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General Announcements January 30 - February 3

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 2
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.

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. 

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

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!

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.

Daily Sundial – CSUN’s Daily Sundial is hosting an open house for students who would like to contribute to the publication. The Sundial is looking for writers, reporters, photographers, artists, and designers. Contributing to the sundial will give students valuable experience which can be added to resumes and portfolios. The open house will be Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. in MZ140. All interested students are welcome!  

OTRC College Journalist Contest - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has announced the On The Red Carpet (OTRC) College Journalist Contest, inviting college students from around the country to compete for a chance to report live from the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards. Through February 5, college students are invited to submit a three minute video to, showcasing their interviewing skills and proving why they deserve to represent future broadcast journalists at the Oscars. All videos submitted must be from teams made up of one reporter, one producer and one videographer. Two teams will be selected from each of the ABC-owned television stations’ markets for a total of 16 finalist teams. These 16 teams will then be judged by an expert panel composed of representatives from the Academy and KABC-TV who will determine the contest winner. The winning team will cover Academy Awards pre-events, including the Animated Feature Symposium, Foreign Language Film Award press event, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium and the Governors Ball preview. Additionally, the winning team will have the opportunity to work with KABC-TV’s OTRC team and report live during the “On The Red Carpet at the Oscars” pre-show. For the complete contest rules and online entry form, go to