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General Announcements November 12 - November 16

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2012 * Issue No. 12
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.

Veteran’s Day – The journalism department office will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observation of Veteran’s Day.

Office Hours - Prof. Bluestein will not hold office hours next Monday or Wednesday. Instead she will have office hours on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving weekend – Classes will not be held from Nov. 22 – Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving recess.

The National Association of Black Journalists/Student Association of Black Communicators at CSUN is hosting a resume workshop presented by the CSUN Career Center. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Manzanita Hall 201. Students should come with their resumes and cover letters, or be prepared to create them. For any questions, please contact Marcy De Veaux at

Fall 2012 Journalism Scholarships - The Department of Journalism announces the availability of seven scholarships. The awards will be announced in December. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applications must be CSUN Journalism or Mass Communication majors. Application forms are available online at or in the Journalism Office, MZ 210.

Two The National Notary Association Scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have spent a semester working in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2013.

The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.

The Ben Hecht Scholarship in ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM in the amount of $650 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants write autobiographical statements underscoring a demonstrated interest in entertainment journalism.

The Angus Campbell Scholarship in HARD NEWS JOURNALISM in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a junior or senior in journalism, who demonstrates academic promise and plans to pursue a career in hard news journalism.

Two Lisa Endig Journalism WRITING Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student who shows outstanding ability in writing for broadcast or print media. Serious consideration will be given to students who are overcoming difficulties while continuing their education.

The San Fernando Valley PUBLIC RELATIONS Roundtable Scholarship in the amount of $250 will we awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates public relation skills. Applicants must submit a proposal for raising funds to maintain or increase the capital in the Journalism Department's Scholarship Fund.

The Valley Press Club Scholarship for Community Journalism in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate. Candidates write an essay describing their ideas for improving print or broadcast community journalism.
The Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $25,648 for tuition, room, board, books and fees for the school year.  Applicants must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television.  Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2013 and fall 2013.

All scholarship recipients must be enrolled during the Spring 2013 semester. 
Please Note: Students receiving financial aid should be aware that scholarship money they are awarded might be used by the university to repay an outstanding balance on their loan. 

CSUN is an institutional member of BEA – Broadcast Education Association. Every student can join free because of our institutional membership.  The code for students is instu-66. The BEA Festival of Media Arts will be taking entries from Nov. 15 – Dec. 15.

Entertainment Publicists Professional Society Panel - Sports publicity is a specialty that calls for a skill set that addresses the specific goals of athletes and their teams. The panel includes PR professionals who work in tandem with individual athletes, their teams, charity-tie-ins and commercial sponsors. Panelists include Mike Altieri, Howard Brodwin, Joe Garner, Kent Moore, Marc Pollick, and David Singer.  Additionally, the Meet the Mentor program from 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. will feature Neil Everett. Attendees can ask anything, get advice and gain insight in a roundtable format. This event is Thursday, Nov. 15 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the ICG Publicists Conference Room in West Hollywood. Continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited to 15 and you must RSVP to secure your spot.  Please email Marilyn Finegold at to secure a spot by Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nonmembers of EPPS will be required to pay a non-refundable $35 in advance or $45 at the door. For more information, please visit

AAJA Scholarship – A $3,900 college scholarship is being offered by the Asian American Journalists Association. Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission and must be college freshman going into their sophomore year. Apply for the 2013 CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship for a chance to win money toward your college education, a trip to the 2013 AAJA convention in New York as part of the Voices student news project plus getting matched with a mentor keyed to your journalism focus. One rising sophomore will be awarded the scholarship and the opportunity to learn from professional journalists and meet the AAJA community. The application deadline is Friday, May 3. Learn more detailed information and directions on how to apply to the CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship.