November 29, 2011

Entry-level reporter job @ Newsday

Newsday, one of the nation’s largest daily newspapers serving Long Island, has an opening for a two-year intern. This is a full-time entry-level position with benefits. The program emphasizes training and regular feedback to hone reporting, writing and multimedia skills. During the two years, you will work as a reporter handling a variety of assignments. You will have the opportunity to get good assignments and a good collection of clips.

Recent journalism school graduates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed a graduate or undergraduate degree within one year of beginning the program and must have less than one year of professional experience as a reporter

The successful candidate must be able to write concisely on deadline and demonstrate an ability to develop story ideas. Previous academic or paid internships are required.

Please send a resume, cover letter, references and clips that include samples of deadline reporting as well as enterprise and feature stories to:

Mary Ann Skinner Asst. Managing Editor/Administration 235 Pinelawn Road Melville, NY 11560

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November 28, 2011

Study abroad journalism course in Germany: May 21-June 15

Explore Europe, do some international reporting and earn 3 college credits this summer. founder Mark Grabowski is offering a 3 credit course in International Reporting through Adelphi University. The course will be co-instructed by a foreign correspondent.

Students will travel to Berlin, Germany, for 25 days beginning May 21. There, students will write stories, take photos and/or make videos related to foreign correspondence and travel writing. Most Germans speak English, so students do not need to know any German to get around or interview people. The class ends June 15, so there's plenty time left in the summer to intern. In addition, students will have off long weekends during the course so they can travel to other countries.

Prior to departure, students will have eight online classes to prepare for the trip and to cover the basics of international reporting. These courses can be completed anywhere; you don't need to come to campus. The cost of the course is approximately $6,900 and includes tuition, airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and special events such as tours and guest speakers.

For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact Professor Grabowski at mgrabowski[at] or by clicking here.

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November 27, 2011

Tweet your way to a $5,000 scholarship

High school and college students nationwide can win one of 22 $5,000 scholarships through “Free to Tweet” on Dec. 15, the 220th anniversary of our right to free expression.

Beginning at midnight on Dec. 15, students ages 14 to 22 can tweet their support for the First Amendment with the hash tag #freetotweet, which will enter them in the “Free to Tweet” scholarship competition. Students are encouraged to freely express themselves in their entries, which can be posted on any publicly viewable social media platform, including blogs.

The Free to Tweet contest takes place throughout the day, Dec. 15, 2011, on National Bill of Rights day.

The First Amendment was born in the 18th century but it’s your ticket to expressing yourself in 21st century ways. It guarantees your right to write, tweet, blog, read, sing and perform. It protects you at school and in church, allowing you to be you.

What’s the point? To help spread the word about the importance of the First Amendment. In a digital world, free speech is more important than ever.

Go to Twitter and use the hashtag #FreeToTweet. It’s really simple. So tweet away, and encourage others to do the same.


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November 21, 2011

Take an online course in media law during winter break

While you're home from college for the holiday break, you can earn college credits studying media law -- all while lounging in your living room.'s founder Mark Grabowki is teaching an online course on "Mass Communication Law" through Adelphi University, where he's a professor. The 3-credit classes feature video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 3-week class, students learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting confidential sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist.

For more info, click here to contact Mark. Space is limited, so register ASAP.

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November 18, 2011

Paid summer internships @ magazines in NYC & DC

The American Society of Magazine Editors is now accepting applications for its annual Magazine Internship Program, a 10 week paid internship program for rising college students at magazines in New York and Washington. Deadline to apply is December 1. Click here for more details and to apply.

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November 17, 2011

Paid data journalism and graphics internships

Here's a link to several paid internships in data journalism and graphics:

New York Times, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, L.A. Times, USA Today and many other media outlets are hiring.

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November 16, 2011

Overseas reporting opportunities for student journalists

The Overseas Press Club Foundation is offering 14 internships and scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students who want to report abroad.

The Foundation pays travel and living expenses for interns in foreign bureaus at such leading news organizations at the Associated Press and Reuters, among others, and at foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post and Cambodia Daily. In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers.

Deadline to apply is December 1. Click here for more info and to apply.

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Journalism internships @ Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake City Weekly, a 60,000-circulation alternative weekly newspaper in Utah, is currently accepting applications for its internship program. While these internships are intended for school credit, it is the student's responsibility to determine if a City Weekly internship will qualify for academic credit.

Student applicants/candidates should have interest and ambitions in journalism. However, the internship is not strictly for journalism students. The internship's main objective is to teach students what goes on behind the scenes in an alternative news organization. They will learn what's involved in producing a weekly paper, from pitching a story idea, reporting and story development to editing, layout and proofing by working with and observing our reporters and editors. Interns play an active role and will be expected to assist with ongoing weekly duties.

