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General Announcements April 1 - April 5

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 11
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 – 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.

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.

Computer Lab - The department is reinstating an open computer lab period so students can access certain software programs for assigned multimedia projects. Lab hours will be staffed by a student assistant from the department’s technology area to help with any problems. Starting this week, the lab will be open in Manzanita 211 for student use on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Journalism 395B is full for the fall 2013 semester, but permission numbers are still available for the second summer session (May 28 – July 9). If your adviser has recommended J395B and you are interested in taking the summer J395B course, please see Keith Goldstein to obtain a permission number.

RegistrationFall 2013 registration-by-appointment will begin Tuesday, June 18-Sunday and end July 14. Fall 2013 nonrestrictive Registration will begin Monday, July 15 and end Sunday, August 25. Online wait list features will begin Monday, July 15. Students who are repeating courses during the Fall 2103 semester will be permitted to enroll beginning Thursday, August 22. Saturday classes for Fall 2013 start Saturday, August 24 and Weekday classes start Monday, August 26.

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.

Society of Professional Journalists Scholarships - The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will award scholarships of up to $1,000 to students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. The available scholarships are the Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship, the Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and the Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship. Students from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties who have completed at least their freshman year of college, as well as graduate students from those same counties, are eligible to apply for all scholarships. High School seniors from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties are eligible to apply for the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for the scholarships is midnight, Friday, June 10, 2013. Applications can be submitted by mail or e-mail. The awards will be announced in July 2013. For application guidelines and more information on the available scholarships, please visit SPJ/LA's website. Applicants may apply for more than one scholarship by checking all of the appropriate boxes on the form, but no more than one scholarship will be awarded to any applicant. Multiple applications will be discarded. In addition, applicants must provide proof of enrollment or acceptance in a journalism program at a two-year or four-year college or university. Students must have completed at least their freshman year in college, and have at least one semester to complete in a journalism program after the award of the scholarship. Graduate students in journalism programs are eligible. However, students in fields, such as advertising, public relations or law, are not eligible. For more information, please contact Tammy Audi at

The Scripps Howard Foundation 2013-2014 Post-graduate Multimedia Fellow application postmark deadline is April 1. Graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees are invited to apply for this yearlong fellowship. 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 To find out more about the program and to see current interns’ stories, visit our website: