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General Announcements September 10 - September 14

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2012 * Issue No. 3
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.

AdvisementAdvisement will begin on September 24, 2012. All advisers will be available for advisement during their regular office hours. Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the spring 2013 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.

AAJA Scholarships - The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association has announced its annual scholarship competition for full-time students attending colleges and universities in Greater Los Angeles. Applications and work samples will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges led by Frank Buckley, co-anchor of “KTLA 5 Morning News,” and Henry Fuhrmann, assistant manager editor at the Los Angeles Times. Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Awards will range up to $1,000. Winners will be notified on Oct. 5 and will be invited to receive their awards during AAJA-LA’s annual Trivia Bowl competition on Oct. 12. The application form can be downloaded at AAJA-LA 2012 Scholarship Application (PDF) or AAJA-LA 2012 Scholarship Application (Word). For more information, please visit

Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarships and Internships - Graduate and undergraduate students who aspire to become foreign correspondents are invited to apply for one of fourteen scholarships/internships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. From among the scholarship winners, the Foundation selects up to six scholars and pays travel and living expenses for them to intern at foreign bureaus such as the Associated Press, Reuters and Forbes.  Students win either a $2,000 grant or funding for their overseas experience. The judges require that applicants submit a cover letter, resume and essay.  The applicant’s name and school should appear at the top of each page.  The essay of approximately 500 words should concentrate on an area of the world or an international issue. It can be in the form of a news story, analysis, or essay.  The cover letter should be autobiographical in nature addressing such questions as how the applicant developed an interest in this particular part of the world, or how he or she would use the scholarship to further journalistic ambitions. Winners will be contacted in December so that arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholarship Luncheon in February 2012 in New York City at the Foundation's expense.  Recipients are expected to attend.  The results will be posted in mid-December. Applications may be sent by mail (William J. Holstein, President, Overseas Press Club Foundation, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036), fax (201-612-9915) or email (  Please choose one.  Email is preferred (Word or PDF). The deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2012. For more information, contact Jane Reilly, Executive Director, at or visit