General Announcements April 20 - April 24

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

With only three weeks of classes before finals, there's so much to be done. 
Remember to get your advisement done, this Friday, April 24 is the last day to get advised. If you don't complete advisement by this deadline, you will not be able to register for Fall 2015 classes. Students that are graduating Spring 2016, your graduation check is due by July 10, 2015. Any applications accepted after this date will have an additional $10 late fee. So get it done and don't put it off!

If you have less than 60 completed units, you must call 818-677-2024 and make an advisement appointment. If you have 60 completed units and above, please meet with an academic advisor during their open office hours provided.  


Confused about permission numbers?
A few students might have a few questions and confusion about permission numbers. So there's a little explanation that will hopefully clear up any confusion. 

  • JOUR 494 AEE (1)
  • JOUR 494 BEE (2)
If you are interested in taking an internship this upcoming semester and want credit for your time, listen up. You must first have "494C" on your advisement form in order to see Professor Bluestein for further explanation on your internship. Professor Bluestein will meet with students for a few minutes to go over the guidelines for an internship, next you will go to the Journalism Office (MZ 210) to receive your internship packet. 

The only way to receive a permission number for the internship course is to first find an internship. Once you've found an internship that is approved, your supervisor will fill out a form to get approved by Professor Bluestein and then given to the Journalism Office. We will then provide you a permission number into the internship course. 

  • JOUR 395 B - Broadcast Practicum (2)
  • JOUR 397 B - Newspaper Practicum (2)
  • JOUR 398 B (Agency 398) - Public Relations Practicum (2)

These courses are restricted and students must obtain a permission number in order to register for these sections. Every journalism student must take one practicum (meeting the pre-requirements first) as an undergraduate. 

  • JOUR 498 - Senior Seminar Tutorial (1)
Every graduating senior must take the senior tutorial class their last semester as an undergraduate student. Students cannot take this class any earlier. This permission number will be given to you only if you've: 
  1. Completed your Grad-Check and have paid for your Graduation Application to Admission and Records. 
  2. Have completed advisement and physically have "498" on the advisement form.
These spaces are limited and you might not get the tutorial of your choice, so see an advisor as soon as you can. 


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.



General Announcements April 13 - April 15

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

WELCOME BACK !


That spring break was much needed, but lets get back to business. Advisement is still upon us and the end of the semester is closer than you think. There are only two weeks left of advisement, so if you haven't met with an advisor make sure to do so ASAP. Check your CSUN portal and make sure you don't have any other outstanding registration holds on your account.

    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.



JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS!


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-scholarshipsEligibility criteria vary by scholarship. See forms for details.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 152015, 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.

 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. 



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.

Job Opportunities April 13-April 17

Farmers Insurance Group: Woodland Hills, CA

Media Relations Specialist


One of the premier property and casualty insurers in

America with operations nationwide, is searching for a Media Relations Specialist. This role is a

high-visibility  position that proactively promotes and protects the Farmers brand to external

audiences. We  have a “promote from within” philosophy and a commitment to mentoring, providing

an opportunity to learn and grow professionally.



Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Supports the execution of strategic external communications programs.

·Prepares media materials including: news releases, alerts, and talking points.

Ongoing research and story scanning within the insurance industry

· Collaborating with business units for media relations and events purposes.

· Coordination with the Graphic, Web, Video and marketing departments.

· Tracking metrics and providing strategic analysis and advice.

Providing results and daily summaries for the company


Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelors with emphasis in communications or public relations,

a successful track record in dealing with national media, as well as superior organizational,

research and writing skills. Two years experience in media and public relations is required.

If you are a creative and outgoing individual with the ability to engage, Farmers is the place for

you. Farmers offers competitive salaries and a top-notch benefits program.

Primary Location: United States-California-Woodland Hills

Organization: Farmers

Job: General Jobs

Schedule: Full-time




Apply URL: http://jobs.farmers.com/jobs/1097056-pdf.aspx

General Announcements March 30 - April 3

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 11


One more week left before Spring Break! 
So get advisement done before you leave for the beaches and Vegas trips! We are entering our third week of advisement, so there's only four weeks left. Advisors will not be holding their office hours during spring recess. So please remember to get your advisement completed, in order to register for Fall 2015 classes. There will be a registration hold on your CSUN portal if you do not meet with an advisor. (Campus will be closed on Tuesday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day). 

    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.

FUN FACT FRENZY!
Today's Topic : How millennials will change the workplace
  • 64% of them say it’s a priority for them to make the world a better place.
  • 72% would like to be their own boss. But if they do have to work for a boss, 79% of them would want that boss to serve more as a coach or mentor.
  • 88% prefer a collaborative work-culture rather than a competitive one.
  • 74% want flexible work schedules
  • And 88% want “work-life integration,” which isn’t the same as work-life balance, since work and life now blend together inextricably.

JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS!


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-scholarshipsEligibility criteria vary by scholarship. See forms for details.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 152015, 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 – $2,500This 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 - $750This 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 eachLisa 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 – $500Currently 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.

 STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP - $350Supported 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 - $500This 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 eachThe 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 – $2,000The 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 - $20,000This 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 – $2,000The 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. 



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 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.
CONNECT WITH US
Connect with us on Social Media to learn more!

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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