Opportunities 10.18.11


Another Career Fair
The Downtown Phoenix campus is sponsoring an internship/career fair on October 19. Please note: This event is not affiliated with the Cronkite School and should not be confused with the upcoming internship interview days sponsored by the Cronkite School.

Cronkite Immersion Programs
Deadline to apply for programs like Cronkite NewsWatch, Cronkite News Service, Cronkite Washington Bureau, Cronkite New Media Innovation Lab and Entrepreneurship programs is on October 19. Click here for undergraduate application

Internship Deadline
If you are interested in print/online journalism internships in the spring, please submit an application and all materials by October 21. All clips must be submitted to Alicia Tang-Mills in Cronkite #222 by October 21.


Dow Jones Copy Editing/Multimedia Exam
Prep Session by David Gordon

Thursday, October 20 at 12 noon in Cronkite #355

Dow Jones Copy Editing/Multimedia Exam
by Leslie Jean Thornton

Monday, October 24 at 9:45 a.m.
Cronkite #375

Prof. Leslie-Jean Thornton will be monitoring the annual Dow Jones Copy Editing/Multimedia Internship exam on Monday, Oct. 24, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. If you’re interested, please contact leslie-jean.thornton@asu.edu A prep session will be held on Thursday October 20 at 12 noon in Cronkite #355.

The DJ site is: https://www.newsfund.org/PageText/Prg_HomePages.aspx?Page_ID=Prg_CollegeIntern

Past exams (and answers) are available here for practice:

That page also links to study guides.
The parts of the exam that appear to present the most challenge to applicants involve:

Geography – to be successful, you need to know all the US states and where they are.
Current events – the exam requires candidates to link news stories from the past year to the state in which they took place (or some similar tie).
More current events – additional questions involve large stories from the past year no matter where they took place. Those do not have to be linked visually to a geographic region. The exam is usually prepared in August/September so anything up to and including that time is fair game.
Editing for logic: Candidates should be prepared to do a little basic math and know basic history. Test stories often contain numeric inconsistencies that need to be noted on the exam. For example, an age in an obit may not be consistent with the birth and death dates in a story. The story might confuse percents with percentage points. A story might say someone was a veteran of WW1 but other points in the story suggest that would have been impossible.
Personal essay: This is KEY. Dow Jones wants to know a student is interested in editing and why.

The exam is extremely competitive – and has become more so as fewer news organizations have the money to participate. We’ve had some outstanding Cronkite students win this internship. Be warned that a paid stint as a copy editor disqualifies a candidate – this has happened at least twice that I know of. Previous internships, however, are fine. Juniors, seniors and grad students are eligible.

Times-Picayune Recruiter on Campus for Q/A session
If you are interested in interning with The Times Picayune in New Orleans in the summer of 2012, or are graduating soon, please make sure you attend the Q/A session with Managing Editor Peter Kovacs on the following dates:

Monday October 31
1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Cronkite 240A

Tuesday November 1
10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Cronkite 240A

Mr. Kovacs will discuss internships and careers at the Times Picayune in New Orleans.
If you are interested in attending either day, please contact cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu

The Bleacher Report Q/A Session
There’s a company called Bleacher Report (4th largest sports media site in U.S.) that is visiting ASU on Wednesday November 2. We will hold a Q/A session with Max Tcheyan, Writing Internship Director on Wednesday November 2 from *5:30 p.m. – 6: 30 p.m. in the executive conference room Cronkite #444. Max will speak about jobs/internships and take questions. If you are interested in sports, sports writing or online journalism, please encourage attend this information session.

Bleacher Report

Max Tcheyan


Valley of the Suns
Do you dream of covering pro basketball one day? This is your chance to write for an ESPN-affiliated Suns blog credentialed to cover the Phoenix Suns. ValleyoftheSuns.com, a member of the TrueHoop Network, is looking for a reporter for the 2011-12 season (whenever it may start). This position will encompass writing previews and road game recaps, going to practices and eventually covering games. You will get invaluable professional experience and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in entrepreneurial journalism and learn many of the skills required of “new school” journalists today. We also plan to produce postgame shows on Vokle after select games, and you will be a part of that process as well. You must have a passion for basketball, an interest in working in a team environment and some sports journalism experience to be considered.

If you are interested please prepare a resume, 3-5 clips and a statement on why you want this position and what kind of skills you would bring to the team. E-mail this to Michael Schwartz at mbschwartz1@gmail.com.

Public Relations Internship
An exciting public relations and gaming company is looking for 2-3 interns to participate in a part-time, paid internship. Hours will be based between 9am-5pm, with the majority of work to be completed in office. The benefits and experience an intern can gain through our company are unparalleled, and the work environment is uniquely designed to give you the most positive work experience. We offer the chance for interns to participate in real world business dealings, and the knowledge acquired through our internship is widely applicable across the business world. Our past interns have gained a wealth of knowledge that makes them better qualified than their peers when it comes to the competitive job market, and past interns have moved into a variety of different positions after completing their internship. It is a chance to get hands on experience with industry professionals, and to improve the quality of your resume during the process.

Skills we have high regard for include:
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Strong understanding for social media: Facebook, Twitter, blogging and forums
Not easily intimidated by doing research
Exceptional time management
Solid organizational skills
Unique problem solver

Phalene Leichtman
Assistant Director of Marketing

Assistant Program Director
KFNX 1100 AM Radio
Business to Business Radio

Listen to Past Shows

Part time ten hours a week to begin
·        Make phone calls to line up guest/sponsors
·        Attend network meetings for Public Relations
·        Supervise on site network meetings/recordings
·        Make P.R. calls to Sponsors
·        Assist with boom microphone during video taping
·        Must have own transportation, laptop, cell phone
Email your resume and/or your contact information to:

Rex Parry
602-620-2009 cell with text

PVA Publications is part of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The advertising and editorial office is here in Phoenix.

For 65 years, PVA has published PN, a news and information magazine for people with spinal-cord injury and other mobility disabilities. PN is a monthly full-color magazine that goes to more than 45 countries. PVA Publications also offers Sports N Spokes, a bimonthly sports and recreation magazine for wheelchair users.

Interns would assist mainly with the websites but also contribute to the magazines. Hands-on experience would include research, writing, rewrites, and other duties as assigned for 10 hours per week.

Ann Santos
Assistant Editor
PN magazine
Sports N Spokes magazine
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Buzz Mouth
Buzz Mouth, a digital strategy, social media and content agency based
at CityScape in Phoenix, Ariz., has immediate openings available for
several interns to help craft social media content for our clients.
Ideal candidates will have a passion for technology, social media and
creating content (blogs, articles, video, etc.) to support a wide
variety of businesses and organizations as well as a background in
marketing, communications and/or journalism.

-Managing multiple tasks across several clients at once.
-Creating and managing numerous social media profiles across hundreds
of networks.
-Building links on aforementioned profiles to drive SEO and SMO to
drive traffic and awareness for clients.
-Generate content, including blogs, articles, video, etc.
-Support staff in any and all aspects as needed.
-Research photography, current events, pop culture and growing trends.

Learn more about us at www.buzzmouth.com, and if you’re interested in applying please email Dan Mitchell at dan.mitchell@buzzmouth.com


ASU Women’s Basketball
ASU WBB seeks two student volunteers to work with the team shooting practices and games. Equipment will be provided. If you like sports and want to get involved, this is a fun volunteer experience.

CONTACT: Christina

Law Firm
Need student part-time to write copy for a law firm. Copy will be posted to the firm’s website. The copy will focus on medical legal issues and crime victim issues. The firm will provide the source material and the writer will simply have to write in very simple news like summaries intended for the general public. No specialized knowledge is necessary. The hourly wage will depend on experience and the hours are flexible. At the beginning it will be 10-15 hours per week. Perhaps some weeks will require more time and some weeks will require less. It will be interesting work. Please submit writing samples.

David A. Wenner
2200 E. Camelback Rd.
Suite 213
Phoenix, Az 85016

Local Team News
Local Team News is the new online source for thorough and exciting newspaper-style coverage for every prep team. Our goal is two fold; (1) to give the hardworking members of teams – competing at any level – the attention they deserve and, (2) to give students interested in journalism a clean, national portal for them to present their stories and in the process learn and practice their craft.  We are looking for one correspondent for each team at your school that will diligently write original-content articles about each game, as well as coordinate game photos and/or videos that can be posted along with each story.  Writers will also screen and control any reader comments.  In short, we are soliciting a beat writer for each team.
As a Local Team News correspondent, students will have the opportunity to:
-Practice AP style journalism in a real-world setting.
-Be the only source for documenting live events that are relevant to the school and the community.
-Build a body of original work, complete with the student’s own byline.
-Gain experience writing game summaries, conducting interviews, and writing special interest pieces.
-Publish articles that will be read by peers, parents, and interested parties across the nation, giving them valuable experience and exposure.
-Make and keep deadlines.
-Become proficient in WordPress, one of the most widely used online publishing platforms.
-Have a viable, clean, and clutter-free portal to upload and display their work.
Interested? Contact us at localteamnews@gmail.com,and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Freelance Editor- One Project $75
Need senior and reliable students of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to edit documents one final time for us prior to posting the same. The articles do not need content or verification of information and/or a re-write, we simply want to make sure all “i’s” are dotted and all “t’s” are crossed alongside proper language.

We are willing to pay $75 total for the perusal and editing of these articles (approximately 7-9 pages).

Shirley Jones


Joe Gelt Student Writing Contest
The Joe Gelt Student Writing Competition for undergraduates in Arizona universities is now open for 2011. The Water Resources Research Center inaugurated this annual contest in Fall 2009 as a motivational tool to encourage better writing about water. Our aim for this year is to increase participation across all three Universities. Details about the contest are provided below.

The Joe Gelt Student Writing Competition: Named in honor of the WRRC’s long-time editor, who retired in August 2010.

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students in a degree program at University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University

Article guidelines:
•Original article in the form of a newspaper or magazine feature on a water-related topic listed below
•Approximately 1000 words; no article shorter than 800 words or longer than 1200 words will be considered. No citations, footnotes or endnotes.
•Illustrations are optional.
Selection criteria: Articles will be evaluated on clarity, coherence, style, grammar, interest, and factual accuracy. Layout or visual appearance are not explicit criteria but may be considered in evaluating the article’s ability to communicate its content.
Prizes: There will be one winning article chosen from entries from each university, plus one grand prize, a total of four winners. The winning articles will be published in the Arizona Water Resource, the WRRC’s quarterly newsletter, beginning in the Spring quarter. In addition, the winner from each university will receive $50 and the grand prize winner will receive an award of $100.

Schedule: Entries will be due no later than December 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm MST. Winners will be announced in February 2010 and winning articles will be published beginning with the Spring 2012 issue of AWR.

Registration: Fill out the form posted at http://cals.arizona.edu/azwater/WritingContest2011/registration.html to register your interest in the contest and your choice of topic from the list below. If you register you will receive tips and reminders. Registration does not obligate you to submit an entry. You may change your topic choice at any time by registering again. You may register at any time before 4:00 pm December 22, 2011. Your name and email address will not be shared with anyone.

Topics: Contestants must choose one topic from this list. We encourage creativity, but contestants should focus on providing information of interest to AWR readers rather than opinion or fiction.
•Technologies for water conservation, treatment, testing, measuring, or other technological improvements in water management
•Impacts of climate variability and change on water resources
•Water’s role in the restoration and preservation of natural ecosystems
•Water’s role in the life of a human community
•A conflict over water between parties holding opposing interests and/or philosophies
•A specific water quality issue of emerging concern
•Water in the arts, including potentially visual arts, literature, music, or performing arts

Application Form and Contest Guidelines are posted on the WRRC’s website at http://cals.arizona.edu/azwater/WritingContest2011/index.html.
Please send any questions to Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu.

Millennial news site, OneMinuteNews.com, hosts Nationwide Search “Anchors with Edge” to Let Viewers Choose the Voice They Trust

New York – (PR Newswire) October 12, 2011 – Today, OneMinuteNews.com announces its “Anchors With Edge” nationwide talent search. For the first time ever, the millennial generation will choose the voice it trusts to deliver the news. OneMinuteNews.com is asking America’s largest demographic to vote for its next anchor through the “Anchors with Edge” platform. The winning contestant will receive a dream job with a competitive salary at OneMinuteNews.com.

The “Anchors With Edge” campaign will take place over the next 60 days. Beginning today, contestants can submit their videos to http://anchorswithedge.oneminutenews.com. The OneMinuteNews.com user base, along with personal fans of each contestant, will be able to vote on the submitted videos for seven (7) days by visiting the site. At the end of each week, the highest voter-ranked segment will move into the ‘Win Bin’. From those eight (8) weekly winners, popular vote will determine the top four (4) finalists. OneMinuteNews.com staff will make the final selection and offer the most engaging and informative finalist a job as the next OneMinuteNews.com anchor.

CEO and founder, Douglas J. (Doug) Greenlaw, describes the importance of OneMinuteNews.com’s “Anchors with Edge” campaign saying, “We’re changing the landscape of news by empowering the audience. We are asking the audience to vote. Help us choose the next anchor at OneMinureNews.com. It will prove to be an exciting national talent search.”

About OneMinuteNews.com
OneMinuteNews.com is an online media website that streams quick, informative and engaging domestic and international news content curated and produced for and by Millennials. Correspondents provide unique perspectives on top stories in categories including Trending News, Technology, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Sports. OneMinuteNews.com provides an authentic perspective, style and Gen-Y disposition featuring original content, refreshed regularly and archived for continuous viewing and search. OneMinuteNews.com is a privately held company. OneMinuteNews.com’s social media sites include www.facebook.com/OneMinuteNews and www.twitter.com/OneMinuteNews.

Maureen West

ASU Innovation Challenge
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students are encouraged to explore entrepreneurship through the ASU Innovation Challenge, a funding competition open to undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Students can win up to $10,000 to implement an innovative project, prototype, venture or community partnership idea. Please check out http://innovationchallenge.asu.edu for more information.

Last year, the second year of the program, nearly 150 teams applied, and participating students came from over 100 majors.

Hayfa Aboukier
University Innovation Fellow
Office of University Initiatives-Office of the President
480-766-2839| hayfa.aboukier@asu.edu


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