October 31, 2008

Paid summer internships @ Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune, a 320,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns for a 10-week paid summer internship. The internship pays $714 per week and includes "great assignments," according to the editors.

Positions are available in reporting, copy editing, photography, graphic design and multimedia. The selection process is competitive and "Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college and have done an internship at a smaller paper."

Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Send letter of application, resume, work samples and two letters of reference to:

Newsroom Internship Coordinator
Star Tribune
425 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55488

For more info, contact: Christine Ledbetter at 612-673-7918 or cledbetter@startribune.com or Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or njustin@startribune.com

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October 30, 2008

Philadelphia City Paper seeks reporter

Philadelphia City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper with a readership of nearly 500,000, has a rare opening for a staff writer. Salary is around $35,000.

"The ideal candidate is comfortable covering urban issues and can generate their own story ideas," the job posting says. "A staff writer usually produces one cover story a month (generally narrative-style, long-form reporting and writing) and one story for the news department each week. There are also opportunities to write for the paper's A&E, op-ed, and features sections."

Send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 clips (one or more preferably featuring long-form reporting and writing skills) to: Human Resources, 123 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pa, 19106. Or e-mail: jobs@citypaper.net

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October 29, 2008

Broadcasting & Cable magazine seeks news assistant

Broadcasting & Cable, a magazine on the business of television, seeks a full-time, entry-level editorial assistant to report and handle some administrative duties. This position is based in B&C's Manhattan office.

Responsibilities include: posting and writing breaking news stories and blog items; assembling email newsletters and chart information; editing video and photos; handling standing features; general editorial research; event coverage and some office duties.

Recent college grads encouraged to apply. This is an entry-level, full-time freelance opportunity to interface with all aspects of journalism, with potential for growth into a staff position. Email resumes and clips to bncletters@reedbusiness.com.

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October 28, 2008

Freelance writer @ DC suburban paper

The Town Courier, a 20,000 circulation community newspaper in Gaithersburg, Md., is looking for a freelance reporter who can cover breaking news, attend meetings and turn in dynamic stories. Send your resume and clips to news@towncourier.com.

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October 27, 2008

Hartford Guardian magazine seeks interns

The Hartford Guardian, a 25,000 circulation magazine in Hartford, Conn., is looking for aggressive reporter interns familiar with Greater Hartford area to cover politics, entertainment and social issues. Send resume and cover letter, including availability to editor@thehartfordguardian.com.

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October 26, 2008

PBS seeks journalism students to blog

The PBS Mediashift blog is looking for college journalism students to write occasional blog posts dealing with the impact of new media and information technology.

Additionally, Mediashift is also looking for correspondents to write about the following topics:
* Digital music
* Online video
* Social networking
* Books
* Regions: Asia, India, South America, Australia, Europe

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$75,000 fellowship for young journalists

Journalism fellowships up to $75,000 are available for print and online journalists with less than 10 years of experience. The fellowships, sponsored by the Phillips Foundation, allow applicants to choose a year-long project focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society.

In addition, part-time, $25,000 fellowships are available along with separate fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement.

Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2009. The winners will be announced next May at an awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington. The starting date for the fellowships will be September 1, 2009. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

For an application, visit www.thephillipsfoundation.org, or contact: The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001, Attention: John Farley. Phone: 202-250-3887, ext. 609. E-mail: jfarley@thephillipsfoundation.org.

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October 25, 2008

Writing Tip: Don't read minds

Don't read minds. Tell readers only what you know. For example:

NOT: She feels that problems can be solved…

INSTEAD: She said problems can be solved.

-Mark Grabowski

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Paid photojournalism internship @ National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine is offering a paid photography internship during the summer or fall of 2009.

The 14-week internship pays $480 per week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

"The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world," according to the ad. "It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular 'shooters' are former summer interns."

To apply, send a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist.

All portfolios must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2009. Send to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Please clearly label your envelope, "NGM Photography Internship" and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The internship is aimed at college and graduate students, but non-students will also be considered. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents.

"We are interested in strong photojournalism and your ability to produce a visual narrative," the ad says. "We will also consider an aspiring studio photographer. CDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi."

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October 24, 2008

Temporary congressional correspondent @ Gannett

Gannett News Service is seeking a temporary Washington bureau reporter to covering Congress and the federal government for an Arizona audience.

The reporter will provide breaking news, analytical enterprise and feature coverage for use in print and online, focusing on the issues and people that Arizona readers care about. The reporter will cover congressional delegations, key votes, issues hometown papers care about and legislation or regulations that would have the greatest impact on local communities.

Send a resume, cover letter and three clips to Laura Rehrmann at lrehrmann@gns.gannett.com.

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October 23, 2008

Temporary writer/editor @ Runner's World

Runner's World, a 615,000 circulation monthly magazine for recreational runners, is currently seeking a temporary associate editor in its headquarters near Allentown, Pa.

Responsibilities include: assigning/editing freelance stories; writing stories, sidebars, and captions as needed; researching and reporting stories; cultivating and maintaining contacts with writers; and generating story ideas.

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October 21, 2008

Freelance entertainment writers @ Palm Springs paper

The Desert Sun in Palm Springs is looking for freelance writers to help launch a new local entertainment website aimed at 21-to-34 year olds.

"Writers will visit and generate 50-70 word descriptions of the best Coachella Valley bars, clubs, restaurants, and more, as assigned. There will also be opportunities to write longer feature stories about fun things in the area. This job is a part -time temporary position."

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October 20, 2008

Reporter openings @ NYC daily newspaper

AM New York, a free daily 300,000-circulation newspaper published in New York City, is seeking reporters:
  • A reporter for the paper's travel, dining, eating well and career sections
  • A reporter to cover crime, courts, transportation, education and government news

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Freelance writer @ CNN's New York office

CNN, an internationally renowned 24/7 cable news network, seeks news writers "with compelling and engaging copy, full of attitude, flair, passion, sass, and appropriate outrage" for its program "No Bias, No Bull."

Watch the show and send writing samples and résumé to: albert.lewitinn@cnn.com.

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National Journal seeks international security writer

Global Security Newswire, a National Journal Group daily online publication covering weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and terrorism issues, is seeking a staff writer with 1-3 years journalism experience with a strong interest in covering international security affairs.

"Candidate must possess superior writing skills to produce clear, accurate copy on a tight morning deadline," according to the job posting. "Job duties include scouring a wide variety of news sources and synthesizing reports using AP style. Significant original reporting opportunities are also available. Schedule requires early morning hours (beginning 6 a.m.)."

Please apply online at http://www.atlanticmediacompany.com/careers/current.html.

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NYC weekly newspaper seeks reporter

The Queens Chronicle is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter.

"The candidate should be an aggressive news gatherer, organized, enjoy talking to people and able to come up with own story ideas," according to the job posting. "Must be able to write 6 stories a week on tight deadlines. Car necessary. Knowledge of Queens a plus. NYC resident or surrounding area a must!"

The Chronicle is largest community newspaper group in Queens, publishing 8 separate editions every week, covering the entire borough with a total circulation of 160,000 newspapers.

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October 19, 2008

White House reporter @ CongressDaily

CongressDaily, a leading source of news and information for congressional insiders published by the National Journal Group, seeks a full-time reporter to cover the White House for its print and Web-based publications.

"The successful candidate should have at least two years of experience in daily journalism and a track record of aggressive reporting and clear, authoritative writing," according to the job posting. "Previous experience covering Congress or the White House is a plus."

Send cover letter, resume and no more than five clips to Executive Editor David Morris, dmorris@nationaljournal.com.

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October 18, 2008

Writing Tip: Show, don't tell readers

Show, don’t tell the reader. Readers need details to visualize your words. They need to smell the perfume, taste the wine, feel the cashmere. Don’t just say it was a beautiful sunset; describe it in vivid detail. Good writers paint portraits with their prose.

-Mark Grabowski

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Reporters and copy editors @ Cambodia Daily

The Cambodia Daily, an independent English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, seeks three experienced copy editors and two reporters.

"Ideal candidates should have a sense of adventure, prepared to commit for one/two years, work in close partnership with Cambodian staff and lead by example in furthering a free press," the job posting says. "Knowledge of QuarkXpress is an advantage. Pay is modest ($10,000 the first year), but includes comfortable housing in a beautiful villa with cleaning and laundry service, Internet access, free medical care and four weeks annual vacation. We don't just run a newspaper but assist in the rehabilitation of Cambodia. Our alumni now have positions at major international media."

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Paid spring internships @ The Nation

The Nation magazine, a 184,000 circulation weekly magazine on politics and culture, is seeking paid interns for the Spring for both its New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Interns typically check facts and conduct research in addition to performing administrative work.

One intern in the New York City office works as the Web Intern. This position requires an interest and understanding of online media in addition to news judgment, fact-checking and copy-editing skills. The position also entails updating TheNation.com's Newsfeed, which requires a wide reading of news on the web and the ability to pick stories of high integrity and reader interest from a variety of blogs.

An additional position is available in The Nation's Washington, D.C. office. This intern works closely with the magazine's Washington editor, attending press conferences and Congressional hearings as well as conducting research and providing clerical assistance.

The Spring 2009 session begins January 5 and ends May 22. There are ten intern positions during each session (nine in New York and one in Washington; two of the New York positions are web-based). There is a $150/week stipend.

The deadline for postmarked applications is November 2, 2008.

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October 17, 2008

Journalism fellowship in Russia

The Alfa Fellowship Program places 10 young Americans per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in journalism and other fields.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, between 25 and 35, have a graduate degree and/or have extensive work experience. Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application.

The year-long program "includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance."

The application deadline is December 1.

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Wall Street Journal Online paid summer internships

The Wall Street Journal is seeking summer interns for its website. Pay is $700 a week, with internships running from early June through mid-August.

Candidates will be paired with and mentored by editors in a newsroom environment, producing sections of the site, building or designing interactive graphics, working in Flash or shooting and editing photos and video. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will also get the chance to showcase their talents through project work and further develop their skills.

Candidates must have prior experience or a demonstrated interest in news and the ability to work under constant deadline pressure. Those seeking production internships should be comfortable working with content-management system software and have at least basic HTML skills. Candidates for graphics, photo or video internships will be tested in their knowledge of development languages and editing software in relevant areas.

Applicants for summer 2009 internships must have graduated from college or a master's program or be slated to receive a degree between December 2008 and May 2009. Submit a cover letter and resume at http://www.dowjones.com/careers , using the job ID number 250416. Please also supply links to your portfolio of online work.

WSJ.com is the 24/7/365 online arm of The Wall Street Journal. With 21.7 million unique visitors in September 2008 and over 200 million page views, WSJ.com is a leading destination for financial news and information on the Web. Both WSJ.com and The Wall Street Journal are part of Dow Jones & Co., Inc, which is a News Corporation subsidiary.

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October 16, 2008

Newsweek summer internship application due Friday

Applications for Newsweek's summer 2009 internship program must be postmarked by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 17.

The paid, 13-week summer internship program is designed for college students entering their senior year, graduating seniors, graduate students and professionals with a few years of experience in journalism.

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Freelance reporter @ Erickson Tribune

The Erickson Tribune, a 3-million circulation monthly newspaper that covers senior citizens, is seeking a freelance reporter to cover its local beat in Warminster, which is in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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October 15, 2008

Journalism fellowship to study Congress

I'm an alumnus, and I highly recommend this program:

The American Political Science Association's Congressional Fellowship Program gives "early- to mid-career journalists an opportunity to learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation."

The nine-month fellowship includes a $38,000 stipend and small travel allowance; a comprehensive orientation in November; office assignments as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate from December to August; and field trips (including a week in an international capital); and seminars with leading journalists, scholars and government officials.

Applications must be sent by December 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Paid summer internships @ Denver Post

The Denver Post, a 255,000-circulation daily newspaper, is accepting applications for paid summer internships until Oct. 31.

Interns work as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic designers. They are $500 per week and the internship runs 10 weeks.

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October 14, 2008

Part-time researcher @ US Weekly

Us Weekly Magazine, a 31-year-old celebrity magazine with a circulation of nearly 2 million, seeks a part-time researcher in its New York office. Responsibilities include quick, accurate fact checking. Pay is "very competitive."