Interns will work at City Weekly's Main Street office in downtown Salt Lake City. Office hours will vary. The estimated time commitment will range between 12 and 30 hours/week, with a standard schedule to be established. A half-hour editorial meeting is held Mondays at 1 p.m.

Dates of Internships:
* Winter: Nov. 21, 2011 - Feb. 17, 2012 (13 weeks)
* Spring: Feb. 20, 2012 - May 25, 2012 (13 weeks)
* Summer: May 28, 2012 - Aug. 24, 2012 (13 weeks)
Interns are expected to attend weekly editorial meetings and develop/pitch story ideas along with the rest of the edit staff.

In addition to writing, each intern will be assigned ongoing weekly duties that may include:
* Collecting and verifying letters to the editor
* Researching nightclub calendars and Web pages and updating music listings
* Assisting Listings Editor with research and inputting A&E listings
* Other special projects
While internships are unpaid, interns will be compensated at standard freelancer rates for any published story. This ranges from $50 to $75 for most stories. In addition, at the completion of the internship, each intern will receive a $100 stipend.

Interested students should mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to City Weekly at least one month prior to desired internship. Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview. Contact:

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November 15, 2011

Paid summer internships @ Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, a 300,000-circulation daily newspaper, offers 10-week summer reporting internships in business, features, metro and sports. In addition, internships are available for online media and photojournalism.

We recruit nationally for this program and pride ourselves on choosing talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news as well as enterprise stories. Our summer interns are paid the same as first-year professionals, $692 a week.

We provide:
-a real-world experience in a major daily newsroom
-a challenging and affirming environment that includes mentors as well as supervisors
-weekly brown-bag lunch discussions on topics such as investigative reporting, narrative writing and multimedia storytelling

Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college, worked for a college news outlet AND interned with at least one other professional daily news organization. While we would never say never, the odds of your landing one of our internship spots are not very good if you’ve never interned at a professional newspaper, news magazine or website. We’re looking for budding journalists who’ve demonstrated they’re ready to make the most of this opportunity.

Your application must be uploaded or postmarked by Dec. 1, 2011.

More info is available online at

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Entry-level reporter in NYC suburbs

HomeTown Media Group, a chain of five community newspapers in Lower Westchester, New York, seeks a full-time reporter to join its award- winning staff.

The reporter will be required to write an average of six news stories a week, be required to take photographs as necessary, and be responsible for covering a specific geographical beat. The beat will entail covering local governments and schools as well as features.

The position is perfect for recent grads or others looking to break into the journalism industry. Salary to start is $22,000.

-Live in lower Westchester or surrounding area.
-Have a car. Not having a car to drive to cover events/stories/ meetings is a deal-breaker.
-Be willing to cover events on nights and weekends and holidays when necessary.
Knowledge of AP Style is preferred but not necessary. We are seeking a beat reporter to cover local hard news, government, board meetings, and put together thoughtful investigative pieces. WE ARE NOT SEEKING:
Sports reporters, movie or food or theater reviewers, or columnists.

Send resume and three sample clips to NO PHONE CALLS.

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Paid internship @ St. Lake City Deseret News

The Deseret News, a 70,000 circulation daily newspaper in Salt Lake City, Utah, is looking for a full-time intern(or a couple part-timers) to focus on business and financial topics.

The ideal applicant will have a background in economics or finance and be a strong writer. A journalism background is not required. We're looking for someone who is resourceful, enjoys data and can get to the point quickly.The position will focus on finding business trends, scouring financial and government reports and interviewing local executives to show why the news matters. Really, we want someone who knows what's going on in finance and economics (in Utah and the U.S.). MS Excel and Bloomberg Terminal experience is a plus. And yes, we pay.

If interested, please submit your resume, a list of news sources you regularly read and why, any writing samples and 150 words on why you would or would not vacation in Greece next month.

For any questions, please contact:
Jordan Burke

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Journalism internships @ Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News, an international wire service focused on business and financial news, is seeking Winter and Summer interns.

Interns will gain hands-on experience reporting for the print department of one the world's leading financial news services. During the 10 or 12-week program, interns will produce breaking news stories under deadline for our coverage of markets, companies, economies, and governments. Responsibilities may include pitching and writing enterprise stories, conducting exclusive interviews, and collaborating with our other media platforms.

All applicants must submit three published samples of work, along with a resume and a cover letter. The interns selected for this role will be based out of New York or another major U.S. city.

-Knowledge of global financial markets, companies and economies
-Prior experience in journalism, preferably in a real-time news environment
-Ability to work within a team under deadline pressure
-Completed at least three years of undergraduate work or equivalent experience
--Available for 10 or 12 weeks, 40 hours per week, from January – April (Winter Internship) OR June – August (Summer Internship)

To Apply...

