Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free multimedia bootcamp for young journalists

Poynter Institute, a school and resource for journalism and owner of the St. Petersburg Times, is offering a free, intensive multimedia bootcamp for 40 young journalists.

The "Poynter Fellows" program runs from May 17-29 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (So, you can do a summer internship and also attend this program.) It's open to college juniors, seniors, grad students and recent graduates interested in writing, photojournalism, design, information graphics, broadcast and multimedia.

Tuition is free! Participants are responsible for travel and housing (but affordable accommodations have been arranged at the University of South Florida).

Apply online. The deadline is January 30.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paid summer internships for sports journalism

The Sports Journalism Institute is looking for 10 current college students for its 2009 internship program.

Students chosen for the nine-week summer program, which seeks to improve diversity in the sports media, will attend classes for a week at the Poynter Institute in Florida and then be placed in paid summer internships for eight weeks at newspapers throughout the United States. They'll also receive a $500 scholarship.

The application deadline is December 5th. Information and the application are at www.sportsjournalisminstitute.org.

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