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General Announcements - March18 - March 22

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 9
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 has begun. 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. The last day for advisement is April 26.

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 March 21, 2013 in the Flintridge Room, USU. 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. 

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.

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 26, 2013. For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to Jennifer Fantin at or 202-986-0384. 

The Institute on Political Journalism is also offering the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award in which students studying journalism, public relations, or communications can win $2,500 and fly to DC for an award ceremony at the National Press Club this summer.  Submit your outstanding article or series of articles to the Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award contest.  The entry deadline is April 15, 2013. Please visit for details and submission guidelines.