Monday, March 29, 2010

Paid multimedia internship in Montana

The Montana Stockgrowers Association is offering a paid multimedia internship in Helena, Montana, this summer. The 12-week internship pays $5,000.

The intern reporter will put together feature packages for the organization's website and help them develop their social media presence. Applicants should be juniors, seniors or graduate students with strong interviewing skills and experience in video production and editing. You'll need to be able to create multimedia stories including video, photographs and well-written articles.

Deadline is April 15. Click here to apply.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Broadcast journalism scholarship for Maryland students

College students and graduating high school seniors in Maryland can apply for scholarships up to $3,000 to study broadcast journalism.

The deadline to apply for the WJZ-TV Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship is April 1. Click here for more info and an application.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Reporting awards for science, engineering & medicine

Prizes totaling $20,000 are available for excellent reporting in science, engineering, and medicine. Categories include: Book; Magazine/Newspaper; Film/Radio/TV; and Online.

Nomination deadline is April 14. For more info and to apply, click here to visit the website for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paid summer internship @ history website

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is redesigning its main website, www.monticello.org, and needs a multimedia intern to assist. The full-time summer internship is based in Philadelphia and pays $3,000-plus. Academic credit is also available.

While this may not seem like the most ideal journalism internship, in this economy it's important to be flexible and consider non-traditional opportunities.

"The intern will play key roles both in facilitating the integration of social content complementing the new site’s curatorial content, and in interpreting this content," the ad states. "This will entail tasks ranging from tagging objects in the collection, interviewing Monticello staff, blogging, creating community profile information, and facilitating dialog with onsite visitors. This is a unique and valuable opportunity for history students to engage first-hand with how social media is used to give a world-class cultural institution a thriving and dynamic participatory online presence."

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume (word or PDF) by Monday, April 19th to internship@whatscookin.com with the subject line: "2010 American History Internship".

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Reporter @ Long Island newspaper

A chain of Long Island weekly newspapers is seeking a full-time reporter.

This full-time position involves covering meetings and community events, and copy-editing press releases for Anton Community Newspapers, a chain of 18 weekly newspapers in Nassau County -- about 30 mins. from Manhattan.

E-mail resume and salary requirements to cseaman [at] antonnews.com with "resume" typed in the subject area, or fax to (516) 742-5867.

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Entry-level reporters @ Texas newspapers

Two Texas newspapers are seeking reporters:
  • The Baytown Sun, a weekly reporter about 30 minutes from Houston, seeks a reporter. Duties include breaking news, meetings, community activities, features, photography and page design. Send resumes to Gary Maitland, PO Box 90, Baytown, Texas 77522 or gary.maitland@baytownsun.com.
  • The Beeville Bee-Picayune, a semi-weekly newspaper located about an hour from Corpus Christi, seeks a hard news reporter with some feature opportunities. The reporter also will be part of a team developing the interactive and video capabilities of the newspaper’s website, www.mysoutex.com. Send resumes, some work samples and three work references to apply@endeavorsky.com.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paid journalism internship for South Americans

Recent university graduates from Chile and Nicaragua can apply for a one-year paid journalism internship in Spain.

The Pescanova-EFEverde International Internships will give two young journalists the opportunity to spend a year in Spain, splitting their time between EFEverde, a new global platform for environmental reporting operated by international news agency EFE, and the communications division of Pescanova, a Spanish seafood company. The interns will produce multimedia content on topics related to marine resources and sustainability.

Click here for more info.

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Entry-level TV reporter in Alabama

WTVY Television, the CBS Affiliate for Dothan, Ala., Panama City, Fla. and the surrounding area, seeks a TV news reporter.

"This is an entry level position," the ad states. "The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism or related field, as well as an internship at a commercial television station ... Our staff reporters are one man band and beat our competitors to the stories that matter every day. We are not just about our broadcasts… we also place a premium on reporters who know how to produce compelling content for our website and our mobile platform. "

To apply, send a non-returnable VHS resume tape or DVD to: Katie McManus-Faye, News Director WTVY-TV, P.O. Box 1089 Dothan, AL 36302.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paid internship @ vegetarian magazine

VegNews, a San Francisco-based magazine that covers vegetarianism, is offering a paid internship from July through December. The gig pays a $500-per-month stipend and offers perks such as free food.

"Interns will gain invaluable experience reading and pitching stories, fielding inquiries, participating in editorial meetings, researching story ideas, copy editing, fact checking, and writing for the magazine, website, newsletters, and blogs," the ad states.

Additionally, "VegNews offers a host of benefits to ensure a fulfilling experience including a $500 monthly stipend, daily vegetarian lunch, product sampling, complimentary event tickets, all-you-can eat vegan cookies, a wonderful work environment (one block from the ocean in one of the most veg-friendly cities in America), advancement opportunities, course credit, and more."

