ThreeSixty Journalism

ThreeSixty Journalism at The University of St. Thomas has 2 Americorps VISTA positions available. Both positions would be great for a journalism grad looking to stay in the Twin Cities for a year.

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February 22, 2010

Jerusalem Post Correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh to speak on campus

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post Correspondent to the West Bank and Gaza
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7-9pm
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Khaled Abu Toameh is the West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. He previously served as a writer for US News and World Report, The Jerusalem Report, and Al-Fajr. He has produced several documentaries on the Palestinians for the BBC and other networks, including some that exposed the connection between Arafat and payments to the armed wing of Fatah and the financial corruption within the Palestinian Authority.

Khaled Abu Toameh began his journalism career as a writer for an official Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) newspaper while attending Hebrew University. In addition to the Jerusalem Post, he also works frequently with NBC and TV-2 Denmark television. Mr. Toameh speaks out against the lack of free speech and press within the Palestinian Authority controlled areas and its effect on the foreign media's coverage on Israel. As a veteran journalist, he has knowledge of the behind-the-scenes action within the Palestinian Authority and other Palestinian organizations.

A question and answer session will follow Khaled Abu Toameh's presentation.

Sponsored by Hillel at the University of Minnesota, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, and the Legacy Heritage Fund.

February 19, 2010

February 26 - Applications due for $6,000 New Media Research Grant

The Institute for New Media Studies seeks to support graduate student new media research projects during the 2010 academic year. The type of research projects we wish to support will address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications.

Grant recipient(s) will be required to present at the annual New Media Research @ UMN 2010 Fall event in late September 2010 regardless of research project progress.

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2010 in room 313 Murphy Hall

Notification: March 11, 2010

Application forms are available online:

February 10, 2010

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships

The Silha Fellowships and Research Assistantships based at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication provide outstanding law and graduate students with the opportunity to assist with a variety of Silha Center projects. Law and graduate students have helped to draft comments on proposed regulations and rules before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as to prepare amicus briefs, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to conducting scholarly research, Silha Fellows and Research Assistants are responsible for the writing, editing and production of the Silha Center's Bulletin.

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February 1, 2010

Develop a global perspective this summer in Berlin, Germany

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota provides fellowships for U of M students to serve as native-speaker interns in elementary schools in Berlin, Germany. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Interns work in an English-language classroom four days a week. Thursdays are open for independent research and other activities. Program duration: May 29 - June 26, 2010. German language proficiency preferred but not required. Up to 10 fellowships are available. Application deadline: February 8, 2009.

W 2/3, 4:30-5:00 PM in 260 Social Sciences, West Bank Campus
Full information on the CGES website on the Internships page

January 27, 2010

Ralph D. Casey Dissertation Research Award


Any doctoral candidate in Mass Communication who will have completed written and oral preliminary examinations, and filed a thesis proposal with the Graduate School by February 1, 2010 is eligible for this award. The award is made strictly on the basis of merit. Financial need is not a consideration.

As in earlier years, the Casey Dissertation Research Award application process is also used as the required "internal competition" for the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Students may not apply directly for the Fellowship awards. To be considered for the Graduate School Fellowship, one must apply for the Casey Award. It is possible for a student to receive both the Casey Dissertation Research Award and a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

To apply, submit:

1. The completed application form for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (

2. Personal Statement of no more than one page that provides an account of the various sources, influences, and previous efforts that led to the choice of academic discipline and research area (see Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship guidelines).

3. Three copies of your dissertation proposal (usually no more than 10-20 pages in length). The proposal should clearly outline the purposes, scope, methods, and significance of the research and should include a timetable indicating anticipated completion date.

Please note that if you are selected for the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, you will be required to submit a three-page research proposal formatted to Graduate School specifications (see Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship guidelines).

4. A University of Minnesota transcript.

5. Two letters of recommendation, one from your adviser and another from a second SJMC faculty member. Both must have read and approved the dissertation proposal being submitted.


The proposal and letters of recommendation are due by 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2010.

Selection and Notification

The applications will be reviewed by a special faculty committee. Applicants will be notified of a decision by late March.

