September 30, 2008

Worcester Magazine seeks freelancers

Worcester Magazine, a weekly alternative newspaper serving the Worcester area, is looking for freelance journalists:
  • Arts writers to cover the thriving local art scene. Pay is $50 for 500 words.
  • Music writers for short, local music tidbits.Pay is $25 for 200 words.
Telecommuting is OK. Email two clips to, if you're interested.

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Sports journalism intern @ Chicago TV station

WGN-TV, CW's affiliate in Chicago, seeks an intern to assist the sports producer and anchor with the evening sportscasts.

The intern will log games and use the web and wires to help provide pertinent information on breaking sports stories. The interns will learn to identify proper highlights, video, sound, etc… to use in our shows. Also, interns will have the opportunity to learn to edit on desktop editors. Occasionally, interns go out in the field to help with interviews.

-Mark Grabowski

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September 29, 2008

Fox News Channel seeks campus correspondents

Palestra Media Group seeks college students to cover their universities for a national college media network which has recently affiliated with Fox News Channel.

Student reporters will be paid $150 to $235 per month depending on the content they produce. They also earn and additional $20 for each pre-approved feature story they create.

"Student reporters will cover their school’s athletic teams, music scene, traditions and other elements of life around campus," the job posting says. "Sports reporters will work with their school’s Sports Information Department to cover practices and games, shoot video of interviews with players and coaches and file short daily reports. Student reporters may also create feature stories profiling a noteworthy athlete, event or tradition at their school."

Stories will be posted on the company’s website ( and occasionally repurposed for use on Fox News Channel and

If you are interested in applying for a reporting position with The Palestra, contact recruiting coordinators Gina DiCello at or Dave Maetzol at

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SF event: Journalism job and internship fair

San Fransisco State University will host a journalism job and internship fair on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Early registration is only $7 if paid by Oct. 5; on-site registration is $25.

Recruiters scheduled to attend so far:
Alameda Sun, Associated Press, Bay Area News Group - East Bay, East Bay Express, El Reportero, El Tecolote, Independent Arts & Media, KALW 91.7, KRON4, New America Media, San Mateo Daily Journal, The Press Democrat, Wiretap Magazine, KQED-FM, All Voices, CBS 5/KPIX, The Globe Newspapers, Curve Magazine, Tikkun Magazine, WIP Magazine, The Western Edition, OhDANG! Magazine, Sierra Club Magazine, Colorlines Magazine. MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

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Digital journalist @ Columbus TV station

NBC 4 (WCMH-TV), NBC's affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, seeks a digital journalist to join the newsroom team.

The digital journalist will be "responsible for developing and nurturing local news contacts, developing unique stories, covering breaking news and following up on news stories," according to the job posting. "A Digital Journalist develops the story, shoots, writes and edits the story, and is responsible for its presentation on multiple media platforms."

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Paid internship at WSJ's Asia bureau

Wall Street Journal's Asian edition is looking for a paid reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. The selected candidate will be provided a weekly stipend of $700 and an allowance for round-trip airfare to Hong Kong.

Candidates should have "fluency in one or more Asian languages -- preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean -- a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region."

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and a dozen of your best bylined clips to:

Cathy Panagoulias
Assistant Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal
200 Liberty Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10281

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September 28, 2008

Fall internship @ People magazine

People, a weekly 4-million circulation magazine that covers celebrities and human interest stories, seeks a college student for an editorial internship beginning immediately.

Tasks include reporting, fact checking, researching, writing, and general editorial tasks. The intern will work three days and 14-21 hours per week at the magazine's New York City office. The student must be able to receive credit for the internship, which will run until December.

Find more journalism internships at

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Reporter @ Savannah, Ga. TV station

WSAV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Savannah, Georgia, is seeking a reporter for its nightly newscast.

"Applicants must know how to acquire community contacts to generate original, enterprise reporting and have excellent research, interviewing and storytelling skills," the job posting says. "If you’re a self-starter who shows initiative, this position provides a real opportunity for career growth in a wonderful place to live."

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Investigative reporter @ Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal, an 82,000 circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, is looking for an investigative reporter. You'll do projects while also covering city hall and local politics. You will write both breaking news for the paper's website and deeper pieces for the newspaper. While experienced candidates are preferred, the newspaper will also consider young journalists.

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Reporter openings @ D.C. newspaper

Interested in doing political journalism and covering Capitol Hill? The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper that mostly covers the U.S. Congress, has multiple editorial openings:
The Hill publishes three times a week when both chambers of Congress are in session and once a week the rest of the year. It has a print circulation of above 21,000, more than any other Capitol Hill publication, according to the newspaper.

-Mark Grabowski

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September 27, 2008

How to get a job in the U.K. media

The Independent, a large British daily newspaper, has put together various articles on getting a job in the U.K. media, including:
These are just some of the many and varied careers covered in the newspaper's handy Career Planning section.

-Mark Grabowski

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September 26, 2008

The most important journalism tool is introducing a new feature: Journalism Tip of the Week.

Here's our inaugural tip:
A journalist's most important tool is not a notepad, tape recorder, computer or even the ability to write a story. A journalist's most important tool is her brain. As a writer, you have to cut through the flab of all the information around. You need need to question, question, question. What happened? Who does this affect? Why is this important? Critical thinking precedes good writing.
Newspaper editors agree.

-Mark Grabowski

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Central Jersey newspaper seeks reporters

The Princeton Packet, a semi-weekly newspaper located between NYC and Philly, is seeking reporters to cover hard news and government meetings along with some features and enterprise stories. In addition, there are openings at the newspaper chain's other newspapers in Central New Jersey.

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3-month photojournalism fellowship

The NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant enables a working photojournalist to take a three month leave of absence to pursue a documentary project illuminating "The Changing Face of America." The National Press Photographers Association and Nikon Inc. award one elite photojournalist a $15,000 stipend to undertake the project unencumbered by daily assignments.

The program was suspended in 2007 due to lack of funding, but is returning this year, according to the National Press Photographers Association.

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September 25, 2008

Entry-level opinion writer @ U.S.News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is seeking a 12-month, paid, full-time intern for its Opinion section. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

"The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have a firm grasp of current events, be able to manage numerous tasks and projects and have creative flair and initiative. Strong research and writing skills are a must, along with knowledge of the Web."

E-mail resume, cover letter, three references and relevant clips to Mary Lu Meixell at by September 30.

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Should you attend journalism school?

Journalism school is a big investment of time, money and energy. Before you make the commitment, you want to be 100 percent sure.

If you decide to go, carefully choose your journalism program. Find a program that’s strong in new media/multimedia journalism. Many journalism students are woefully prepared for the real world because their programs are not teaching them the latest skills they need. In addition, some programs are using very outdated equipment.

For more info, read "Is Journalism School for You?," the latest article in's journalism career advice section.

-Mark Grabowski

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NYC magazine seeks fall and winter interns

If you're interested in magazine journalism, consider interning at American Spa magazine. You'll receive a stipend and get to write articles.

The New York City-magazine is looking for editorial interns for the fall and winter semesters who are interested in the travel, beauty and health industries. "This is a great opportunity to get clips," the posting says.

Don't overlook this opportunity. While it may not be your dream internship, keep in mind that magazine journalism is a very competitive field. Everyone needs to start somewhere and this internship should help you get some solid experience.

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September 24, 2008

L.A. tv station seeks freelance newswriter

KTLA-TV, a.k.a. Channel 5 in Los Angeles, seeks a freelance writer to assist the news producer in putting newscasts together.

Responsibilities include: writing news stories; directing the editing of video taped stories for broadcasts; basic non-linear editing/clip editing duties; and logging video feeds. The writer also must learn the responsibilities of the associate producer and program producer so as to be prepared to produce a program as needed.

