Thursday, October 2, 2008

$20,000 college broadcast journalism contest

Fox News Channel is offering a $20,000 broadcast journalism contest for college juniors and seniors. Moreover, the winners may receive a paid internship or entry-level job at Fox News.

The "Fox News Channel College Challenge" requires teams of two to four students (juniors and seniors only) to research, write, produce and submit an objective broadcast news story selected from a list of provided topics. A panel of journalists from Fox News Channel will judge the entries.

The winning team will share a scholarship of $10,000 and the team's school will receive a matching grant of $10,000. In addition, the winning team and one administrator will be invited to appear on Fox News Channel to talk about the winning entry and their experience.

Members of the winning team, who are juniors, will be eligible for an internship at Fox News Channel. Members of the winning team, who are seniors, will receive an entry-level-job interview at Fox News Channel.

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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 ( and occasionally repurposed for use on Fox News Channel and

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

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