To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Managing Editor Elizabeth Castoria at internships [at] vegnews.com with "VegNews internships" in the subject header.

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Paid internship @ AOL Travel

AOL Travel, a website that attracts 5.3 million unique visitors per month, is offering a full-time paid editorial internship. The position is based in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Sterling, Va. and allows for some telecommuting.

"Interns will work closely with the editorial team to develop and maintain AOL Travel’s editorial presence by assisting with programming, special editorial projects, fact-checking, researching, travel deal scouting, and data entry," the ad states. "For interns that prove to possess strong writing skills, there may also be opportunities to contribute to online articles. This position will give the right candidate a strong introduction to all facets of web publishing and editorial production."

Apply online.

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Online college course in journalism

This summer, you can earn 3 college credits studying journalism and newswriting -- all while tanning on the beach or lounging in your living room.

I'm teaching an online course on "Writing for Newspapers" (a.k.a. Newswriting) through Adelphi University, where I'm a professor. The 3-credit class features video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 8-week course, students learn how to report, interview, write and revise news stories. Students will be assigned to cover real news stories and will receive detailed feedback. In the past, students have had articles published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune,Newsday, Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier and other newspapers.

For more info, click here or contact me. Space is limited, so register ASAP.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Online course in media law

This summer, you can earn 3 college credits studying media law -- all while tanning on the beach or lounging in your living room.

I'm teaching an online course on "Free Speech, Media Law & Democracy" through Adelphi University, where I'm a professor. The class features video lectures and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 4-week Media Law class, students learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting confidential sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist.

For more info, click here or contact me. Space is limited, so register ASAP.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Education reporter @ Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Journal, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper in western Iowa, seeks an education reporter.

"We cover several local school districts, three small colleges and the University of South Dakota," the ad states. "The ideal candidate will have experience with blogging, social media, multimedia and other online tools. At least one year of reporting experience is required." Competitive salary and benefits package.

Apply online at www.siouxcityjournal.com/app/workhere. Or send a cover letter, resume and samples of your work to Mitch Pugh, Editor, Sioux City Journal, 515 Pavonia St., Sioux City, IA 51102. Or e-mail mitchpughsiouxcityjournal.com. No phone calls.

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Scottish Student Press Awards

University students in Scotland can apply for the annual Scottish Student Press Awards.

Awards will be given in several categories, including news writing, feature writing, sports writing, multimedia, photography and others. The grand prize winner, the Student Journalist of the Year, will receive a four-week internship at the Scotland Herald during the summer of 2010 and a cash prize of £500. Winners of other categories will receive one week internships.

Deadline to apply is April 28. Click here for more details.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reporter openings @ Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer, a 210,000-circulation daily newspaper, has several openings:
It sounds like they're willing to consider young journalists -- "College degree in journalism required as well as 1 to 3 years experience at college newspaper and/or magazine plus summer publication/online internships," the ad states.

Click on above links to apply online.

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U.K. student media awards contest

The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper, is now accepting entries for its 2010 Student Media Awards.

University students in the United Kingdom can enter a variety of categories: Reporter of the year, writer of the year, photographer of the year, broadcast journalist of the year, digital journalist of the year or publication of the year. Winners will receive internships at the Guardian or a blogging stint at popular music magazine NME.

Deadline to apply is July. Click here for more info.

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Entry-level reporter @ Dallas weekly paper

The Kaufman Herald, a weekly newspaper located near Dallas, seeks a reporter.

"Duties include breaking news, meetings, community activities, features, photography and page design," the ad states.

Send resumes to Monica Lewis, P.O. Box 460, Kaufman, Texas 75142. Or e-mail mgresham@kaufmanherald.com. No phone calls.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paid sports journalism internships

The U.S. Olympic Committee is offering paid summer internships to help produce content for its websites. Internships are in summer, based in Colorado Springs and pay $8.50 per hour.

Responsibilities include: "Maintain and up-date USACoaching.org and USOC Coaching/TeamUSA web-sites with text, and video. Manage webcast/podcast content and schedule. Shooting and editing of video from conferences and seminars..."

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 31. Apply online.

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Sports reporter jobs @ N.C. newspapers

There are sports reporter openings at the following North Carolina newspapers: The Shelby Star, Gaston Gazette, Richmond County Daily Journal and Wayne-Wilson News Leader. Some of these could be good entry-level journalism job opportunities. Click here for more info.

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Paid internship @ NYC lifestyle website

DailyCandy.com, a website and electronic newsletter that covers "style, food, fashion and fun," is offering paid summer internships in its New York City office.

"Summer editorial interns [will] assist with fact checking, administrative, and receptionist duties as well as other editorial projects," the ad states. "Writing opportunities also available."

