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General Announcements Septmember 19 - Septmember 23

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 4
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Christina Pembleton, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Advisement - Journalism majors intending to attend CSUN during the spring 2012 semester must see an adviser for counseling. Advisement begins on September 19, 2011. Office hours are available on the table outside of the Journalism Department office in MZ 210. The office does not make appointments, so students should plan to see advisers during his or her office hours. Students should pick up their advisement forms and folders in the department office before seeing advisers. After the advisement session is completed, folders and forms must be brought back to the department office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructor’s signatures for restricted classes. Advisement will end on October 28, 2011.
SOPHOMORES AND THIRD SEMESTER FRESHMAN - are required to make an appointment with the academic advisor, Virginia Avila, for a full advisement session by calling 818/677-2024.
FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment... with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
 JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser.
GRADUATE STUDENTS – are required to meet with Dr. Melissa Wall during her walk-in office hours.
Fox News Channel College Challenge – Fox News Channel has announced its annual “Fox News Channel College Challenge,” a nationwide competition for undergraduate juniors and seniors majoring in journalism, broadcast journalism, communications or an equivalent. The challenge requires a team of two to four students to research, write, produce, and submit an objective news story. A panel from Fox News Channel, who are integral in news gathering, production and presentation of news programming, will judge the entries. The winning students will receive a $10,000 scholarship shared amongst team members, a $10,000 grant to the winning team’s school, a trip to New York City with an administrator to appear on Fox News Channel, and an internship at FOX News Channel for juniors, or an entry level job interview for seniors at FOX News Channel. Those interested can visit for additional information including entry forms, official rules, and judging criteria. Students must sign up no later than December 8, 2011. All entries must be submitted by February 9, 2012, or postmarked by February 16, 2012. For questions, please contact Wendy Klein Gendel at

SPJ/LA panel discussion - The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in partnership with Southern California Public Radio, will sponsor a panel discussion on “The Future of Digital News Delivery,” on Thursday, September 22. This discussion will focus on how news is delivered to audiences in various formats. Specifically, the panel will discuss an approach that gives priority to digital channels above print publication. The panel will include Gary Dauphin, new media director, KCET, Sara Catania, editorial director, NBC-LA, Jimmy Orr, digital managing editor, Los Angeles Times, and Alice Walton, publisher and editor, The City Maven. Admission is free, but guests should reserve a spot at The event will be held at 474 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA. For more information, please visit