What to Expect in the Broadcast Profession?

The Cronkite Broadcast Association is hosting a panel of local television station professionals, discussing what to expect from a career in journalism and media. The panelists will also talk about how the different positions connect and how they’ve evolved over time.

Katie Raml, ABC 15 news anchor and Cronkite alumna

Traci Scott, 3TV director of sales

Ed Munson, KPHO-TV general manager

Heather Gray, 12 News director of programming and marketing

Steve Levi, fox 10 senior executive producer

Wednesday April 2, 7:00 p.m. First Amendment Forum at the Cronkite School


Pac-12 Network Day at Cronkite

If you’re interested in a career in sports journalism, join us for Pac-12 Network Day at Cronkite.   On the afternoon of Friday April 11, there will be a Pac-12 Network sports panel to discuss on-air and behind-the scenes careers in the field and what you can do now to make yourself marketable for sports jobs.  Following the sports panel, Pac-12 Network president Lydia Murphy-Stephans will share some remarks about the changing landscape of sports journalism.  It will be Ms. Murphy-Stephans first visit to the Cronkite School, so we would like to fill the Cronkite Theater (Room #202) for both presentations.  Learn about your future career.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Cronkite Theater Room #202 “21st Century Careers in Sports Journalism: What you can do now to make yourself marketable”

Sports Panel: Mike Yam, studio host; Scott Barke, lead director; Michael Tolajian, senior coordinating producer for original productions; Sam Silverstein, Head of Pac-12 Digital Content. Moderated by Tom Feuer, director of Cronkite Sports Bureau in Santa Monica

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.- BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.- Cronkite Theater Room #202
“The Changing Landscape of Sports Journalism”
Lydia Murphy-Stephans, president, Pac-12 Network; Introduction and facilitated by Tom Feuer, director of Cronkite Sports Bureau in Santa Monica



ESPN to Visit Cronkite School
Looking for a job where you can combine your passion for sports with creativity and storytelling?

ESPN’s Content Associate Program (CAP) is an entry-level program targeted towards creating our next generation of production leaders. Our production assistants and content associates contribute to studio shows such as SportsCenter, College GameDay, and Baseball Tonight, in addition to events like the NBA Finals, U.S. Open Tennis, and World Cup which are broadcast in both English and Spanish. Typical duties include cutting highlights, assisting talent in studio, and running social media feeds.

The best part? YOU get to make sports TV and have a great time doing it!

To find out more about ESPN and its many opportunities, please attend an info session on Thursday April 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cronkite Theater (Cronkite classroom #202, directly across from the elevators). This session is open to everyone.

ESPN Conversations
The rep from ESPN would like to meet in a smaller setting with currently enrolled juniors, seniors and graduate students who are interested in sports careers. Those sessions will be scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 10. If you are a junior, senior or grad student and want to chat with ESPN, please send a note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu by April 4. In the subject line write: ESPN

SPJ San Diego Trip
SPJ is offering YOU an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego!
What’s the catch? You must be interesting in learning and leading!

Apply now for the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute.

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute is coming up in San Diego, May 16 – 18. We’re combining it with JournCamp, too, so everyone can get a week of everything journalism!

Applications are due *this week* on April 6.

Valley of the Sun SPJ members who want to take their leadership skills to the next level are encouraged to apply – and students, too! Members Perri Collins, Mark Scarp and Teri Carnicelli have attended in years past, so feel free to reach out to any of us if you have any questions about this amazing experience.

Make great professional connections, tighten up the leadership qualities and get some sun and surf while you’re at it!

Apply here: https://www.spj.org/scrippslt-form.asp

Get more info: http://www.spj.org/scrippslt.asp

Summer 2014 Writing Internship- Midnight Publishing
Looking to gain experience in the world of publishing, writing and editing, and marketing? Founded by a Walter Cronkite School of Journalism alumni, Midnight Publishing is looking to hire two part-time interns seeking course credit, but there are also future opportunities for pay. Our company has helped ghostwrite, edit and publish fiction and non-fiction books and content for high-profile figures and businesses. Ideal candidates will have a strong passion for reading and writing, and experience writing press releases, SEO blogging, copy writing, proofreading/editing, and/or website design. Email laurenwise@midnightpublishingllc.com to apply, or visit www.midnightpublishingllc.com

Summer 2014- Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture- PR & Social Internship
Marketing and Communications Intern Description
The Marketing and Communications intern will work directly with the executive director of the Office of Arts and Culture to develop and maintain the organization’s public communications programs.