Candidates should have experience in broadcast or print journalism.

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New Dallas paper seeks freelancers

Lone Star Trumpet, a new, monthly Dallas-area newspaper, seeks contributing writers:

"Searching for sports writers, feature, humor, column, business, education, beauty, etc. Recent college graduates welcomed. The newspaper only publishes the positive side of the news. The position is 100 percent freelance and will not require you to commute to an office."

Pay is $25-$50 per article.

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Openings @ Alaska newspaper

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, an 18,000 circulation daily in the heart of Alaska, is seeking an entertainment/features reporter and a copy editor/page designer. Entry-level candidates will be considered.

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September 23, 2008

Paid internship @ Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian, a monthly magazine read by 400,000 people in the D.C. area, offers year-round paid internships to college students and recent graduates.

Editorial interns work full-time, make $7 per hour and factcheck, research and write stories. In addition, interns receive significant mentoring. Photography and online editing internships are also available.

Application deadlines: Nov. 1 for a Spring internship (running from January to May); March 1 for Summer (June-August); and July 1 for Fall (September-December).

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Journalism fundamentals still key, editor says

The new crop of journalists needs to have the latest multimedia skills, a newspaper editor advises. But, more importantly, they need to know the fundamentals: critical thinking and fairness.

"The best thing an aspiring journalist can do is learn about audience needs and become an expert in numerous multimedia applications – video, web programming, etc.," Stu Shinske, executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, recently told

"The key, however, is the ability to analytically think….they need to know how to distill information quickly, think on their feet, ask the right questions at the right time, and learn how to check personal preferences, biases and agendas at the door. Their skills will mean nothing if they’re not, first and foremost, objective…"

From time to time, I like to ask journalism experts and practitioners what tips they have for young journalists. Check out's expanded journalism advice section for more insight from experts.

-Mark Grabowski

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September 22, 2008

2009 summer internship applications due soon!

The summer may have just ended, but it's already time to start planning for a journalism internship next summer.

Many of the top newspapers and magazines have early fall deadlines for their 2009 paid summer internship programs. For example:
These are great internships, if you can get them. You'll make good money (the NYT pays $924 per week), get to do substantive work (take photos, write articles, etc.) and learn from the best and brightest journalists in the world.

But the applications can be very involved. The Post, for example, requires essays and recommendation letters. So, start working on your application ASAP. This isn't something you can do the day before it's due.

-Mark Grabowski

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Political journalism conference for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism invites students to attend a two-day conference, from Nov. 7-8, in Washington, D.C., for some post-election reflection and fun. Come hone your professional skills, network with working journalists, meet fellow journalism students from across the county.

Speakers will include members from the press, pundits and policy makers who were all part of this historic election season.

Panel sessions will include:

* Covering Capitol Hill: The Story behind the story
* Media Bias in Presidential Elections: Say it isn’t so!
* Sex, Lies, & Slander: Misbehaving politicians & the press who covers them
* Covering the Campaign of '08: View from the press bus
* Live from the White House!: Reporters who cover the President
* Only the Facts Please: Rumors versus sources
* Reporting with Polls: What the numbers don’t tell us
* Report Card on the Press: How well were economic & business issues covered

In addition, students will:

· Meet potential employers
· Visit Washington’s new and exciting Newseum
· Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

The conference is open to college students with an interest in journalism and politics as well as faculty members or media advisers.

The conference registration fee of $75 includes conference sessions, materials and most meals. Participants requiring overnight accommodations will be charged the discounted room rate of $75 per person per night (double occupancy) and $150 per person per night (single occupancy). Registration is limited, so register online by the early deadline of October 1 to reserve your spot and to take advantage of special discounted rates!

For more information on the conference, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at or (202) 986-0384.

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September 21, 2008

Are online journalism classes for you?

Online journalism classes and online journalism degrees are becoming an increasingly popular training method for aspiring journalists.

Many people are already working full-time in other careers when they decide to become a journalist. And traditional college programs may be too expensive or inconvenient.

Online classes save students time because they don't require commuting to campus and they tend to be much cheaper. In addition, taking an online course is a good way to test the waters before making a bigger commitment to studying journalism.

Our new online journalism courses webpage lists some universities that offer online journalism classes or even an online journalism degree.

-Mark Grabowski

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September 20, 2008

Irish Times fellowship for young journalist

The Douglas Gageby Fellowship is awarded annually by the Irish Times Trust to a young journalist at the beginning of his/her career for a sustained reporting project on a particular theme. The fellow’s work is published in weekly series for the paper lasting up to three months.

The fellowship provides “attractive financial support and agreed expenses,” according to its official website. “The recipient will be required to complete his/her project within an agreed time-frame and submit articles based on his/her research for publication in The Irish Times. The recipient must be in a position to take up the fellowship within four months of the date of award.”

The deadline is Dec. 5, 2008. For more info, e-mail

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September 19, 2008

Freelance writers wanted for SmartCEO magazine

SmartCEO, a magazine for business owners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, seeks freelance writers to "illuminate the strategies and personalities behind some of the region’s most influential companies through in-depth reporting and captivating storytelling." Writers must be willing to travel for story interviews in the D.C./Baltimore area.

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September 18, 2008

Star Magazine seeks entry-level reporter

Star Magazine, a 1.4 million-circulation entertainment magazine, is seeking an entry-level reporter to find and report the freshest celebrity news.

"The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge and love of pop culture, an ability to make and keep sources, a good, snappy writing style, endless enthusiasm and a readiness to work all hours," the ad says. "He/she must be willing to travel at a moment's notice."

Initially, the job will be on a freelance basis.

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Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin wants freelance reporters

The Norwich Bulletin, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, is seeking freelance reporters to help cover local news.

"The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience and will be able to cover a beat outside of town hall – focusing on the issues and news as they relate to residents, and putting them in context," the ad says. "Knowledge of the two local Indian casinos is a plus."

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Join a journalism organization

Membership has its privileges, and being a member of a journalism organization can afford many professional development and networking opportunities. Journalism organizations often have their own job and internship listings -- and some that you won't find on job boards. They also usually offer training and mentorship programs. Finally, organizations frequently sponsor events, which present a great way to find other journalists from similar backgrounds or with similar interests. Below are more than 50 of the many and varied journalism organizations you can join.
  • Alliance for Community Journalism
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • American Amateur Press Association
  • American Copy Editors Society
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • American Press Institute
  • American Society of Business Publication Editors
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • Associated Collegiate Press
  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association of Electronic Journalists
  • Association of Young Journalists
  • Boston Newspaper Guild
  • Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism
  • Committee of Concerned Journalists
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
  • DowJones Newspaper Fund
  • Eastern Canadian News Photographers Association
  • Foundation for American Communications
  • Institute for Analytic Journalism
  • Institute on Political Journalism
  • International Association for Media & Communication Research
  • International Center for Journalists
  • International Communication Association
  • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • International Federation of Journalists
  • International Press Institute
  • International Freedom of Expression Exchange
  • International Women's Media Foundation
  • Internet Press Guild
  • International Reporters & Editors
  • Journalism Education Association
  • Media Alliance
  • National Public Broadcasting Archives
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
  • National Press Club
  • National Scholastic Press Association
  • Newspaper Association of America
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • National Conference of Editorial Writers
  • National Federation of Press Women
  • National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
  • Native American Journalists Association
  • Newspaper Guild of America
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Native American Journalists Association
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • Nieman Foundation for Journalism
  • Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association
  • Pew Center for Civic Journalism
  • Project Censored
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism
  • Pulitzer Center
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association and Foundation
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Reporters Without Borders
  • South Asian Journalists Association
  • Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • South Asian Research Centre for Advertisement, Journalism & Cartoons
  • Student Press Law Center
  • Trade, Association and Business Publications International
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    September 17, 2008

    Paid internship at San Diego business paper

    San Diego Business Journal is seeking a college student for a paid internship that involves research and writing weekly real estate reports plus People in the News features. The intern will work 8 to 12 hours per week and receive a modest hourly pay based on experience.

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    Central Wisconsin paper seeks reporter

    Reedsburg Times Press, a small twice-weekly newspaper located 55 miles from Madison, is seeking a general assignment reporter.

    "This reporter will cover news and take photos as assigned by the editor," the ad says. "Duties will include writing news and feature stories, interviewing sources and researching data for news and feature articles, developing sources and recognizing newsworthiness of events in the area."

    Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2008.

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    September 16, 2008

    YouTube offers $10,000 contest for student journalists

    YouTube and the Pulitzer Center are holding a contest that allows non-professional, aspiring journalists the chance to tell stories that might not otherwise be covered by traditional media.

    The contest, dubbed "Project: Report," consists of three rounds. In each round, reporters will be given an assignment to complete. Each of these assignments gives people an opportunity to report on the important individuals, issues, and communities in their lives that others do not yet know about. You can compete is just one round, although only those who compete in all three will be eligible for the grand prize.

    Winners from each round will receive technology prizes from Sony VAIO and Intel, and the grand prize winner will be granted a $10,000 journalism fellowship with the Pulitzer Center to report on a story outside of their home country.

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    Paid photojournalism internship in San Diego, a soccer website in San Diego, is seeking a college student for a paid photojournalism intern.

    The internship involves working 20 hours per week and shooting action photos of local soccer matches, captioning photos, editing photos and other tasks. The level of salary depends on experience.

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    September 15, 2008

    NPR has many and varied openings

    National Public Radio has many and varied openings at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, as well as some at its affiliates. They're looking for show hosts, reporters, editors, producers and other staffers:

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    Chicago-area paper seeks freelancers

    The Beacon News, a daily newspaper serving the western suburbs of Chicago, is seeking journalists for freelance opportunities. Send an e-mail with writing samples and a description of experience to The paper prints more than 175,000 copies per week and covers Aurora, Illinois' 2nd-largest city, and more than a dozen communities along the Fox Valley.

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    September 14, 2008

    San Francisco Examiner seeks reporter

    The San Francisco Examiner, a growing 200,000-circulation free daily newspaper, is seeking a general assignment reporter. Applicants should have a four-year college degree and at least three years of daily newspaper reporting experience.

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    September 13, 2008

    H.S. football stringers needed near Atlanta

    Beacon Media Companies, which publishes newspapers in the Atlanta area, is seeking sports writers to cover football games on Friday nights from now until the end of the season.

    "Your duties would be to attend the game, keep stats, get quotes from coaches and players afterward and write a story on deadline for next-day publication," the advertisement states. "We cover games for seven high schools, and most of those games take place in north Fulton or east Cobb County."

    Stringers get paid $50 per game, plus are reimbursed for mileage. Beacon Media publishes the Roswell Beacon, Alpharetta Beacon, Milton Beacon and

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    September 12, 2008

    Entry-level reporter @ suburban Philly paper

    The Times Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a full-time entry-level reporter. The position is based in the paper's main office in Fort Washington, Montgomery County. Must have your own, reliable transportation. Candidates should have solid news and feature experience at the college level. Position includes some evening and weekend hours.

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    Find journalism job recruiters

    Two of the biggest challenges in finding your first journalism job are 1) figuring out which media outlets are willing to hire entry-level candidates, and b) making sure your resume gets in the right person's hands.

    This may help.

    It's a list of recruiters who attended a journalism job fair at a major j-school. All kinds of media outlets are listed: newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and TV stations. Since they were recruiting at a journalism school, chances are they're willing to consider entry-level candidates. Some outlets seem to have sent reporters to the event, but many sent recruiters -- and their names and contact info are listed. The list is from 2007 (2008 wasn't available), so some info may no longer be correct.

