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General Announcements January 28 - February 1

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * 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, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday 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 or outside the Department office.

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 Facebook in the Reading Room!

Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at, Twitter at and on Google+ at

Summer 2013 Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC will take place June 5 through August 3, 2013. Students will earn up to nine credits and are guaranteed an internship with a media outlet or communications firm. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 7, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the priority deadline of February 7, 2013, in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as internship placement. For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to Jennifer Fantin at or 202-986-0384. 

Scholarship - The Sacramento Press Club is adding another scholarship this year for a total of $34,000 in assistance to students who are preparing for a career in journalism or a closely related field. The seven scholarships range in value from $4,000 to $8,000. Community college students who are transferring to four year colleges will get special consideration for the newest scholarship, the $4,000 for the Nereida Skelton Journalism Scholarship. The other six scholarships are offered to college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are focusing on journalism. In this economy, financial assistance can be crucial. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 5. Please email for more information visit For an application, go to

Truth about Photoshop Contest – Spread your message about media and body image. Tell the truth about Photoshop and join the MPHA_CSUN Campaign. MPHA_CSUN Campaign is a serviced learning collaboration among students from Journalism, Heath Sciences, and Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating at University Counseling Services with the National Eating Disorders Association. To enter the contest, you must be a current CSUN student, follow and like MPHA_CSUN on Facebook or Twitter, and create an original video for the campaign’s YouTube channel. Entries must follow contest guidelines at First place will receive a $100 gift card. Other prizes include: Starbucks gift cards, t-shirts, tote bags, and more. You can follow the campaign at,, on twitter @MPHA_CSUN, or on Instagram @MPHA_CSUN.
The Congressional Internship Program is one of several Panetta Institute-sponsored programs designed to encourage and develop future leaders of this nation. The program provides students with an intensive, two-week orientation at the Institute in Monterey before they begin work with members of California's Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. for approximately three months each fall.  A full scholarship covering all costs is awarded to each intern, thanks to the Panetta Institute and its patrons. Students selected to participate are appointed by university presidents from the 23-campus California State University system, Santa Clara University and Dominican University of California.  Selection is based on exemplary scholastic record, interest in politics and potential for a public service career. The criteria on which interns are chosen include the following qualifications:
·         Upper division undergraduate status (matriculating juniors or seniors during the time of the internship)
·         Students who have not accumulated more than 120 units
·         High academic standing in all colleges/universities attended (includes lower division)
·         Congressional Internship Program units (twenty) must be applied to the student’s transcript
·         Outstanding student leader, who is not a former Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program participant.
·         Demonstrated commitment to community and public service
·         Advanced written and verbal communication skills (especially clarity of speech)
·         General computer proficiency, word processing and spreadsheet knowledge
·         Ability to follow instructions carefully
·         Flexibility to adjust with poise to changing deadlines and priorities
·         Ability to  provide information to the public and others as directed by supervisors
·         Strong organizational skills
·         Ability to multi-task and prioritize simultaneously
·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
·         Ability to be a good team member with an attitude of doing what it takes to get the job done and doing so with a pleasant, cooperative, and professional demeanor
Other Qualities:
·         Exemplary conduct at the home campus university and in the community
·         Positive attitude and a willingness to work (hard) on any project assigned by the congressional office
·         Willingness to accept entry level work assigned to young unpaid assistants who normally serve as interns
·         Full-time commitment to the Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship Program; no extra-curricular or outside courses allowed; including but not limited to scheduling of LSAT, graduate record exams (GRE), etc.;
·         U.S. citizen;
·         And a state of California resident.

Interested students should complete an application and submit all required paperwork to the Undergraduate Studies office, University Hall 215, by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Contact the Undergraduate Studies office for an application. For more information, please visit