Duties include:
-Participate in the review and re-design of content for the Office of Arts and Culture web site
-Maintain website content
-Work with staff to develop the Office of Arts and Culture Facebook page.
-Research and organize content for Facebook postings
-Maintain and monitor Facebook postings and Twitter feeds.
-Work with staff to implement a new weekly e-newsletter
-Other research projects as assigned
-Other general office duties as assigned

-Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
-Must be computer literate; knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
-Excellent writing skills
-Self-motivated, good organization skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and multi-task

Contact: Gail Browne

Fall 2014- Semester in Washington
April 11 is the deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 Class of The Politics & Journalism Semester, with application procedures found here

Our first class convened in September 1989. We are planning a special semester this Fall, with a great seminar series and a 25th Anniversary Alumni Reunion in October.

if interested, go to the applications page of the website and complete this initial online personal data form (not linked at the site) which will begin the application process:

Summer 2014 Internship- America Red Cross
Public Affairs Internship

A public affairs intern for the American Red Cross works closely with the communications team, led by the chief communications officer for the Phoenix Region of the American Red Cross. The team supports public affairs and marketing activities for all service lines of the Red Cross in Arizona’s 15 counties. We use accepted communications strategies and tactics to foster communication with Arizonans about Red Cross efforts in these Red Cross service lines:
•disaster preparedness, response and recovery
•service to the armed forces (emergency messaging, pre and post deployment briefing)
•health and safety (CPR, first aid and water safety training);
•blood services (communications limited to chapter blood drives)
•international services (restoring communication within families separated by armed conflict and teaching international humanitarian law)
•volunteer recruitment
•fund development

The paid staff of two professional communicators recruits, trains and leads an unpaid communications team of approximately 35 volunteers across the state. Many of these volunteers are seasoned print and broadcast reporters or public affairs professionals from private and public sectors. Public affairs interns are part of the unpaid staff, and receive training, mentoring and opportunities to provide communications and marketing support in areas of interest to them.

The Red Cross chief communications officer works with each intern to design an internship experience that will meet the intern’s goals. Opportunities for on-air work, news and feature writing, photography, videography, social media and public relations /marketing are abundant. Please note that social media is not a stand-alone platform at Red Cross; instead, it is part of Red Cross overall communications strategies.

Because the needs for Red Cross services are 24/7, so are opportunities for to work nights and weekends all across the state of Arizona. Much of the work can be done remotely, but some face time with the chief communications officer in Phoenix is required. This requirement can be met in a variety of ways if the intern is in school or living away from the Phoenix area.

Time commitment: is a minimum of 15 hours per week. Like all Red Cross volunteers, the intern will be expected to use his or her own smart phone for Red Cross work. All intern candidates must complete the Red Cross volunteer application and background check (start that at www.redcross.org/gcc). Background check is done at the cost of the American Red Cross. Deployment to local disasters is not required, but is a rich learning experience and is encouraged.

Personal qualities and professional skills required include:
•mature judgment and professional behavior
•ability to multi-task and work in a busy environment, often with changing priorities and tight deadlines
•thorough knowledge of AP style
•solid reporting and writing abilities
•knowledge of social media platforms (especially Facebook and Twitter)
•adherence to the values of the American Red Cross, including neutrality, impartiality, humanity and service.

For more information, please contact
Trudy Thompson Rice, Chief Communications Officer, Phoenix Region American Red Cross, trudy.thompsonrice@redcross.org; 602-321-2173.

Summer 2014- Fashion
Clarissa International Media Group is looking for students interested in fashion, beauty and lifestyle journalism. The group was founded by international supermodel and award winning media personality Clarissa Burt. Writing for Clarissa International is a non-credit extracurricular activity, but you will gain knowledge and experience in writing, editing, interviewing, time management and professionalism. Your work may be featured in The Los Angeles Fashion, The Huffington Post, Runway, Bella Petite and more. Ideally members will write 2-4 articles each month that will be assigned with a deadline. For more information about the group, please contact Stacia Affelt or Tamara Kraus at managingeditors@clarissaburt.com.

Fall 2014 Internship- KTVK-3TV & The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
If you’re a current junior or senior in college, intern at the local independent news station, KTVK-3TV.

KTVK-3TV and The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists are committed to developing photojournalist interns from colleges and accredited universities.
All of our interns receive the benefit of being assigned a mentor. The mentor will provide a platform to develop skills and experience. Our mentors will provide a learning partnership with our interns, and teach them all there is to know about the fascinating world of television and development of photojournalism (video) skills. Program will include traditional television news photojournalism, editing, sports and more! This is a paid position (15 hours per week maximum schedule) and the student must be pre-approved for college credit. This Fall 2014 internship will run 15 weeks; September through December.

To be considered for an internship, please submit the following:
1.A short essay on why you would like to be selected for this internship
2.Résumé of your current college and other related experience
3.Academic and/or professional references
4.A video sample of your recent journalism work
(Please limit to a total of 5 minutes and the sample may be a mailed CD or web link.)

Our internship criteria require the selected student to be in their current junior or senior year in college during the term of the internship, have completed a journalism writing course and be interested in becoming a news (video) photojournalist. Prior experience with live video shooting and editing preferred.
Please submit all materials to: KTVK, Attention Photog. Internship, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or careers@azfamily.com . Deadline to submit is July 1, 2014. EOE.
For more information about KTVK-3TV, please visit www.azfamily.com.

For more information about the James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists, please visit www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org.


Fellowship to work at a nonprofit environmental news website
Grist is now accepting applications for our next class of editorial fellows. For the fellowship cycle that begins August 2014, applications are due Friday, April 25.

