Scholarship Opportunities March 23 - March 27

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

The CSUN Department of Journalism announces three new $2,500 scholarships, plus the $20,000 Flip Wilson Scholarship and the availability of seven additional scholarships and awards. All applicants must be majors in the undergraduate program and/or graduate students in Mass Communications. Winners will be announced in May 2015.
Application forms are available online: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/journalism/awards-and-scholarships. Eligibility criteria vary by scholarship. See forms for details.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, delivered to the Journalism Department, MZ 210. 

UNDERGRADUATES –
MANLEY WITTEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES – $2,500
This scholarship, honoring the late Sundial publisher, will be awarded to the best portfolio of work submitted by a journalism undergraduate student, regardless of emphasis or seniority.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES – $2,500
This scholarship will be awarded to the best portfolio of work submitted by a journalism undergraduate student, regardless of emphasis or seniority.

ROY S. AKERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP - $750
This scholarship is open to all CSUN Journalism majors (continuing and/or transfer students) of junior or senior level academic standing. Students will submit an autobiographical sketch, be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 academic units remaining in Fall 2015, and submit a 300-word essay.

LISA ENDIG JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS – 2 at $1,500 each
Lisa Endig Journalism Writing Scholarships will be awarded to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student who shows outstanding ability in writing for broadcast or print media.
Serious consideration will be given to students who are overcoming difficulties while continuing their education.


KENNETH S. DEVOL SCHOLARSHIP – $500
Currently enrolled undergraduate Journalism majors who received an “A” or “A-” in JOUR 400, Mass Communication Law and Ethics, during the Spring, Summer or Fall 2014, are invited to apply. Eligible applicants write an essay on contemporary media law issues in California. The winning essay’s author will be honored as the Devol Scholar at the annual Awards Reception.

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STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP - $350
Supported by friends, family and colleagues, this award is given in memory of Steven Fishman, a CSUN journalism graduate who died of cancer. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who has shown strength in broadcasting sports, news or other programming and needs financial assistance to get started in a broadcasting career.

JOURNALISM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with an interest in a career in journalism or a journalism-related field. Applicants must submit a brief essay detailing their professional and personal goals and how studying journalism will help achieve these goals. Applicants must have at least 12 units remaining at the end of Spring 2014, with plans to enroll in Fall 2014.

NATIONAL NOTARY ASSOCIATION – 2 at $1,000 each
The National Notary Association Scholarships will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 GPA, and be or entering their junior year in Fall 2015.

TOM REILLY STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTERPRISE FUND – $2,000
The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.

FLIP WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $20,000
This scholarship can be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees for a student’s senior school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500- 3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.


GRADUATE STUDENTS –
TOM REILLY STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTERPRISE FUND – $2,000
The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR MASS COMMUNICATION GRADUATE STUDENTS – $2,500 This scholarship will be awarded to the best portfolio of work by a Mass Communication graduate student. 




Additional Scholarships
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Department would like to invite you to promote the
Barbara Ann Ward Scholarship.
The award amount varies for the 2015-2016 academic year. The application is open to both undergraduate students and graduate students.  Applicants must be majoring or minoring in Spanish, majoring in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Spanish, or majoring in Journalism with a declared minor in Spanish Language Journalism. 
Please see the attached flyer. Feel free to post/distribute the flyer to your students. The application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm.







Internship and Job Opportunities March 23 - March 27

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC
June 6 – July 31
Extended Deadline: April 7, 2015
**Scholarship Funding Available**
Are you still deciding what to do this summer? Want to take a big step in your journalism or public relations career? There are numerous quality internships still available. It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network.
GUARANTEED JOURNALISM + COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIPS
Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a print or broadcast media outlet, news service, internet publication, public relations firm, Capitol Hill press office or advocacy organization. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation. Click here for a list of sample internship sites.
HOUSING
Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Roommate matching with other program participants is included. Click here to learn more about housing accommodations and the neighborhood.
COURSES FOR CREDIT
Maximize your summer by also taking courses between 3 and 9 credits from George Mason University. Take courses designed for journalism and communication majors and choose from a variety of engaging electives. Learn from Professor Richard Benedetto, founding White House and Campaign Reporter for USA TODAY. His internship seminar will give you an insider’s view of political reporting. You’ll also hear from Pulitzer Prize winning guest speakers. Click here to read more about the courses.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING
We award over $1 million in scholarship funding each year, and there are generous scholarships still available. Students receive awards based on financial need and merit and which typically to range from $1,000 -$4,500. 
APPLICATION
Students are encouraged to visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for more information and to begin an online application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through the April 7 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed toadmissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.
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Registration is open for Summer Journalism @ NYU!

All materials for international student applications must be received by April 1




Summer Journalism at NYU is an experience you won't forget. We have a variety of classes for pre-college and college students, and one graduate multimedia production course. Our course highlight for the week is:



Eat NY covers the world of food journalism, with a hearty emphasis on what's available here in New York.

  • read classic books and immerse yourself in food blogs and websites;
  • learn how to research, interview and write a profile piece;
  • explore all aspects of a restaurant review, and learn how to write one yourself;
  • delve into trend-spotting, and
  • investigate the politics and economics of food.
(Available to undergraduates; offered first session only.)

Regarding other courses, this summer we've added three new ones to our already diverse line-up--Sports!, The Profilers, and a classic from our regular academic year, The Beat, with a long-time favorite professor, Frank Flaherty, which runs as a special 9-week course. First session courses start May 26 and second session courses run from July 7 to August 13.

Visit our website for a list of all the courses offered and to find out more about the program. Still have questions? Check out our FAQs, contact us at summer.journalism@nyu.edu, or connect with us on Facebook! Like our page to interact with current and prospective students, ask questions, and to keep up with the latest news about Summer Journalism.


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University Student Union is seeking to hire a CSUN Journalism student for the part-time position of Student Editorial Assistant in our Marketing Department. They are especially interested in Journalism majors with strong writing skills because relevant education and specialized capabilities are important for this job. 
Some of the key duties include:
     * Writes creative and effective copy for all assigned marketing materials
* Proofreads content to ensure that text is well written, logically structured, professional, accurate, and creative
* Corrects grammar and spelling, in accordance with the AP Style Guide
* Ensures that all text is in line with the USU and campus style guides
* Develops content and proofreads promotional emails
* Develops content and proofreads USU and SRC websites to ensure accuracy
* Proofreads press releases and media alerts for spelling, grammar, consistency, and accuracy

You can view the complete job description and pay range for the Student Editorial Assistant position currently posted in the Jobs section of the USU website.
Accepting applications until April 6. Please encourage interested students to apply via the following link:

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=UNISTUDENTUNION&cws=1&rid=270

General Announcements March 23 - March 27

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 10


Wow, March went by fast!
Hoping everyone did well on their midterms, but don't get too comfortable yet. Mandatory advisement for all journalism majors and minors has just begun. 


    Freshmen & Sophomores: Please call the Student Resource Center at 818-677-2024 to make an appointment. Please have your student ID number ready and available. 


    Juniors & Seniors: Below is a copy of the journalism advisers available office hours. No appointment is required. Please stop by the department office (MZ210) for your academic file and advisement form. Once completed, bring both the file and form back to the office in order to get your registration hold removed. 


Permission numbers are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the journalism office at 
818-677-3135.




Department Events: 
  • Todd W. Miller, Author of “Border Patrol Nation” will be sharing his 15 years of experiences working with border and immigration issues.Wednesday, March 25 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Manzanita 130
  • NABJ presents James Anderson, Senior VP of Communications for Turner Broadcasting. Anderson will be sharing career advice and information about television broadcast on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Reseda Room in the USU. 




FUN FACT FRENZY!
    Instagram has already had more than 16 billion photos uploaded since debuting in 2010. 5 million photos are uploaded daily.
    Does this apply to you? Studies show 23% of Facebook users check their account at least 5 times a day.
    Food is the top category on Pinterest making up 57% of discussions.




To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.

Scholarship Opportunities March 16 - March 20


Job Opportunities March 16 - March 20


Desert Publications Inc. Editorial Assistant
Editorial Assistant - Desert Publications, Inc.
Desert Publications Inc. —publisher of Palm Springs Life, GuestLife New Mexico, Monterey Bay, and El Paso; Pebble Beach: The Magazine; and a growing portfolio of luxury lifestyle and destination magazines and websites seeks an editorial assistant to assist the editorial staff throughout the various stages of the editorial process, from conception to publication. The ideal candidate is organized and can focus on details (and doesn’t mind doing administrative work) while also being creative — having a flair for and interest in writing.
Duties: Administrative
  • Compile mailing lists of contributors (writers and photographers) per issue for mailing
  • Prepare contracts for writers and photographers under the direction of editors and art
    directors
  • Update Excel documents to assist in record-keeping
  • Assist in opening and sorting mail
  • Back up editorial files into DVDs
    Editorial
  • Conduct story research for magazine articles and book projects
  • Proofread magazine, book, advertorial, and marketing copy as an additional eye in our in-
    house editorial proofing rounds
  • Write for the Guide, Palm Springs Life, and our custom publications
  • Assist in fact-checking of articles and advertorials
  • Input editorial changes into InDesign documents
  • Assist in setting up photo shoots
  • Draft fashion credits from stylists notes
    Online/Digital
• Upload content into our CMS Social Media
• Contribute to and maintain a social media calendar spreadsheet that encompasses our social media channels
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or communications is required. Prior experience working on a high school or college-level publication is helpful, as is knowledge of Microsoft Excel and HootSuite. Send cover letter, resume, and work samples to hr@desertpublications.com

Check out publications : Palm Springs Life Magazine

General Announcements March 16 - March 20

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 9


HAPPY ADVISEMENT!

It's that time of semester! 
Advisement has officially started today, so check out faculty office hours to see which adviser fits your schedule. Keep in mind, advisement is mandatory for all current journalism majors. If you do not to complete advisement, the registration hold will not be removed from your CSUN portal, this means you cannot register for Fall 2015 classes. 
  • Freshmen & Sophomores: Please call the Student Resource Center at 818-677-2024 to make an appointment. Please have your student ID number ready and available. 
  • Juniors & Seniors: Below is a copy of the journalism advisers available office hours. No appointment is required. Please stop by the department office (MZ210) for your academic file and advisement form. Once completed, bring both the file and form back to the office in order to get your registration hold removed. 



Journalism Department Events:
  • JOURNALISM CAREER DAY!
    • Don't miss out on a day of crucial information and career advice. Professionals and recent grads from PR, broadcast, newspaper/magazine and photojournalism will be present to give us the inside scoop on how to find your perfect career. 
    • Thursday, March 19 
      • Part I - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (USU Lake View Terrace room)
        Keynote speaker and panels of professionals and grads
      • Part II - 11:45 - 1 p.m. (USU Pasadena Room)
        One-on-one portfolio and resume reviews by the experts 

FUN FACT FRENZY!
  • Elephants are the only animal that can't jump while the red kangaroo can jump 30 feet in a single leap.
  • While a sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon, it went on to be the first human fight technology.
  • Think before you text: 95% of people text things they could never say in person.


To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to mm@csun.edu, or stop by MZ 210.The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday.