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General Announcements March 3 - March 7

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2014 * Issue No. 7

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, Monday. Old editions of the newsletter are available at

Mandatory Pre-Advisement Workshop - All Journalism Juniors and Seniors will be required to attend one of three pre-advisement workshops being offered. The workshops will cover GE/WPE requirements, LAHS vs. Non-LASH, Collateral/minor, 80/65 Rule, transfer units, and more! In order to be advised this semester, all juniors and seniors must attend a workshop. Workshops will be offered on Tuesday, March 11 from 4-5 p.m. in MZ 130; Wednesday, March 12 7-8 p.m. in MZ 130; or Friday, March 14 11-Noon in OV 025. Students will need to bring a printout of their DPR and should be prepared to take notes. For questions, please contact

Fall 2014 Advisement - All journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the Fall 2014 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period which will begin on Monday, March 17, 2014. 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.

FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.

SOPHOMORES, STUDENTS UNDER 60 UNITS & FIRST TIME TRANSFERare required to make an appointment with Virginia Avila. Students need to send an email to and should include their name, CSUN ID# and phone number.

 JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser.

Upcoming Events: For more information about the following, go to the Events tab of the Department's Website or Facebook page.
-Tuesday, March 4 (4:00 p.m.) - "This is Media" Screening and Discussion
-Friday, March 7 (2:00 p.m.) - Covering La Linea
-Wednesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 13 - 2014 GradFest in the Matador Bookstore Complex (additional information pending)
-Monday, March 17 - Start of Fall 2014 Mandatory Advisement
-Thursday, March 20 (9:30 a.m.) - Journalism Career Day
-Monday, May 19 (8:00 a.m.) - Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Commencement Ceremony

Journalism- The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors who are studying journalism to report from Washington during the fall term. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments. Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week fall term. Applicants with multimedia experience will be given preference. A seventh intern works for the Hispanic Link News Service. Applicants should be juniors or seniors with previous internship experience or extensive work with student media. They are also looking for a post-graduate, multimedia fellow. The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in early September. The fellow maintains their website, teaches video and photography skills to the undergraduate interns using their DSLR cameras and editing software. The fellow also reports his or her own stories, creates interactive graphics and coordinates group projects. The fellowship includes a stipend of $22,155 and free housing. The fall program includes an international intern who is chosen by the International Center for Journalists. For more details and to fill out an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website or contact Jody Beck at
Program dates and application deadlines:
Fall 2014: Sept. 10 to Dec. 16. Application deadline: March 15. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.
Hispanic Link intern: same deadline, stipend and free housing
Post-graduate, multimedia fellow: early September 2014 to August 2015. Application deadline: April 1. Program includes a $22,155 stipend and free housing.

Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) - The HPRA Scholarship Program was created to assist students of Hispanic descent in California achieve their educational goals. The HPRA Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service among students who are pursuing a career in public relations and related communications fields. Each year, the program awards five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000. Each recipient is then automatically considered for the Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on contributions to the community. Eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found on their website at
To be eligible, students must:
-Be accepted to attend a four-year accredited California college or university by Fall 2014 semester.
-Be an incoming junior or senior student of at least 25 percent Hispanic decent.
-Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in their major subject.
-Be California natives/residents attending school in California.
-Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing.
-A desire to work in the public relations industry with a major in other disciplines.
-Be available to attend the HPRA PRemio Awards dinner in October 2014 in Los Angeles. Interested students must complete the online application at by Friday, April 4, 2014.  Students will be notified by August if they are selected. For questions, please e-mail

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is offering amazing opportunities for student journalists this year. Students do not need to be Asian American to apply for most of AAJA's scholarships and internship grants.
Scholarships, Internships and Grants:
-NBC Summer Partnerships: Paid summer internships with NBC News in New York City are available for students and recent graduates pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. The application deadline is February 28, 2014. 
-Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset education costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism. The application deadline is March 28, 2014.
-Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.
-CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. The recipient will also receive an all expenses-paid trip to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. in August. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.
-Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Associated Press Sports Editors - APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States. The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1st.
Please include the following information in the letter of application:
- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.
- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.
- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.
- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.
Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this address: APSE Scholarship c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor Boston Globe 135 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02205-2845.