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General Announcements March 11 - March 15

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 8
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.
Office Hours Changed - Prof. Bluestein will hold office hours on Tuesday, March 12 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. instead of the 12:30-2 p.m.
CSUN Journalism Department Career Day – For students who are serious about landing that first job in journalism, public relations and other media-related fields, this year’s Career Day has something for everyone. The panel will feature professionals ready to share their experiences and answer questions on a diverse range of professions. Panelists will include Aron Bender, news anchor, KFI AM 640, Ann Brenoff, senior writer and columnist, Huffington Post, Sara Catania, editorial director of digital media, NBC4, Cuit Gonzalez, social media and brand engagement manager for BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, Greg Hernandez, editor of and Los Angeles correspondent for, Antonio Mejias, metro assignment editor at La Opinion, and Bob Tarlau, veteran TV News writer and producer. The event will take place in the USU Flintridge Room on March 21. The panel discussion will take place from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. A student resume and portfolio review will take place from 10:45 a.m. to Noon.
Department Scholarships- The Department of Journalism announces the availability of 8 scholarships and awards. Winners will be announced in May 2013. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applicants must be MAJORS in the Department of Journalism at CSUN. Application forms are available online at in the Journalism Office, MZ 210. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2013, 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 2013, and submit a 300-word essay detailing their professional goals and how the study of journalism will help achieve these goals.
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 2012 or spring 2013. 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 2012 or spring 2013 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 2012 or spring 2013 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 2012 or spring 2013 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 2013.
MICHAEL EME RY 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.
DELIVER APPLICATIONS TO MZ 210 BY 5 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR E-MAIL. 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.
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award – Four students will receive an award in the amount of $1,000.00 each in recognition of the following: Academic excellence, service to community and campus, exceptional achievements or personal life circumstances that have been overcome. Applications for the 2013 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award are now available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs located in University Hall 310 or at The deadline to apply is April 15, 2013. For more information, please call (818) 677-2391.
My Money Management workshops for Spring 2013 – The Financial Literacy Program is pleased to offer money management workshops listed below. Those who attend five or more will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please contact
Identity Theft
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and know what to do if it occurs.
Tuesday, March 19th 1:30pm-3:00pm SG 100
Student Loans: Know before you borrow
Come and learn about the various types of loans, the process to take out loans, and repayment options to manage existing ones.
Wednesday, March 20th 4:00pm-5:15pm SQ 100
Understanding Your Paystub
Come and educate yourself on how to read your paystub and use that information to effectively manage your money.
Tuesday, March 26th 12:30pm-1:30pm Noski Auditorium
Getting and Staying out of Debt
Learn how to develop your own debt management plan to pay off consumer credit debt and find useful tools for evaluating and monitoring your use of credit in the future.
Wednesday, March 27th 12:00pm-1:30pm SQ 101
Basics of Taxation
Come and learn what income to include and exclude when reporting, deductions, adjustments, tax credits, and legal tax avoidance techniques.
Tuesday, April 16th 1:00pm-2:30pm SG 100
Money and Relationships
Learn how to talk not fight about money in a relationship.
Wednesday, April 17th 12:00pm-1:30pm SQ 101
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Learn how to buy budget friendly foods and get ideas for inexpensive healthy meals. Come hungry! Learn to make healthy snacks and eat while learning!
Wednesday, April 17th 2:00pm-3:30pm Klotz Health Center
Excellence in Journalism 2013 (EIJ13) is the must-attend journalism conference of the year. Through three scholarship programs, the Society of Professional Journalists will send several members to Southern California for EIJ13. Each scholarship covers a conference registration and some travel expenses, among other benefits unique to each award. From Aug. 24 to 26, about 1,400 journalists will gather for exceptional networking and training opportunities, not to mention the variety of resources available in the Journalism Expo.
More on the scholarships:
The Diversity Leadership Fellows Program invites six journalists to participate in the program and connect with the Society at EIJ13. Applicants are from groups underrepresented in the media, have at least three years of post-collegiate journalism experience and have been SPJ members for at least one year.
SPJ awards up to five Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships. Terry served as executive director of SPJ from 2002 to 2009, when he passed away after a two-year battle with brain cancer. While at SPJ, Terry prioritized providing journalists with high-caliber professional training, and this scholarship enables professional members to receive it at EIJ13.
The Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award honors an active student member of SPJ who has shown great dedication to the First Amendment. Bob Lewis was a 48-year member of SPJ when he died in 2012. He served as national president and chair of the national Freedom of Information Committee. He also received the Wells Key, the highest honor for an SPJ member.
Send your questions to Lauren Rochester at or call (317) 927-8000. More information can be found at
NYU Global Programs: Journalism and Communication Studies - Earn course credits toward your journalism or communication studies major at an NYU global academic center. Learn reporting from leading international correspondents and media professionals. Scholarships are available for those who apply early! Global locations are in Ghana, Argentina, Italy, England, France, Czech Republic, China, Australia, Israel, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit
NYU Global Programs: Prelaw Studies - Gain new perspectives on the complex concepts of international law. Sharpen your writing and analytical skills with course work in economics, history, politics, and sociology. Scholarships are available for those who apply early!Global locations are in Ghana, Argentina, Italy, England, France, Czech Republic, China, Australia, Israel, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit