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General Announcements March 12 - March 16

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 8
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.

Week Two of Advisement - All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the fall 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. Advisers’ office hours are available on the table outside the Journalism Department office. The Journalism Department does not make appointments, so plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office (MZ 210) before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, you should also obtain the needed instructors’ signatures for any restricted classes. Advisement ends on April 20, 2012.

Mexican Exiles and the First Amendment - The Journalism Department, The Institute for Arts and Media, the Chicana/o Studies Department, and KPFK Enfoque Lationo Present: Carlos Spector and Saul Reyes Salazar in "Mexican Exiles and the First Amendment." The most successful U.S. political asylum attorney for Mexicans seeking justice, Carlos Spector, and the human rights activist asylee Saúl Reyes Salazar will speak out, in the spirit of the First Amendment, about the real impact of the “War on Drugs” on Mexican communities in the Mexico–US border region, terrorized by drug cartels, Mexican military and police, and an economic model designed to destroy their economic survival. The event will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor of Sierra Hall.

SPJ Spring Conference - The Society of Professional Journalism is hosting the Region 11 Spring Conference, which will take place March 30-31, 2012. Conference sessions include one-on-one mentoring with professionals, tips on being a backpack journalist, a question and answer session with digital and social media gurus, and tips on managing stress from traumatic stories. Registration includes a Hollywood-themed reception on Friday, March 30, and a light breakfast on Saturday, March 31. Those who register early will receive a student rate of $50. Tickets to the Mark of Excellence luncheon are sold separately at $40 a piece. More information and online registration are available at Further questions can be directed to

RTDNA Guest Speaker - CSUN's Radio Television News Director's Association will be hosting a free guest speaker event with the entertainment publicist Mariangela Hall at 5 p.m. on March 21, 2012. The event will be held in the Glendale Room of the USU. All students are invited to attend. Hall will talk about how she got her start in the industry and how students can succeed. In addition, Hall will give advice and answer questions from students. For more information, please contact Marketing Director for the CSUN chapter of RTDNA, Judith Retana at (323) 447-5471. 

The CSUN Journalism Department Career Day on March 22, 2012, is an event for students who are serious about landing that first job in journalism, public relations and other media-related fields. The event will include a panel discussion with professionals including Tony Pierce, Blog Editor for 89.3 KPCC, Lauren Tobin, Owner of PANTHER PR, Lorenzo Benet, former Assistant Editor at People Magazine, Todd Bigelow, Freelance Photojournalist, and Toni Guinyard, Television Reporter at KNBC.The panelists will discuss their experiences and answer questions on a diverse range of professions. The event will be in the Presentation Room at the Oviatt Library from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.