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General Announcements October 10 - October 14

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 7
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.

Three Weeks Left for Advisement – All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the spring 2012 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period.  Students will not be cleared for registration until the department has the counseling form on file. 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. Second semester freshman are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, (818) 677-2024. Juniors, seniors, and second BA students are required to meet with a faculty adviser. The journalism office does not make appointments. Please plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Graduate students are required to meet with Dr. Melissa Wall during her walk-in office hours. Students should pick up their forms and their files in the Department office, MZ 210, before seeing their adviser.  When advisement is completed, both the form and the file should be returned to the Department office. Advisers’ office hours are available on a sheet outside the Journalism Department office. No advisement will be available for continuing students after October 28! If you are a continuing journalism major and do not see an adviser during the regular advisement period, you may not be able to register until after classes start in the spring.

Scholarship Opportunity – ScanDigital, a photo, film, and video digitalization company, is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for journalism majors with a photography background for the spring semester. In order to apply for this scholarship, students must submit a quick essay and answer a few questions about academic history and professional goals.  More information can be found at For questions, please contact Kevin Burns at (310) 773-3969. 

David S. Barr Award – Named after The Newspaper Guild’s general counsel and mentor for a quarter of a century, the David S. Barr Award is intended to recognize one high school and one college student for their journalistic achievement and to encourage young journalists to focus on issues of social justice. The award hopes to provide inspiration for a younger generation of journalists by recognizing work which contributes to the pursuit of justice and fairness, to promote issues of importance to working people, and to serve as a memorial to David S. Barr in tribute to his work and teachings. All entries must be of work published or broadcast between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 that helped to right a wrong, corrected an injustice, or promoted justice and fairness. The awards will be presented in Washington D.C. Winners will be provided with transportation and hotel lodging to attend the event. The deadline for all entries must be postmarked by January 27, 2012. High school students will receive $500, and college students will receive $1,500. Only one entry per contestant is permitted. Each submission must be an original copy with a visible publication or broadcast date. For more information, including an application, please visit