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Entry-level salaries up at newspapers; broadcast down

Salaries for entry-level newspaper reporters last year increased about $1,000, or four percent, according to the most recent journalism job market study by University of Georgia's James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research. The average salary for rookie reporters at daily newspapers was $28,000.

However, broadcast media outlets decreased their starting salaries. TV journalists made $440 less and radio journalists suffered a $2,000 -- or seven percent -- pay cut. The average salaries were $29,300 for television and $25,000 for radio, respectively.

The annual survey compared the salary figures of 2007 college graduates with 2006 college graduates. Overall, the median media salary for 2007 bachelor's degree recipients was $30,000 -- exactly the same as the median salary for 2006 grads. Those figures include entry-level jobs in advertising, public relations and other media-related fields. See chart below for more details.

-Mark Grabowski

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October 13, 2008

Hawaii newspaper seeks reporter

The Kauai Garden Island News, a newspaper that covers Hawaii's island of Kauai, seeks a business reporter to write articles and take photographs. The full-time position includes a great benefits package.

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Spring internships @ CNN

October 12, 2008

TV reporter in Flint, Michigan

WJRT-TV, the ABC-owned television station in Flint, Michigan, has an opening for a general assignment reporter.

"The applicant should have a 4-year college degree and at least two years of professional experience in a television newsroom," the job posting says. "The applicant should show proficiency in writing, live work, and enterprise reporting."

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Police reporter @ Aspen Times

The Aspen Times, a 12,000 daily newspaper located in the ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado, is seeking a reporter to cover police and courts.

"We're looking for a candidate with solid writing skills and a sharp eye for detail," the editor said. "Candidate also will be expected to do some general assignment, business and enterprise reporting."

Send resume with writing samples to rcarroll@aspentimes.com.

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Writing Tip: Show you care

Write about things you care about and are interested in. Otherwise, your indifference will likely be reflected in your writing.

-Mark Grabowski

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October 11, 2008

Several openings @ The Politico

Reporter openings @ Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a 120,000 circulation daily newspaper, has several openings for news reporters including one in its state capital bureau. Varied experience and published clips required. Submit e-mails with resume and clips attached to recruiter@heraldtribune.com

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Huffington Post seeks associate news editor

The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is looking for an associate news editor to work on the front page of the site as well as its other news pages.

Job duties include: assisting editors with Huffington Post's top headline; composing headlines, choosing photos, selecting video clips, site layout; compiling general news stories; editing original reporting; liaising with the blog team, vertical editors, members of the news team; reporting, writing when necessary; and creating multimedia features including video, audio reports and slide shows.

The position is based in New York.

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October 10, 2008

NY Times seeks entry-level online journalist

New York Times's website, the #1 newspaper website on the Web, seeks a paid intern to produce articles, photos and multimedia for its daily report and larger news and features projects. The intern will also assist editors and producers by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events.

"The training program is intended to teach interns the skills that would enable them to become a producer at NYTimes.com," the ad says. "'On-the-job' training is essential in order to get a sense for what it is like to work in a newsroom. When a news story breaks, the intern will experience first hand how news judgments are made and how the plans for covering a story take shape."

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October 9, 2008

CBS Interactive seeks business ethics blogger

BNET, a business management-oriented news website owned by CBS Interactive with some 12 million page views monthly, is seeking a paid blogger to cover business ethics. Telecommuting is OK.

The ad says: "We’re looking for someone with some knowledge of, and abiding interest in, the business ethics field, who can take what’s going on in the news and boil events down into workable principles and / or practical advice that a manager can actually use, who can write short, compelling copy, and who is able to come at the topic with distinctive take and voice. Think 'The Ethicist' but strictly management. "

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Freelance editor @ Politics magazine

Politics (formerly Campaigns & Elections) needs a part-time assistant editor to help with various writing and editing duties, including researching and writing the magazine's “Coming&Going” and “Campaign Sign Ups” sections, finding fun quotes for our “Quips&Slips” page, reporting web stories, and writing shorts for the front of the book.

The pay is $15 per hour. You will work anywhere from 1-10 hours per week, depending on where the magazine is in the production cycle. Work can be done from home. Both freelancers and full-time journalists looking to pick up some extra hours are encouraged to apply.

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October 8, 2008

Listen online: $700B bailout discussion for journalists

Columbia University's Journalism School today at 11 a.m. will host a free, live online discussion explaining the $700-billion bailout and implications for the economy and the election.

Adjunct professor Cheryl Strauss-Einhorn will moderate the discussion with David Leonhardt, "Economics Scene" columnist for the New York Times, and Christopher Mayer, professor of real estate and senior vice dean at the Columbia Business School.

Listen live at this link or by dialing (646) 915-9583.

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Paid internships and jobs @ Mother Jones

Mother Jones, a San Francisco-based progressive publication with a 233,000 circulation, offers year-round paid journalism internships and a one-year internship for recent graduates.
  • Internships run four months and pay up to $850 per month. In addition, interns receive 5 days vacation. Interns blog, write stories, fact check, research, code stories in HTML for the website and do other projects. Internships begin during the first week of February, June, and October.
  • Interns who distinguish themselves are eligible to become fellows. The fellowship requires an additional 4-month commitment, and can be extended to 8 months. Fellows receive a $1,380 per month stipend. Fellows have the same duties as interns but also have more freedom to pursue their own story ideas and work on larger projects.
Applications are due no later than 2 months prior to start date (August 1 for the October cycle).

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Free speech essay contest for students

As part of Free Speech Week, October 20-26, the National Communication Association is sponsoring an essay contest. The winner will receive $100 and the winning essay will be printed in Spectra, the NCA's monthly publication.

Participants must be current college students and members of Lambda Pi Eta or Sigma Chi Eta. The essay topic is outlined below and is due by noon on Monday, October 20, 2008. Submissions should be in emailed to bmello@natcom.org in MS Word format.
"Recently, the University of Illinois issued a policy statement that prohibits faculty and staff from attending political rallies on campus and displaying support for a specific candidate in the form of bumper stickers, buttons and the like. In a 500-750 word essay, argue why this is or is not an infringement on free speech."

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October 7, 2008

Year-round internships at OC Register

The Orange County Register, a 300,000 circulation daily newspaper, offers paid internships throughout the year.

Three part-time internships (15 hours per week) are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Seven full-time internships (40 hours per week), including one in the paper's D.C. bureau, are available.

"Generally, applicants should be juniors or seniors at four-year universities or graduate students enrolled in degree programs or who have extensive experience on college newspapers, electronic media, professional publications or Web sites," according to the newspaper's website.

The deadlines to apply are: June 1 for fall internships, Dec. 1 for spring internships and Dec. 15 for summer internships.

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Freelance food critic @ Sacramento paper

Sacramento News & Review, an 85,000 circulation alternative weekly newspaper in California's capital city, seeks a freelance food critic/writers to "produce fun and informative reviews, columns and stories."

-Mark Grabowski

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October 6, 2008

100 paid summer journalism internships available

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund offers 100 paid summer internships in business reporting, news, online and sports copy editing at newspapers across the country.

Each intern receives free pre-internship training seminars on college campuses and weekly salaries starting at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-time the following fall will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.

The program is open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application deadline is November 1.

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Job openings @ Congressional Quarterly

There are several editorial openings at Congressional Quarterly, a Washington, D.C.-based media company that produces a variety of political journalism publications, including CQ Weekly, CQ Today and Governing magazine...
  • New Editor: edits most of the news stories produced by a staff of 30 reporters for CQ's online news site and for its daily print publication, CQ Today.
  • Committees Reporter: writes news stories and descriptions of votes, schedules and other actions in congressional committees for CQ.com, as well as reporting and writing Bill Analysis briefs. Also writes for CQ Today and the CQ Weekly.
  • Social Policy Reporter: cover social policy issues before Congress for CQ Today, CQ’s online news site and CQ Weekly.
  • Technical Journalist: responsible for conceiving of and building dynamic Web applications, maps and mash-ups for CQPolitics, CQ’s free content site that is being expanded.

