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General Announcements March 26 - March 30

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2012 * Issue No. 10
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 - 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. Advisers will not be available during spring break. 

New course offered for Fall 2012 – J.495GLH Global Health Reporting will be held on Wednesday from 4-6:45 p.m. The course will teach students to use a global health reporting approach to understand and explain the experiences of Latino immigrant communities in the Southern California region. Global health reporting is based on the idea that reporting on immigrant communities reflects many of the challenges faced in international and minority reporting. Also, the course is based on the social medicine premise that health of individuals and communities is closely related to political, economic, environmental and cultural conditions, as well as medical research and treatment. Students will produce multimedia stories for the bilingual publication and blog El Nuevo Sol Salud. Students must have a “C” or better in J.310 or J.315, obtain a permission number from Prof. Rojo.

AP Style Book Collection - Throughout the month of March, the Journalism Department will be collecting AP Style books. The collected books will be donated to local high school newsrooms. Any edition of the AP Style Books will be accepted. Place donations in the box marked outside the Department office.

PRSSA – The PRSSA Regional Conference will be held in Reno, NV from April 12-15. Attendees will network with other PR students from the western states, attend workshops and learn from those in the industry at this professional conference. Registration is now open. Please visit to register. For more information about CSUN PRSSA, please visit For questions regarding CSUN PRSSA please email

SPRING 2012 JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS - The Department of Journalism announces the availability of 10 scholarships and awards.  Winners will be announced in May 2012.  The scholarship criteria are listed below.  All applicants must be MAJORS in the Department of Journalism at CSUN.  Application forms are available online at or in the Journalism Office, MZ 210.  Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2012, unless otherwise stated.

ROY S. AKERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP ($500) - This scholarship is open to all CSUN Journalism majors (continuing and/or transfer students) of junior or senior level academic standing. Students will submit an autobiographical sketch, be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 academic units remaining in spring 2012, and submit a 300-word essay detailing their professional goals and how the study of journalism will help achieve these goals.

THE TOM REILLY STUDENT JOURNALISM ENTERPRISE FUND ($2,000) - This scholarship provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, who are attending CSUN on a full-time basis (at least 12 units for undergraduate students and six units for graduate students or enrolled in Thesis) up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise. Preference will be given to student projects and enterprises that teach news reporting and presentation.

STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP ($350) - Supported by friends, family and colleagues, this award is given in memory of Steven Fishman, a CSUN journalism graduate who died of cancer.  The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who has shown strength in broadcasting sports, news or other programming and needs financial assistance to get started in a broadcasting career.

CHEVRON OUTSTANDING PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT AWARD ($750) - This scholarship recognizes the best public relations effort during summer or fall 2011 or spring 2012.  Applicants will be judged on a two-page essay and portfolio containing samples of public relations presentations in a class or during an internship.  The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. 

HEARST OUTSTANDING BROADCAST NEWS AND IN-DEPTH REPORTING AWARD ($750) - This award recognizes the best broadcast reporting of hard news stories during summer or fall 2011 or spring 2012 in any of the journalism department broadcast news media--KCSN News, Valley View, or On Point.  The competition is open to all undergraduate or graduate students. 

AGNESS UNDERWOOD OUTSTANDING PRINT REPORTING AWARD ($750) - Named for a long-time inspiration to Los Angeles journalists, this annual award recognizes the best reporting from summer or fall 2011 or spring 2012 in any of the journalism department print news media.  The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students. 

OUTSTANDING PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($250) - This scholarship recognizes the best photojournalism during summer or fall 2011 or spring 2012 in the Department of Journalism.  Selection will be based on portfolio and financial need.  The competition is open to juniors or seniors.

JOANN DESANTIS ADVOCACY AWARD ($250) - This award honors Joann DeSantis, who was an administrative assistant in the journalism department for 19 years.  It will be presented to a CSUN journalism major who has worked to improve the lives of others through volunteerism.  Students may be nominated by someone or apply themselves.  Applicants need not be enrolled in fall 2012.

MICHAEL EMERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500) - This scholarship honors the late Dr. Michael Emery, a member of the journalism department's faculty for almost three decades.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student studying journalism history, international news media, or mass media criticism, three areas of special interest to Prof. Emery.

JOURNALISM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP ($500) - This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with an interest in a career in journalism or a journalism-related field. Applicants must submit a brief essay detailing their professional and personal goals and how studying journalism will help achieve these goals. Applicants must have at least 12 units remaining at the end of the spring 2012 semester and enroll at CSUN in fall 2012.


Sacramento Press Club Scholarship - The Sacramento Press Club will award $30,000 in scholarships to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field. The five scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000. 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. The application deadline is March 31. For more information about the scholarships, please visit To apply for any of the scholarships, please visit For any questions, please email

ICFCCT 2012 – The 2012 International Conference on Future Communication and Computer Technology (ICFCCT 2012) will be held in Beijing, China, from May 19-20, 2012. The objective of ICFCCT 2012 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Computer, Network and Communication Technology. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Submitted conference papers will be reviewed by technical committees of the Conference. ICCNCE 2012 will be published in the conference proceeding, and will be indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings. For more information, please contact or visit

Career Fair - Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs is holding a job fair in Sacramento on Monday, April 9. 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