General Announcements January 26 - January 30

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 2
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.

Attention all journalism students graduating Fall 2015. All graduation applications are due by March 20, 2015 before a late fee of $10 will be applied to your application cost. If you have not applied for graduation, please meet with your faculty adviser and request a graduation check. Make sure to bring a current copy of your DPR to your faculty adviser's office hours. It takes at least two weeks to process your grad check with the department so please be considerate of time. Thank you.

Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Faculty Office Hours – Faculty adviser and part-time faculty office hours are available online and outside the Department office. Faculty advisers do not make appointments, they are walk-in office hours.

Reading Room - For journalism students who need to access computers or need a quiet place to study, the Journalism Department has a computer lab in the Michael Emery Reading Room, MZ 208. No food, drinks, or using MySpace/Facebook in the Reading Room!

Email - Check your e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the is the official Cal State Northridge communication method. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her University e-mail. Not checking e-mail is not a good reason for missing deadlines.

Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at, Twitter at and on Google+ at

Moodle – Students who need help with Moodle can visit for information training.

Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that we are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.    We hope you encourage all standout students to apply!

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.    Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.    Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the application process can be found at We are also attaching a flyer that can be printed and posted on bulletin boards.

We know that as tuition costs increase, financial support can be especially crucial for students.   We need your help to get the word out in time for this year's application period.   Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link:

Internship Opportunities January 26 - January 30

Social Media InternshipSocial Media Assistant Position at LA-Based Food Blog (Calabasas):
10-15 hours per week, paid, can be flexible and most done remotely.
OrnaBakes is a rapidly expanding food blog, specializing in Weight Watchers friendly recipes, food finds, and weight loss tips.
Looking for a social media wiz with some blogging experience. Must be a brilliant self-starter who can come up with creative ways to reach the masses with a great product! Must pay attention to detail and not need micro managing. Must be a fast learner. Fellow “foodie” who is passionate about cooking and healthy eating—with knowledge of the Weight Watchers program—is preferable.

• College grad or currently enrolled in college in the Los Angeles area
• Must be extremely proficient on the following social media platforms:Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus
• Must be Mac-savvy and own a Mac computer, plus an iPad or iPhone
• Proficient in Evernote, WordPress, iPhoto, Excel, MailChimp
• Knowledgeable in photoediting and optimizing pics for different social media sites

Tasks Include:
• Cleaning up Pinterest boards, changing the copy where necessary, tagging
• Mastering and using Ahalogy (exciting new App still in Beta) to set up and schedule Pins
• Set up and organize Pinning Schedule in Excel Spreadsheet
• Manage Shopping Lists (Target/Trader Joe’s/Costco) and post specific items on Pinterest
• Posting on Facebook page and Facebook Brand pages
• Maintain Instagram Account
• Posting on Google Plus/linking and reaching out to brands
• Check Google Analytics and see what is working and how they can be improved
• Improve OrnaBakes branding
• Increase Twitter following and reaching out to brands via Twitter
• Creating blogposts 

Send cover letter and resume to

Public Relations InternshipPR / New Media - KMPR is a small Indie PR Company looking for a part-time intern to assist with various entertainment related public relations campaigns. Responsibilities include: developing press kits, tracking media coverage, drafting and editing press releases and media alerts, collecting press clips, creating and developing media lists, assisting with on-site PR coordination at red carpet events and music conferences and managing the company's social networking sites. Minimum 12-18 hrs a week. Interested candidates should send resume to to set up an interview. 

Science Journalism Internship The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity.

Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing bylined articles for the print magazine and online news service, engaging in social media, and contributing to other news products.

Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket to and from Washington, D.C. The internship runs from early June to mid-August. This year's application deadline is March 1, 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program at the time they submit their application.

Refer to link for application and more information:

Public Relations Internship - Based in Woodland Hills, Productivity PR’s internship program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the public relations field.  As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience researching and building media lists using Cision, learning to comfortably and proactively pitch reporters, coordinating editorial coverage results, writing press releases and editorial pitch letters, social media marketing for consumer products, brainstorming, planning, etc.

Intern candidates must have good communication/people skills, strong writing skills, be comfortable speaking on the phone, creativity, and have a genuine interest in public relations.  Recent graduates (with a degree in PR, communications or marketing) or current students studying PR, journalism, marketing communications, or communications are preferred.

This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on public relations experience in a friendly and energetic atmosphere.

Roughly 11 - 20 hours a week.  Only local candidates please.  Please note that this is an unpaid internship for course credit and valuable experience (this is NOT a sales/marketing or HR position).

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to

Job Opportunity

Help Wanted

The Journalism Department is looking for a reliable student to assist in the office. 
General office duties:
  • answering telephone
  • typing
  • filing
  • running errands
  • other clerical duties as assigned 
Previous office experience preferred. Flexible hours available to work with school schedule. 
Qualifications: Candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and multi-line phone system.

Interested candidates can inquire in MZ 210 by bringing in a resume and print out a copy of your school schedule to Ana Restrepo by Friday, January 30, 2015. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Awards Ceremony Volunteers Needed!

The 6th Annual African American Film Critics Association “AAFCA” Awards will take place on Wed., Feb. 4 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, 1201 Vine Street (at Lexington), Los Angeles, CA 90038, 6pm – 10pm.  This awards ceremony will honor the best in film content from the previous year, voted on by members of the premiere organization of African American film journalists. The complete press release is included or go to for more information on the organization.

We are looking for approximately 10-15 capable, enthusiastic, event-savvy PR professionals or aspiring professionals to volunteer their time to assist with various AAFCA Awards activities, including: check-in staff, talent/VIP escorts, seating escorts, etc. The time commitment would be from approximately 4:00pm – 10:30pm on Wed. Feb. 4. Some people will be released prior to 10pmdepending on our staffing needs, but at least allow for 4:00pm – 10:30pm.

If you are interested in being considered – please send your resume by Thursday, Jan. 29 to:

Sharon Liggins

Internship Opportunities January 19 - January 23

Magazine Internship - Southern California Life, a multi-platform nationally distributed travel and lifestyle magazine with an editorial focus on the region of Southern California, is looking for an intern to work in our Westlake Village office two days a week. The intern will be helping with research upcoming events around the Southland for our "calendar" section, copy editing pages in the magazine, possibly writing a story and/or covering events and helping with our social media.

The internship would be for 11 hours per week, January - May 2015.  This is an unpaid internship - college credit only.

If the intern meets the prerequisites, he/she can email a resume to Janine Goldberg and note "SCLM Intern" in the subject line.

Newsroom Internship - CNBC is offering a paid spring internship at its Los Angeles Bureau, located in Universal City, CA. Interested students should apply ASAP as placements are made on a first-come first-serve basis.
The CNBC internship allows students to gain practical, hands-on experience in a busy newsroom located in the Brokaw News Center. Those selected work with reporters, producers, photographers and editors. Students interested in the CNBC internship should be available 8 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. on at least two weekdays. To apply go online to the following link:
If you have any specific questions about this internship opportunity email

VPAC InternshipVPAC is launching a new internship program in the spring semester.  We will offer 3 internships, each of which has the benefit of a full tuition scholarship.   Creating this internship was a 6-month process, and I’m indebted to William Watkins and his team in the financial aid and scholarship office for helping us make this happen.

I have attached a flyer with the internship details.  The program is campus-wide, and VPAC will provide mentorship and supervision directly from its staff, as well as with the assistance of an adjunct faculty supervisor.

I write in order to keep you informed of our activities and our ongoing commitment to deepening engagement with CSUN’s student body.  I also write so that you might spread the good word.  We look forward to a robust pool of applicants.

Job Opportunities

Two Student Assistants Needed
 On Campus - Paid - Part-Time Jobs
Work-hours Arranged Around Class Schedules

    The Journalism Technology Office is accepting applications for two part-time student assistant positions.

    Applicants need knowledge in PC Windows OS, Mac OS, iPad iOS, networked printer, file server, scanner, multimedia projector, DSLR camera, video camcorder, audio recorder, Final Cut video editing, Audition audio editing, Photoshop graphics editing, InDesign desktop publishing, Dreamweaver web page design, MS Word news reporting, and MS Excel plus WebCheckout database.

     Journalism students who are familiar with applying the above hardware and software in Journalism classes preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong willingness to learn, a friendly attitude and be reliable.  

     Under close supervision and guidance, the student assistant works at The Tech Shop, and The Checkout Center, is responsible for tasks, such as installation, configuration, updating, maintenance, repairing , equipment check out, follow-up, inventory, open lab and user support. 

Applications available in MZ335. Contact: Allen Lin.

Application Deadline Jan. 26, 2015