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    September 11, 2008

    Paid photojournalism internships at Kansas paper

    The Hutchinson News, a 40,000 circulation newspaper covering southwest and south-central Kansas, offers year-round paid photojournalism internships.

    Internships are offered in the winter (January to May), summer (June to August), and fall (September to December). College photojournalism students with two years of college experience and recent graduates will be considered. Deadlines to apply are October 15 for spring; March 15th for summer; and July 1st for fall.

    "The candidate will be treated as a staff photographer working 40-hour weeks during the paid internship," the newspaper says. "The candidate will work closely with the photo editor and staff photographers. The candidate will travel and transmit photos from remote locations, prepare images for publication, and generate their own photo ideas."

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    Sports journalism career links now features a section on sports journalism. It includes internships, scholarships, entry-level jobs and other career links.

    The sports journalism page is a work in progress; feel free to suggest any interesting links or good opportunities.

    -Mark Grabowski

    September 10, 2008

    1-year paid internship at MarketWatch

    MarketWatch, a financial information website owned by DowJones and read by 6 million people, is seeking an intern to assist the Personal Finance staff with research and editorial projects. In addition, the intern will assist columnist and personal finance author Marshall Loeb with his editorial projects. The position is located in NYC and will last for a maximum of one year.

    Find more entry-level journalism jobs and extended paid internships on's journalism jobs page.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    Food writer @ San Jose Mercury News

    San Jose Mercury News is seeking a food writer to report and writes on events, issues, trends and people in the subject area of food and dining.

    "The person possesses a strong journalistic background, deep knowledge of food culture and gastronomy - including diverse culinary customs and cuisines, cooking methods, food safety and production, food politics - and experience writing about food and dining ... In addition to producing articles and short pieces that are well-written, accurate and balanced, the person is able to review restaurants with authority and insight."

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    NYC event: journalist discusses Muslim World

    Jim Sciutto, the London-based senior foreign correspondent of ABC News and author of Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World, will speak tonight at Columbia's Journalism School. The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.

    The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the journalism school's Lecture Hall on 116th St & Broadway.

    "Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation about America and the world, on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks," e-mails Sree Sreenivasan, dean of students.

    Professor Nathaniel Persily of Columbia's Law School will introduce Sciutto and moderate a Q&A.

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    September 9, 2008

    Freelance reporter @ Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria, Ill.'s daily newspaper, the Journal Star, is seeking a freelance reporter to cover Bureau and LaSalle counties. The reporter will cover breaking news, municipal, county and school government, police and courts as well as general features.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    Freelance interior design writer @ FL paper

    The Stuart News, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper on Florida's southeastern coast, seeks a freelance interior design writer.

    "We are looking for an experienced journalist who knows all about interior design and architecture," the ad says. "We want a reporter for our Web and print products who seeks out interesting homes in all three counties and then writes about them in compelling ways. We are looking for an expert story teller who knows the difference between boucle and Baroque. We are looking for an authoritative voice and expressive style."

    -Mark Grabowski

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    September 8, 2008

    Philly weekly seeks reporter

    The Northeast Times, a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, is seeking a reporter to join its news staff. You'll get to "tackle news, features and stories that examine key issues and facets of life in a changing Northeast Philadelphia." The position offers a competitive salary and benefits. The paper is owned by Philadelphia Media Holdings, which also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    Internship @ Seventeen magazine

    Fashion, celebrities, beauty and journalism.

    Have it all by interning at Seventeen. The magazine for teenagers is looking for a special projects intern for the fall 2008 semester.

    "The ideal candidate would be able to work at least three full days a week" the advertisement says. "Responsibilities will include assisting in all aspects of major web-based project. Ideal candidate would be interested in blogging, photo work, and learning about working for a magazine website. This internship is unpaid, for college credit only."

    For more jobs and internships, visit's new fashion journalism page.