Here is a link to the full program description and application requirements: grist.org/fellowships


Pat’s Run Help
Are you a journalism student who has been looking for an opportunity to interact with local media? The 10th Annual Pat’s Run is Saturday, April 26th in Tempe. We are looking for 2-4 volunteers to help with local media on race day. The race garners nearly 28,000 runners and walkers each year. Students will work with the Foundation’s PR team to help ensure interviewees are connected with local TV and radio stations for their scheduled interview. Interns will also help local TV affiliates identify interesting runners and walkers and seek approval to be interviewed on camera. This is a one-day only event, taking place Saturday, April 26th from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. If you are interested, please email Lindsay Hansen at lindsay@ldhconsulting.net

New Gannett Program
Gannett is launching a new student in-residence program this summer and we’re looking for top students to apply. Here are some of the program details:

Who is Gannett recruiting?
We’re looking for students with knowledge in the areas of digital development, design, and product management, but we also welcome applicants outside of these domains that exhibit great initiative and creativity. In terms of qualifications, we’re looking for undergraduate students to have at least rising senior (between junior and senior year) standing or graduate students of any standing.

What is the program?
Students will complete a product incubator “school” at Gannett Headquarters in McLean, VA over the course of eight weeks this summer. The idea is to put students on small teams and give them the freedom to envision and create new products, primarily targeted to younger demographics. At the conclusion of the program, students will “pitch” their product prototypes to leadership at Gannett for potential go-to-market implementation.

What are the benefits?
Students will receive a competitive salary of up to $5,000 per month, as well as housing around the DC metro area, access to leadership at Gannett, and social activities to get to know their fellow program participants.

Email your resume and/or application inquiries to inresidence@gannett.com if they are interested in applying.


Photo Contest
If you could capture the Cronkite School and community in one image, what would it be? The student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association at Cronkite is hosting a photo competition, and the winning image will replace the current background image on all Cronkite computers at the beginning of the next school year. In other words, the winning photo will be the one every Cronkite student will see every day when he or she sits down at a computer in the school! The competition is open to all Cronkite students, and everyone is encouraged to enter, regardless of photography experience.

Photos may be taken with a DSLR or a smart phone, but the image and its story is most important. We are looking for photographs that represent the spirit of the Cronkite school. Think about your role as a Cronkite student and what it means to be a member of such a wonderful community.

The deadline for all entries is midnight on May 1, 2014.

NPPA will submit its top choices for the winning entry to the Cronkite dean’s office, which will have final say over the selection.

Entries should be sent to photocontest.nppa.asu@gmail.com. Send your entry as a JPG file saved at medium quality, 10 inches to the longest dimension and 72 DPI. Save the image with your name as the file name. Entries are limited to one per student and should be one photograph, not a collage of images. Please remember to adhere to the ethical guidelines of photojournalism and provide basic cut line information so we know when the image was shot and who is depicted.

For more information, contact Sean at slogan2@asu.edu or Associate Dean Kristin Gilger, NPPA chapter adviser, at Kristin.gilger@asu.edu.

Photojournalism Contest
The Cronkite School is accepting submissions for the fifth annual Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award Contest.

Each year, the Cronkite School awards the Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award in honor of Cronkite alumnus and photojournalist Greg Crowder. Greg Crowder, a 1980 graduate and longtime photojournalist at the Riverside Press-Enterprise in California, passed away in 2005. While a student at ASU, he worked for The State Press, ASU’s independent student newspaper, and interned at The Arizona Republic. His parents, Troy and Betsy Crowder of Chandler, Ariz., established the Greg Crowder Memorial Photojournalism Award and an endowment at the Cronkite School to honor the life and spirit of their late son. Each year’s winners are selected by a committee of Cronkite School faculty and professional photojournalists. The winner of the annual award receives a $1,000 prize, and his or her photos are exhibited at the Cronkite School for a year. Up to three finalists also are honored at an annual reception in September. This year’s deadline for entries is Friday, April 11, 2014.

Entry requirements:
Submit six to eight photographs that show a range of abilities and subjects. Photos may include breaking news, portraits, features and sports.
Photos must have been taken between March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
Provide a CD or a URL with your photos.
Provide a complete caption for each photo submitted.
Photos may not be altered digitally, except as allowed under the Society of Professional Journalists ethics standards.
The contest is open to all Cronkite students who have taken at least six journalism credits.

Entries should be submitted to Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at kristin.gilger@asu.edu or at Cronkite Suite 302 by 6 p.m. on April 11, 2014.

The winning photographer will receive a $1,000 award, and his or her work will be prominently displayed in the Cronkite School for a year. Honorable mentions are awarded at the discretion of the judges.

A reception to honor the winner will be held at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.

Questions? Contact Associate Dean Kristin Gilger at 602.496.9448 or kristin.gilger@asu.edu.

Pac-12 Network- Tennis Anyone?
The Pac-12 Network is looking for one spotter and one runner for the ASU tennis match on Saturday April 5. If you played tennis or know about tennis, you would be hired as a spotter. For the runner position, you do not have to know too much about tennis.

The work hours would be 6am-3pm for the runner and 10am-4pm for the spotter. Pay is $150. If you are interested in working this match, please send a note to cronkitecareerservices@asu.edu ASAP.


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