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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Online classes in journalism & media law

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 5-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.

-Mark Grabowski

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Journalism scholarship for Calif. students

Coachella Valley, Calif. residents who are enrolled in college and interested in journalism can apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a 3.0 G.P.A. and studying journalism, English composition, creative writing and script/film writing. Students enrolled in an MFA program are also eligible.


The deadline to apply for the Palm Springs Writer's Guild's Barbara Seranella Scholarship is June 1. The application is available at www.palmspringswritersguild.org.

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Journalism scholarship for Washington & Oregon students

A $500 scholarship is available for students from Eastern Washington or Eastern Oregon majoring in journalism at any college or university.

The deadline to apply got the Society of Professional Journalist's William O. Douglas Chapter's Laurie J. Williams Scholarship is May 31.

"Applications must be accompanied by transcripts, a cover letter stating the applicant's journalistic goals, three recently published writing samples, two letters of recommendation from teachers, professors or editors and three detailed descriptions of stories the student would pursue if given the opportunity, including an outline, source contacts and ideas for supporting art or graphics," the notice states.

For more information or a copy of the application, e-mail sschilling@tricityherald.com.

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Entry-level reporter @ Virginia newspaper

The Orange County (Va.) Review, a 6,000-circulation weekly newspaper located 40 minutes from Charlottesville, seeks a full-time entry-level general assignment reporter.

"Some relevant experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right person," the ad states. "Photography skills are helpful, but not required. This position requires some evening and weekend responsibilities. County residents are encouraged to apply."

Job includes full benefits, including health care, dental, life insurance, retirement and 401k. To apply, send a letter, resume and clips (writing samples) to: Jeff Poole, Group Managing Editor, P.O. Box 589, Orange, Va. 22960 or email jpoole@orangenews.com. No phone calls.

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Entry-level news assistant @ ABC News

ABC News is hiring entry-level digital news associates for its Washington and New York newsrooms.

Duties involve a variety of tasks for TV and websites, such as: Researching video and editorial elements, editing voice over material for all platforms, writing and producing digital content, producing live shots, identifying and pitch stories, logging and feeding video, shooting on DV cameras in the field, pre-interviewing and booking guests in breaking news situations, managing guests who appear in live segments for platforms, coordinating travel for news stories, etc.

Must have a bachelors degree. Apply online.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Paid internship @ Yakima Herald-Republic

The Yakima Herald-Republic, a 35,000-circulation daily newspaper in Washington state, is offering a paid summer reporting internship.

"We are looking for a hard-working reporting intern to write for Page 1 and local news. This is a paid internship that runs from June until late August, with flexibility of dates based on your schedule," the ad states. "...Applicants who are recent college graduates are preferred. Spanish-language skills are a must. If no suitable graduates are available, we will consider students currently working toward a college degree."

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the Herald-Republic, what you can contribute and what you hope to learn, as well as available dates; a resume, up to 10 work samples and a list of three references. Letters of reference also are acceptable. Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by May 7. Send to: Barbara Serrano Managing Editor Yakima Herald-Republic 114 N. 4th St. Yakima WA 98901 For more information, call Barbara at 509-577-7672 or at bserrano@yakimaherald.com

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Paid internship @ Washington state newspaper

A newspaper chain in Mount Vernon, Wash., is offering a paid reporting internship this summer.

The intern will work 10 weeks as a full-time reporter for Skagit Publishing publications, which include daily newspaper Skagit Valley Herald, weekly papers Courier-Times and The Argus, and a variety of special publications.

Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors, have multimedia skills and have a vehicle. E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to editor@skagitpublishing.com.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

6-month paid internship @ Vault

Vault, a leading publisher of career guide books and websites, is offering a 3 to 6 month paid editorial internship in its New York office.

"College students are encouraged to apply," the ad states. The position is 30 hours per week.

E-mail cover letter, resume to corprecruiter@vault.com. Write "Editorial Intern" as your subject header.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

U.K. TV station hiring young journalists & interns

Channel 4, a public television station in the United Kingdom, is offering paid 10-week internships and a year-long training program in television production and journalism.

The training program provides 12 months of on-the-job training in TV or new media production and pays £17,000. Deadline to apply is April 30.

Seven paid internships are also available, and it runs from August 9 to October 15. "Your background, age and qualifications aren't as important as your potential," the ad states. Applications open in May.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trainee program @ Hearst newspapers

Hearst Newspapers, which owns newspapers in Seattle, San Francisco, Houston and other major cities, is offering an 18-month training program from recent grads and young journalists.

The Hearst Fellowship begins with  a two-week multimedia boot camp followed by two 9-month rotations at one of Hearst's top metro papers.

"Fellows can expect to write stories, shoot and produce their own videos, blog and use social media to raise awareness of their work," the ad states. "You don’t have to be perfect at all these skills when you enter the program, but you will be by the time you finish."

Apply online.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Multimedia reporter @ Minneapolis TV station

KARE-TV 11, the NBC affiliate for St. Paul-Minneapolis, seeks a full-time multimedia reporter for their entertainment website on Metromix.com.

"The successful candidate should be well versed in all aspects of pop culture targeting the 25-34 year old audience, be well-informed and enthusiastic about local restaurants, bars, clubs, music and entertainment events in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul," the ad states. "The successful candidate will be comfortable and engaging on-camera as well as skilled in the technical areas of shooting, editing, and writing with a passion for delivering daily fun, creative reports on online, on TV, and future technologies yet to come. The successful candidate will have the experience to fill-in as a general assignment reporter for the station’s news department as deemed necessary."

Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Metromix Manager, KARE 11 Metromix, 8811 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55427. Or fax to: (763) 546-0338.

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Reporter @ Chicago weekly newspaper

Two weekly newspapers in Chicago, the Hyde Park Herald and the Lakefront Outlook, are seeking a reporter to cover community news.

"We are looking for a reporter with, at minimum, three years of experience covering community news," the ad states. "A background in real estate and development reporting is preferred."

Click here for more info.

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Editorial asst. @ NYC real estate magazine

The Real Deal, a 60,000-circulation magazine that covers New York City real estate, seeks editorial assistant in its Chelsea office for six months.

"The junior-level position will involve assisting with all aspects of putting together the monthly magazine and daily website, including researching and reporting," the ad states.

E-mail a cover letter, resume and up to three clips to editor Stuart W. Elliott at jobs@therealdeal.com. Include the cover letter in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Paid summer journalism internships in NYC area

  • BRONX, N.Y.: Norwood News, biweekly newspapers in the Bronx section of New York City, seek two or three reporting interns for the summer. Interns will be paid a small fee per article and/or photograph that appears in the newspaper. Academic credit can also be arranged. Interns must be able to commit at least 12 hours a week, ideally on consecutive days. Send a cover letter, resume and at least two clips or writing samples to norwoodnews@norwoodnews.org or via fax, (718) 324-2917.
  • HOBOKEN, N.J.: Hoboken Digest, a newly launched 30,000, circulation bimonthly magazine just across the river from Manhattan, is looking for a part-time summer editorial intern. Internship is for school credit and offers a stipend. You can also work from home. Send a resume, cover letter, and clips (if you have them) to jasonstahl1@gmail.com and put HD Intern in the subject line.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Calif. newspaper seeks entry-level reporter

The Porterville Recorder, an 11,000-circulation daily newspaper located between in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, seeks a general assignment reporter.

"We are seeking a candidate who can switch gears with ease as they will cover a myriad of beats ranging from government and community events to sports," the ad states. "Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field and 1 year newsroom experience (internship or professional)."

Send resume, clips and cover letter describing your approach to Brian Williams at bwilliams@portervillerecorder.com or The Porterville Recorder, 115 E. Oak Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257.

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Entry-level reporter @ Florida newspaper

The Walton Sun, a 12,000-circulation weekly newspaper in West Florida, seeks an entry-level reporter.

"We want an energetic, enthusiastic, internet-savvy reporter who embraces online-first, multimedia publishing to further our government/general assignment coverage in beautiful Walton County, Florida," the ad states. "In this entry level position, we want people who aren't afraid to ask the tough questions and can do so with the proper amount of diplomacy."

E-mail resume and clips to William Hatfield, whatfield@thedestinlog.com.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

L.A. Times seeks entry-level reporter

The Los Angeles Times is hiring a hard news reporter for one of its local newspapers that is inserted into the Times.

"At least one to two years of professional experience is preferred; however, candidates with significant internship or freelance experience will also be considered," the ad states.

Click here for more info. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, six links to published work and three references to: John Canalis, Editor, L.A. Times Community News, South, at john.canalis@latimes.com

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Entry-level reporters @ Harrisburg Patriot News

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, seeks entry-level and young journalists for its new one-year reporting fellowships.

You will cover news in local communities or police/breaking news. The position pays $500 per week and includes paid vacation.

"These are excellent opportunities for new college grads" the advertisement states.

Send resumes, references and any clips to Executive Editor David Newhouse at dnewhouse@patriot-news.com.

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Journalism scholarship for Florida students

Florida high school seniors and college students can apply for a $2,000 scholarship to study journalism.

The Barbara L. Frye Scholarship is granted on the basis of merit, dedication to a journalism career and demonstrated aptitude for print, broadcast or online journalism.inspiring talented young people to pursue careers in journalism.

The deadline to apply is June 15. Click here for application.

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Nike seeks young female sports reporter

Nike is seeking a young woman to serve as a field reporter and produce content for its website, NikeWomen.com.

All your on-the-job expenses (including travel and gear) will be paid for. And your profiles of famous female athletes and music stars will appear every month on NikeWomen.com.

Go to NikeFieldReporter.com for details on how to apply.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Paid summer internships @ newspaper chain





Wick Communications, a chain of 28 community newspapers, is offering paid summer internships for reporting, photojournalism and graphics and page design.
  
The 12-week internships pay $360 a week plus overtime, with a travel allowance of $400 if you need to relocate for the summer and an additional $400 a month living expense allowance if needed.

To apply, click on Wick Editorial Internships and print and complete the application form that downloads.  Applications must be received by April 30, but interns are already being selected.


Questions may be directed to Human Resources Director Thomas Riebock at tom.riebock[at]wickcommunications.com.








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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Entry-level editor @ Foreign Policy magazine

Foreign Policy, a 110,000-circulation magazine that covers global politics and economics, seeks a junior-level editor.

"The ideal candidate will be an energetic, highly motivated individual with 1-3 years experience in journalism and knowledge and interest in international affairs," the ad states. "We're looking for someone with a passion for the broad range of topics we cover, whether it's nuclear negotiations in Moscow or the politics of polygamy in Africa -- as well as a passion for getting the story right."

Apply online.

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Online journalist @ Sports Illustrated

SI.com, the website for Sports Illustrated magazine, seeks a full-time online producer. Position is based in Atlanta and involves night and weekend work.

Duties include copy editing original content and writing headlines for both stories and section fronts, as well as writing captions for photos. Managing sports sections involves selecting stories, writing teases for featured content, and assisting the site producer in coordinating news coverage on SI.com's front page. Writing original content is also possible, although not required.

Apply online.

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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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