Opportunities 2.17.14

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you interested in interviewing with local companies for summer and/or fall 2014 internships? Today is the deadline if you want to participate in the upcoming internship interview days for publications and writing internships or PR/Social media internships. You must complete an online application by 5:00 p.m. MST today.

Here is the link to the online application http://tiny.cc/1k5m9w Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript to Cronkite #222 as well.

Application deadlines:
These deadlines apply to those who want to participate in the upcoming interview day events. Please make note of these application deadlines.
Publications/Writing internships: February 17 5:00 p.m. MST
Public Relations/Social Media: February 17 5:00 p.m. MST

Internship Interview Dates
This semester, Cronkite Career Services will host two more large interview day events. The events will feature 22-30 recruiters each who will be on hand to interview you for summer/fall internships. This semester, all of the events will be held at the AE England Building across the street from the Cronkite School. The dates and times of each event are listed below.

Publications/Writing Interviews
Friday March 28
1:00- 6:30 p.m.
AE England Building

PR/Social Media Interviews
Friday April 11
1:00- 5:30 p.m.
AE England Building

You must complete an online internship application by the deadline in order to participate in these events.

NewsWatch En Espanol Meeting
Students are invited to attend our first Cronkite News en Español meeting today Monday Feb. 17th at 5:30pm in the Newswatch conference room on the sixth floor. Find out about possible opportunities. Everyone is invited!

Here is a link to last semesters Cronkite News en Español,
http://cronkitenewsonline.com/enespanol/dec-5-2013/

Annual Meetings and Conventions
Journalism and media organizations hold annual meetings and conventions each year across the U.S. Often times, these organizations seek student help. It is a great opportunity to network with professionals in your area of specialty and perhaps to attend a job/career fair at these meetings. It’s also a good way to find out about scholarships and to show your work. Cronkite Career Services has attached a list of those annual meetings. Please review it and we hope you will attend at least one of the conventions.

Skill Booster Fridays
The next opportunity to “boost your skills” is coming up in a few weeks. Sign up now!
Story Ideas : It All Begins Here
Friday, Feb. 21 • 1-3 p.m. • Cronkite 318

Your ability to develop focused, feasible story ideas is essential to your success in the classroom and in the newsroom. In this interactive session, Steve Elliott, digital news director for Cronkite News Service, draws on his two decades of experience with The Associated Press to offer strategies for turning broad concepts into focused story ideas that fuel successful reporting efforts. Info and registration: cronkite.asu.edu/node/3018

Year-long Internship with Denver Broncos
Job Title: DenverBroncos.com Digital Media Intern
Manager Name: Chris Hall

Responsibilities:
Provide editorial and multimedia support for the Team Media department from June through the end of the 2014 season, including playoffs if necessary:
•Creating and publishing website content, including, but not limited to:
oDaily stories, player bios and roster updates, gameday content, videos, photos, transactions, transcriptions and community events
•Collecting player-related content, including, but not limited to:
oQ&As, news stories and features
•Transcribing daily interviews from players and coaches
•Contributing to daily content planning
•Writing feature articles and news items for team publications, including Broncos Gameday and Broncos Magazine

Qualifications and Experience:
•Current college senior or recent graduate in journalism, public relations, communications or similar discipline
•Minimum of two years experience as a student working for a college newspaper, website, college sports information office or in a communications department of a sports organization
•Willingness to work flexible hours (weekends/holidays and travel)
•Proven ability to work on multiple projects with tight deadlines in fast-paced environment
•Strong writing, interpersonal, interviewing and computer skills
•Excellent attention to detail and the ability to self-edit
•The following skills will receive extra consideration:
oKnowledge and experience with still photography shooting and editing
oHTML
oGraphic design

Compensation: A monthly stipend will be provided during the internship

Additional Information:
•Final candidates will be selected to participate in an interview process (in-person for local candidates/via video conference for out-of-town candidates)
•Recent interns have secured jobs with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of Michigan, NFL Network, Phoenix Coyotes, ESPN, Washington Post and other major newspapers
•The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus

Application Process:
Please mail or email a resume, cover letter, references and published writing samples to the Team Media department by March 21, 2014.
Email: webintern@broncos.nfl.net
Address: Denver Broncos Football Club (attn: Team Media), 13655 Broncos Parkway, Englewood, CO 80112

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Dow Jones News Fund
The DJNF is working with azcentral.com in Phoenix, The Indianapolis Star and The ALabama Media Group to place 4-6 students in paid, full-time digital production summer internships.

Minimum requirements:
Must be a currently enrolled junior, have completed JMC 305 (online media)

Desired requirements:
Senior or graduate student, have completed JMC 301 (intermediate reporting and writing) and JMC 460 (advanced online).

Successful candidates will be required to attend a one-week digital training residency at the Cronkite School May 25-30. Meals and housing will be provided. If you receive the DJNF internship at The Indy Star or at Alabama Media Group, the DJNF will pay for your plane ticket to Indianapolis and to Alabama. However, the student is responsible for paying the plane fare home. If you meet the requirements, please send a resume to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by today February 17. Use subject line “DJNF Summer Internship”

Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Summer Internship
Congressional Quarterly’s internship program offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced news organization in Washington, D.C.

CQ treats its interns like entry-level staff members — they don’t make copies, fetch coffee or answer phones. Interns work closely with CQ’s editors and reporters and have the opportunity to write stories and obtain clips that will help advance their careers. Many past interns have returned to CQ as full-time staff members.

CQ’s internship program is competitive. Interns generally come to CQ with a profound interest, and at least some experience, in journalism and/or government. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in college, recent graduates and graduate students.

CQ interns perform a range of tasks depending on the newsroom’s needs in a given semester. These tasks can include covering committee markups and hearings, attending policy events around town or conducting legislative research. During certain times of the year, interns may work with the team that publishes the biennial Politics in America book, which includes information on each member of Congress.

Summer interns typically work full time (40 hours weekly). Spring and fall interns are welcome and encouraged to work full time if their schedules permit, but many work two to three full days weekly due to school commitments. In addition to their duties, interns will meet and work with CQ staff members from various departments. Interns will also make at least one trip to Capitol Hill with one of CQ’s reporters, who will show them the ropes and help them navigate the Capitol complex.

Application Process:
Applicants for internships should submit a cover letter, resume, and may be asked to submit at least two writing samples to the hiring manager upon request.

In your cover letter, please tell us about an interesting experience or difficult decision you’ve faced while reporting.

Before obtaining an internship, qualifying candidates will be given an interview and a writing test.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Applicants for summer internships must apply by February 28, and decisions will be made by early-to mid-April.

Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Please See Above
Internal Number: 32705680

Cincinnati Magazine Summer Internship
The intent of our program is to give students a taste of magazine life. Some of our former interns have gone on to full-time jobs in magazine publishing, armed with research, writing, and reporting skills that they honed during their time with us.

The primary areas of responsibility during the four-month internships are:

1) Fact checking. Every story that appears in the magazine is checked for accuracy, making fact checking the number one priority in our publishing process.

2) Research/reporting. Interns will be expected to help out on the research—and possibly reporting—for our larger feature packages (i.e., Best of the City, Travel, food features, etc.) as well as our editorial Web content.

3) Completing short writing assignments. While fact checking is the number one priority in our internship program, we also encourage interns to research and pitch story ideas that would be appropriate for our readership. We guarantee that interns will get one clip for their portfolios, but additional opportunities to write for publication depend on the initiative students show on non-writing assignments.

4) Staff participation/interaction. Part of successfully completing an internship with us means that you have attempted to become a part of our staff. We expect interns to be proactive in asking questions, providing editorial input when requested, and seeking out the answers they need.

**NOTE: This is not a writing internship, however, the research and fact-checking responsibilities interns have at our magazine are very similar to tasks that many would take on in entry-level magazine jobs.

Experience:
To apply, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student who has completed one or more years of college. The internship must be part of an undergraduate or graduate program that provides credit for internships or fulfills a curriculum requirement.

Our internships are unpaid and we require a minimum of 15 hours per week in the office (times and days vary depending on class/work schedules).

How To Apply:
If you are interested, please email your resume, cover letter and clips to internships@cincinnatimagazine.com or mail them to:
Cincinnati Magazine, Editorial Internship Program
Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45202
The application deadline is March 15.

Today Show- West Coast
The Today Show is seeking summer interns for its west coast bureau. Applicants should be self-starters with a passion for broadcast news and entertainment. Interns will receive hands-on journalism experience, assisting on shoots, pitching stories and gathering research elements for segments produced out of the LA bureau. Compensation is $10/hour.

Qualifications/Requirements NBCUniversal interns must meet the following criteria:
-In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress.
-Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
-Must be 18 years of age or older
-Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship until 2018
-Must be able to work on-site in Los Angeles, CA

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should email a résumé and brief cover letter to molly.palmer@nbcuni.com by April 15, 2014

Additional Details:
Los Angeles, CA
$10/hour
10 weeks
Deadline April 15, 2014
Contact Info: molly.palmer@nbcuni.com

Summer internship National Journalism Center internship in Washington, D.C.
Since 1977, the National Journalism Center, a project of Young America’s Foundation, has provided aspiring conservative and libertarian journalists with the premier opportunity to learn the principles and practice of responsible reporting. The National Journalism Center combines 12 weeks of on-the-job training at a Washington, D.C.-based media outlet and once-weekly training seminars led by prominent journalists, policy experts, and NJC faculty.

The program matches interns with print, broadcast, or online media outlets based on their interests and experience. Interns spend 30 hours/week gaining practical, hands-on journalism experience. Potential placements include The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, CNN, Fox News Channel, and more.

Students will attend the NJC seminar one day a week, sharpening their writing and investigative reporting skills and gaining a better understanding of media, society, and public policy, and the intersection between the three in Washington, D.C.

Opportunities: Internships are offered in the fall (Sept. – Dec.), spring (Jan. – Apr.), and summer (May – Aug.).
Compensation: $1,000/month

Experience:
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and a desire to practice responsible journalism. Previous experience writing/reporting/broadcasting in the media, campus, or academic setting is preferred.

Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior or recent graduate.

How To Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our online application.
Step 2: Email the following supplemental materials to hjackman@yaf.org:
* Cover letter
* A current resume
* 3 writing samples (published news clips are preferred)
* 3 references (no letters of recommendation)

Deadlines:
Summer 2014: May 13 – August 1, 2014. Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Fall 2014: September 8 – December 5, 2014. Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Spring 2015: January 12 – April 3, 2015. Application Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Elkhart Truth Summer Internship
The Elkhart Truth/elkharttruth.com is seeking a digital news intern for the summer. It’s a full-time, paid internship that will run 10-12 weeks and include flexible start and end dates, depending on the needs of the intern. Candidates must be juniors or seniors in college or recent graduates, with experience at a college publication or another internship.

The intern will be an active contributor on the Elkhart Truth’s recently launched digital desk. He or she will work alongside our digital producers to keep our content fresh throughout the day with new stories and various types of community-driven content. Interns will be focused on providing real-time updates while facilitating dialogue among members of our coverage area.

The digital news intern should have some experience with, or an interest in:
-Aggregating important news and curating community content
-Wielding social media as a tool for news gathering, delivery and community interaction
-Reporting and posting breaking news
-Collaborating regularly with various entities of the newsroom — reporters, copy editors, photographers, etc.
-Using alternative forms of storytelling, such as data visualization or Storify

The Truth Publishing Company is a family-owned company in Elkhart, Ind., where we inform, educate and serve the community through local news and product innovation. Our core products include elkharttruth.com, The Elkhart Truth daily newspaper, and a growing number of digital publications.

Elkhart is located between Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit, and is home to a rejuvenated downtown, a budding arts scene, craft breweries and the second-largest county fair (we’re gunning for you, Orange County). We’re also within an hour’s drive of the beaches of Lake Michigan, multiple wineries, Warren Dunes State Park, tons of recreational activities and a football team named the Fighting Irish.

Great things are brewing here. The digital team is an important part of our company’s future, and our leadership is fully supportive of our efforts to innovate. If you’re interested in applying for the digital news internship, please send a cover letter and resume, as well as a link to your digital portfolio, to rmartin@elkharttruth.com. The deadline is March 1.

Reno Gazette-Journal Summer Internships
The Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal is looking for summer 2014 interns in the following categories: news writing, sports writing and photography.

The internship is a paid, 12-week commitment. However, start/end date is flexible depending on intern’s college schedule. Interns are expected to work 40-hour weeks with some nights and weekends as a member of our team.

Applicants must be able to receive college credit for the internship, in addition to the stipend for the 12-week internship period. Underclassmen are preferred, but spring 2014 graduates may be considered as merited. Please indicate expected graduation date on résumé.

The RGJ will help interns find rental housing, but interns must be able to provide their own transportation for the summer. Additional standard equipment is required for photography applicant.

Interns will work directly with current RGJ staff members in story and concept development, story editing and multimedia production. Familiarity with iPhones and producing videos on iPhones is a plus. Social media acumen also is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and current résumé. Writing applicants must submit no more than three clips in a Word document or PDF via email. Photography applicants must submit a link to an online portfolio that is well-rounded, including sports-action photography.

News applicants should send applications via email to breaking news/business editor John Huetter at jhuetter@rgj.com. Sports applicants should send to sports editor Johanna Huybers at jhuybers@rgj.com. Photography applicants should send to photo director Tim Dunn at tdunn@rgj.com.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 14. The RGJ will contact finalists for more information and to set up a phone interview by Tuesday, April 1. Applicants who are not contacted by that time will not be contacted further and can consider the process closed. All applications must be submitted by email; no hard copies or phone calls please.

Contact e-mail: jhuybers@rgj.com

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Sports Writing Scholarship $5,000- Jim Murray Foundation
Fourteen years and 88 Murray Scholars later, the Murray Scholar family continues to strengthen and grow through the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation’s continued efforts to award scholarships to outstanding journalism students while perpetuating Jim Murray’s legacy.

The Murray Scholar Scholarship Program offers five (5) $5,000 journalism scholarships through a nationwide essay competition, and first and foremost, to those students pursuing a career in sports writing.

2014 Essay Topic:
Write a column that tells the story of an event, incident or person who figures prominently in the sports history of your university. It could be a memorable game, or coach, or player, or even an artifact that has become an indelible part of the story of your college (or maybe town).

I. Conditions of Eligibility:

A.An applicant must be a citizen of the United States; pending application for citizenship does not qualify a person to apply.

B.An applicant must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of his/her second and/or third year of undergraduate study, achieving junior or senior status for the fall 2014 semester at the University’s School of Journalism, who will graduate in spring of 2015 and not mid-year.

C.An applicant must have at least a “B” (3.0) grade point average and be enrolled full-time.

D.An applicant must show, integrity of character, interest in and respect for his/her fellow humans, and the energy to use his/her writing talents to the fullest extent.

II. Essay Format Guidelines:
A.Essay Format:
1.No more than 1000 words, but no less than 750 words.
2.Must be prepared with a one-inch (1”) margin, 12-point font, double-spaced.
3.Applicant’s first and last name and word count in the upper right corner of each page
4.Multiple pages must be numbered bottom-center.

Murray Scholar Print Journalism Scholarship Program
B.Additional items to submit with the essay
1.Completed essay application, including full name, email address, cell phone number, and date of birth

III. Student Submission Guidelines:

A.Students shall submit their essays and additional items requested to the journalism school or party responsible for coordinating the Scholarship Program by the internal submission deadline determined by the school.
B.The applicant’s journalism school will review student essays. Upon review, it will be at the journalism school’s discretion to select one (1) student essay to be submitted for the JMMF scholarship competition.
C.The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation WILL NOT accept essays sent by students and will be returned accordingly. It will be the responsibility of the journalism school to submit its selected essay to the Foundation.
D.Essays MUST be original for the JMMF scholarship competition. Pre-published articles or columns will be disqualified.

Application and instructions are located in the Student Resource Center on the second floor of the Cronkite School. Deadline to submit materials is 5:00 p.m. MST April 4, 2014. Send the essay to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu. Use “MURRAY ESSAY” in the subject line.

Paid reporting fellowships in Md. state government
MarylandReporter.com, an online news website covering state government and politics, is offering four paid three-month fellowships this year. The fellowships are supported by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
One fellowship starts immediately, covering the General Assembly session.

The other fellowships will start in June and September, with opportunity to cover the primary and general elections for all state and county offices in Maryland.

The fellowships are open to journalism graduates, master’s candidates, rising seniors and students or graduates who have had experience on student newspapers or other publications. The fellowships also open to non-traditional students and career-changers from other fields who wish to pursue a career in journalism, and have limited experience in the field but do have the necessary writing and reporting skills. The fellowships are not open to people who have been full-time, working journalists for 12 months or more.

A familiarity with Maryland and state government is a strong plus for consideration.

The fellowship is designed to enhance your skills as a journalist covering state government and politics with a special emphasis on accountability and public interest journalism. You will get a wide range of assignments, hopefully geared to your interests and strengths, but also designed to stretch your capabilities. Personal initiative is expected and encouraged.

This is temporary full-time employment paying $1,500 a month with no benefits. You will work out of the State House in Annapolis or your own home. You will need a smart phone and laptop computer, and you will be reimbursed for their use. There is some flexibility with scheduling, but a 40-hour week is expected.

To apply for one of these fellowships, send a letter spelling out your qualifications and availability to Len@MarylandReporter.com, along with a resume and 5-10 clips of your work (URL links are fine; DO NOT SEND LARGE PDFs.)

The subject line should say: “Fellowship”
We are trying to fill the General Assembly fellowship as quickly possible.

Contact info:
Len Lazarick
Editor and Publisher
MarylandReporter.com
410-312-9840
cell 410-499-5893
Contact e-mail: Len@MarylandReporter.com

Asian America Journalists Association (AAJA)
The AAJA has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://www.aaja.org/apply-for-a-scholarship-now/

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2014 AAJA National Conference in Washington, D.C. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students or graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset education costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism. The application deadline is March 28, 2014.

Broadcast News Internship Grants: Two grants are offered to support students and recent graduates who have secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.

Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2014. The application deadline is April 18, 2014.

NBC Summer Partnerships: Paid summer internships with NBC News in New York City are available for students and recent graduates pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. The application deadline is February 28, 2014.

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

AAJA-Sacramento Paid Summer Internship at The Sacramento Bee: In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, AAJA-Sacramento is sponsoring an intern for 10 weeks. The internship is open to all 2014 AAJA student members with strong preference given to AAJA-Sacramento members. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014.

Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The NAHJ has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://nahj.org/scholarships/

NAHJ General Scholarships – Rubén Salazar Fund
Ranging from $1,000 – $2,000 per student, these scholarships are awarded to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online journalism.

NAHJ Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarships
These Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism. College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible as long as they have a 2.0 average. These scholarships are made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund, an effort to support young aspiring Latino journalists.

NAHJ PepsiCo Scholarships
These Scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online and visual journalism. College-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible as long as they have a 2.0 average. These scholarships are made possible by PepsiCo, an effort to support young aspiring Latino journalists.

NAHJ Maria Elena Salinas Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Established in 2002, this program awards a scholarship of up to $5,000 to students who demonstrated a strong desire to pursue a career as a Spanish-language broadcast journalist. This program is made possible through a donation from Univision network news anchor, and NAHJ founding member Maria Elena Salinas. Her generosity has been matched by the Univision network. which has also contributed to this award. This scholarship is awarded to college undergraduate and graduate students. Recipients of the Maria Elena Salinas Scholarship will also have an opportunity to intern with either the news division of the Univision network or with an Univision affiliate.

NAHJ Geraldo Rivera Scholarship (Broadcast Students Only)
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to a college senior or graduate student pursuing a career in English or Spanish-language TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a substantial donation by Geraldo Rivera, host of Geraldo At Large on FOX News, as a way to support young Latino journalists aspiring to enter the field.

NAHJ Soledad O’Brien Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a donation from Soledad O’Brien, an anchor and special correspondent for CNN.

NAHJ Jane Velez-Mitchell Scholarships (Broadcast Students Only)
Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in TV broadcast journalism. This scholarship is made possible thanks to a donation from Jane Velez-Mitchell, a host for CNN/HLN.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The NABJ has several scholarships available. Brief descriptions of each are below, but full details can be found at the link: http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – $2,500
Carole Simpson Scholarship – $2,500
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – $2,500
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship – $2,500
NABJ Scholarship – $2,500
Visual Task Force Scholarship – $1,500

Application Deadline for all Scholarships: March 21, 2014 (5:00 pm EST)

CONTESTS

Biotech University- win an international trip!
An international blogging trip is the grand prize awaiting some talented journalism student as part of a unique seminar and contest on genetic modification taking place on Friday, March 28 at Arizona State University. The program, called Biotech University, is sponsored by the United Soybean Board and co‐sponsored by the ASU Biodesign Institute and the Arizona Farm Bureau.

Biotech University is designed to introduce Cronkite School of Journalism students, and students from other journalism schools, to the emerging science of biotechnology. Attendees will meet at the Cronkite School of Journalism briefly before heading to the Biodesign Institute in Tempe. The seminar is free, and includes lunch, but pre‐registration is required at www.biotech‐university.com. Experts on biotechnology will explain what the science is, give hands on demonstrations of how it is done, and focus on the scientific, business and political issues surrounding biotechnology.

As part of the seminar, students will hear talks from biotech experts including scientists, authors and working journalists. Bill Lambrecht, investigative reporter for Hearst Newspapers, will be a featured speaker. Lambrecht is also author of a book called Dinner at the New Gene Café. Tom Steever, former president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters, will emcee the seminar.

New this year, the seminar will feature a panel discussion during which students will hear from biotechnology advocates and opponents. Alison L. VanEenennaam, PhD, from the University of California, Davis, will present the scientific facts about genetic engineering. Biotech proponent, Cathleen Enright, PhD, from Biotechnology Industry Organization, will speak about the benefits of the science. A representative from GMO Free Arizona is slated to address the reasons it opposes the use of genetic modification.

Students will tour the Biodesign Institute labs where groundbreaking biotechnology research is being performed and speak to scientists about their research. Students themselves will extract DNA from a strawberry in a hands‐on biotech‐related experiment. During the afternoon, students will travel to a nearby farm to see crops in the field and to learn how producers view biotechnology. Students will have the opportunity to learn first‐hand about biotechnology as it affects people who make their living farming. Following the seminar, students will have the opportunity to enter the Biotech University contest. They will be invited to write articles or develop broadcast stories about biotechnology. News articles, features tories, video, audio and multi‐media pieces are among the items students can submit for review and scoring by a panel of independent judges.

The top three entries will result in prizes and scholarships for the student journalists. The grand prize is an all expense paid trip to an international biotechnology conference. Past winners have traveled to China, Turkey, Brazil and Argentina. Second and third place winners will receive scholarships to help them continue their education.

Registration is now open on the website Go online and secure your spot! As a reminder, the seminar is free, and includes lunch, but pre‐registration is required.

Biotech University is funded by the United Soybean Board, which is composed of 70 farmer‐directors who oversee investments of the soybean checkoff, a research and promotion program funded by United States soybean farmers.

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS

KTAR Radio PT Technical Director/Producer
News-Talk 92.3 KTAR and Arizona Sports are looking for part-time technical directors/producers to join Arizona’s largest and most-trusted radio newsroom and sports station. The function of this position is to operate the on-air studio console, assure accurate broadcasts, assist in coordinating live interviews, audio elements and other program content. While radio experience is a requirement, this is primarily an off-air position. See the full job description and application instructions here.

3TV Seeks a PT TelePrompter Operator
KTVK- 3TV is accepting applications for the position of a part-time (25 hours /week) Teleprompter Operator.

DUTIES:
Consistently load and operate the KTVK broadcast teleprompter equipment. Must also be able to print & distribute scripts. Reliable and punctual attendance required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Willing and able to work an early morning shift (5am to 10am) and holidays. Able to speak and read English fluently. Able to sit, read, see the teleprompter screen to perform the job functions for extended periods of time. Basic working knowledge of computers, keyboards and word processing software. The job requires manual dexterity to operate the teleprompter remote hand controls. The right candidate must be punctual and have reliable transportation to work. Application instructions can be found here.

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