[Spring 2018] PMC Newsletter #1
PMC Newsletter #2
Hello Publications and Media Community! Here at the PMC, we’re kicking off February by bringing to you copy writing workshops, slam poetry events, and jobs and scholarships ranging up to $2000. February is also Black History Month, and we would love to see your articles, artwork and photos celebrating the occasion. Tweet us your creations @ucbpmc! 
Table of Contents:
  1. PMC Events
  2. Community Events & Deadlines
  3. PMC Resources
  4. Community & Partner Resources
  5. Publication Spotlight
  6. PMC Staff Spotlight
  7. Jobs & Opportunities
  8. PMC Staff Picks
  9. Photo Gallery
  10. Social Media
Black History Month Fact:
UC Berkeley will be naming its newest residential hall on Bancroft after the university’s first tenured African American professor, David Blackwell. Read more about his life and career here!
Community Events & Deadlines
PMC Events
Feb. 21st | 5pm-7pm | MLK 177
Student Media Academy, a workshop series curated to teach useful skills for the world of publications and media. The workshop will be an hour long, followed by a reception (HOT DRINKS & HOT TAKES, a PMC event focused on united the PUBS & MEDIA community) catered by Sunrise Deli. 
Community Events
Feb. 13th | 5pm-7pm | MCC
No date for Valentine's day? Want to make new friends? Single, longing for some wholesome & purely platonic love?
Come by the MCC to meet members of the Pilipinx community & win a "date" to find someone to hang out with while you see others release their creativity thru performance at our open mic.
Feb. 13th | 6pm-7:30pm | 125 Morrison Hall
Global warming, overpopulation, and mass migration will put catastrophic stress on humanity. How we deal with it will be the question. Robert Baer believes that people governed by fear want to be governed by faith. The Taliban’s demolition of the Buddhas at Bamiyan and the Islamic State's destruction of Palmyra may have occurred halfway around the world, but Americans can apply lessons from these incidents to their everyday lives. Baer will discuss the politics of dispossession and anger, especially in relation to the American far-right, and how beliefs can become remedies when life becomes untrustworthy. 
Feb. 15th | 7pm-8pm | Environmental Design Library
CLAM is a student-run magazine that publishes student short fiction, poetry, and artwork in a magazine every semester. We are currently accepting new magazine staff members; no publishing experience is required! Weekly meetings are held from 7pm-8pm each Thursday— we look forward to meeting you!
Feb. 15th, Feb. 22nd
Threads, a campus lifestyle magazine for Cal’s Muslim community, is currently hiring Board and Staff members for editing, copywriting, marketing, design, and multimedia.
Feb. 17th | 10am-11:30am | Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe
A FREE writing workshop series located at Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe in Downtown Oakland (23rd & Telegraph)! Join us every 1st & 3rd Saturday 10:00am-11:30am. Bring breakfast and begin exercising your writing with a group of folx that share the same passion for poetry. No experience necessary! Just bring something you feel comfortable writing with (pen, pencil, notepad, laptop, etc), and we got the rest!
Feb. 18th
The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, the campus’ oldest academic journal, is dedicated to publishing outstanding undergraduate papers in the humanities or social sciences.
Feb. 23th | 8:30am-10:30am | SFMOMA
Christina Amini is the Executive Publishing Director of Art, Food, and Lifestyle Publishing at renowned independent publisher Chronicle Books. She is happy to be a professional collaborator and creator—bringing new ideas to fruition every season, as well as overseeing the publishing of more than 100 books and gift products every year. Her previous experience includes being the Online Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books, the first Online Editor at Dwell Magazine, and rising from intern to Executive Publishing Director in her 14 years at Chronicle Books. She has written for Salon.com, Readymade Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle magazine, and is the author of Before the Mortgage (Simon & Schuster). She is also the steward of artist Susan O’Malley’s work, the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at her children’s school, and a brand new museum guide at SFMOMA.
Feb. 25th
Clio’s Scroll welcomes submissions from undergraduate students and recent graduates of any university. The editors look for articles that contribute to historical knowledge with new content and original interpretations. Research papers of any length—although we highly favor papers under 60 pages—from all universities, history courses, and historical areas of focus are welcome. For UC Berkeley students, this includes papers from History 103 and 104, as well as History 101 theses. Papers from other disciplines are also welcome, so long as they are historical in nature.
Mar. 6th
This chapbook, themed Counting, Recounting, is set to publish in April. In this issue, we want to think about poetic modes of counting (for example, counting lines, or metrical units -- cataloging -- "making count"), and to explore the resonances between "to count" and "to recount." What can emerge from the space between enumeration and experience, enumeration and song? For this issue, please send us work that is in some way in dialogue with these question, or others resonant with our theme.
Feb. 12th - Mar. 12th
The Berkeley Fiction Review is a forum for short fiction, published annually. We invite submissions of previously unpublished short stories from around the country and the world.
Want to have your org's event featured here? Email studentmedia@berkeley.edu for inquiries with "[YOUR ORG NAME] Newsletter Event Feature Request" as the subject.
PMC Resources & Programs
Did you know we offer 6 FREE programs for all student publication and media organizations? Click on the images to learn more!
Partner Resources
Berkeley Art Studio registration is open to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, as well as the entire community. We offer classes in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, design, and printmaking. The Studio has a rich history of providing quality art instruction taught by our staff of professional artists and is a welcoming place for students and artists at a variety of skill levels.The Art Studio offers classes in Photoshop, Visual Storytelling, Graphic Design Fundamentals, T-Shirt Making, Advanced Illustrator, and HTML & CSS for Beginners!
Learn the art of storytelling in 4 days. You'll emerge from the course with a comprehensive knowledge of shooting, editing and producing videos for the web or social media. Plus, you'll leave with a video narrated and produced by you. March 26-29, 2018
Publication Spotlight
{M}aganda magazine is a student-run academic yearly publication of submitted art, prose, poetry, film, music, journalism, and scholarly writing with a focus on the publication of works by Filipino/American artists, writers, and cultural historians. Established in 1989, its mission is to cultivate dialogue, provide a space for exploration of individual creativity, create community consciousness around cultural and socio-political circumstances, and to support up and coming artists by providing a space to foster artistic growth and provide community support.
The Berkeley Fiction Review was established in 1981 and remains the oldest prose journal publication on campus today. BFR is a student run publication of short fiction with fresh voices and original ideas that plays with traditional notions of form and content. Submissions of unpublished short stories are accepted year round and published annually.
PMC Staff Spotlight
Jessica Zhao is the PMC’s current director and a PMB Steering Committee Member. She is a Media Studies and History fourth year student, with a passion for film! Her speciality is organized chaos.
Anna Ho is one of the PMC’s newest staff members, a recent addition to PMC’s Marketing and Communications team. She is a freshman English major and she mainly thinks in terms of puns.
Jobs, Submissions, & Opportunities
The American Cultures Center at Berkeley is accepting submissions of essays, creative writing, or digital media projects for its $1000 research prize. The award recognizes outstanding student works which “strengthen understanding of the diversity surrounding the American experience”. In addition to their work, an applicant must submit an essay and a letter of support from a mentor.
Calling on videographers and filmmakers! The Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Film and Video is offering $2,000 in scholarship money to undergraduate or graduate filmmakers with outstanding work. Submit your film by February 16th! 
Stanford Pre-collegiate Studies is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to serve as Residential Counselors in their summer program for high school students! This paid position entails tutoring in expository & creative writing, activity coordination, and program planning. Graduate students may also apply to be instructors.
NPR is looking for summer interns! Typical positions in editorial include news, arts & entertainment, and multimedia. They are also looking to hiring corporate interns in marketing, design, business development, distribution, and more. Deadline is March 4, 2018!
Quartz, a division of Atlantic Media (The Atlantic, NextGov, The Wire) is hiring summer interns for news, visual storytelling, and data journalism in their New York and San Francisco offices. This is a fully-paid position from June to August.
Buzzfeed is hiring, amongst other positions, video interns, photography interns, and freelancers. Marketing and analyst positions are also available. See what’s right for you on their jobs page.
PMC Staff Picks
Muzzle Magazine has a wonderful editorial and readership team. Their most recent issue is available completely online and is worth the time! Get to know contemporary poets of a variety of styles and backgrounds. 
Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2018  (Submission Dates: Feb. 1st - May 15th)
Photo Gallery
Meet our staff + board!
Come say hi at MLK 177, Monday to Thursday 12pm to 9pm, Fridays 12pm to 5pm!
Visit us at MLK 177 (M-TH 12-9 / F 12-5) or at studentmedia.berkeley.edu

The PMC supports 100+ organizations, reaching thousands of students. Want to have your org's events, opportunities, publications, or media featured in our newsletter? Email studentmedia@berkeley.edu for inquiries with "[YOUR ORG NAME] Newsletter Feature Request" as the subject.