Thursday, April 29, 2010

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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Thursday, April 8, 2010

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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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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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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Monday, March 15, 2010

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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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Paid internship @ video game website

Games.com, an AOL website that is one of the most visited online game destinations, seeks a paid editorial intern. The Fall internship is based in New York City, 20 hours per week, and pays $10 per hour.

The intern's duties will include: creating and maintaining editorial content on the Games.com Blog; promoting articles on the blog through link exchanges, promotions, etc.; assisting game directors with programming and research for various AOL Games/Games.com projects; researching online gaming trends and doing competitive analysis; marketing and promoting via viral ideas, social networking, etc.

Apply online.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paid Spring intern @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, seeks a paid intern for Spring 2010.

"Interns will learn and experience the operation of the assignment desk, field reporting, and pre-production," the ad states. "At the assignment desk, they will make beat calls (calls to police and other authorities to gather news). They will also interact with the Assignment Editor, as well as gather and process research materials. Interns will witness the breaking news process, assist the Assignment Editor with assigning crews and coordinate reporters and stories. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow reporters in the field, learn interview and story development processes as well as production in the field. "

Apply online.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Freelance journalism jobs

  • Cleveland Area: Medina (Ohio) Sun News, an 11,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, seeks freelance news reporters. Send resume and cover letter to Editor Mark Morilak at mmorilak@sunnews.com.
  • Phoenix Area: Pinal County (Ariz.) Today, a 45,000-circulation newspaper located near Phoenix, seeks stringers in the San Tan Valley Area. Send work sample to News@TodayPublications.com.
  • Boston/New England: The Jewish Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Boston focused on the Jewish community, seeks freelancers. "Journalism experience and a connection to the local Jewish community is preferred, but not required," the ad states. "College students with experience at their school’s newspaper are encouraged to apply." Pay is $25 per story. Send resume, two clips and three potential story ideas to Steve Maas at stevem@thejewishadvocate.com.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ Dallas magazine

Spirit, the magazine on board Southwest Airlines' flights, seeks a paid intern to work in its Dallas office for the Fall semester.

"The position is paid and is open to all students and recent grads.," the ad states. "15-20 hours a week minimum. Some experience with reporting, research, and fact-checking preferred."

E-mail resume, clips, and cover letter to Associate Editor Mike Darling at mike.darling@paceco.com.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Paid intern @ newspaper association

The Newspaper Association of America is seeking a college student for a four-month paid Fall internship in its Washington, D.C. area headquarters.

"The intern will help write case studies and research innovative business practices to be published on the NAA Website and in an online database for members," the ad states. "The intern will work at our office in the Ballston area of Arlington, Va., for up to 15 hours a week and be paid $12/hour."

By September 14, e-mail a cover letter, resume and five writing samples to diane.hockenberry@naa.org.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paid internship @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering a part-time paid internship in its Los Angeles bureau.

The 3-month internship begins in mid-September and pays $10 per hour. "In addition to office duties such as transcribing, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website, EW.com," the ad states.

Students and recent grads are encouraged to apply. By September 1, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three published clips to john_young@ew.com.


Location: Los Angeles, California

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paid interns @ Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas Business Journal seeks two paid interns who can work about 20 hours per week during the Fall semester.

"Earn money while gaining invaluable experience working +/- 20 hours a week helping generate news across multiple platforms for the Dallas Business Journal (dallas.bizjournals.com and acbj.com)," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail kbumgarner@bizjournals.com.


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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Journalism scholarship for W. Texas students

A $2,000 scholarship is available for both a high school senior and a college student who are interested in journalism careers and live in areas served by West Texas Press Association member newspapers.

For more info and to download an application, click here. Deadline for the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships is June 19.


Location: Texas

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Paid internships @ Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard-based think-tank focused on improving journalism in the Internet Age, is offering paid "microinternships" this summer. Schedules are flexible and interns may telecommute.

Hurry and apply -- the deadline is May 7.

"Here’s the deal," the website states. "We’ll expect you to write one solid, reported blog post per week. Note the word “reported”; we’re not looking for people to opine. These would be short stories about new journalism startups, attempts at innovation in established news organizations, or interviews with people making a difference in the future of journalism..."

Interns may telecommute: "If you’re based around Boston, then you’re welcome to come down to our office to work. If not, you’d work from wherever you are, on your own schedule."

As for pay, it's "Not a lot ... But it might pay your rent if you live somewhere cheap. The idea is that you’d probably do this work in addition to a traditional internship or your regular job."

Click here for more details and to apply.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rolling Stone offers $2,500 college journalism prizes

Rolling Stone magazine is accepting entries for its 34th Annual College Journalism Competition until June 15. Winners receive $2,500.

Awards are given to college journalists in various categories: Entertainment Reporting (reporting on popular music, film or television, including artist profiles and interviews), Feature Writing (stylishly written narratives and profiles that illuminate issues and trends), and Essays and Criticism (commentary, including expressions of opinion and humor, on any subject). The editors of Rolling Stone judge the entries.

A $2,500 prize is awarded in each category. Entries must have been published in a college-student newspaper or magazine between June 1, 2008 and May 30, 2009. The entrant must have been enrolled as a full- or part-time student at the time that his or her entry was published. Winners will be announced in a fall issue.

For more info and to apply, visit the official contest website.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paid internship @ video gaming magazine

GamePro, a 500,000-circulation video gaming magazine, is offering a paid editorial internship. The position is 15 hours per week and based in San Francisco.

"The intern will gain experience in online media by helping us maintain our game database," the ad states. "This person will be tasked with creating and updating our game product pages by writing product descriptions, posting screenshots, programming site indexes, updating product information, and other tasks as necessary. Additionally, there will be opportunities to aid in the creation and publication of online and print articles, including features and more."

Only students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in a related field, are eligible. To apply, e-mail your resume to editjobs@gamepro.com.


Location: San Francisco, California

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Paid student media blogger

UWIRE, a wire service that provides news about colleges, is seeking a part-time community editor to focus on student media.

"Qualified applicants will already know the college media world and have dynamic ideas on how to move campus media forward and connect it to the professional industry," the ad states. "The editor's primary job will be to help launch, maintain and promote a UWIRE.com blog designed to highlight news, changes and innovative ideas in student journalism. The editor will also comment on specific events and general trends within the community."

The blogging gig pays $200 per month, and bonuses are available based on Web site traffic.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and a list of at least five story ideas as well as thoughts on ways to develop the blog to jobs@uwire.com. Type "Part-time Community Editor" in the subject line.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Paid internship @ Ft. Worth magazine

Garden Center, a magazine focusing on the horticulture industry, has an immediate opening for a paid editorial intern.

The position is part-time with flexible hours, based in downtown Fort Worth, and pays up to $10 per hour.

"The intern will have the opportunity to craft news updates and possibly feature stories for digital and print media," the ad states. "Familiarity with horticulture is a plus, but not required."

E-mail resumes, writing samples and salary requirements to krodda@gie.net or smartinez@gie.net.

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Paid internship @ science magazine

SEED magazine, an international science magazine, seeks a paid intern to assist with its website.

The position is based in Manhattan and pays a monthly stipend. The intern will work closely with the editorial team in production of daily content and maintaining the website.

Applicants should be fluent in basic HTML, image preflighting, Photoshop and web image formats.

To apply, e-mail your resume along with a cover letter to: hr@seedmediagroup.com. Type "SEEDMAGAZINE.COM Online Intern" in the subject line.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paid broadcasting internship in Long Island

Have a great speaking voice, but didn't land that summer broadcast journalism internship you hoped for?

Consider this alternative:

AccountantsWorld, a Long Island-based consulting firm focused on accountants, seeks a few students with excellent speaking voices to record scripts for multimedia projects.

Interns will work 10 hours per week for 4-8 weeks during the summer and be paid $11 per hour. No knowledge of accounting is required.

To apply, e-mail your resume and an .MP3 file with a recording of your voice to interns@accountantsworld.com.

Location: Hauppauge, New York

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Cincinnati area students

Two newspapers in suburban Cincinnati are offering $2,500 journalism scholarships for college students from their coverage areas.

The Hamilton Journal News and the Middletown Journal have each established $2,500 scholarships "to assist students in the completion of their education in career areas that serve newspapers. These areas include journalism, advertising, marketing, art, accounting and computer services."

Applicants must be at least a college sophomore, demonstrate interest in pursuing a newspaper career, reside (or have parents who reside) in the communities served by the Hamilton Journal News and the Middletown Journal and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for at least the previous academic year.

The filing deadline is May 8. Applications can be obtained from the Hamilton Journal News or the Middletown Journal offices or online at www.journal-news.com or 
www.middletownjournal.com.

Send application and supportive materials, including college transcripts, one letter of recommendation and an essay to: James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation Scholarship, c/o Edwina Blackwell Clark, Southwest Group/Cox Ohio Publishing, 7320 Yankee Road, Liberty Twp., OH 45044.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fall reporting internship @ Newsday

Newsday, a 400,000-circulation daily newspaper in Long Island, offers reporting internships year-round.

Interns work two days per week. They must receive academic credit from their college. As for pay, the website doesn't mention any compensation; but, in the past Newsday has provided a $25 per day stipend.

May 31 is the deadline for a Fall internship, which begins in September. To apply, download an application online.

Location: Melville, New York

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paid publishing internship in D.C.

Thompson Publishing Group, publisher of print and online newsletters and handbooks on a wide variety of topics, seeks a paid intern for the summer.

The full-time position is based in Washington, D.C., and pays $9 per hour. Possibility for continuing on a part-time basis through the fall semester. Only rising college sophomores and juniors with a journalism background are eligible to apply.

"As a member of our editorial team, you will conduct web and phone research for staff editors, write news articles, proofread publications, and handle other tasks," the ad states. "Knowledge of AP style is a plus."

