Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paid internship @ Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is offering a paid full-time editorial internship in New York City. The job pays $10 per hour and recent grads are welcome to apply.

Duties include: Researching, writing, reporting and copy editing original content; suggesting stories for aggregation; promoting HuffPost New York on social networking sites; putting together slideshows and other general research projects.

"This is great opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of new media and get a hands-on exposure to how the site works," the ad states. The intern would have an opportunity to pitch articles and blog posts.

Send resume and very brief statement of interest with "NEW YORK INTERN" in the subject line to job-xwzkv-1380864693@craigslist.org.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Paid new media internships

Serra Media, a Seattle-based company that develops websites and web applications for newspapers, journalism start-ups and university journalism programs, is offering paid internships this summer. Interns may also earn college credit and telecommute.

Here's the kicker: applicants get to design their own internship experience.

"We’re taking a different approach to finding interns," the company's website states. "Instead of a specific, rigid framework of duties, tasks, hours and pay that you try to ply yourself into, we’re inviting you to make a pitch on the assignment as if you were an entrepreneur. (Because you are.) These are paid positions, but the amount we pay and the number of hours you work per week are flexible. So, instead of applications for a set position and fixed number of hours, we’re looking for pitches from people who are interested in working with us to develop our ideas and see their own brought to market, no matter their situation."

In addition, "You can earn course credit for the assignment, if needed. You can also work remotely if you don’t happen to live in the Seattle area."

Apply by May 22. For more information, click here.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Baltimore Sun seeks freelancer to cover women's health

The Baltimore Sun, a 232,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks an experienced freelance journalist to lead a new website focused on women's health.

"A strong command of the English language, a background in blogging and online community moderation, and a history of working with freelancers are key," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Free webcast today: using LinkedIn for journalism

Columbia University's journalism school this afternoon is holding a free e-seminar on how journalists can use LinkedIn more effectively. The event will be webcast live from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST.

The session will deal with variety of issues including how journalists can use LinkedIn in their day-to-day work, and how to use it as an effective job hunting tool. Speakers include Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek senior technology writer; Jason Alba, author of I'm on LinkedIn, Now What? - A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn and CEO of JibberJobber, a jobs search service; and Kay Luo, senior director of corporate communication of LinkedIn. The session will be moderated by Sree Sreenivasan, a new media professor at Columbia.

You can listen live or, later, to a recording by clicking here. Listeners can call in with their questions (or listen live) at 1-646-915-9583. And before or after the session you can leave a comment or ask a question in the comments section of http://columbianm.blogspot.com/2009/01/webcast-linkedin-for-journalists-or.html or e-mail sree[at]sree.net (In the subject, write "webcast").

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Free photojournalism ethics book

What implications do today’s technological upheaval, rapidly changing media landscape, and other changes have for the future of photojournalism as a credible source of visual information? What actions can photographers, editors and publishers take to ensure photojournalism’s authority with audiences, now and in the years ahead?

Photojournalism, Technology and Ethics: What’s Right and Wrong Today? examines these questions through the prism of photojournalism’s past, present and future.

Download the e-book here.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

NYC event: Web video journalism panel

City University of New York's Journalism School this Thursday night will host a free discussion on the future of Web video journalism. This is not a discussion about tools but about new forms of video storytelling.

Speakers include Travis Fox, Emmy-award winning video journalist from The Washington Post; Rachel Sterne, founder and CEO of GroundReport, a citizen journalism platform at GroundReport.com, Benjamin Wagner, vice president of MTV News and Daniel Greenberg, director of production at WNET.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 308 at 219 West 40th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) in New York.

The event is free and open to the public. However, if you are not a currently affiliated with CUNY, please fill out a reservation form:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p7DguHQAdPR6OzLbBYrPpaA&hl=en
(space is limited).

For additional info, e-mail Prof. Sandeep Junnarkar at sandeep.junnarkar@journalism.cuny.edu.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NYC event: All-star discussion on new media

Join Columbia Journalism School and the Hearst Foundation next week for their annual look at the changing profession of journalism , with an emphasis on new media and online journalism.

"Changing Media Landscape, 2008" is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on November 11 at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

The event will feature a discussion led by six all-star media influencers: Sewell Chan, blogger/bureau chief of the New York Times "City Room" blog; David Cohn, founder of Spot.us, a new crowdfunding investigative journalism project; Adriano Farano, executive editor of CafeBabel.com - the first multilingual European current affairs online magazine; Erica Smith, news designer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch and "Paper Cuts" blogger; and Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate Group.

"This is a different kind of panel," e-mails Sree Sreenivasa, Dean of Student Affairs and new media professor at Columbia's journalism school, "with a real conversation among the participants and audience - with no PowerPoint in sight."

The event is free and RSVP is not required. A live and archived webcast of the event will be available at http://mogulus.com/columbiajournalism

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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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Thursday, September 4, 2008

New media prof offers advice

Columbia journalism school's Sree Sreenivasan says young journalists should look online for opportunities to build their portfolio.

"Online publications, which often pay less than print publications (if they pay at all) are an option for beginning journos," says Sreenivasan, who runs the Columbia Journalism School's new media program and is WNBC's tech reporter. "Depending on the site's visibility, it may be a good way to get clips. As someone who did volunteer work for years (and still writes gratis, on occasion), anything that gets you clips is worth considering."

He adds: "Another tip is to start blogging. Having a smart, reporter's notebook-type blog is a way to show an editor your writing and your THINKING skills."

From time to time, I like to ask journalism experts and practitioners what tips they have for young journalists. I spoke with Sree in the spring for an article I wrote for Quill on how to get bylines. If you'd like to submit tips or share experiences, please e-mail me.

-Mark Grabowski




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Monday, February 25, 2008

New multimedia journalism fellowship

Media General is offering a new fellowship for journalists interested in multimedia.

Four recent graduates, either from college or a graduate program, will be selected to work for nine months in one of Media General's cross-owned markets (Bristol, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Myrtle Beach, SC; and Columbus, Ga.) .

"The fellows will divide their time between the newspaper, the television station and the website," according to the flyer. "They will primarily produce content to be presented across all platforms."

The deadline is March 1, 2008.

-Mark Grabowski

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