Please apply to the links below based on your availability:
2012 Winter Print News Internship:

2012 Summer Print News Internship:

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November 12, 2011

Paid political journalism internship in D.C.

Passionate about public service? Want to make an impact? Enjoy working in a small fun startup? Love research and writing?

Apply to our GovLoop Graduate Spring Fellowship. No unpaid internship, no intern-shelfware. This is a paid fellowship where your work matters and we invest in your career (helping you grow skills, build your network, and have real projects completed)

GovLoop is the leading social network for government where 50,000 federal, state, and local public sector employees connect and collaborate around their common challenges and interests. GovLoop has been featured in over 125 articles from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and has won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and Government Technology's 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award.

Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a growing, dynamic team that is working to achieve our mission of "connecting government to improve government." As part of the GovLoop team, you will be helping us build and nurture a unique community for government employees that adapts the best practices from Facebook, Good Magazine,, LinkedIn, and others to engage users and help encourage and support their work as public servants.

As a fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:
-Building online community on GovLoop - posting new discussions, relevant news in the community, and engaging with members
-Developing daily e-mail newsletters, including the review and selection of content
-Creating and synthesizing GovLoop content into guides, manuals, and online resources
-Writing blog posts and articles for some of the most well-respected media properties like the Washington Post andHuffington Post
-Assisting with the management of projects like our Mentors Program, Rock Your Resume,
-Researching, recommending, and developing new online features, applications, and properties to expand GovLoop's scope of resources
-Attending government-related events in DC and capture content through blogs, videos, and photos
-Supporting our online community leaders
-Helping with development, logistics, marketing and execution of in-person events

Graduate student (preferable MPA/MPP but also could be journalism, graphic design, computer science, etc.) - exceptional undergraduates may be considered. Recent graduates will also be considered.
Strong or exceptional writing skills
Experience and/or interest in the public sector
Dynamic go-getter who can handle a range of tasks
Community organizing a plus (from politics to online)
Passion for social media and new technology
Thrive in start-up culture
People that know how to move fast and get stuff done
Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content
Interest and knowledge of technology (bonus if can do basic implementation)

What's in it for you:
Internship in heart of DC (office 3 blocks from White House)
Paid internship - stipend
Meet and build connections with the movers and shakers in government
Help make real change in improving government
Your work will matter and be implemented (not intern shelfware)
Tons of fun
Length - mid-January to mid-May (although have flexibility)

Please send your cover letter and resume to Stephen Peteritas at stephen at govloop dot com

More info at:

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November 11, 2011

$50,000 fellowships available for young journalists

The Phillips Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program.

Print and online journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience are eligible. The Foundation created this program to provide fellowships for writing projects by journalists who share its mission to advance constitutional principles, a democratic society and a vibrant free enterprise system.

The Phillips Foundation awards $50,000 full-time and $25,000 part-time fellowships to undertake and complete a one-year project of the applicant's choosing focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Foundation offers separate yearlong fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement. There are also Alumni Fund Fellowships funded by donations from current and former Novak Fellows. Alumni Fund Fellowship winners write one magazine-length article on their topic.

The Foundation awarded nine fellowships in 2011. For a list of all 103 fellowship winners and their projects since inception of the program in 1994, visit

The Foundation is looking for journalism projects which are both original and publishable. The winners will deliver four quarterly writing installments with the potential to be published sequentially in a periodical or as a book.

Applications must be postmarked by February 21, 2012. The winners will be announced next May at an awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington. The starting date for the fellowships is September 1, 2012. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

For an application, visit, or contact: The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-677-4633. E-mail:

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Paid internship @ New Jersey daily newspaper

Garden State Journal, a new exciting daily New Jersey newspaper, is seeking young talented writers/reporters to serve in 6 month intern program where successful candidates will have dozens of published articles by end of program and have an opportunity to be hired as full time writers/reporters. Compensation: $100-$200.

Please apply to and include 1 writing sample.

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Paid internship @ Philanthropy magazine in DC

The Philanthropy Roundtable seeks a publications intern immediately and continuing through the winter/spring semester in its Washington, D.C., offices.

The Roundtable maintains an active program of publishing both in print and online. In addition to its quarterly magazine, Philanthropy, and its website (, the Roundtable publishes monographs, guidebooks for donors, and other educational materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Publications interns are principally responsible for assisting the editors with the publication of Philanthropy, the production of new guidebooks, and the maintenance of the website. Daily assignments will include producing original, creative material; posting content to the website using our ExpressionEngine CMS; copy-editing and proofreading; securing permissions; and assisting the editors with routine administrative work. Demonstrated superior writing skills may open opportunities to compose original, bylined articles.

QUALIFICATIONS: This internship is open to undergraduates and graduate students of any major, as well as recent graduates. The position requires a person with highly developed writing and editing skills, as well as a high level of discretion and a temperament suited to working with leaders in the business and philanthropic communities. Publications interns should be task-oriented, flexible, and finely attuned to detail. At all times, they will be expected to conduct themselves with the highest standards of professional integrity.

TERMS: The publications intern will be expected to work approximately 25 hours per week, starting immediately if available and running through mid May. (Precise hours and days are flexible.) The intern will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month.

APPLICATION: Please email a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your familiarity (if any) with philanthropy, a resume of relevant experience, and two samples of your writing or reporting to Evan Sparks, Managing Editor, at esparks -at-

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Paid internships @ Gulfscapes Magazine in Texas

Gulfscapes Magazine has three paid Internship opportunities available.

PR Internship - Company, a regional magazine handling busy clients, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom. This opportunity will give you an edge when you graduate as you will be learning the inside workings of the media industry - the group you will be catering to in the future for your own clients. It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details. You will be working with our Social Media department to help promote both our company and our clients.

Social Media Internship - Established regional magazine transitioning into a more aggressive Social Media campaign. Our company is looking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites. Company is currently redesigning our websites, and will soon launch a social media campaign. The intern hired for this position will need strong critical thinking skills in order to integrate into our small but talented publishing team who are very excited to share this exciting launch with an intern hoping to gain a ton of great online experience. If you have an interest in trying to help promote the health of the Gulf and enjoy coastal living - you'll love this opportunity.

Marketing/Sales Internship - Company is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing/advertising team. Our marketing department produces quality work for major companies around the Gulf Coast, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

This intern should be self-motivated and be prepared to work in a fast-paced virtual team environment. When you finish this internship you will have gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing. If you have ever wanted to operate your own business, this internship will provide you with a chance to see exactly what it takes to succeed in today's economy.

Apply by emailing with a statement of interest. We'll send an application to you.

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Pop culture website seeks writers around world

MadlyJuicy is a website up to today's culture. We have readers worldwide in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Brazil, Australia, France and much more. Our website is growing up fast and we need skilled collaborators.

We are currently seeking writers for the following departments:
* Fashion and Beauty
* Arts and culture
* Music
* Travel
* Food

For the art & culture, music and fashion categories, we are looking for individuals able to talk about daily news, but also who will look for new artists in their area. Interviews and photos always needed.

We need people passionate about what they do. This is a great opportunity for a skilled journalist or blogger who would like to have experience, or for people who simply love any of these topics and want to talk about it days and nights.

We only ask one contribution per week. Visit

Stipend: opportunity to access to shows, festivals and many other opportunities for free.

To apply: Please, send a writing sample to giftwriters @ and tell us about you

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Blogging scholarship opportunity is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the best 500-600 word blog post that tackles the following question: "As the nation approaches its 57th Presidential Election, we're asking the future leaders of this country, students, to define the single most important political issue in this election. Tell us not only what that issue is, but also tell us why and how you propose we come to a solution that benefits the majority?"

Applicants must current attend full-time a post-secondary school in the United States, or be a high school senior who is on track to graduate this coming summer of 2012.Deadline to apply is December 31, 2011. Click here for more details.

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New York City lifestyle magazine seeks writers

Blast Magazine is looking for recent graduates or current college students to be correspondents in New York.

Blast is an online magazine that, in the past, has focused on lifestyle articles in the Boston area. Recently we have covered more breaking news and are expanding to new markets, New York being one of them. The position is part time and a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to add substance to their portfolio.

The correspondents will be assigned stories based on their availability and they will cover breaking news in New York and can also write about plays that are opening, concerts, and other cultural events.

For more info, please contact:
Andrew Castronovo
Managing Editor, Blast Magazine

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Paid Washington, D.C. journalism internships

The Koch Internship Program takes place in Washington, DC, and participants work in substantive, paid roles at one of our dozens of non-profit partner organizations that work to further economic freedom. The interns not only get paid to explore a career in economic freedom, but also engage in professional education, networking opportunities, and receive continued career guidance after the program. Both students and graduates at all academic levels have participated and are encouraged to apply.

A variety of journalism and communication positions are available including: video production, coordinating social media projects, drafting press releases, investigative journalism, reporting, blogging, editing, broadcast journalism and online content creation.

The spring Koch Internship Program application deadline is December 15, 2011 and the program runs from January 23, 2012 to May 4, 2012. The summer Koch Internship Program application deadline is March 1, 2012 and the program runs from June 4, 2012 to August 17, 2012.

Roles vary, and include a variety of fields from policy analysis to communications to non-profit operations. Interns generally decide to work 20-40 hours per week and earn $10.00 per hour and $50.00 per month in Metro benefits. For details on the application process, go to or e-mail

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