E-mail a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and the names of two references to dhoffman@thompson.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Paid journalism internships in NY, DC and SF

College students and recent graduates can apply for paid 12-week internships in New York, Washington and San Francisco. Internships provide a $2,000 stipend and are available in the fall and summer.

The Media Consortium, a network of over 40 independent media outlets, including The Nation, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect, Link TV, Air America and Mother Jones, is sponsoring this new internship program and it will place interns in its members' newsrooms.

"Interns will complete one or more major editorial projects, have weekly duties (including fact-checking, research, writing and media production) and meet with top editors and reporters for mentoring sessions," the announcement states.

Four internships are available for the summer program (May 18-August 14) and another four are available for the fall program (September 14-December 11).

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of college or have completed undergrad or grad school within the last year. Applications are being accepted for both semesters; the deadline for the summer program is April 9. Apply online.


Location: New York, New York

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sports journalism scholarships

College students interested in a career in sports journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

The Associated Press Sports Editors, a national organization of sports editors, is sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships. College students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship, which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States.

Apply by June 1, and include the following information in your application: Name, address, age, phone number. A copy of the your college grades. A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition and copies of any pertinent records including the copies of the FAFSA form EFC and family’s income tax return. Letters of recommendation: one or more from teachers/employers. Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited).

Mail information to: APSE Scholarship, c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor, Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02205-2845. For more information contact Joe Sullivan at the Boston Globe (617) 929-2845 or e-mail jtsullivan[at]globe.com.

Location: United States

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Take my college journalism course online

This summer, you can take my Introduction to Journalism course online.

My 10-week interactive online course is designed to teach students with little or no practical experience in journalism the process of reporting and writing the news. The 3-credit course is offered through Marist College, where I'm a full-time professor. Because the course is taught online, no traveling is required and you can take lessons when it's convenient for you.

The course will introduce students to the way reporters do their jobs – how they think, act and produce newsworthy stories. New media will also be covered. Students will learn by reading, studying, questioning, discussing and practicing the craft of journalism. They will learn how to report, interview, write and revise news stories – and become a more discerning consumer of news.

Lessons feature video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions – all from the convenience of the student’s computer. Students will be assigned to cover real news stories and will receive detailed feedback. I'll also work with students to help them get their stories published. In the past year, my students have been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press, Bucks County Courier Times, Poughkeepsie Journal and other newspapers.

For more info or to register, visit Marist's website.

Mark Grabowski
Webmaster
CubReporters.org

Location: Anywhere, Telecommute, United States

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$5k prize for college newspaper articles

College journalists can receive recognition and up to $5,000 for stories they've published in the past year.

The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award "recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society, including freedom of the press, freedom of speech and free-market economic principles."

To be eligible, applicants must be attending a 4-year college/university in the U.S. and must have published their work in a school newspaper (or its website) between March 15, 2008 and March 15, 2009.

First Place comes with a $5,000 prize; Second Place provides $2,500; and Third Place awards $1,000. The awards are sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, a Washington-based educational organization.

Deadline is April 1. Mail a cover letter with your contact info and five copies of your article to: Submit application materials to: Collegiate Awards Committee, 1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. For more info, visit the official website for the award.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paid internships @ technical publisher

American Technical Publishers, which produces publications for career and technical education, industrial and apprenticeship programs, seeks paid editorial internships.

"Editorial intern tasks include proofreading, scanning, text conversion, correspondence, photo requests, and other editorial production duties as assigned," the ad states.

For more info or to apply, contact Nicole D. Bigos, Production Assistant, American Technical Publishers, 10100 Orland Parkway, Suite 200, Orland Park, IL 60467-5756. Call: (708) 957-1100 ext. 225. Or e-mail: ndb@americantech.net

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Journalism scholarship for NW Missouri residents

A $500 scholarship is available for current and prospective journalism students from Northwest Missouri.

Both graduating high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the scholarship, which is being offered by the Northwest Missouri Press Association.

For more info or to get an application, contact Atchison County Mail Publisher W.C. Farmer at (660) 744-6245.

Location: Rock Port, Missouri

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Paid sports reporting intern @ Birmingham News

The Birmingham News, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama, offers year-round internships in sports reporting.

"Applicants should have completed substantial coursework in journalism, worked for campus or other publications and maintained a B average or above," the ad states. "The internships emphasize practical experience, and the intern is expected to perform as a beginning reporter."

Deadline is April 1. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Tom Arenberg, Sports Editor, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202. Or fax to: (205) 325-2425. Or e-mail: tarenberg@bhamnews.com.



Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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Journalism scholarships for Cincinnati area students

Cincinnati Area journalism students can apply for a scholarship. (Amount is not specified.)

The 2009 Annual Hall of Fame Collegiate Scholarships, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists' Greater Cincinnati Chapter, are offered to "Cincinnati metropolitan area full-time college and university upper-class undergraduate students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and pursuing a career in journalism."

Deadline is April 3. Download an application online.


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Paid internship @ Vault

Vault, a leading publisher of career guide books and websites, is offering a paid editorial internship this summer in its New York office. College students are encouraged to apply.

