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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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Openings @ Lousiville Courier-Journal

The Louisville Courier-Journal, a 220,000 circulation newspaper in Kentucky, has the following openings:
  • COLLEGE REPORTER: In the short term, will serve as the back-up reporter on the Louisville and Kentucky beats, primarily on basketball and football. Will also include some non-revenue sports and general assignment work. However, we have been considering splitting up U of L football and basketball, which would result in an additional beat job. We’re looking for a seasoned college reporter who is adept at everything from game stories to take-out features, who will pay attention to athletic department finances as well as free-throw pecentages, who can schmooze boosters and trustees as well as assistant coaches. Prefer three to five years beat reporting experience at a medium-sized daily.
  • DESIGNER/COPY EDITOR: We have full-time designers and copy editors. We need someone who can thrive and supervise in both areas at night and who can oversee the night desk at least a few times a week. Copy editing skills must go beyond editing for grammar and style. We’re looking for someone who can also work with reporters on content and structural issues both in special sections and in nightly trouble-shooting. Prefer five years desk experience at a medium-sized daily.

Send resume and clips to:
Harry Bryan, Sports Editor
525 W. Broadway
The Courier-Journal
Louisville, Ky. 40202
hbryan@courier-journal.com

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