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General Announcements January 23 - January 27

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 1
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.

Welcome New and Returning Journalism Students
Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Third Floor Computer Labs - Due to budget cut-backs, the department cannot afford to keep the rooms on the third floor open. Those who need to use a computer lab can go to the Oviatt Library, University Student Union, or Satellite Student Union. There are two campus open access computer labs; Sierra Hall 392, and the Library's Collaboratory. The use of these labs is restricted to current CSUN students, faculty & staff, and is subject to the University Policy for Use of Computing Resources. Printing at 10 cents per page, paid for by copy/print card only, is available at printer stations located throughout the Library.  The USU and SSU offer Computer Labs offer various workstations that include Microsoft Office throughout and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software applications on select workstations, ADA accessibility, and 20 pages of FREE printing per student, per day. CSUN student ID is required to use the lab.

Faculty Office Hours – Faculty adviser office hours are available online at or outside the Department office, MZ 210.  Part-time faculty office hours can be found at

LASH List Updated – The Department list of LASH and Non-LASH courses has been updated to download a copy go to

Courses Not Counting for Credit - The following courses have been determined to overlap journalism coursework and, as such, cannot be taken as part of the collateral field requirement nor can they apply toward the 80 units required outside the field of Journalism/Mass Communication.  Art – 151, 200, 243, 244, 250, 300, 301, 341, 343, 344, 350, 351, 353, 354,355, 356, 444, 446, 450, 455, 458. Asian American Studies – 230. Chicano Studies – 390, 405. Cinema & TV Arts (RTVF/CTVA) - All courses except 210, 305, 309, 310, 410, 412, 413, 415. Communication Studies – 428. Gender and Women’s Studies – 410. Pan African Studies- 355, 451. Religious Studies – 204. Internships or field studies in other departments which involve work related to journalism and mass media will not count for credit. Transferred journalism courses that are not articulated will not count towards credit. AMC Courses (Arts, Media, and Communication) will not count towards credit.

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 e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the 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, Twitter at and on Google+ at
Moodle – Students who need help with Moodle can visit for information training.
CSUN Student Recreation Center – The grand opening for the new Student Recreation Center will be held on January 26, 2012, at 10 a.m. The grand opening will include food trucks, live performances, special crafts, a photo booth, inflatable sports games, and student-led tours. The new facilities include a 1/8 mile running tack, custom-designed group exercise and fitness studios, the multi-activity “MatArena,” and a rock climbing wall. Grand opening festivities will be held at the Plaza Del Sol, USU, OST Lawn, and the Student Recreation Center. For more information, visit or call (818) 677-2491. 
Islamic Society of North America Scholarship – An ongoing scholarship of $4,000 each year for four years is available to freshmen students in the Journalism and Political Science fields. The Islamic Society of North America will be awarding this scholarship to a student with a 3.5 GPA or higher. The application deadline for the 2011-2012 school year is January 31, 2012.For any questions or for further information, please contact Nida Saleem, the Student Programs Coordinator of the Islamic Society of North America, at (317) 204-0930 or at
Career Fair - Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs is holding a job fair in Sacramento on Monday, January 30. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be hosted at the Red Lion hotel located at 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815. For more information, please contact Kevin McCrea at or visit
Study Abroad Opportunity - The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) is now accepting summer 2012 applications for media programs in Italy, France, Turkey, The Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Spain. Students spend four weeks studying international reporting and media skills, such as multimedia, video, magazine, travel writing and creative writing, and create online or print publications about their host communities. ieiMedia programs are open to English-speaking students from all colleges and universities, and to recent graduates. Several professional internship programs are also available. The deadline for applications is February 1. For more information including how to apply, visit

Summer Fellowship Opportunity- The Village Voice family of companies, in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is offering an eight-week, paid summer fellowship for students concentrating on Web and digital media. Participants will be immersed in blogging, photography, audio, video, and social media and will produce original, reported material for Village Voice online publications. Program instructors will include top Cronkite faculty and the nation’s leading news, music, and food writers from the Village Voice family of websites and newspapers. Attendees will be paid $500 per week and housing will be provided. The program is available for students who are within one year of graduation, graduate students, or post grads. The course runs from June 18 to August 10, 2012, at Cronkite’s journalism school in downtown Phoenix. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2012. For more information, visit or call the Cronkite School at (602) 496-9448. 

Institute on Political Journalism Program - Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institute on Political Journalism combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand. Elements of the program include internships, classes with up to nine transferable credits, housing, guest lectures, site briefings, leadership development, networking, and scholarships. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the March 7, 2012, deadline. Students who apply by February 7, 2012, will be given preference in admission and scholarship decisions. For more information and an online application please visit . Questions regarding the program or admissions process may be directed to or (202) 986-0384.

Sacramento Press Club Scholarship - The Sacramento Press Club will award $17,500 in scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field. The five scholarships range in value from $2500 to $6000. Students must be juniors, seniors or graduate students in the 2012/2013 academic year and must have a connection to the greater Sacramento region. There are a number of ways students can establish that connection; they don't have to currently live in the region. For more information about the scholarships, please visit To apply for any of the scholarships, please visit For any questions, please email