"Intern [will] assist our editorial team with a wide range of administrative and editorial tasks," the ad states. "Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and organized; proficient in Word, Excel and online research; possess excellent writing skills; and willing to commit to 20 hours/week. Quark/Copydesk experience a plus."

Internship runs between May and August. E-mail cover letter, resume to corprecruiter@vault.com, and write "Editorial Intern" as your subject header.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Paid internship @ Wisconsin newspaper

The Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times, a 29,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the shore of Lake Michigan, is offering a paid summer internship.

The full-time internship runs 12 weeks and pays $10 per hour. Interns get treated like a regular reporter.

"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. You will receive intensive on-the-job training. This is an opportunity for you to learn a lot, accumulate plenty of bylines, work and have fun. "

Ideal applicants will be entering their senior year in college with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.25 and writing experience at a college newspaper or other publication, the ad says. Local knowledge of the Wisconsin/Illinois region is preferred.

Deadline to apply is April 3. T o apply for this job you must do both of the following: 1. Visit journaltimes.com, go to the jobs tab, and click on Journal Times employment application. Find the job and fill out our online forms. 2. Send resume and links to clips or electronic copies of clips to both rgolub@journaltimes.com and bridget.thoreson@journaltimes.com . Put the words "internship application" in the subject line of your e-mail. All applications should include g.p.a. information and links to clips or electronic copies of clips written by you.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin

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Friday, February 27, 2009

6-month paid TV news writer intern in Chicago

WGN-TV 9, CW's affiliate in Chicago, is offering a paid 6-month news writing internship.

Full-time position is open to college juniors and seniors or recent graduates. Pays minimum wage.

"Intern learns the duties of a TV news writer," the ad states. "Write scripts for newscast, edit video using non-linear desktop editing system, and communicate closely with reporters, producers and editors."

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to: WGN-TV, Human Resources Dept., 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618. Or fax to: (773) 528-1387. Or apply online: go to www.tribjobs.com, click on the Career Opportunities link, then Job Search link and search for keyword “News Writing Internship”.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Florida residents

Florida residents can apply for a $1,200 scholarship to study journalism.

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will award three scholarships. "Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in Florida at least two years and must be majoring in political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication at an accredited senior college or university," the announcement states.

Deadline to apply is March 20. Download an application online.

Location: Florida

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Washington state students

Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to "undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2009-2010 school year."

The scholarships are funded by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

To apply, send the following in a single packet so that it is postmarked by March 28, 2009:
  1. A letter of application, including a succinct answer to the question: “Why have you have chosen a journalism career and what do you hope to accomplish after college?” (500 words maximum, please type.)
  2. A copy of your resume, including current address, e-mail, phone number, what year of college you are in, your major, what year you plan to graduate and your hometown.
  3. A letter of recommendation (i.e., from a college professor or a work supervisor). Enclose in a separate envelope in your packet. Please have the person writing the letter of recommendation include her or his phone and e-mail contacts.
  4. An official transcript of all your college credits.
  5. No more than three work samples (clips, audio or video).
Mail materials to: Sharon Salyer, The Herald, Box 930, Everett, WA 98203, ATTN: SPJ Scholarships.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Paid internships @ Arkansas newspapers

Students attending Arkansas colleges and universities can apply for paid internships at Arkansas newspapers this summer.

The Arkansas Newspaper Foundation will sponsor four reporting internships that run 12 weeks and pay about $3,000.

"While all divisions of journalism are welcome, heaviest consideration will be given to newspaper journalism majors (including advertising), to junior and seniors, to students with working experience (part-time jobs and internships); and those who show professional promise," the ad states.

For more information or to download an application, visit www.arkansaspress.org. E-mail Arkansas Newspaper Foundation Director at karenb@commpub.com for more information.

Location: Arkansas

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Sports freelancer @ Reading (Pa.) Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 64,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance sports writers to help cover a seven-county area in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

"This isn't game coverage," the ad states. "We're looking for somebody who can put out a good feature story once or twice a month. Focus will mostly be on preps.
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Might be a good opportunity for a local college student or a young journalist looking to get some clips until s/he finds a permanent job.

Send a message to the editor online.

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

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Paid internship to cover journalism convention

Attention: College journalists. How does a free week-long trip to Chicago to get a bunch of clips covering national and international newsmakers sound?

If you're interested, apply for a chance to help cover the American Society of Newspaper Editors' annual convention, which runs April 24-29 at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel.

Each year, ASNE invites juniors, seniors, and graduate journalism students to produce a daily newspaper for its convention, which it bills as "the largest gathering of U.S. editors." Students write and copy-edit stories, shoot photographs, design web pages, and produce an online edition of The ASNE Reporter. This year, 18 students will be selected to work side-by-side with professional newspaper journalists as reporters, copy editors, photographers, page designers, and online producers.

Transportation and housing will be provided for students from out of the area. A small stipend will also be provided.

Application deadline is March 1. For more information, please contact Bobbi Bowman at (703) 453-1126, or send e-mail to bowmanb@asne.org.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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ABC News seeks student freelancers

ABC News invites college journalists to submit video, pictures or stories about campus news to feature on its website and TV newscast.

Here are the details: "You must be a student attending an accredited college. Please keep in mind that all text stories must be between 800 -1100 words. Please make sure that your video is no longer than 3 minutes. If you're submitting a still photo, we require at least 531 x 411 pixels for horizontal images and at least 411 pixels in height for vertical images. Photos should be at least 72 dots per inch (DPI). All videos should include a specific sig out at the end: 'For ABC News On Campus, I'm [your name here.]'"

Upload your materials online. For more info, e-mail Pamela.S.Robinson.-ND@abc.com.

Location: United States

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Ohio students

Six $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to college journalism, public relations and communications students from Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne counties in Ohio.

"The applicant must be active in any facet of journalism and/or public relations," the announcement states. "Applicants must be in good academic standing at a college or university. The applicant should be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Financial need will be considered."

Scholarships are offered by the Akron Beacon Journal. Deadline to apply is March 2. Download an application online.

Location: Akron, Ohio

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Tenn. residents

Scholarships are available for Middle Tennessee students who are interested in studying journalism and for journalists seeking professional development.

Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students who have graduated from high school in Middle Tennessee and are interested in journalism or broadcast news as a career, or mid-career working journalists who seek training to develop professionally or further their careers.

Deadline for the "Drue Smith/Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship" is March 15. Download an application online.

Location: Tennessee

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Arkansas students

Arkansas Press Women awards a $1,000 scholarship each spring to an undergraduate student — male or female — studying at an Arkansas college or university who is planning a career in mass communications or journalism.

The deadline to apply is March 1. Applications are available online.

Location: Arkansas

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Kansas students

Ten $500 scholarships are being offered to high school seniors and college freshman in Kansas who are majoring in journalism, communications or political science.

The scholarships are being sponsored by the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials' Association, the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office and Voters News Service.

Deadline to apply is April 3. Applications may be downloaded online.

Location: Kansas

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Paid Fall journalism internships in D.C.

March 16 is the deadline to apply for a fall placement in the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program.

The hands-on journalism program brings six junior and senior print journalism majors to Washington, D.C., for three academic terms -- fall, spring and summer -- where they function as reporters for a web-based wire service. Stories are available to any newspaper in the country. The 14-week Fall program includes a $2,350 stipend, free housing and academic credit.

Interns cover everything: politics, breaking news, business, sports and features, including home and garden, health, fitness, technology, travel and food. They also attend lectures from experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the State Department, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news.

Apply online.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's political journalism page.

Location: Washington, DC

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Bay Area students

$10,000 in scholarships is available for high school and college students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area. You don’t have to be a journalism or mass communications major, but you must demonstrate serious intent to pursue a journalism career through strong work samples.

"Students are generally selected based on their journalistic ability (as demonstrated by their published work), commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues, financial need and scholastic achievement," according to the Asian American Journalists Association -- San Francisco Chapter, which funds the scholarships.

Apply by March 31. Download an application online. For more info, e-mail Katherine Tam at tam_kath@hotmail.com or Pia Sarkar at piasarkar@gmail.com.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stringers @ Western Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers the St. Croix River Valley in Western Wisconsin, seeks freelancers to write stories and/or take photos.

The paper needs "well-rounded journalism students willing to handle a camera or a notepad on a variety of subjects. Part-time stringers to start immediately. Resume builder and small stipend."

For more information, contact Jon Kerr at (715) 262-5454.

Location: Prescott, Wisconsin

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Win trip to Africa to cover story for NY Times

This Friday is the deadline for a journalism contest that will give one student the chance to travel to Africa with a New York Times columnist and produce stories and videos for The Times and YouTube.

"The Grand Prize is as follows: a trip with Nick Kristof, a round trip airplane ticket, all trip-related meals, lodging and transportation and other out-of-pocket expense of The New York Timesʼ choosing," the announcement states. "The winner will also have an opportunity to submit for possible publication a regular report on NYTimes.com and in The New York Times newspaper. The Total ARV of the prizes is $4,500."

The contest is open to students at American universities - either undergraduates or graduate students - who are 18 years old or over.You can apply either with an essay or with a video, or both.

Application details are available online.

Location: New York, New York

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Paid internships @ Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic, a 433,000-circulation daily newspaper in Phoenix, is offering paid summer internships in reporting, copy editing and page design.

Interns are treated like staffers and get hands-on experience. "Qualified candidates will be required to have at least  2 years worth of college level journalism coursework, PC Skills, and journalism experience is helpful," the ad states.

Apply online.

Phoenix, Arizona

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paid internships @ Alabama newspapers

Eight paid summer internships are available at various Alabama newspapers.

The internships, sponsored by the Alabama Press Association, run 10 weeks and pay $1,500. In the past, students have interned at the Auburn Villager, Birmingham Business Journal, Dadeville Record, Eclectic Observer, The Islander in Gulf Shores, The Citizen of East Alabama in Phenix City, Piedmont Journal and the Tallassee Tribune.

Apply by March. For more information, contact Michelle Touchton at 1-800-264-7043.

Mobile, Alabama

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Journalism scholarship for Illinois students

Students who either are from Central Illinois or attend college in the region can apply for a $2,000 journalism scholarship.

The Association for Women in Communications, Springfield Chapter, is accepting applications for its 2009 scholarship until March 6. Junior, senior and graduate level college students are eligible. Applicants must be majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related fields and have an above-average grade point average.

Download a scholarship application online.

Springfield, Illinois

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Awards for reporting on disadvantaged

January 30th is the deadline to apply for the annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

They honor "the outstanding reporting of the lives and strife of disadvantaged people throughout the world. Known as the "Poor People's Pulitzers" within the press arena, these award recipients have brought to light issues spanning from child abuse and juvenile crime to discriminatory banking practices and prejudice against AIDS victims."

Prizes are awarded to high school, college, professional and international journalists for in print, radio, TV, photography and editorial cartoons.

For more information on submitting for the RFK Journalism Awards click here or contact Simone Greggs at (202) 463-7575, ext. 234 or greggs@rfkmemorial.org.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Full scholarship to study journalism at Virginia college

Patrick Henry College, a Christian college in Virginia, is offering a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for an applicant who plans to study journalism.

The deadline to apply is February 1.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

$1,500 prizes for college and high school journalists

The Newspaper Guild awards a $500 prize for a high school student and a $1,500 prize for a college student in recognition of "reporting that promotes issues of importance to working people and that contributes to the pursuit of justice and fairness." The deadline for the David S. Barr Awards is the last Friday of January.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Paid internships @ New York magazine

New York magazine’s website, nymag.com, seeks Spring semester editorial interns who can work a minimum of two full days per week.

Pay is $7.15 per hour. College credit can also be arranged. Responsibilities include database production, fact-checking, research, reporting, and writing.

New York is a 400,000 circulation weekly magazine that covers the culture, style and politics of New York City.

E-mail a cover letter, résumé, and two or three clips to nymjobs@nymag.com. Put “Spring Semester Online Editorial Internship” in the subject line. No calls.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid science journalism internship

Scientific Blogging, a website whose stories are syndicated by Reuters, USA Today, Yahoo! and other popular media outlets, is offering a paid internship in science journalism at its Sacramento area office from January to April 2009.

The intern will work 12 hours per week at the website's Folsom, Calif. office. "The ideal candidate will be either a science student with an interest in science journalism or a journalism student with an understanding of broad science issues," the internship posting states.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

So. Cal. paper seeks interns for holidays

The Hesperia Star, a 20,000 weekly newspaper in California's Mojave Desert, is offering internships during the Christmas break for students with an interest in journalism.

"Interns must be at least 16 years old and should have a demonstrated interest in journalism," according to the newspaper. "High school and college-level journalism students are particularly encouraged. Interns perform a variety of newsroom tasks to assist reporters, photographers and editors. Internships are tailored to the intern's area of interest."

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest in journalism to News Internship, Attn: Editor, 17045 Main St., Hesperia CA 92345 or send an email to editor@hesperiastar.com.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Paid intern @ journalism organization

The Newspaper Association of America Foundation is seeking a college student for a four-month paid internship, starting in mid-January.

The intern will help to create newsletter and web content related to the Foundation’s three program areas: Newspaper in Education, youth editorial content and scholastic journalism. The position is based in the organization's office in Arlington, Va., for up to 15 hours a week and pays $12 per hour.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and five writing samples by December 19. No phone calls. For more information about NAAF, please see http://www.naafoundation.org/.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Short-term investigative journalism fellowships

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, offers fellowships for those interested in learning investigative and enterprise reporting.

The three-month fellowships are open to bloggers, journalism students and interested residents. Shorter-term programs, including weekend training seminars, are available. The fellowships comes with a small monthly stipend. There are also guest speakers, from award-winning journalists who are skilled in digging to political operatives who work at hiding information from the public and are willing to tell their secrets.

"The fellows accepted into the Houston-based program will learn investigative skills by digging into Texas state and local government," organizers said. "They will produce investigative reports based on their findings, which will include both long-term projects and daily updates published on our Web site. Award-winning journalists who specialize in investigating state and local government will advise and mentor fellows."

The fellowship has a rolling application deadline, so apply at any time. For more information and to apply, send your resume and three to five writing samples to news@texaswatchdog.org.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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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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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hartford Guardian magazine seeks interns

The Hartford Guardian, a 25,000 circulation magazine in Hartford, Conn., is looking for aggressive reporter interns familiar with Greater Hartford area to cover politics, entertainment and social issues. Send resume and cover letter, including availability to editor@thehartfordguardian.com.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

PBS seeks journalism students to blog

The PBS Mediashift blog is looking for college journalism students to write occasional blog posts dealing with the impact of new media and information technology.

Additionally, Mediashift is also looking for correspondents to write about the following topics:
* Digital music
* Online video
* Social networking
* Books
* Regions: Asia, India, South America, Australia, Europe

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Paid summer internships @ Denver Post

The Denver Post, a 255,000-circulation daily newspaper, is accepting applications for paid summer internships until Oct. 31.

Interns work as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic designers. They are $500 per week and the internship runs 10 weeks.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free speech essay contest for students

As part of Free Speech Week, October 20-26, the National Communication Association is sponsoring an essay contest. The winner will receive $100 and the winning essay will be printed in Spectra, the NCA's monthly publication.

Participants must be current college students and members of Lambda Pi Eta or Sigma Chi Eta. The essay topic is outlined below and is due by noon on Monday, October 20, 2008. Submissions should be in emailed to bmello@natcom.org in MS Word format.
"Recently, the University of Illinois issued a policy statement that prohibits faculty and staff from attending political rallies on campus and displaying support for a specific candidate in the form of bumper stickers, buttons and the like. In a 500-750 word essay, argue why this is or is not an infringement on free speech."

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Politics magazine seeks interns

Politics magazine is looking for undergraduate students who are studying journalism or political science to intern at its Washington, D.C. office.

The intern will work closely with the staff conducting research for articles with the possibility of writing articles among other duties.

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to cfindlay@politicsmagazine.com with the subject line "Internship."

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Paid summer internships at NJ newspapers

The New Jersey Press Foundation operates a paid summer internship program for college students who are interested in pursuing newspaper careers.

The program invites applications from students attending New Jersey colleges and for New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled at other U.S. colleges.

Eight students will be selected to intern at New Jersey daily and weekly newspapers, including the Asbury Park Press and Bergen Record. They will be paid $325 a week for eight weeks of work as reporters, photographers, copy editors, graphic artists or Web page experts. In addition, they will receive $1,000 scholarships.

The application deadline for summer 2009 internships is November 15.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fox News Channel seeks campus correspondents

Palestra Media Group seeks college students to cover their universities for a national college media network which has recently affiliated with Fox News Channel.

Student reporters will be paid $150 to $235 per month depending on the content they produce. They also earn and additional $20 for each pre-approved feature story they create.

"Student reporters will cover their school’s athletic teams, music scene, traditions and other elements of life around campus," the job posting says. "Sports reporters will work with their school’s Sports Information Department to cover practices and games, shoot video of interviews with players and coaches and file short daily reports. Student reporters may also create feature stories profiling a noteworthy athlete, event or tradition at their school."

Stories will be posted on the company’s website (www.thepalestra.com) and occasionally repurposed for use on Fox News Channel and foxnews.com.

If you are interested in applying for a reporting position with The Palestra, contact recruiting coordinators Gina DiCello at Gina@thepalestra.com or Dave Maetzol at Dave@thepalestra.com.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paid internship @ Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian, a monthly magazine read by 400,000 people in the D.C. area, offers year-round paid internships to college students and recent graduates.

Editorial interns work full-time, make $7 per hour and factcheck, research and write stories. In addition, interns receive significant mentoring. Photography and online editing internships are also available.

Application deadlines: Nov. 1 for a Spring internship (running from January to May); March 1 for Summer (June-August); and July 1 for Fall (September-December).

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Political journalism conference for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism invites students to attend a two-day conference, from Nov. 7-8, in Washington, D.C., for some post-election reflection and fun. Come hone your professional skills, network with working journalists, meet fellow journalism students from across the county.

Speakers will include members from the press, pundits and policy makers who were all part of this historic election season.

Panel sessions will include:

* Covering Capitol Hill: The Story behind the story
* Media Bias in Presidential Elections: Say it isn’t so!
* Sex, Lies, & Slander: Misbehaving politicians & the press who covers them
* Covering the Campaign of '08: View from the press bus
* Live from the White House!: Reporters who cover the President
* Only the Facts Please: Rumors versus sources
* Reporting with Polls: What the numbers don’t tell us
* Report Card on the Press: How well were economic & business issues covered

In addition, students will:

· Meet potential employers
· Visit Washington’s new and exciting Newseum
· Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

The conference is open to college students with an interest in journalism and politics as well as faculty members or media advisers.

The conference registration fee of $75 includes conference sessions, materials and most meals. Participants requiring overnight accommodations will be charged the discounted room rate of $75 per person per night (double occupancy) and $150 per person per night (single occupancy). Registration is limited, so register online by the early deadline of October 1 to reserve your spot and to take advantage of special discounted rates!

For more information on the conference, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (202) 986-0384.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Paid internship at San Diego business paper

San Diego Business Journal is seeking a college student for a paid internship that involves research and writing weekly real estate reports plus People in the News features. The intern will work 8 to 12 hours per week and receive a modest hourly pay based on experience.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

YouTube offers $10,000 contest for student journalists

YouTube and the Pulitzer Center are holding a contest that allows non-professional, aspiring journalists the chance to tell stories that might not otherwise be covered by traditional media.

The contest, dubbed "Project: Report," consists of three rounds. In each round, reporters will be given an assignment to complete. Each of these assignments gives people an opportunity to report on the important individuals, issues, and communities in their lives that others do not yet know about. You can compete is just one round, although only those who compete in all three will be eligible for the grand prize.

Winners from each round will receive technology prizes from Sony VAIO and Intel, and the grand prize winner will be granted a $10,000 journalism fellowship with the Pulitzer Center to report on a story outside of their home country.

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Paid photojournalism internship in San Diego

XKSanDiego.com, a soccer website in San Diego, is seeking a college student for a paid photojournalism intern.

The internship involves working 20 hours per week and shooting action photos of local soccer matches, captioning photos, editing photos and other tasks. The level of salary depends on experience.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paid photojournalism internships at Kansas paper

The Hutchinson News, a 40,000 circulation newspaper covering southwest and south-central Kansas, offers year-round paid photojournalism internships.

Internships are offered in the winter (January to May), summer (June to August), and fall (September to December). College photojournalism students with two years of college experience and recent graduates will be considered. Deadlines to apply are October 15 for spring; March 15th for summer; and July 1st for fall.

"The candidate will be treated as a staff photographer working 40-hour weeks during the paid internship," the newspaper says. "The candidate will work closely with the photo editor and staff photographers. The candidate will travel and transmit photos from remote locations, prepare images for publication, and generate their own photo ideas."

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Internship @ Seventeen magazine

Fashion, celebrities, beauty and journalism.

Have it all by interning at Seventeen. The magazine for teenagers is looking for a special projects intern for the fall 2008 semester.

"The ideal candidate would be able to work at least three full days a week" the advertisement says. "Responsibilities will include assisting in all aspects of major web-based project. Ideal candidate would be interested in blogging, photo work, and learning about working for a magazine website. This internship is unpaid, for college credit only."

For more jobs and internships, visit CubReporters.org's new fashion journalism page.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

$500/wk spring journalism internship in D.C.

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks four reporting interns from January to May 2009. The full-time internships are in the Washington, D.C. office and pay a $500 weekly stipend.

The Chronicle reports on news concerning colleges and universities. Its website gets 12 million page views per month and its newspaper has 350,000 readers.

Four interns will be hired; two spots will be reserved for undergraduates. Academic credit can also be arranged. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008.

"The interns' primary responsibilities are reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), contributing brief features to the "Short Subjects" section, writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing research for special projects," according to the ad. "There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features."

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Entry-level sports reporter @ Jacksonville paper

The Jacksonville Journal Courier sports department is seeking a part-time writer to cover high school and college sports and to assist in the office. "This is an ideal job for a college student, especially someone interested in journalism as a career," the ad says.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Paid internship @ Seattle biz paper

Puget Sound Business Journal, located in Seattle, is looking for a college junior or senior to work as an intern reporter and write business-related stories. The fall internship pays $8 per hour and the intern is expected to work 20 hours per week.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fall internship at Philly paper

The Spirit, a 35,000 circulation weekly newspaper distributed in Northern Philadelphia, is seeking interns this fall to writer articles and keep track of community events.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Fall internship at ESPN.com

ESPN.com seeks college students to intern on its copy desk in its Bristol, Conn. headquarters for 10 weeks starting in September.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Aviation journalism scholarship

The National Business Aviation Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is either enrolled or accepted to an accredited college or university and plans a career in journalism, preferably with an aviation focus.

The application deadline is August 15.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Visual journalism scholarships

The Society for News Design is offering a $2,000 scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors at any accredited four-year school worldwide who are interested in a career in visual journalism. Deadline: June 13.

Additionally, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior at Syracuse University. For more info about that, click here and scroll down.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sports journalism scholarships

Eight $3,000 scholarships are available from the NCAA and Freedom Forum for college juniors who have career goals in sports journalism and major in journalism or have experience in campus sports journalism. The deadline is in December.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Networking is key in journalism job search

Your dream newsroom job may be available right now, but there’s a good chance you’ll never know. Like virtually every other industry, many jobs in journalism aren’t officially advertised. There are ways to find out about them, but it takes effort. To find out how, read my latest Quill column, which contains advice from reporters, hiring editors and Columbia Journalism School's dean of career services. -Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Advice from Joe Grimm

I recently e-mailed Joe Grimm and asked him if he had any advice for college journalists. He responded with a couple tips:
  • "I always advise time-starved students to turn the writing they have to do for classwork into byline opportunities. Double-purposing this way saves time, it can bring clips, perhaps some money and a better grade. Look in 'Writer's Market' to discover a magazine that might buy a variation of that class assignment."
  • "Every college town is loaded with publications. Study them. Treat them as directories of writing opportunities and as sources of stories you can write for out-of-town publications. Smart journalists are always pitching stories that they have access to for distant publications."
Joe Grimm recruits for the Detroit Free Press and this year published "Breaking In: The www.jobspage.com Guide to Newspaper Internships." For more advice, visit newsrecruiter.com.

-Mark Grabowski

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