July 31, 2008

Freelance reporters wanted in Ontario

Metroland, an Ontario-based media company that owns 100 community newspapers and several trade magazines, is seeking paid freelancers to write feature stories and take photographs for its publications. Students are welcome to apply.

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July 29, 2008

Fall internship @ SF Bay Guardian

San Francisco Bay Guardian seeks reporting interns for the Fall 2008. The internship is unpaid, but seems like a good opportunity for young journalists to get clips and improve their newsgathering skills.

"The Bay Guardian offers opportunities for its interns to develop reporting skills and to write numerous articles," according to the ad. "We also provide workshops for interns on city politics, research and writing skills, and freelancing. Interns advance at their own pace."

Fall editorial internships begin the first week of September and run through the second week of January. Applications must be postmarked by August 10.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 28, 2008

BBC offers trainee program

The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme offers 21 journalists the chance to spend six months in the British Broadcasting Corporation learning about broadcasting. Paid placements are offered news and sports in the following areas: London, Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Cambridge, Leeds, Tonbridge Wells, Norwich and Nottingham.

"We [are] looking for good writers without a professional broadcasting background who could help us reflect our widely differing audiences," the website says. The program is extremely competitive. Last year, the inaugural year of the training program, the BBC received more than 1,400 applications for only 21 spots.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 27, 2008

Join our Facebook group

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On MySpace.com, you can add us as a friend.

Srsly. We need more friends.

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July 25, 2008

Free workshop in Iran on media & religion

I received this announcement via e-mail:
The First Students Workshop on Peace, Religion and Media will be held in Iran, from November 9th to 22nd, 2008m simultaneously with The Second International Conference on Religion and Media. It will provide a unique opportunity in a friendly environment for the young participants to explore the complicated relationship between religion and media and to enhance their knowledge and skills in redirecting the power of this relationship towards the positive aim of building a culture of peace.

We cordially invite young journalists, film and media activists, NGO workers, peace and human rights activists, community leaders and researchers who have at least a bachelor degree in related fields to apply for the workshop.

All costs of the program in Iran (accommodation, food, local transport, etc) will be covered for participants but they are responsible for their own airfare.

Further information could be found here: http://www.religion-media.com/workshop.htm

Mahdiye Tavakol
Program Director

IRIB University,
Niyayesh Highway, Vali-e-Asr Street,
Tehran, Iran.
Tel: +98 21 22652238
Fax: +98 21 22652238

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July 23, 2008

Temporary reporter at Calif. paper

Monterey County Herald, a daily newspaper in the Bay Area, has a temporary nine-month reporter opening: "Nite cops, coverage of Salinas possible beats. Hourly pay, eligible for overtime, 37.5 hours a week. Unfortunately, no benefits."

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July 22, 2008

Fall internship at Philly paper

The Spirit, a 35,000 circulation weekly newspaper distributed in Northern Philadelphia, is seeking interns this fall to writer articles and keep track of community events.

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July 21, 2008

Paid fall photojournalism internship at Roanoke Times

Roanoke Times, a 100,000 circulation daily newspaper in Southwest Virginia, is seeking a paid intern to work from September to November for its photojournalism staff.

"This is an advanced internship where you will be working on daily assignments as well as stories and multimedia projects," according to the advertisement. "Current students and recent graduates are eligible. Our interns are treated as a staff photographer and are closely supervised and coached. You will cover a wide range of daily assignments and be strongly encouraged to produce one solid story. Applicants are supplied with Nikon digital gear, lighting equipment and mini-disc recorders (for audio slideshows) and should be technically proficient in an electronic darkroom."

-Mark Grabowski

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July 20, 2008

Various reporter openings at Bloomberg

July 17, 2008

Video journalism awards contest

The 4th International Video Journalism Awards is seeking entries for non-fiction videos from video journalists.

"The awards try to cover all known fields of video journalism: films from TV stations and publishing companies and productions from an independent background are awarded with a total of 12,000 of prize money going to the separated categories 'independent and online' and 'TV production,'" according to an e-mail from Albert Beckmann of vjawards.com

The deadline for entering films is Oct. 15, 2008. The awards are produced by vjawards.com and the host is ZDF German Television in Mainz.

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July 16, 2008

Multimedia fellowship at UC-Berkeley

The University of California-Berkeley's journalism school seeks two experienced multimedia journalists to develop digital news and information sites for under-served communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The two-year gig begins this fall and pays $80,000 annually.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 14, 2008

6-month paid graphic artist internship

Naples Daily News is looking for a recent grad for a temporary graphic artist position. "Work will include charts and maps (simple and involved) for print and online use, plus other creative presentations that tell stories in non-narrative form," according to the ad.

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July 12, 2008

Reporter openings at Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Star, a 260,000 circulation Gannett newspaper, is seeking two community reporters to cover local government, schools and other news. The Star has hired young reporters, including recent college grads, lately, so it's worth a shot.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 11, 2008

Temporary reporter sought in Sacramento

The Sacramento Business Journal is looking for a full-time reporter for a job that will last for 8 to 12 weeks. The deadline to apply is July 12. It might be a good opportunity for a recent grad with solid internship experience.

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July 10, 2008

Village Voice seeks interns

Village Voice investigative reporter Wayne Barrett is seeking interns to assist with major investigative stories about the upcoming presidential election. Interns will be credited as research assistants on each story.

This is an unpaid internship and all applicants must receive college or graduate school credit to be eligible. The Village Voice is a free weekly newspaper that's based in New York City and has a national reputation. Apply ASAP.

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July 9, 2008

Fall multimedia internship at St.Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLToday.com is seeking a paid multimedia intern for the Fall 2008. The 13-week gig has a flexible start date.

"One day you’ll be shooting breaking news photos and transmitting live from the scene, the next day creating a Soundslide feature on a local music festival, the next day shooting video of a political rally for the presidential election."

Application must be postmarked by July 14. If you miss the deadline, don't fret; the Post-Dispatch offers year-round paid internships.

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Asbury Park Press seeks entertainment freelancers

The Asbury Park Press in northern Jersey is seeking freelance writers to cover events , clubs, etc. The articles will be posted to its web site. Freelance rate of $50 per article of 400-500 words.

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July 7, 2008

Fall internships at Washington Post, CNN, etc.

Several journalism internship opportunities this fall in Washington, D.C.:
  1. The Washington Post is seeking a college student for an internship in its Arts & Living section.
  2. The newspaper is also seeking interns for the Sports section and Features section of The Express, its free 190,000-circulation weekday tabloid that's distributed on public transportation.
  3. CNN en Espanol is also looking for an intern in its D.C. bureau.
  4. Foreign Policy is also considering editorial interns for its magazine and website.
If you're attending college in the D.C. area or participating in an internship program such as The Washington Center, these internships might be a good way to get some journalism experience.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 5, 2008

New journalism fellowship on U.S.-Japan issues

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists "offers stipends for journalists interested in pursuing individual short-term policy-related projects on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan."

The fellowship provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. The stipend is up to $23,500, which includes one roundtrip air ticket, $500 to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation based on requests.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience. The application deadline is Sept. 15.

-Mark Grabowski

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July 2, 2008

Paid internship: Nike field reporter

This sounds awesome. Must be a female, aged 18-24, to apply...
"If you think you have what it takes to volley one-liners with Maria Sharapova, kick it with Hope Solo, and Q&A over cappuccinos with Serena Williams, this is your dream job.

Right now, we’re holding open casting calls for a Nike Field Reporter.

You’ll jet set across the country to interview the most talented female professional athletes. Get the dish on what they’re into at the moment, ask the questions no one else will dare to ask, and get the last word with the biggest girls in the game.

All your on-the-job expenses (including travel and gear) will be paid for by us.

And best of all, you’ll get to report back all of your findings on the Nike Field Reporter blog using written entries, videos and photos."
The deadline to apply is August 8. For more info, click here.

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