General Announcements November 23- November 27

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements 
Fall 2015 * Issue No. 14

Thanksgiving Break is finally here, how exciting!! Time to spend some time with our family and friends, but best of all it's time to pig out on all of those amazing home cooked meals, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and so much more! We hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, and please be safe! 

For those of you who still need to do advisement to remove your registration hold, please come to MZ210 to take a look at the schedule for the advisors who are still available. 

Don't forget! Campus will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 26- November 28.

Internships November 23- November 27

Rock Cellar Magazine in Chatsworth, CA
Spring 2016

If you are a Magazine-Journalism Major, or just a Journalism Major in general, you should definitely consider applying for this internship with Rock Cellar Magazine. What better way to improve your writing, PR, editing and many other skills than to actually put them into practice.

Internship Description

  • paid/ for credit (if applicable)
  • 11-15 hours per week depending on schedule, flexible
  • Intern will assist editor in creating content for the site
  • short music/ culture news article, longer feature articles ("listicles", other native content)
  • assistance with copy-editing (if applicable based on intern's background
  • assisting with outreach/ social media efforts
  • other related duties pertaining to the maintenance of an online news organization/website
For more information, please visit
Contact: Head editor, Adrian G., via email at with 'Internship Inquiry' in the subject line.
Office Phone number: 818-466-5634
Address: 21900 Plummer St., Chatsworth CA 91311

Spring 2016

CBS2/ KCAL9, the CBS owned and operated duopoly in Los Angeles, is looking for an Investigative Intern with a passion for news. The internship program will give the intern the opportunity to experience how a major Broadcast News station runs in the Investigations Unit. The intern will also be given the opportunity to witness and take part in day to day activities, as well as work with the undercover unit, featuring David Goldstein. The duration of the internship program is approximately 12 weeks and concludes at the end of the semester.

-Internship Type: investigative/paid
-Student availability: two days a week on weekdays

Questions may be directed to, David Goldstein at

San Fernando Valley Business Journal 
Spring 2016

Print Internship Opportunity
The Business Journal is seeking to hire a print/editorial intern for Spring 2016. If you specialize in print/editorial work, then this is the perfect internship for you. The Business Journal is published every two weeks. It is a tabloid-sized publication covering companies in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding valleys.

Description of Internship
  • the intern would be responsible for reporting and writing articles
  • interviewing entrepreneurs and business experts-- explaining their business models and products
  • most assignments are for short features but there is the opportunity to write longer in-depth pieces depending on skills and the progress made during the term
  • intern might also write quick, short stories for the website
-Hours: approximately 15 hours weekly (flexible to accomodate demands of school)
-Salary: $800 stipend

Contact: Editor Joel Russell
Email or call 818-316-3125
Company Address: 21550 Oxnard Street, Suite 540, Woodland Hills

General Announcements November 16- November 22

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2015 * Issue No. 13


Want to learn how to get a career in media?
Kim Dahlgren, a CSUN alum now broadcast news producer for CBS and writer/blogger for 'Twenty In LA', will be here to discuss her experience and give advise to prospective media professionals. There will be a discussion followed by a Q&A session.
The event is in the Aronstam Library (Manzanita Hall 220) on Wednesday, November 18th at 4pm.


RTDNA will be welcoming Raquel Cordova better known as RaqC. She was recently the morning host on the Spanglish radio station in Los Angeles 96.3 FM. The event will be taking place at the USU Granada Room on November 17 from 5pm-6pm.

Internship Opportunities November 16- November 22

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC
June 4 – July 29, 2016

December 10 – Early Deadline for Summer 2016 (5% tuition discount)

Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. The comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include, a guaranteed internship placement, Courses for transferable credit from George Mason University and Furnished housing.

We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with over 200 different newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, trade publications, as well as corporate and nonprofit PR organizations.

Working in this powerful city will allow you to make professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a variety of career paths, and we work with each student’s unique goals and aspirations to match them with the most fitting internship site.

Applicants for the Institute on Political Journalism are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of December 10, 2015 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit
Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Maize Marketing, Inc.
Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

Maize Marketing is seeking a PR/Social Media intern to join its marketing team in Woodland Hills.