Summer 2010 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship

The Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites advanced Ph.D. students in the College of Liberal Arts to apply for the Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship for German and European Studies. The Hella Mears Graduate Fellowships provide summer support of up to $4,000 ($3,000 stipend; up to $1,000 travel grant) to full-time graduate students in CLA. Up to eight fellowships are available for summer 2010. Application deadline: March 25, 2010.

See the CGES website for details:

January 25, 2010

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama

One year later: The Press, Politics, and President Obama
PRISM, the SJMC's multicultural journalism student organization, hosts this panel discussion featuring Patricia Lopez, political editor of the Star Tribune; Maria Reeve, political editor of the Pioneer Press; Duchesne Drew, managing editor of the Star Tribune; and Cynthia Gordy, Essence magazine.

Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Coffman Union
Free and open to the public.

January 19, 2010

Strat Comm MA Program Information Sessions scheduled

Information Sessions for the Strategic Communication M.A. program have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, January 25
Monday, February 22
Monday, March 22

All sessions will take place from 5:30-7pm in Murphy Hall, Room 100.

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January 15, 2010

February 22 - U of M Job and Internship Fair

Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota. Nearly 200 organizations will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships in a variety of industries. The event is Monday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Transportation is available. You can learn more at the Career and Community Learning Center online.

December 21, 2009

New media graduate seminar for Spring 2010

The Changing Media Environment, JOUR 8003, introduces graduate students to the theoretical implications of the way media is changing because of digital technology, globalization, and economic conditions.

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December 10, 2009

Dec. 18 - Deadline to apply for Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

You can review the guidelines and apply online.

November 19, 2009

Spring 2010 classes filling quickly

Journalism courses are closing fast. If one of the journalism courses on your major program plan is closed when you register, please put your name on the wait list for this course immediately. We are carefully monitoring course enrollments and wait lists for all journalism courses and will do our best to accommodate students who need courses that are on their program plans. When places open up or new sections of classes are added, we will admit students from the wait lists in order of seniority ONLY if the course has been approved on their major program plans. In high demand classes, we are also checking if enrolled students have the course approved on their major program plans.

November 17, 2009

Nov. 21: MN Daily Open House

The Minnesota Daily is hosting a Open House for Students on November 21, 2009 from 11:45-2:00. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at a newspaper. RSVP online to attend.

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November 16, 2009

Harper's Magazine former editor and author Lewis H. Lapham to speak at University of Minnesota

The New York Times has likened him to H.L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain and best-selling author Tom Wolfe compared him to Montaigne. On Thursday Dec. 3, author and editor Lewis H. Lapham will speak at the University of Minnesota about the tribulations of the printed word in the wilderness of cyberspace.

Who: Lewis H. Lapham, author, editor emeritus of Harper's Magazine, and founding editor of Lapham's Quarterly
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Where: University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

Reservations requested by November 25 at 612-624-9339 or

November 9, 2009

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Membership Available

If you're LGBT and interested in a career in journalism, public relations or media, there is no better way to network with professionals already in those careers than to become a student member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

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November 2, 2009

Summer 2010 Internship Program in Berlin for student journalists

DAAD and the renowned Freie Universität Berlin (named in 2007 as one of the nine "universities of excellence" in Germany) have developed this unique new program to provide outstanding young journalism students - who may themselves come to have a significant influence on international opinion-shaping - with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values, and political attitudes in Germany.

Internship application deadline is January 31, 2010.

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Twin Cities Media Alliance's Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance's 5th Annual Fall Media Forum
Networking and the New Media Landscape: Reporting News, Building Community, Making Money
Saturday, November 07, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

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October 26, 2009

SJMC communications office seeks editorial assistant

Student position in SJMC. Must have work study funds and experience with feature writing.
View the complete posting and apply online.

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American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Fall Program

Navigating Career Transitions
Sat., Nov. 14, 11am-noon
Mayo Memorial Building
717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105

Amy Lindgren, on Navigating Career Change in an Uncertain Economy
Mary Knatterud, on Transitioning from On Site to Out of Sight: Thriving as a Telecommuter
Paul Mamula, on The Peripatetic Scientist: Moving Out of Laboratories and Into Editorial Offices

To learn more about the speakers and to register to attend, please visit the chapter's Web site . Visit the national Web site of AMWA.

October 22, 2009

OHS Journalism Internships

Sharpen your journalism skills during a paid internship in print, broadcast, or investigative journalism during the fall, spring or summer. The IHS Journalism Internship Program offers internships at newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations.

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Call for Research Papers - 2010 Symposium

The International Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of
Texas at Austin is now welcoming paper submissions for 2010! April 23-24, 2010

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October 14, 2009

Fall 2009 GSO Brown Bag Series

The SJMC Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is pleased to announce the
Brown Bag presentation schedule for Fall 2009. Mark your calendars and plan
to join us for each of these presentations!

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October 12, 2009

Free Apple seminar: Preparing Students for the Creative Economy

The U of M Bookstore along with Apple Computer are hosting free educational seminars on October 15 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the U of M Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union. The Seminar, features Dan Senstock, Creative/Pro Apps Development Executive with Apple Computer.

During this 2 hour session, Dan will discuss the state of the Creative Economy, Global competition and what role education has in preparing students across multiple disciplines for the Conceptual Age.

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October 9, 2009

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on campus Thursday!

Check out the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on Thursday, Oct. 15.
If you're interested in video or recording production, you won't want to miss this cool opportunity!
The "bus" is a non-profit mobile recording studio dedicated to providing students of all ages with free hands-on opportunities to make music and produce video project.
Free tours are available from 10am-5pm. The bus will be parked right outside of the Tate Physics Lab, just next door to Murphy. Tours are first come, first served. The bus can accommodate roughly 20 people every 20 minutes.

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October 7, 2009

CFP Civil War and Reconstruction at PCA/ACA in St. Louis 2010

Call for Papers:

PCA/ACA 2009 National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri
March 31 - April 3, 2010
American Civil War and Reconstruction

This strand has become a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue about the War. Papers may examine any interplay of the Civil War and Reconstruction with American culture, of course--but they may also explore any topic or "reading" of the War. Past presentations have included such diverse topics as literature (Doctorow's The March, Frazier's Cold Mountain, etc.), photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, battle reenactments, music and popular poetry, battle narratives, film, television, historiography, women's narratives, memory and memorializing, the politics of battlefield preservation, Abraham Lincoln as a writer, and material culture. Suggested special topics could also include national reconciliation, Missouri and the War, St. Louis, internecine warfare on the Border, black soldiers, and soldier's memoirs.

Submission requirements:
-abstract only
-100 - 250 words
-Electronic submissions are welcomed
-Please include your name, institution affiliation (if any), address, phone number, and email address
-Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009.

Prof. Randal Allred
Dept. of English
Brigham Young University Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762
FAX 808-675-3662

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September 28, 2009

Fall 2009 Teaching and Writing Series

The Center for Writing is happy to announce its Fall 2009 Teaching with Writing Series.

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Writers needed

The Technolog is an online student magazine. It focus on science and technology, as well as technology culture here at the University of Minnesota. Article and feature writers, as well as bloggers and photojournalists are welcome to submit to the Technolog. For more information please e-mail Wade Kaardal at or Tom Johnson.

Deadline Oct. 12: IRE Campus Coverage Project Workshop

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching a program to share investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate in our Campus Coverage Project.

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Oct. 7-11: Society of Environmental Journalists Conference

UW-Madison will host the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists. This year's conference will feature major speakers including Vice President Al Gore, author Wendell Berry, Andy Revkin of the New York Times and Maude Barlow of the United Nations.
October 7-11, 2009
Madison, Wisconsin

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September 22, 2009

Twin Cities Media Alliance 2009 Fall Media Forum

Twin Cities Media Alliance will hold its fifth annual Fall Media Forum on Saturday November 7, at the Minneapolis Central Library, 4th and Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Twin Cities Media Alliance Brown Bag with MPR's Laura Yuen

The Twin Cities Media Alliance's monthly Brown Bag Lunches are your chance for casual conversation with some of the Twin Cities' most insightful journalists -- about journalism, politics, or whatever is on your mind.
Check out the next brown bag. It's free!
Wednesday, September 30, Noon
East Lake Public Library, 2727 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

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June 23, 2009

Broadcast Education Association Scholarships

Broadcast Education Association offers one $5,000 scholarship to college juniors,
seniors, and graduate students attending a member university of the
sponsor organization for study toward a career in radio. Deadline(s): 10/12/2009

For more information visit: