General Announcements February 23 - February 27

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 6
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.


Good morning CSUN Journalism!
Welcome to the sixth week of school. With advisement only a few weeks away, make sure to stop by the journalism office and grab a copy of the faculty open office hours. The completion of advisement will lift your registration hold off your account. So, the sooner you get advised, the less stressed you'll be during registration! The deadline for Fall 2015 graduation applications is March 20, any late applicants will be charged a $10 late fee. Stop by the journalism office for any questions or concerns.

Follow us on twitter and instagram for tentative events and announcements: @CSUNjournalism

Department/Campus Events:
  • Wednesday, February 25: Join Proud2Bme_CSUN for NEDAwareness Week as journalism students participate in the Get REAL! community engagement project with the National Eating Disorders Association:
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Plaza del Sol: Social media activities on Instagram, Twitter, and more.
    • 2-3 p.m. Grand Salon: Dr. Theresa Larson will talk about body image and eating disorders as a U.S. Marine serving in Iraq. 
  • Wednesday, February 25: Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich will talk about covering Syria based on his new book, "Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World can Expect," co-authored with Noam Chomsky starting at 3:30 p.m. in Manzanita 361.

Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club announced that they are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000. Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.  Six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. 

 Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link: http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/student-resource-guide/



Scholarship Opportunity - The Lagrant Foundation is awarding a scholarship for undergraduate students. Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career  and professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshman, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LARGANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

To apply for this scholarship, please visit www.lagrantfoundation.org 

General Announcements February 16 - February 20

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 5
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.


Rise and Shine CSUN Journalism!
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Welcome to the fifth week of class. For all graduating seniors, only 13 weeks left! Don't forget that advisement is a month away, so stop by the journalism office and check out the faculty open office hours. Graduating seniors (Mary 2015) are not required to seek advisement, but it is still highly recommended.

Follow us on twitter and instagram for tentative events: @CSUNjournalism

Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that we are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.    We hope you encourage all standout students to apply!

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.    Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.    Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the application process can be found at http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/. We are also attaching a flyer that can be printed and posted on bulletin boards.

We know that as tuition costs increase, financial support can be especially crucial for students.   We need your help to get the word out in time for this year's application period.   Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link: http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/student-resource-guide/



Scholarship Opportunity - The Lagrant Foundation is awarding a scholarship for undergraduate students. Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career  and professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshman, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LARGANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian.
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 unites or more per semester/quarter.
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015.
  • Recipients MUST be available from June 7 to June 9, 2015.
    • Must attend TLF's scholarship activities as noted at top of page.
To apply for this scholarship, please visit www.lagrantfoundation.org 

General Announcements February 9 - February 13

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 4
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.

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Just a reminder that mandatory journalism major advisement is just around the corner. For all graduating  Spring 2015 seniors, just a few more months to go! It is not mandatory for you to seek academic advisement, but you can still visit your advisers to make sure you're officially graduating after this semester. It is always recommended. 

For students that are graduating Fall 2015 (as am I!), please made sure to get your graduation check done with your adviser ASAP in order to receive the application for graduation. The deadline to turn in your application is March 20, 2015. Please keep in mind that your grad-check is done with your adviser and takes two weeks to process through the Journalism Department. 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department at 818-677-3135. Student assistants will not be able to answer any advisement questions, and will refer you to an adviser or to the department chair during their open office hours.

Follow us on twitter and instagram to see what's going on within our department: @CSUNjournalism



Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that we are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.    We hope you encourage all standout students to apply!

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.    Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.    Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the application process can be found at http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/. We are also attaching a flyer that can be printed and posted on bulletin boards.

We know that as tuition costs increase, financial support can be especially crucial for students.   We need your help to get the word out in time for this year's application period.   Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link: http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/student-resource-guide/


Scholarship Opportunity - The Lagrant Foundation is awarding a scholarship for undergraduate students. Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career  and professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshman, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LARGANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian.
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 unites or more per semester/quarter.
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015.
  • Recipients MUST be available from June 7 to June 9, 2015.
    • Must attend TLF's scholarship activities as noted at top of page.
To apply for this scholarship, please visit www.lagrantfoundation.org 

Job Opportunities February 9 - February 13

International Career Studies -  We would like to invite your school to participate in a unique International Career Studies (ICS) photojournalism internship program in Cuba. We have included an introduction to our program for your information. This opportunity will provide your students an exciting learning experience in a foreign enviorment and take a snapshot in time during these exciting times. If you would like further information on our photojournalism Cuba experience, please refer to our website www.internaionalcareerstudies.com or call us.

