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General Announcements September 2- September 6

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2013 * Issue No. 2
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Carolina Najarro, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

Department Office Hours - The Department's office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Faculty Office Hours – Faculty advisor and part- time faculty office hours are available outside the Department office.

Reading Room - For journalism students who need to access computers or need a quiet place to study, the Journalism Department has a computer lab in the Michael Emery Reading Room, MZ 208. No food, drinks, or using MySpace/Facebook in the Reading Room!
Email - Check your e-mail regularly or forward your university e-mail to an account like hotmail. Remember that the is the official Cal State Northridge communication method. It is the student's responsibility to monitor his/her University e-mail. Not checking e-mail is not a good reason for missing deadlines.
Social Networking Sites – The Department can be found on Facebook at, Twitter at and on Google+ at
Moodle – Students who need help with Moodle can visit for information training.
Campus Closed - CSUN will be closed during Labor Day weekend from Saturday, August 31 to Monday, September 2.

NOW HIRING STUDENT ASSISTANTS – The Journalism Department is hiring two qualified and reliable student assistants to work in technology-related posts for Fall 2013. The hourly rate is $8, and undergraduates must be enrolled in six units; graduate students in four units. The jobs involve providing technical and other support for both broadcast and multimedia areas. Student assistants will check cameras, mobile devices and other lab equipment in and out, and make sure systems are complete and functional as issued and as returned, consistent with Journalism’s lab and usage rules.

BROADCAST - The student assistant will address broadcast editing and voiceover booth issues that arise from time to time, and should be able to apply and act in accordance with traditional principles of journalism. The job also involves extensive interaction with students, staff technicians and faculty. The ideal candidate should have completed JOUR 315 or JOUR 415 plus JOUR 445 (preferred) with a "B" or better, and be available from 2:45-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9-11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

PRINT/ONLINE/PHOTO/MULTIMEDIA - The student assistant will provide technology and related support in both Mac and PC labs. The student must be competent in a variety of tools and techniques used in the various student-run media outlets and instructional labs, and be able to answer basic questions about Manzanita Hall’s newsroom systems/procedures, editing, production, design and related software programs. The ideal candidate will be available evenings and Saturday to provide support for students and faculty members for classes in MZ 203, MZ 211 and MZ 360.