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    September 7, 2008

    Find fashion journalism jobs and internships

    If Paris Hilton, journalism and the latest fashion trends interest you, now features a section on fashion journalism. It includes internships, entry-level jobs and career advice.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    World's 2nd-largest paper seeks D.C. news assistant

    The Asahi Shimbun, a Tokyo-based daily newspaper with a circulation over 8 million, seeks a news assistant for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

    "Duties include assisting our Washington-based diplomatic correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of U.S. defense and security, primarily covering the Pentagon," the job advertisement says. "Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required."

    Japanese language is helpful but not required. The position pays about $40,000 along with overtime. It also includes benefits.

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    September 6, 2008

    Entry-level reporter job near Albany, NY

    The Post-Star, a daily newspaper in Glenn Falls, N.Y., with a 35,000 circulation, is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter to work the nigh shift.

    "This reporter is responsible for covering all breaking news at night and for covering meetings, events and general-interest topics as directed by the city desk. A mini-beat involving one or more local communities (currently Moreau and Lake George) has traditionally been part of this reporter's duties."

    Previous newspaper work experience preferred, but the Post-Star will consider hiring a young journalist with good freelance and/or internship experience.

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    Minneapolis Star Tribune seeks freelance dance critic

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune is seeking a freelance dance critic. Coverage includes about modern, ballet, jazz, ethnic and dance/theater. Articles include spotlights about future events, profiles and features as well as reviews of selected dance performances. Emphasis is on Twin Cities dance, but we also cover touring shows from the U.S. and abroad. The job pays per-story.

    On a personal note, some of my journalism students have written articles for this paper, and they're great to work with. The editors are very courteous and provide excellent feedback and guidance, plus the newspaper pays well.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    September 5, 2008

    Openings at Santa Barbara newspaper

    Santa Ynez Valley Journal, a 22,000 circulation weekly newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif.'s wine country, has two openings:
    1. COPY EDITOR: Experienced, part-time copy editor needed to work in the office. Candidates will be knowledgeable in proofing and copy editing using the AP stylebook. The candidates will have to meet deadlines. Candidates who live in Santa Ynez and the surrounding areas are best qualified.
    2. REPORTER: Full-time reporter needed to cover local interest articles and possible reporting on local government meetings. The candidate will have strong writing and reporting skills, good knowledge of spelling, grammar and AP style editing. The ability to work within deadlines a must.
    Please send resume and clips to

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    September 4, 2008

    $500/wk spring journalism internship in D.C.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks four reporting interns from January to May 2009. The full-time internships are in the Washington, D.C. office and pay a $500 weekly stipend.

    The Chronicle reports on news concerning colleges and universities. Its website gets 12 million page views per month and its newspaper has 350,000 readers.

    Four interns will be hired; two spots will be reserved for undergraduates. Academic credit can also be arranged. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008.

    "The interns' primary responsibilities are reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), contributing brief features to the "Short Subjects" section, writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing research for special projects," according to the ad. "There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features."

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    New media prof offers advice

    Columbia journalism school's Sree Sreenivasan says young journalists should look online for opportunities to build their portfolio.

    "Online publications, which often pay less than print publications (if they pay at all) are an option for beginning journos," says Sreenivasan, who runs the Columbia Journalism School's new media program and is WNBC's tech reporter. "Depending on the site's visibility, it may be a good way to get clips. As someone who did volunteer work for years (and still writes gratis, on occasion), anything that gets you clips is worth considering."

    He adds: "Another tip is to start blogging. Having a smart, reporter's notebook-type blog is a way to show an editor your writing and your THINKING skills."

    From time to time, I like to ask journalism experts and practitioners what tips they have for young journalists. I spoke with Sree in the spring for an article I wrote for Quill on how to get bylines. If you'd like to submit tips or share experiences, please e-mail me.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    Freelance for paper in Philly suburbs

    The Trend, a local community newsweekly owned by the Philadelphia Inquirer's parent company and distributed throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking freelance writers all over its overage area for weekly news and feature stories.

    Writers are paid $25 per story. Article topics include news in the county, hot topics, "man-on-the-street" speaking out forums, school news, student/teacher features, sports and much more. The paper covers Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, as well as Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    Paid internship at D.C. television network

    MHz Networks, an international television network headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is seeking two paid interns to assist its programming team in reviewing and previewing content for broadcast air.

    "In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a producer," according to the internship advertisement. "You'll work on various segments and shows in our Creative Services/Production Department. This internship is hands-on, requiring solid editing ability and general production know-how."

    The internship runs from September through May and pays $10 per hour. Interns are expected to work at least 2-3 days a week, preferably for 4-6 hours per day. MHz is an independent, noncommercial television broadcaster delivering international, educational and arts programming.

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    September 3, 2008

    Business journalism scholarships

    The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism provides a lengthy list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students, young journalists and veteran reporters interested in business journalism.

    -Mark Grabowski

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    September 2, 2008

    Food writer wanted at two large newspapers

    The Tacoma News Tribune and San Jose Mercury News are both seeking a food writer/restaurant critic. Click on each newspaper's name for more info.

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    Job openings @ Utica Observer-Dispatch

    The Observer-Dispatch, a 40,000 daily/47,000 Sunday circulation newspaper in Utica, N.Y., has multiple editorial openings:
    • REPORTER - Responsibilities include reporting news to cover local issues in the Utica area. This position requires inquisitiveness, organization and top-notch writing skills. The person hired will be trained on shooting still photographs and video for Previous work or internship experience in a reporting position required.
    • COPY EDITOR - Responsibilities include designing news pages and special sections. This position requires prior design experience, a working knowledge of design programs such as QuarkXPress and an eye for detail in both design and text.
    • SPORTS EDITOR - The O-D is looking for a strong leader capable of fostering consistently compelling sportswriting online and in print for the Observer-Dispatch. Previous editing experience preferred for a job leading a sports department of eight individuals that is striving to enhance print coverage with online elements including multimedia work and blogs.
    • PHOTOGRAPHER (Photojournalist)- Responsibilities includesolid photojournalistic skills and experience in audio and video production. The O-D operates a “web-first” newsroom where images, videos and stories are constantly posted to Frequently produce multimedia content; Possess solid photojournalistic skills. Independently and regularly develop story ideas. Produce complete and accurate AP style captions. Must be well organized, courteous, and efficient.

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    September 1, 2008

    "College Photographer of the Year" contest

    Applications are being accepted this month for the College Photographer of the Year contest.

    The contest "recognizes outstanding work of students currently working toward a degree. The contest embraces diverse approaches to photojournalism as well as providing a forum for student photographers to gauge their skills against those of their peers."

    The winner will receive the $1,000 Col. William Lookadoo award, the $500 Milton Freier award and a paid 14-week internship with National Geographic magazine.

    The entry deadline is October 1. Judging takes place in November.

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    NYC seminar: The future of magazines

    The Center for Communication on October 2nd will host a free seminar on the future of the magazine industry. Here are the details:
    WHAT: " Magazines: Survival of the Fittest." With the digital revolution taking its toll, many magazines are struggling to stay afloat. How do health and fitness glossies continue to thrive in this difficult climate? Learn from the genre's leading editors and publishers what the future holds for the industry.

    WHO: Valerie Latona, Editor in Chief, Shape; Bill Stump, VP, Brand Editor, Men's Health; Chris Lambiase, Publisher, Runner's World and Running Times; Dana Points, Executive Editor, SELF; Moderator: Jeff Bercovici, Blogger, "Mixed Media,"

    WHEN: Thursday, October 2; 6:30 to 8:00 pm

    WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street (between Lexington and Third)
    Space is limited. R.S.V.P. online at, by e-mail at, or by phone at (212) 686-5005.

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