Jeanette Morrice 
Program Coordinator 
9100 Jane Stree, Suite 205
Vaughan, ON L4K 0A4
905-532-9898

General Announcements February 2 - February 6

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 2
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.

Attention all journalism students graduating Fall 2015. All graduation applications are due by March 20, 2015 before a late fee of $10 will be applied to your application cost. If you have not applied for graduation, please meet with your faculty adviser and request a graduation check. Make sure to bring a current copy of your DPR to your faculty adviser's office hours. It takes at least two weeks to process your grad check with the department so please be considerate of time. Thank you.

Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Faculty Office Hours – Faculty adviser and part-time faculty office hours are available online and outside the Department office. Faculty advisers do not make appointments, they are walk-in office hours.

Reading Room - For journalism students who need to access computers or need a quiet place to study, the Journalism Department has a computer lab in the Michael Emery Reading Room, MZ 208. No food, drinks, or using MySpace/Facebook in the Reading Room!

Email - Check your @my.csun.edu e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the @my.csun.edu is the official Cal State Northridge communication method. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her University e-mail. Not checking e-mail is not a good reason for missing deadlines.

Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at http://facebook.com/CSUNJournalism, Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSUNJournalism and on Google+ at http://bit.ly/ouLNnj.

Moodle – Students who need help with Moodle can visit http://www.csun.edu/at/teaching/tools/moodle.html for information training.


Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that we are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.    We hope you encourage all standout students to apply!


The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.    Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.    Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the application process can be found at http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/. We are also attaching a flyer that can be printed and posted on bulletin boards.

We know that as tuition costs increase, financial support can be especially crucial for students.   We need your help to get the word out in time for this year's application period.   Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link: http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/student-resource-guide/


Scholarship Opportunity - The Lagrant Foundation is awarding a scholarship for undergraduate students. Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Chicago where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career  and professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshman, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LARGANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian.
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 unites or more per semester/quarter.
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015.
  • Recipients MUST be available from June 7 to June 9, 2015.
    • Must attend TLF's scholarship activities as noted at top of page.
To apply for this scholarship, please visit www.lagrantfoundation.org 





General Announcements January 26 - January 30

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2015 * Issue No. 2
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.

Attention all journalism students graduating Fall 2015. All graduation applications are due by March 20, 2015 before a late fee of $10 will be applied to your application cost. If you have not applied for graduation, please meet with your faculty adviser and request a graduation check. Make sure to bring a current copy of your DPR to your faculty adviser's office hours. It takes at least two weeks to process your grad check with the department so please be considerate of time. Thank you.

Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Faculty Office Hours – Faculty adviser and part-time faculty office hours are available online and outside the Department office. Faculty advisers do not make appointments, they are walk-in office hours.

Reading Room - For journalism students who need to access computers or need a quiet place to study, the Journalism Department has a computer lab in the Michael Emery Reading Room, MZ 208. No food, drinks, or using MySpace/Facebook in the Reading Room!

Email - Check your @my.csun.edu e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the @my.csun.edu is the official Cal State Northridge communication method. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her University e-mail. Not checking e-mail is not a good reason for missing deadlines.

Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at http://facebook.com/CSUNJournalism, Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSUNJournalism and on Google+ at http://bit.ly/ouLNnj.

Moodle – Students who need help with Moodle can visit http://www.csun.edu/at/teaching/tools/moodle.html for information training.


Scholarship Opportunity - The Sacramento Press Club is proud to announce that we are awarding $34,000 in seven scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field.    We hope you encourage all standout students to apply!

The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000.    Community college students who are transferring to four-year colleges will get special consideration for the $4,000 Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship.    Our six other scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. Details about the scholarships and the application process can be found at http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/. We are also attaching a flyer that can be printed and posted on bulletin boards.

We know that as tuition costs increase, financial support can be especially crucial for students.   We need your help to get the word out in time for this year's application period.   Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st.  

They can access the guide at this link: http://sacpressclub.org/scholarships/student-resource-guide/