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General Announcements April 29 - May 3

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2013 * Issue No. 13
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 professors except for Prof. Blumenkrantz and Prof. Baker-Schena will extend advisement through May 3. Professor Kim will only be available for advisement on Tuesday. 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. 

Prof. Bluestein will not hold office hours on Tuesday, April 30, but she will have office hours on Thursday, May 2 from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Computer Lab - The department has reinstated 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.

MJ Bear Fellowship Application - The MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate young digital journalists, working independently or for a company or organization, who have demonstrated — through professional experimentation, research or other projects — that they deserve support for their efforts and/or vision. The fellows are up-and-coming early-career journalists inside or outside the newsroom who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry and working to expand the boundaries of digital news. Each fellowship provides the assignment of a personal ONA mentor for six months, registration, travel and accommodations for the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet, recognition at the ONA conference, and membership in ONA with three years’ dues paid in full. For more information and to apply, please visit If you have any questions, email

PRSSA Alumni Panel- You are invited to join CSUN’s Public Relations Student Society of America for the first annual alumni panel moderated by Dr. Lori Baker-Schena. A networking event will follow. The panel will include Sanaz Marbley, account supervisor at JMPR Public Relations, Sheila Rodriguez, junior associate at Finn Partners, Christopher Nunan, marketing coordinator for Monster (headphones), and Rita Tateel, president at Celebrity Source. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on April 30, 2013, in Sierra Hall room 284.