|2012 NAJA Native Voices at UNITY|
Application Deadline (postmarked by): March 9th 2012
You must be a NAJA member to apply. Go to our membership link at www.naja.com to download a membership application.
Send a request to email@example.com for the NAJA Native Voices application form.
Included in your application:
A Completed Application Form
One page resume listing your educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, other scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for your school or community newspaper, radio and/or television.
NAJA Legal Binding Contract
Letter of Recommendation from someone familiar with your academic and/or journalism work
Project Work samples of your best work (SEE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS ON APPLICATION) the portfolio should consist of written materials, visual materials, or audio.
500 word essay written in third person as a news story. (Typed, double spaced) Pick one Topic:
Why should you be selected to take part in the 2012 NAJA Student Projects?
What do you think the trend toward convergence means for the
future of indigenous journalism?
Mail applications and supporting documents to:
OU Gaylord College
395 W. Lindsey Street
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4201
You may also fax or email your submission to:
Fax: (405) 325-6945
Email: Jeff Harjo
The Freedom Forum is recruiting participants for the annual American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota, June 13-22, 2012. Students are eligible if they have completed at least one year of college and have a passion for journalism. This highly-competitive academic, scholarship and newsroom internship program is open to Native students regardless of where they live or the college they attend.
If you know someone who has an interest in journalism and who would be a good fit with the program, please encourage them to apply to AIJI. Applications are welcome from any Native American college student hoping to become a journalist and whose summer schedule would permit them to take a 10-day class at the University of South Dakota and then travel to a different city for six more weeks to work as a paid intern in a newsroom.
AIJI students who successfully complete the multimedia journalism course at the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Media Center may be eligible to earn 3 hours of college credit from USD. Tuition, room and board, fees and other related expenses are paid.
The Village Voice Media Digital Fellowship
Village Voice Media, in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is offering an intensive, eight-week, paid summer fellowship for minority students concentrating on Web and digital media.
Digital fellows will be immersed in blogging, photography, video, audio and social media and will produce original reported material for Village Voice online publications.
Program instructors will include top Cronkite faculty as well as the nation's leading news, music and food writers from the Village Voice family of 18 websites and newspapers.
Fellows will be paid $500 per week. Housing will be provided to non-ASU students. The program is open to students who are within one year of graduation, graduate students or post grads.
Fellows may ultimately be considered for positions within the Village Voice family of publications.
The course runs from June 18 to Aug. 10, 2012, at Cronkite's state-of-the-art journalism school in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Students applying should be within one year of graduation, graduate students or post-grads.
The program is open to any university student, although those who are studying journalism or have experience in journalism will be given preference. The application deadline is Feb. 24, 2012 at close of business Arizona time. Those accepted will be notiﬁed by March 9, 2012.
To apply, send your contact information, cover letter, resume, the names of two references with contact information, three "text" work samples that show strong reporting and writing, two optional multimedia work samples on a CD or a link to an online portfolio, and a recent photo attention Elizabeth Smith, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
For more information, email Outreach Director Elizabeth Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org .
AP GLOBAL NEWS INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION
The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer of 2012 in 10 U.S. cities (including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow).
The interns will contribute to AP's text, video and photos report from these bureaus for 12 weeks this summer. Although a primary format may be declared - depending on interest and ability - the internships will provide experience and training in all three. Interns will attend and contribute to all-format editorial meetings. Assignments will be made by a trainer who will also provide performance appraisals during the course of the internship.
Interns will be expected to be fast thinkers and show creativity and strong news judgment. They should be strong storytellers who are able to recognize interesting news elements, suggest their own story ideas and angles and incorporate them in stories, video and still images. Interns should be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of co-workers and interview subjects.
Interns will be expected to keep up-to-date with news in the city or region and its relevance to national and international affairs. Responsibilities will include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media, and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.
Interns will contribute to the text news report - reporting and writing their own stories under the direct supervision of an editor. Editors will train interns on such areas as interview techniques, sourcing, databases and AP style. Interns will be expected to become familiar with - and abide by - the AP's statement of values and principles governing ethics.
Staff photographers will supervise interns on visual storytelling techniques. Where possible interns will accompany staff photographers on assignments, assist with arrangements in the field, and shoot photos. Interns will be trained in the use of photo editing software - Photoshop and Photomechanic - as well as transmission. Training will include photojournalism ethics, especially on authenticity.
Interns will assist in the production of video stories, including non-linear editing and writing story summaries and scripts for broadcast. They will research and set up video news and feature stories and occasionally join location shoots, or do their own shooting, if they possess the required skills. Interns may also assist with content management and translations.
a) Current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree or
b) Current full-time graduate students or
c) Students who graduated December 2011 or later.
- Must be able to show proof of legal authorization to participate in a 12-week internship in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.
- Must have demonstrated proficiency speaking and writing in the English language and command of the local language for the assigned country.
- Good general knowledge of U.S. and international affairs.
- Good writing skills and the ability to recognize grammatical and factual errors.
- Relevant coursework or experience in a cross-format environment (text, video, photos, interactive graphics, etc.) is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of online and social media news venues.
- Highly organized and attentive to detail; able to multi-task and manage projects as assigned.
- Self-starter with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
- A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern."
- A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
- Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
- Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a prior internship or employer.
Your application materials must be submitted by March 2, 2012.
For consideration, apply via the following URL: http://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=23421:en_US
The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces2012 Journalism Fellowship and Scholars
Seattle, WA - Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce its Fellowship Program on Poverty. The program, which aims to increase the public's and policymakers' understanding of poverty through journalism, consists of two components: fellowships (2) for professional journalists and scholarships (2) for students of journalism.
Fellows and scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrating how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.
The 2012 Journalism Fellowship is open to print, electronic and new media journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $4,000 and up to $1,000 for travel expenses.
The 2012 Journalism Scholarship is open to print, electronic and new media collegiate journalists. Students will not be required to leave their academic studies. Each recipient will receive a stipend of $1,000 and up to $800 for travel expenses.
Applications for the 2012 fellowships and scholarships are due to Marguerite Casey Foundation by February 29, 2012. To learn more about the Fellowship Program on Poverty, visit:
Marguerite Casey Foundation is a national, independent grantmaking foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities.
Contact: Kathleen Baca, Director of Communications
Have you renewed your NAJA membership yet?
All new renewals will be put in several drawings for great prizes! The first drawing will take place on March 9th for the grand prize of a PAID UNITY conference registration.
Other prizes include a netbook and LifeScribe pens. This coming year's UNITY conference is in sunny Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay resort during the first week of August. The drawing is only open to current NAJA members so go to the NAJA website and renew today!
Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop set for April 15-19, 2012
Journalists and educators from around the country will teach a condensed course about the fundamentals of journalism at the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop, April 15-19. Students will attend for free and will be selected through a competitive application process. High school juniors and seniors, regardless of where they live, will be given preference over younger applicants.
Students, under the guidance of experienced mentors, will report and write articles, take photographs and produce multimedia projects that will be published online and printed in a newspaper. They also will learn about preparing for success in college and opportunities in journalism.
The conference was created by the South Dakota Newspaper Association and is funded primarily by the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute. Co-sponsors include Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation and journalism programs at South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota.
The April 2012 workshop will be the 13th annual journalism program held at Crazy Horse Memorial. Nearly 1,700 high school and college students have completed the program, which is designed to inspire Native American students to dream about the future and consider journalism as a career.
"More American Indians are needed in journalism to improve the accuracy, breadth and depth of media coverage about Native people and issues," said Jack Marsh, president of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute. "The workshop organizers are committed to guiding and inspiring young people to continue their education and pursue journalism as a fulfilling and important career."
Students interested in attending the workshop, or schools interested in nominating students, should contact the Freedom Forum's Janine Harris at 605/677-5424 or email@example.com by March 1 for application information.
for Diversity in Journalism
Summer Journalism Workshop
June 3-10, 2012
The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students, scheduled early each summer. The program is funded by several organizations including the Dow Jones News Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript, and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU. The program's goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ's mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism.
Fifteen to 20 high school students will be selected for the 2012 workshop. They will complete work in June on the 9th annual edition of the Red Dirt Journal, the OIDJ newspaper, and its companion news website. Students will acquire basic skills in new media during this in-residence program.
This year the workshop will be conducted during a 8-day session, beginning Sunday afternoon, June 3, and concluding the following Sunday, June 10. High school students may apply for the workshop by downloading the application form from the Gaylord website:
Selected students will be given free room and board in a residence hall on the University of Oklahoma campus. Supervision of their stay will be provided at all times by peer counselors and OU staff members. Participants will attend training sessions throughout the day and evening in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. They will research, report, write and edit stories on a variety of topics and news events. Instructors will come from a variety of educational institutions and professional media organizations. The deadline for submitting an application is April 27.
SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) seeks three tribally affiliated student interns for summer 2012 during the period of June 1 through July 31. Interns will work at least 25 hours per week in the Center doing basic archival and research work under the direction of Center staff.
The SNRC at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) houses the papers and special collections of tribal individuals and organizations, the world's largest archival collection of newspapers and other periodicals published by tribal individuals and organizations, and the Dr. J. W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art, consisting more than 2,500 artworks, a massive archive documenting the collection, and a reference library on indigenous art of more than a thousand volumes.
The goal of the American Indian Student Internship Program is to provide students an experiential learning environment in which to acquire an understanding of the value of archives and the research potential of the collections of the Center and to engage in academic research and practical database building activities related to tribal culture, society, and issues. Interns will be expected to demonstrate the value of their experience by either a summary report of work, finding aids for collections, reports of research or other written work that may be shared with their home institutions.
To qualify for an internship, students must
- Be tribally affiliated
- Have completed at least 60 college hours
- Be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning
Applications should include
- A unofficial copy of the student's academic transcript
- A reference or sponsor letter from the head of the student's major department or from another relevant academic official
- A statement of no more than one page expressing why the intern experience would likely be beneficial to the student's academic or career goals.
To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month tenure of the internship, the Center will provide on-campus housing and $2,000 to defray other living expenses.
Students interested in applying should send applications or inquiries by e-mail to Daniel F. Littlefield at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Robert E. Sanderson at email@example.com or by U. S. mail to SNRC, University Plaza, Suite 500, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. The SNRC must receive applications by March 15, 2012. The Center will select three applicants and three alternates. The Center staff will notify students of their decision by April 1, 2012.
For information regarding UALR and its housing facilities, see http://www.ualr.edu. For information on the SNRC and its work, see http://ualr.edu/sequoyah.