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The Weekly Newsletter for Journalism Majors

Spring 2010 * Issue No. 4

To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Adolfo Flores, editor, at ext. 3135 or email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

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Graduation Deadlines - To apply for fall 2010 graduation, applications must be submitted by March 5, 2010. For spring 2011 or summer 2011 graduation, students must apply before July 9, 2010.

The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund - provides up to three scholarships to one or more journalism juniors, seniors, or graduate students for a student project or enterprise. Amounts up to $2,000 are available for the winning projects. The funds are available for projects during the spring 2010 semester. Applications are available in the Department of Journalism office and online at Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

2010 Scholarships from Sacramento Press Club - SPC is offering five scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 to journalism students who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the 2010-2011 academic year. For eligibility requirements and additional information on how to apply, go to The deadline to apply is March 3, 2010. Questions can be sent to

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Please see the glass case outside MZ 210 for more information on internships listed, or view past issues of the Monday Memo for other internship opportunities.

The Institute for Justice and Journalism - The Institute for Justice and Journalism, in partnership with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, will award up to 15 fellowships to journalists aiming to report on the complexities of immigration with clarity, depth and context. The program will include discussions with experts, field reporting and professional workshops, beginning in Oklahoma, on Sat., April 10, and ending in Dallas on Fri., April 16. Traditional and nontraditional journalists reporting or writing commentary for print, television, radio or online distribution are eligible to apply. Independent journalists and bloggers as well as those employed by news outlets are welcome to submit applications. Each selected journalist will be responsible for producing an in-depth project story or a series of shorter stories or commentary that will draw from the fellowship experience. In addition to publication or broadcast in the Fellows’ designated outlets, the completed work will be featured on IJJ’s Web site ( Application Deadline: Feb. 9, 2010. For questions contact or go to

Channel 4 News/ITN - Channel 4 News is seeking a recent graduate or mature student to commit to a temporary but full-time position in Washington, D.C. It’s a small bureau and will offer much hands-on experience. The position pays $500 a month for four months starting February 2010. The job involves research on both breaking stories and longer investigative films, looking after guests (pundits, politicians, Generals), monitoring TV feeds as well as coming up with ideas. The right candidate will quickly find him/herself part of a busy and productive team. Channel 4 News is a unique show, and interested candidates would benefit from looking at our archived reports at Please email a cover letter and resume to Selection will be based on resume plus half hour interview (phone or in person).

The Cape Cod Times-The Cape Cod Times, in Hyannis, Mass., is seeking applications for its summer design internship. Their 10-week program combines work on both news and features pages, with a varied shift. Applicants can expect to work several days a week with the features design team, designing covers and inside pages. They also will fill shifts on the night news design desk, which designs news, business and sports pages. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are helpful for features work. The position pays $10/hour with a 37.5-hour work week. The Cape Cod Times can work around the start and end dates needed for your school schedule. College newspaper design experience is expected of our applicants. Send a resume, at least five clips with some variety in topic/type, and a cover letter by Feb. 15. We’d like to see both news and features work if possible, with graphic examples encouraged, to gauge your overall strengths/weaknesses and suitability. Electronic submission is acceptable. Submit to: Dhyana Sansoucie Presentation Editor Cape Cod Times 319 Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601. Contact via e-mail:

New! - is looking for part-time sports reporters who can write stories, shoot pictures and/or video. Prior experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the right person. Please send resume and clips to Todd Bradley at Pay depends on experience and position.

New! The Point Reyes Light - The Point Reyes Light, Marin Country’s Pulitzer Prize winning weekly newspaper, is looking for photojournalist interns. The Light is located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Journalists should be brilliant, courageous and have a desire to spend their days shooting and night’s photoshopping. The Light is looking for photographers who bring art to their journalism. The Point Reyes Light is a small, weekly newspaper. They are expected to produce shoot multiple editorial assignments, work on their own long term photo essay projects, and help deliver the paper. In return, you will receive unparalleled clips and a $300 per month stipend to help cover reporting expenses. The internship is four months, and full-time. Contact e-mail:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Please see the glass case outside MZ 210 for more information on internships

The Virginian-Pilot - The Virginia-Pilot is looking for a features reporter who can do it all. Duties include writing about entertainment, nightlife and pop culture, and producing narratives about places in Hampton Roads and about people and how they spend their free time.The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, has a steady stream of great ideas and an ability to turn those ideas into compelling reads. The reporter must have experience with narrative writing, and must demonstrate an interest in trying new ways of telling stories and presenting information, either in print or online.
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POLITICO - POLITICO, based in Arlington, Va., seeks Web producers to produce and manage content on political news. Duties include writing headlines and teases, converting and enhancing stories for Web presentation, posting video content, monitoring the site and maintaining quality control. Experience working in a newsroom environment and proven ability to meet deadlines a plus. Degrees or training in journalism or communications, and experience with HTML and/or content management systems are a plus.College degree or equivalent. One year demonstrated Internet publication experience preferred. Available to work flexible hours, nights, and weekends to meet needs of web publishing deadlines.Send resume to employment

Institute of Reading Development - IRD is seeking candidates for summer 2010 teaching positions. They seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. They provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support. Visit for further information and to submit an online application.