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October 5, 2008

Paid film and TV production internships

Want to help film a social issue documentary? Assist in television production?

The Institute for Humane Studies Production Internship Program offers paid internships doing just that at industry majors and new, cutting-edge companies. Participants in the program typically receive:

  • $2,000 stipend for a 10-week internship
  • Housing and travel allowance
  • Tuition and travel assistance for our career development workshop (attendance required)
  • Free novels and academic works on economics, history, and philosophy
  • Networking opportunities in major media centers: NYC, LA, and DC
Production internships are available year-round. Internships can be as short as five weeks and up to 20 weeks.

To apply, complete an online application.

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Columbia j-school offers scholarships for foreign students

Columbia University's renowned journalism school offers full-tuition scholarships to foreign students, including:
  • The Jack R. Howard Fellowships provide full tuition and living assistance to two international journalists, from developing or transitional countries, who otherwise could not afford to study at the school. To qualify for the fellowship, candidates must reside outside the United States and intend to return to their homeland after graduation. Previous fellows have been from the following countries: Kenya, Bhutan, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iraq, Romania and Syria, to name a few.
  • Graf und Graefin Arco Fellowship Fund covers full tuition costs for students from Central Europe studying at the journalism school who demonstrate extraordinary promise, but require significant financial assistance to pursue their education.

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October 4, 2008

Politics magazine seeks interns

Politics magazine is looking for undergraduate students who are studying journalism or political science to intern at its Washington, D.C. office.

The intern will work closely with the staff conducting research for articles with the possibility of writing articles among other duties.

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to cfindlay@politicsmagazine.com with the subject line "Internship."

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Writing Tip: Be ready to slash

W hen I was a cub reporter, an editor told me, “The best way to improve as a writer is to have someone rip your work to shreds.”

Now I'm a journalism professor, and I tell my students the same thing. You can’t be married to your words. You need to be open to feedback and even harsh criticism. In fact, you should invite it. It will make you a better writer.

-Mark Grabowski

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Paid summer internships @ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a 230,000 circulation daily newspaper, seeks interns for summer 2009.

Internships are available in local news reporting, sports reporting, entertainment reporting, copy editing, graphics, news design, online and photography.

Starting dates are negotiable, and internships last a maximum of 12 weeks. The salary is $450 per week.

Applications must be received by November 1. Preference is given to students entering or completing their senior year.

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Paid newspaper internships for D.C., Md. and Del. students

Paid summer 2009 internships are available at newspapers in Maryland, D.C. and Delaware to college students who are either from those areas or attend college in those areas.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Foundation offers internships to to a) student journalists attending any four-year college in Maryland, Delaware or the District; b) students who reside in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region and attend college elsewhere; and c) students attending any two-year college in Maryland.

Download an application and return it to MDDC by Nov. 14 for consideration.

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October 3, 2008

Stanford U. writing fellowship

Stanford University is offering one $75,000 residential fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year to "a practitioner who is also a writer, scholar, or critic pursuing a research project in the arts. This fellow will participate in a pilot fellowship program bringing together the humanities and arts in a research and creative environment on the Stanford campus."

Applicants must demonstrate professional accomplishment and must have a relevant terminal degree (usually MFA or PhD). The application deadline is December 1.

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Journalism internships: FAQs and myths

Are paid journalism internships the best internships? Not necessarily. Why do some media companies only accept interns who are receiving college credit for their internship? Get the answers to these questions and more in CubReporters.org's new section on "FAQs and Myths about Journalism Internships."

-Mark Grabowski

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October 2, 2008

News radio station seeks D.C. correspondent

Pacific News Center in Guam is seeking a Washington correspondent to file reports for radio.

The freelancer will cover Guam's Washington Delagate Office and Congressional hearings concerning Guam and Pacific Affairs.

PNC produces multiple daily news broadcasts for the radio medium, including news feeds for K-57 Guam, Power 98 Guam and 105.1 The KAT.

E-mail resume to kevin@spbguam.com.

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$20,000 college broadcast journalism contest

Fox News Channel is offering a $20,000 broadcast journalism contest for college juniors and seniors. Moreover, the winners may receive a paid internship or entry-level job at Fox News.

