General Announcements April 14 - April 18


Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2014 * Issue No. 12

 

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. Old editions of the newsletter are available at http://csunjournalism.blogspot.com/.

 

Fall 2014 Advisement - Journalism Advisement began on Monday, March 17, 2014. All journalism students that plan on attending CSUN during the Fall 2014 semester must complete advisement by May 2, 2014 to be able to remove the registration hold for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semester. All faculty advisers can be seen doing their open office hours. The list of their office hours can be found outside the department office (MZ 210) or the department Website. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes.


FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.

SOPHOMORES, STUDENTS UNDER 60 UNITS & FIRST TIME TRANSFER – are required to make an appointment with Virginia Avila. Students need to send an email to jourappo@csun.edu and should include their name, CSUN ID# and phone number.

JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser.

Pre-Advisement Workshops - Make-up workshops will be held on April 15 (4-5 p.m. in MZ 130) & 16 (7-8 p.m. in MZ 130). All junior and seniors must attend a workshop in order to be advised. Students will need to bring a printed copy of their current DPR and should be prepared to take notes.

 

Upcoming Events:

·                  Sunday, April 13 (2:45 p.m.) - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Prof. Retis co-leading bilingual panel on the future of Spanish-language journalism in the U.S. at University of Southern C

·                  Wednesday, April 23 (3:00 p.m.) - Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum "Fair Use and Copyrights" in Flintridge Room, USU

·                  Thursday, April 24 (11:00 a.m.) - Freedom Sings at Plaza Del Sol, USU

·                  Monday, May 19 (8:00 a.m.) – Commencement Ceremony

 

SPRING 2014 JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS - The Department of Journalism announces the availability of 10 scholarships and awards.  Winners will be announced in May 2014.  The scholarship criteria are listed below.  All applicants must be MAJORS in the Department of Journalism at CSUN.  Application forms are available online at www.csun.edu/journalism.  Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2014, unless otherwise stated.

ROY S. AKERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP - $500
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 spring 2014, and submit a 300-word essay detailing their professional goals and how the study of journalism will help achieve these goals.

 

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.

 

CHEVRON OUTSTANDING PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT AWARD - $750
This scholarship recognizes the best public relations effort during summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014.  Applicants will be judged on a two-page essay and portfolio containing samples of public relations presentations in a class or during an internship.  The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

HEARST OUTSTANDING BROADCAST NEWS AND IN-DEPTH REPORTING AWARD- $750
This award recognizes the best broadcast reporting of hard news stories during summer or fall 2012 or spring 2014 in any of the journalism department broadcast news media--KCSN News, Valley View, or On Point.  The competition is open to all undergraduate or graduate students.  

 

AGNESS UNDERWOOD OUTSTANDING PRINT REPORTING AWARD - $750
Named for a long-time inspiration to Los Angeles journalists, this annual award recognizes the best reporting from summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014 in any of the journalism department print news media.  The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. 

 

OUTSTANDING PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - $250
This scholarship recognizes the best photojournalism during summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014 in the Department of Journalism.  Selection will be based on portfolio and financial need.  The competition is open to juniors or seniors. 

 

JOANN DESANTIS ADVOCACY AWARD - $250
This award honors Joann DeSantis, who was an administrative assistant in the journalism department for 19 years.  It will be presented to a CSUN journalism major who has worked to improve the lives of others through volunteerism.  Students may be nominated by someone or apply themselves.  Applicants need not be enrolled in fall 2014. 

 

MICHAEL EMERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship honors the late Dr. Michael Emery, a member of the journalism department's faculty for almost three decades.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student studying journalism history, international news media, or mass media criticism, three areas of special interest to Prof. Emery.

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 the spring 2014 semester and enroll at CSUN in fall 2014.

 

THE FLIP WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $23,858
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 a 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 2014 and spring 2015.

 

DELIVER APPLICATIONS TO MZ 210 BY 5 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR E-MAIL.

 

New Scholarship Available! Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarship for two @ $1250 - The Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarships were created in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication in memory of Laura M. Rothman, who received a BA in Art from CSUN in 1983. In 2014, each of the Mike Curb College’s six departments may award two Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarships of $1,250 each. A qualified recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in one of the six departments in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. The student must submit a completed application form, essay discussing his or her course of study and objectives for the future and demonstrate merit, financial need and a 3.0 GPA. The Office of Financial Aid must establish eligibility based on financial need. Recipients will be selected through competitive review. The Dean of the College may appoint a committee of faculty members to review applications and recommend recipients. The 2004 Rothman Family Trust may review student essays. The committee’s decisions are subject to approval by the Dean. Applications will be available after spring break online at http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/journalism/awards-and-scholarships.

Internship Opportunities April 14 - April 18

Magazine Internship - C-Suite Media/CSQ magazine (21700 Oxnard St, 7th Floor Woodland Hills, CA 91367) is looking for interns for both summer and fall semesters. This internship offers the opportunity to demonstrate and further develop skills related to researching, interviewing and writing copy to support the print magazine and online content. Skill requirements include graphic design, broadcast and journalism experience. The office environment is fast-paced, stimulating and professional. Please contact Jason Dean, Managing Editor to apply: 818-225-8168 / Jason@csq.com

Newsprint Internship - San Fernando Valley Business Journal (21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 250 Woodland Hills, CA 91367) if offering a paid internship that gives the opportunity for the intern to write feature, business and other stories for immediate publication. The Business Journal has a supportive staff that will give close one-on-one attention. Hours are flexible, but will work around three to four days a week. Paid: $1,000 stipend at end of summer internship; $800 at end of fall internship. Please contact  Laurence Darmiento, Editor at ldarmiento@sfvbj.com.

Job Opportunities April 14 - April 18

Anchor/Reporter – KCRA a Hearst Television owned station is looking for a full-time Anchor/Reporter experienced in covering breaking stories and hard news.  They are looking for a creative individual who is efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources and has excellent live reporting skills.
Qualifications Requirements: 
• Excellent writing and storytelling skills
• Able to enterprise and uncover
• Solid live reporting skills
• Able to work under tight deadlines
• Able to work with a variety of digital platforms
To Apply: Interested and qualified applicants should email a resume and content link to lwaldon@hearst.com by May 5, 2014.

General Announcements March 31 - April 4

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2014 * Issue No. 11


 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. Old editions of the newsletter are available at http://csunjournalism.blogspot.com/.


Fall 2014 Advisement - Journalism Advisement began on Monday, March 17, 2014. All journalism students that plan on attending CSUN during the Fall 2014 semester must complete advisement by May 2, 2014 to be able to remove the registration hold for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semester. All faculty advisers can be seen doing their open office hours. The list of their office hours can be found outside the department office (MZ 210) or the department online website. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes.

FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
SOPHOMORES, STUDENTS UNDER 60 UNITS & FIRST TIME TRANSFER – are required to make an appointment with Virginia Avila. Students need to send an email to jourappo@csun.edu and should include their name, CSUN ID# and phone number.
JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser. 

Pre-Advisement Workshops - Make-up workshops will be held on April 15 (4-5 p.m. in MZ 130) & 16 (7-8 p.m. in MZ 130). All junior and seniors must attend a workshop in order to be advised. Students will need to bring a printed copy of their current DPR and should be prepared to take notes.

Changed Office Hours:
Professor Bluestein will be holding office hours on Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events:
Monday, May 19 (8:00 a.m.) – Commencement Ceremony

Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) - The HPRA Scholarship Program was created to assist students of Hispanic descent in California achieve their educational goals. The HPRA Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service among students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields. Each year, the program awards five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000. Each recipient is then automatically considered for the Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on contributions to the community. Eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found on their website at http://www.hpra-usa.org/la/scholarship-program/.
To be eligible, students must:
-Be accepted to attend a four-year accredited California college or university by Fall 2014 semester.
-Be an incoming junior or senior student of at least 25 percent Hispanic decent.
-Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in their major subject.
-Be California natives/residents attending school in California.
-Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing.
-A desire to work in the public relations industry with a major in other disciplines.
-Be available to attend the HPRA PRemio Awards dinner in October 2014 in Los Angeles.
Interested students must complete the online application at http://www.hpra-usa.org/la/scholarship-program/ by Friday, April 4, 2014.  Students will be notified by August if they are selected. For questions, please e-mail hpra.scholarships@yahoo.com.

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is offering amazing opportunities for student journalists this year. Students do not need to be Asian American to apply for most of AAJA's scholarships and internship grants.
Scholarships, Internships and Grants:
-Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. The recipient will also receive an all expenses-paid trip to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. in August. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Internship Opportunities March 31 - April 4


Public Relations – It Girl Public Relations (Burbank Studios 3000 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, Ca 91523) is offering an unpaid Public Relations Internship for Summer and Fall 2014. It Girl Public Relations is a boutique entertainment publicity firm seeking a dependable, driven, well spoken, and personable intern who thrives in a fast paced environment. Daily tasks include compiling media lists, distributing press releases and pitches, cold call pitching to media, conducting research for creative pitches and promotional opportunities, press clippings, administrative duties and more. Applicants will get hands on experience in entertainment, music, lifestyle, and talent PR. Contact: Yasmin Canino – 310-467-8665. Please send resume and cover letter to yasmin@itgirlpublicrelations.com

Public Relations – Union Bank’s Corporate Communications division (445 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, 90071) is offering a paid internship, looking for an upbeat intern with exceptional writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, and organized, creative, able to use Microsoft Office with reliable and professional work ethic.  Applicants must be able to complete a variety of communications/public relations assignments that require excellent verbal and written communication skills. Please submit a brief cover letter, resume and writing samples to Veronica Castro at veronica.castro@unionbank.com with “Communications Intern” in the subject title. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC June 7 – August 1 - The deadline to apply has been extended to April 4, 2014. **Scholarship Funding Available** Are you still deciding what to do this summer? It’s not too late to spend 8 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship, earning credit, and expanding your professional network. Unlike many other Washington, DC internship programs, we guarantee you an internship placement with a print or broadcast media outlet, new 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. Live in the heart of Washington, DC on George Washington University’s campus, just steps from the White House and Department of State. Maximize your summer by also taking courses for up to 9 credits from George Mason University. 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 they tend to range from $1,000 -$4,500. 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 4 extended deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision within two weeks of completing an application. Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Job Opportunities March 31 - April 4


Reporter/Producer – KCET Los Angeles is looking for reporter/producers for its award-winning newsmagazine, SoCal Connected, a weekly local newsmagazine entering its sixth season. Reporters will produce in-depth television stories and shorter features; work with web producers and social media editors. Applicants will work in a fast-paced, creative, collaborative editorial environment, and will be required to deliver polished pieces on a weekly deadline. Reporter/producers are freelance AFTRA positions.
Reporter/producers will:
·    Work closely with series producers to develop, select, research, field produce and write stories and features aligned with SoCal Connected’s mission and editorial vision.
·    Deliver finished a long-form report or feature story on a weekly basis.
·    Work closely with web producers to facilitate online assets to accompany and enhance the television story.
·    Work closely with the social media/community editor to augment viewership online and help develop audience engagement.
Experience and Qualifications:
·    B.A. or M.A. in broadcast journalism preferred but not required
·    3-5 years of on-air experience in TV news and/or feature reporting
·    Excellent research, field production and broadcast writing skills.
·    Excellent on-air skills able to adapt to straight issue-driven stories and more personalized features
·    Web and social media savvy
·    Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
·    AFTRA membership required
Contact: Val Zavala, KCET vzavala@kcet.org with your cover letter and resume.