E-mail your resume to internships@dailycandy.com.

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Entry-level producer @ CBS Radio-Chicago

CBS Radio is seeking a part-time entry-level assistant producer for its Chicago affiliate station.

Duties include taking and editing audio from multiple sources including reporters, weather feeds and network audio feeds. Additionally, asst. producer will place phone calls to check on news stories, to use internet and other sources to follow up or gain insight for use in reporting news stories.

Applicants should have a college degree and hands-on internships or experience at a college radio station. Must be familiar with digital audio editing techniques.

Apply online.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Entry-level reporter @ Fortune magazine

Fortune, an 850,000-circulation biweekly business magazine, seeks a reporting assistant for 3-6 months. Position is based in New York City.

"This person would function primarily as an entry-level reporter, reporting short items for Fortune's front-of-book section and for Fortune.com and providing reporting assistance to senior writers and editors for longer-term stories and projects," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Web reporter @ Cincinnati radio stations

Bonneville Radio, a media company that operates 26 radio stations, is seeking a web reporter for its Cincinnati, Ohio stations.

The reporter will produce daily lifestyle stories for the stations' websites. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and two years experience.

Apply online.

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Reporter @ Ann Arbor radio station

Michigan Radio, an NPR affiliate in Ann Arbor, seeks a full-time radio reporter.

Here's the job description: "Michigan Radio based in Ann Arbor, Chicago Public Radio, and idea stream Cleveland are teaming up to look at the economic transformation that is needed in the so-called 'Rustbelt Region'. The reporter produces feature reports, occasional spots, blog entries and other content for air and web distribution related to the collaboration."

A college degree and two years experience preferred. Apply online.

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Online summer courses in media law & journalism

This summer, you can earn college credits studying newswriting or media law -- all while tanning on the beach or lounging in your living room.

I'm teaching online courses on "Writing for Newspapers" (a.k.a. Newswriting) and "Free Speech, Media Law & Democracy" through Adelphi University, where I'm a professor. The 3-credit classes feature video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 4-week Media Law class, students learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting confidential sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist.

In the 8-week Newswriting course, students learn how to report, interview, write and revise news stories. Students will be assigned to cover real news stories and will receive detailed feedback. In the past, students have had articles published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Newsday, Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier and other newspapers.

For more info, click here or contact me. Space is limited, so register ASAP.

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$5,000 award for college journalists

College journalists can win up to $5,000 for stories they published for a school publication or website.

The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award "recognizes excellence in well-sourced news stories or analytical reports in collegiate newspaper, magazine, print or online." First place winner receives $5,000.00, plane ticket to D.C. and one night in hotel for awards ceremony at the National Press Club. Second place gets $2,500 and third place wins $1,000.

Here are the guidelines:

Judges will recognize stories or series of stories that show initiative, original reporting and superior writing skills.Only one entry per person, up to 3 stories per entry. Entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2010. Entrants must be undergraduate students, currently enrolled in a college/university in the U.S. Entries must have been published in a print or on-line student publication. Entries should be news stories; commentary or editorials are not eligible. Entries must have been written between April 12, 2009 and April 12, 2010. Stories should be copied from the original publication, onto 8.5 x 11 paper. Enclose a cover letter with entrants' contact information. Must submit 5 copies of entry.

Submit Entries to:
Institute on Political Journalism
Collegiate Awards Contest
1706 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Director - Institute on Political Journalism, at jstarrs@tfas.org or (202) 986-0384.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Features writer @ Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot, a 180,000 circulation daily newspaper in Norfolk, Va., seeks a features reporter in its Richmond bureau.

Here's the job description: "Through their reporting and writing, staff reporter works to uncover and write clear and compelling stories about Richmond that will inform, engage and enlighten Style’s readers."

Applicants should a bachelor's degree, at least one year of experience, multimedia skills and knowledge of Richmond. Apply online.

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Paid internship @ Wisc. newspaper

The Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper, is offering paid internships this summer. Positions are full-time and pay $8 per hour.

"Our interns do not get coffee, unless they want a cup," the ad states. "You will be working as a newspaper reporter, covering Racine County. This is an opportunity for you to accumulate plenty of bylines, work hard, have fun and learn a lot. You will receive intensive on-the-job training, including a focus on online journalism. You'll even have your own beats, with guidance and support from experienced journalists."

Applicants should be entering their senior year in college and have writing experience with a college newspaper or other publication.

Apply online.

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Entry-level reporter @ NYC weekly paper

The Bronx Times, a 40,000-circulation weekly newspaper in New York City, is seeking an entry-level reporter to cover several urban and community issues.

Job includes complete Benefits package, 401k, and paid vacation. To apply, send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to nyposthr@nypost.com.


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