Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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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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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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Paid media law internships

Society of Professional Journalists offers two Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships.

One intern works in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler, a large international law firm and the Society's legal counsel. The other intern works at the Society's headquarters in Indianapolis. The 10-week internship pays $400 per week.

Applicants must be journalism students who are entering or just completing their senior year, a graduate journalism student, or a law student with a journalism background.

Applications must be postmarked by January 5th.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Mini-internship opportunity for Fall '08

The Society for Professional Journalists is looking for 12 interns to cover its upcoming annual convention in Atlanta. The interns -- reporters, photographers and designers -- will "staff The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that covers the SPJ National Convention." Professional journalists oversee the publication and provide editing and feedback. It's a great way for college students to quickly get lots of work samples.

This year's convention is set for Sept. 4-6 in Atlanta. Interns will need to arrive in Atlanta by noon Wednesday, Sept. 3, and the internship ends Sunday, Sept. 7. Accommodations, mentoring and other perks will be provided. The application deadline is April 19.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

N.J. Event: Covering tragedy

WHAT: "Knocking on Death's Door," a panel discussion on covering tragedy. Co-sponsored by Monmouth University and the New Jersey Society for Professional Journalists.

WHO: Victims' families and journalists who often interview victims' families. Panelists include Rutgers journalism professor Ron Miskoff, Newark Star-Ledger reporter Susan Livio, Asbury Park Press reporter Ed Johnson, Phyllis Matthey-Johnson, Diane Gruskowski and Robin Turner.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Magill Commons, Rms. 107 & 108; Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch, N.J.

For more info, contact Professor Mark Grabowski at

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

2007-08 Presentations

This academic year, I will be speaking at the following conferences:
  • Society of Professional Journalists; Oct. 6 in Washington, DC.
  • Journalism Education Association; Nov. 9 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Institute on Political Journalism, Decision 2008; Dec. 1 in Washington, DC.
  • Garden State Scholastic Press Association; Spring 2008 in New Jersey.
If you're in the area, stop by.

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