The "Fox News Channel College Challenge" requires teams of two to four students (juniors and seniors only) to research, write, produce and submit an objective broadcast news story selected from a list of provided topics. A panel of journalists from Fox News Channel will judge the entries.

The winning team will share a scholarship of $10,000 and the team's school will receive a matching grant of $10,000. In addition, the winning team and one administrator will be invited to appear on Fox News Channel to talk about the winning entry and their experience.

Members of the winning team, who are juniors, will be eligible for an internship at Fox News Channel. Members of the winning team, who are seniors, will receive an entry-level-job interview at Fox News Channel.

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Paid summer internships at NJ newspapers

The New Jersey Press Foundation operates a paid summer internship program for college students who are interested in pursuing newspaper careers.

The program invites applications from students attending New Jersey colleges and for New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled at other U.S. colleges.

Eight students will be selected to intern at New Jersey daily and weekly newspapers, including the Asbury Park Press and Bergen Record. They will be paid $325 a week for eight weeks of work as reporters, photographers, copy editors, graphic artists or Web page experts. In addition, they will receive $1,000 scholarships.

The application deadline for summer 2009 internships is November 15.

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October 1, 2008

Great entry-level jobs at NPR

NPR's Kroc Fellowship offers recent graduates the chance to get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism — writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the Web. The year-long program pays over $40,000 and includes benefits and vacation time.

Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station. Applications will be accepted beginning in November but must be postmarked no later than December 31.

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Paid graphic design internship @ Forbes

Forbes, a biweekly business magazine with 5 million readers, is seeking a paid junior graphic design intern.

"The ideal candidate will be a talented graphic design student who is fluent in the following programs: Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Web, Flash, and PowerPoint a plus," the posting says.

The internship is in the magazine's New York City office and runs until January 2009. You will work 20 hours per week at a rate of $10 per hour.

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Paid newspaper reporter internships nationwide

Paid summer internships are available at newspapers around the country through the Institute for Humane Studies.

If selected, you will get paid $400 per week along with funds for travel and housing expenses, participate in a week-long orientation, receive career guidance, and intern for 8 weeks at media outlets such as the Orange County Register, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Philadelphia Bulletin. You'll have the opportunity to publish stories and get bylines.

The deadline for early decision is November 1. Application materials must be submitted through http://www.TheIHS.org/journalism and received no later than January 31.

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Paid summer internships @ CNN, MSNBC, Fox News

Do you want a career in broadcast journalism but have no experience?

Hands-on summer 2009 internships with an experienced producer at major media networks or news production houses are available to college students through the Institute for Humane Studies.

Selected interns typically receive:
  • $2,000 stipend for a 10-week internship
  • Housing and travel allowance
  • Tuition and travel assistance to our weeklong workshop, Journalism and the Free Society
  • Free books, including academic works on economics, history, and philosophy
  • Mentoring with working industry professionals
  • Networking opportunities in major media centers: NYC, LA, and DC
In addition, arrangements can be made for internships as short as five weeks and up to twenty weeks at host firms. Current students can be considered for a part time internship that works around course loads. International students are also eligible for placement.

Previous students interned at:
  • CNN in Atlanta
  • WTOP in Washington, DC
  • ABC 20/20 in Manhattan
  • Fox News in Los Angeles
  • Hedrick Smith Productions in Washington, DC
  • MSNBC in New York City
"No previous experience is necessary, we're looking for articulate students passionate about liberty," according to the posting. "Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply."

The deadline for early decision is November 1. Application materials must be submitted through http://www.TheIHS.org/journalism and received no later than January 31.

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Copy editor openings nationwide

Several publications are seeking copy editors at the moment:
  • Colorado Springs Gazette, a 120,000-circulation daily newspaper located 1 hour south of Denver, seeks a full-time copy editor to work nights in the sports department.
  • Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, seeks a recent graduate to work full-time as a temporary copy editor.
  • The Legal Intelligencer, a legal newspaper in Philadelphia, seeks a part-time copy editor. Entry-level candidates will be considered.
  • The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a freelance copy editor for its book, Attacks on the Press. The work can be done remotely and pays $28 per hour.

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