June 30, 2008

Fall internship at ESPN.com

ESPN.com seeks college students to intern on its copy desk in its Bristol, Conn. headquarters for 10 weeks starting in September.

-Mark Grabowski

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June 26, 2008

Pennsylvania reporters boot camp

From the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association:

When: Aug. 18-22, 2008

Details: Basic training for entry-level editorial staffers and staffers-to-be.

Speakers: Will include seasoned journalists and industry experts.

Cost : TBD (Includes tuition, daily continental breakfast, daily lunch. Cost does not include lodging and some meals.)

Registration: E-mail or call Bev Hendry, (717) 703-3003. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline is August 4.

Start Date:
End Date:
Monday, August 18 2008
Friday, August 22 2008

Address: PNA Headquarters
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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June 25, 2008

Paid D.C. media internships for fall & spring

The National Journalism Center will offer 10 to 15 paid journalism internships this fall and spring in Washington, D.C. The fall program runs from Aug. 25 to Nov. 16; the spring program is from Feb. 2 to April 24.

Interns receive a $1,000 monthly stipend and spend 12 weeks working at newspapers, magazines, websites, and TV and radio stations. They also are provided with training, meet with prominent journalists and participate in discussions.

Students can take their internships for credit, as well as take the training seminar as an independent study course.

Rising juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to be journalism majors; however, it is preferred to have some exposure/training to journalism and communications.

The application deadline is July 1 for the fall program and Nov. 30 for the spring program. Students should apply ASAP as acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.

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June 24, 2008

N.Y. Times seeks stringer

The New York Times is seeking a full-time stringer/researcher in its Southern bureau in Atlanta. In addition to assisting National Desk reporters with stories, the stringer will have an opportunity to earn his/her own bylines.

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June 23, 2008

Paid internship: travel world and write about wine

The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia Journalism Internship sounds like a dream internship:

"Become a wine correspondent with press credentials, and a ticket and expenses to travel to some of the most famous wine countries in the world (and some of the least famous). There are 71 countries making wine in the world, and our correspondents will travel to many of them. Your reports will be published on the ENCYCLOPEDIA Wines website www.knoWine.com."

Internships are available for summer and fall. Must be 21+.

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June 20, 2008

Investigative journalism job for recent grad

Rotten Dog Productions has a paid internship position available for a recent graduate looking to do independent, investigative journalism.

"You should be comfortable researching a subject in depth and covering environmental, science and political stories," according to the ad. "You'll be responsible for finding stories along the Atlantic Coast from New York through Newfoundland. You should be able to find a human interest angle to the stories illustrating scientific or political event with a story about its impact on people. Your stories will be published online and combined with video and photos for documentary production."

To apply, e-mail your resume and a few work samples to Bill@Southworth.TV.

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June 19, 2008

Paid internships at Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is looking for local college students to report and take photos for The Loop, a new, innovative, interactive Web site created entirely for and by college students.

The internship involves working 10 to 16 hours per week and pays $10 per hour. Students will spend the majority of their time at the Democrat & Chronicle, though some reporting and fieldwork will be required.

-Mark Grabowski

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June 16, 2008

Journalism scholarship for international students

The Foreign Press Association is offering three scholarships to foreign graduate students of journalism in the United States: one for $10,000, one for $7,500 and one for $5,000. The awards are meant to encourage the pursuit of a career in journalism focusing on international affairs. The deadline is late December 2008.

-Mark Grabowski

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Free health journalism seminars

USC is seeking applications for its upcoming all-expenses-paid seminars in health journalism. The four day "California Health Journalism Fellowship" programs, held by the university's Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles, are "open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists with a passion for health news, not just reporters on the health beat."

Session 1, from July 31-Aug. 3, will focus on investigating hospitals and nursing homes, understanding medical statistics and medical studies, narrative story telling techniques and more.

Session 2, from Oct. 23-26, will explore the latest thinking about how neighborhood life, work conditions, social inequities, race and education influence health. It will also discuss digital story telling.

The deadline to apply is June 27. For more info, contact (213) 437-4419 or calendow (at) usc.edu.

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June 14, 2008

Int'l development fellowship for young journalists

The Development Executive Group is offering a fellowship for students and recent graduates who are interested in both journalism and international development. Fellows will receive a stipend and work 3 to 6 months in Manila, Tokyo, Barcelona or Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include conducting interviews and online research in order to write practical articles about international development for web publication. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2009. Unpaid internships are also available.

-Mark Grabowski

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June 13, 2008

Website for journalism job hunters

Newsjobs.net is a 12-year-old online resource for people seeking editorial jobs in the U.S., Canada or U.K. It lists internships and jobs. It also features book reviews and career advice.

-Mark Grabowski

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June 12, 2008

China Daily seeks student freelancers

China Daily, the self-proclaimed "only national English-language daily newspaper in China," is seeking freelance writers in key U.S. cities -- and they're willing to "consider outstanding college juniors or seniors." If you live in or near Chicago, D.C., Atlanta or Texas and want to get some bylines while earning up to $100 per article, you might want to check out this opportunity. The deadline to apply is June 15.

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June 11, 2008

Entry-level jobs at Newsweek

Newsweek, a three million circulation weekly news magazine, offers entry level opportunities through its Maynard Parker Fellowship.

Two fellowships are available annually, beginning at staggered dates. Each fellow is assigned to a particular editorial department and is paired with a mentor who will work closely with the fellow to help develop his/her professional journalism skills. The fellowship provides a competitive salary and health benefits. After their year is up, fellows will also be considered for any available open positions.

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June 9, 2008

Find a job writing features

The American Society of Sunday and Features Editors has a jobs page listing several features section openings along with other journalism jobs.

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June 7, 2008

Fellowship for journalists from developing nations

Every day, CubReporters.org receives several international visitors. In the past week alone, web traffic came from the U.K., Japan, India, Canada, Russia, Ireland, Indonesia, France, Serbia, Spain, Tanzania, Italy, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Kenya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Israel, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Virgin Islands, Romania and Taiwan. Here’s an opportunity that international journalists may be interested in:

The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund annually offers fellowships to young journalists from developing nations to report on United Nations’ proceedings for news media in their home countries. Applications will soon be accepted for 2009.

Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English. Additionally, applicants must come from a developing nation in Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean.

The fellowship will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities.

-Mark Grabowski

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June 4, 2008

Teachers & Writers Collaborative offers part-time fellowships

Applications are being accepted for Teachers & Writers Collaborative Fellowships. The award comes with, among other things, a $10,000 stipend, office space in Manhattan and opportunities to meet with experienced professionals from publishing, literary arts, theater, or other fields related to the Fellow’s work.

Fellows must be 30 or younger and spend 15 hours per week, from Oct. 2008 through May 2009, helping to plan the calendar year T&W's 2009 2020 Visions reading series.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on July 7.

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June 1, 2008

Find business journalism jobs

Looking for a journalism job covering business? The American Society of Business Publication Editors has a job bank that contains exclusive listings that are regularly updated. I've added the link to CubReporters.org's journalism jobs page.

-Mark Grabowski

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