Journalism scholarship for Virgina H.S. senior
The application is due April 30th.
"Networking is incredibly important for young journalists. Companies are looking to cut every corner they can right now, which means not paying the fee to post on journalismjobs or other sites that also charge for the ad. With the state of the industry, companies also aren't hiring as often as they used to, which means fewer jobs for new grads. For both of those reasons, it's incredibly important for students/recent grads to get every foot in every door that they can. They're more likely to hear about positions. But on another hand networking isn't any more important than it ever was. I think managers have always relied on it to some degree. For example, I hire upward of 20 interns a year and I can't tell you how much more it increases a candidate's stock if someone I know sends me a good word about her/him. If a colleague comes back from a conference and gives me a folder on a good candidate, that goes to the top of the pile. If I see a professor at the UA whom I really respect is listed as a reference on a resumé, that also goes to the top. Young journalists cannot do too much right now to make sure they're putting themselves out there. And don't forget to tell them that means follow-up notes to every conversation they have with anyone who might help them."-Mark Grabowski
The Asia Society is offering a $10,000 prize to a writer who has produced the best example of journalism about Asia in print or online during the calendar year. The deadline is March 14 to apply for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. For more info on the "Oz Prize," click here.
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- Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Writer/Editorial Board, The Washington Post
- Margaret Carlson, Columnist, Bloomberg News; Author, "Anyone Can Grow Up: How George Bush and I Made It to the White House"; former Deputy Bureau Chief, Time
- Bill Cunningham, Managing Director, Dan Klores Communications; former Communications Director, Michael Bloomberg for Mayor campaign
- John Heilemann, Contributing Editor, New York Magazine
- Joe Trippi, former Presidential Campaign Manager for Howard Dean 2004; Senior Advisor for John Edwards 2008; author, The Revolution Will Not be Televised
- Moderator: Charles Kaiser, author; and press critic, Radaronline.com
"It might be worth noting that some newspapers and magazines will allow students to intern part time for academic credit for a semester at a time. This can be an excellent way for younger students to gain some experience even if they don't qualify for a full-time, paid summer internship. For example, every semester we have four or five University of Central Florida students working for us part-time as interns in reporting, editing, photography and online producing. These arrangements might not be formalized in every case. The student might need to take the initiative to invent an opportunity, armed with information about what sort of credit his school is willing to give and how many hours of work are required to get it."Eagles has also written a must-read article, "How to get a newspaper internship," that outlines how to go about finding and applying for journalism internships.