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General Announcements February 25 - March 1

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 6
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 – Academic advisement for the fall semester will begin on March 11, 2013. All journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the fall 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. The Journalism Department does not make appointments, so plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Pick up you 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, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes. 

Study Abroad – Thinking of studying in the United Kingdom after obtaining your bachelor’s degree? Are you looking for a challenging graduate program? The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds is an internationally renowned center for teaching and research in communication, media and culture. The program offers a range of M.A. programs covering topics from international journalism to political communications and public relations. The school offers outstanding, purpose-built teaching facilities with international staff members who lead their field in teaching and research. The University of Leeds offers competitive fees and a low cost of living. For more information and to apply, visit or email

M.A. Interactive Media – Elon University School of Communications has a full-time M.A. program for students who want to learn how to create and strategically apply interactive media to their fields of interest. This 10-month program will lead students through courses in audience analysis, interactive strategies and iMedia production. Students also have the opportunity to go abroad to create a project for the public good and complete individual portfolio projects before graduating. The program is limited to 36 students per year. Since 2009 when Elon’s iMedia program began, graduates each year successfully enter careers with job titles such as Web designer, marketing coordinator, social media manager, creative designer and multimedia specialist. Interested students can visit or contact Graduate Admissions at (800) 334-8448. 

The New York State Senate Fellowships – Graduate students, post-graduates, and mid-career fellowships are available at the New York State Senate Office of Student Programs. There are generally 16 fellowships awarded each year. Students are not required to presently reside or attend school in New York. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2013. Enrollment for the fellowships begins Thursday, September 12, 2013 and continues full-time through Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The stipend for study purposes is $33,000 and is prorated over the term of the fellowship. The application and other admissions materials can be found at For more information, please contact  

2013-2014 Post-graduate Multimedia Fellow - Recent graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees are invited to apply for this yearlong fellowship with the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. The fellowship includes free housing in a furnished apartment and a $22,155 stipend. The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in late August or early September 2013. The fellow maintains our website, so applicants must have excellent html and CMS skills. The fellow teaches multimedia skills to undergraduate interns – including the use of DSLR cameras and video editing – coordinates group projects and produces his or her own stories. For more information and to apply, go to The application deadline is April 1, 2013.

NABJ event - In honor of black history month the National Association of Black Journalists will be hosting an event called, "Inspiring Through History" held in Santa Susana room on Tuesday, February 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. The event will include guest speakers, food, and an opportunity to network.