Friday, October 31, 2008

Paid summer internships @ Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune, a 320,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns for a 10-week paid summer internship. The internship pays $714 per week and includes "great assignments," according to the editors.

Positions are available in reporting, copy editing, photography, graphic design and multimedia. The selection process is competitive and "Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper."

Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Send letter of application, resume, work samples and two letters of reference to:

Newsroom Internship Coordinator
Star Tribune
425 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55488

For more info, contact: Christine Ledbetter at 612-673-7918 or or Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Minneapolis Star Tribune seeks freelance dance critic

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is seeking a freelance dance critic. Coverage includes about modern, ballet, jazz, ethnic and dance/theater. Articles include spotlights about future events, profiles and features as well as reviews of selected dance performances. Emphasis is on Twin Cities dance, but we also cover touring shows from the U.S. and abroad. The job pays per-story.

On a personal note, some of my journalism students have written articles for this paper, and they're great to work with. The editors are very courteous and provide excellent feedback and guidance, plus the newspaper pays well.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Asbury Park Press launches student-run blog

My journalism students are writing a blog for the Asbury Park Press.

The online journal, named "MUspace," reports goings-on at Monmouth University (MU) and in the surrounding town. It’s updated daily.

The Asbury Park Press is a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper based in Neptune, N.J., with a circulation of about 160,000. The blog is one of several new features the Gannett newspaper will introduce in coming weeks as part of a major upgrade of its Web site.

Publishing articles isn’t anything new for my students, who this semester have had articles accepted for publication in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Asbury Park Press, Gloucester County Times and other newspapers.

Why am I telling you this? To illustrate some of the good opportunities available to enterprising young journalists. For more ideas on how to get published while in high school or college, check out my upcoming column in the December issue of Quill.

-Professor Grabowski

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