General Announcements May 4 - May 8

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 16

Welcome to "dead" week, where the learning stops... or our brains.
But rest assure! The semester is almost over, just two more weeks. For some, maybe the semester is already over, lucky... But don't give up now. You've made it this far and we know you will make it. In a blink of an eye, you'll be enjoying the California sun, or Mexico, Europe, Miami, Tokyo... Alaska? Don't let go!

Congratulations to all the graduating class of 2015!
You all worked hard to get here today and we as a department are incredibly proud and pleased to have you as an alumni of our college. We know you will all go out into the real world and do great things. We will miss all your smiles in the office, so don't forget to visit and say hello.

Good luck!

Department Events: 
    • Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communications Commencement
      • 8 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2015 at the Oviatt Lawn Main Stage

    Scholarship Opportunities:

    It's not too late to apply for a fall 2015-spring 2016 RTDNF journalism scholarship: the application deadline will be extended to May 31!

    Up to $10,000 is available to students of broadcast or digital journalism through one of our 7 scholarships. Plus, winners also receive a year of RTDNA student membership and an invitation to Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Orleans!

    Students should apply online by May 31 to be considered. Complete details and the online application can be found HERE.

    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.

    Internship Opportunities May 4 - May 8

    Scandal Co-Active

    Address: 1541 Ocean Ave #150, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Type of internship:  Public Relations

    The intern will receive hands-on experience, as well as the direct contact with the firm's owner. They will be exposed to many different areas of public relations. The intern will not only be doing research, but will participate in writing pitches, company bios, and will be exposed to real-life PR circumstances when it comes to client relations. The intern will be asked to sit in on client conference calls to observe, will be shown AP style for writing press releases and will be shown how to develop a media strategy from being to end. In addition, the intern will see how to implement a media strategy after gaining new clients, developing messaging, talking points, and how to facilitate a media interview. In addition, the intern will be exposed to various elements of PR which include speaking opportunities for clients, award submissions, conferences, etc. 

The opportunities for learning in this position are endless. 

    Unpaid (Fall '15 semester)

    Contact: Annie Parker

    Telephone and/or email address: 


    * Upper division Public Relations major/focus. 
    * Must be available to be in office one day a week. 
    * Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (an Excel expert is a must)
    * Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills. AP Style knowledge is a plus.
    * Basic media relations experience is preferable, i.e., knowledge in building media lists, gathering editorial calendars, identifying media opportunities, media pitching, etc.
    * Skilled multi-tasker.
    * Proven interpersonal and communications skills.
    * Well-organized and detail-oriented.
    * Willing to step up to a challenge, with a can-do attitude.
    * Ability to take initiative.
    * School credit ONLY.

    CSUN Marketing and Communications
    Address: University Hall, CSUN

    Social Media/PR
    Cal State Northridge’s Division of Marketing and Communications is staffed with professional journalists who have extensive experience in dealing with the media on a daily basis. The office works with all media, including on-campus publications, local, state, national and international press, in all formats—print, broadcast and electronic. The social media student-assistant works directly with the CSUN social media supervisor -- creating content and keeping track of analytics. The student-assistant also write articles that are published on CSUN Today.

    This a paid internship starting in Summer ’15; Student must be enrolled during ’15-’16 academic year.

    Contact: Jorge Martin;

    SCVtv Local Television for Santa Clarita
    Summer '15 and Fall '15 Internships available 

    The FrontPage Firm - Entertainment PR 
    Address: 6442 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 202B, North Hollywood, CA 91606

    The FrontPage Firm is currently looking for interns, who are looking to gain experience in the following areas: publicity, special events, social media, and web development. Known for being the ‘go-to’ publicists for mainstream/urban media cross-over campaigns, The FrontPage Firm is a full service publicity boutique specializing in corporate and consumer PR; executive and talent visibility; television and film campaigns; red carpet premieres; and special events. FrontPage is looking to enhance and develop creative and hardworking communications and public relations students to better prepare them for their desired career. The ideal candidate will be a multitasker who is reliable, pitches in as needed, a strong writer who is knowledgeable in Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook programs. You will be an integral part of our team at The FrontPage Firm - contributing ideas and actively participating in meetings as well as doing general administrative and production-related tasks. Other duties include: researching coverage and creating media clippings, answering phones, assisting at special events, updating media and agency contact lists, monitoring and posting on the firm’s social media, and writing press releases on our clients. 
    Unpaid, college credit required. Internships available for Summer and Fall semesters.
    Contact: Sarah Huck, 

    KCRW, National Public Radio affiliate - Local radio news
    Address: 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
    KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, is seeking an early-rising student to intern on Morning Edition. The intern will assist our local news producer in compiling stories and sound for newscasts, and writing one or two news blog posts. 

    The intern will be part of a small, busy team, and learn about audio production, news writing and news judgment.

    The hours are 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at least 3 days per week. The internship is unpaid and will be offered in the summer (starting in early June) and again in the fall semester (starting in late August).

    Contact: Sonya Geis, Managing editor,, 310-314-4691