The PR/Social Media intern will provide support to multiple account teams that serve clients in the B2B industries. Ideal candidates will be self-starters that have a strong work ethic and a deep interest in marketing in B2B and corporate industries.

Internship Description

Public Relations and Media Relations
·       Assist in drafting basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed.
·       Assist with the development and updating of media lists. Other tasks include database creation involving clients and prospects, data entry and updating additions and corrections.
·       Conduct coverage reporting tasks including updating coverage grids, clipping editorial placements and creating coverage reports.
·       Assist in updating all PR editorials and pitching calendars.
·       Research competitors in magazines, e-mail blasts, and news publications.
·       Compile updated research on target markets.
·       Assist with administrative duties including processing, sorting, collating, stuffing envelops, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned.

Social Media
·       Monitor social media trends on blogs and social networking sites.
·       Assist in creating editorial calendars.
·       Loading editorial content into social content management system.
·       Conduct research that would include curating articles, monitoring competitor social activities, monitoring client mentions, etc.
·       Compile social media metrics for data reports.

Account Management
·       Assist account team in all aspects of day-to-day execution of client projects.
·       Coordinate and communicate project details to appropriate team members.

All Prospective Interns Must Meet The Following Minimum Requirements

Credit Requirements:
·       Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college / university.
·       Maize Marketing, Inc. internships are paid ($10 per hour).

Skill Requirements:
·       Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency.
·       Applicants should be self-motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small, and able to balance multiple priorities at once.
·       High energy and exceptional attention to detail.
·       Excellent interpersonal skills.

·       Experience with CMS (Hootsuite, Sprout Social, etc.)

General Announcements November 9- November 14

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2015 * Issue No. 12

We have two more weeks until Thanksgiving Break!! Keep pushing through the semester, we can see the finish line J 

Academic advisement ends this Friday, November 14. Please see an advisor during their open office hours or you will not be able to register for Spring 2016 classes.

Don’t forget! Campus will be closed for Veteran’s Day on November 11.

Clubs and Organizations Events
J Cruz from Power 106 will be on campus to talk about his career on Tuesday November 10 from 5pm to 6:30pm in the USU Lake View Terrace Room

Scholarship Opportunities
David S Barr Award

The David S. Barr Award is intended to recognize one high school and one college student for their journalistic achievement and to encourage young journalists to focus on issues of social justice. It is named after David S. Barr, who for a quarter of a century served as The News Guild’s general counsel, mentor, role model and institutional memory. The amount of the Award is $1,000 for the high school student winner and $l, 500 for the college student winner.
Deadline for all entries must be postmarked by no later than January 31, 2016.
The awards competition is open to all high school students, including those enrolled in vocational, technical or special education programs; and to all part-time or full-time college students, including those in community colleges and in graduate programs,
For more information visit
David S. Barr Award
The NewsGuild-CWÅ
501 Third Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2797

PHONE: 202-434-7177

Internship Opportunities November 9- November 14

Los Angeles Times Internship Program 

Interested in working with some of the best journalists around? The L.A. Times offer 10 weeks of intensive, hands-on experience in a region where big stories are the norm. They place interns throughout the L.A. Times: Metro/Local, Sacramento, Sports, Business, Features (Home, Image, Travel, Food, Mind & Body), Arts & Entertainment, Editorial Pages, Washington, D.C., bureau, Photography/Video, Data Desk, Visualization and Data, Design and (The L.A. Times’ copy-editing intern is selected through the Dow Jones News Fund's national selection process, and that deadline is Nov. 3, 2015.) These are paid internships and placements usually run from mid-June to late August. This internship is limited for the summer unless otherwise noted.

·       Applicants must be actively working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree and must be eligible to work in the U.S.
·       Graduates may qualify if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship.
·       Applicants for the visual journalism and most reporting internships must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition.
·       Internships are for students who have not worked professionally as staff journalists.
·       Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.

For further information, contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher at (213) 237-6737 or at Or visit Los Angeles Times Internships