Category Archives: Newspaper

Newspaper reporters, Mitchell, S.D.

The Daily Republic newspaper in Mitchell, S.D., is looking for reporters interested in getting experience in community journalism. The Daily Republic is a six-day-a-week paper owned by Forum Communications Co.

The organization offers great opportunities for fresh journalists looking to get on their feet in a newsroom. The newspaper covers a lot of community journalism while still digging into investigative/enterprising pieces, which has helped it win a significant amount of awards each year at the annual state newspaper convention. 

Recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates are invited to contact the newspaper to inquire. The newspaper’s website shows the variety of news it covers: http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/ 

For questions:

Luke Hagen
Managing editor
The Daily Republic
605-996-5516
lhagen@mitchellrepublic.com

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Internships available at Vote Smart

Vote Smart, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization near campus, is accepting and interviewing applicants for its Spring Internship Program. Opportunities are available in both the Research and Communications departments. Internships are unpaid, but there are opportunities for interns to learn the day-to-day duties that each staff member performs, as well as credit opportunities through Drake. You’ll get to work closely with staff and other interns on a range of projects. To apply go to http://votesmart.org/internships. Contact Professor Jennifer Glover Konfrst (jennifer.gloverkonfrst@drake.edu) for information on doing the internship for credit.

Ida B. Wells Fellowship in investigative journalism

The Investigative Fund is pleased to announce that it has been able to increase the Ida B. Wells Fellowship stipend from $10,000 to $12,000!

In honor of Ida B. Wells – the pioneering African-American activist and investigative reporter who, during the Jim Crow era, led the nation’s first campaign against lynching – the fellowship was launched in 2016 to promote diversity and create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work. 

The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting, by providing the $12,000 award and editorial advice from a dedicated Investigative Fund editor. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. They will enjoy access to research resources, legal assistance, professional mentors and assistance with story placement and publicity. 

The deadline for the 2018 application is Feb. 15. Journalists can start their application here.

Scholarships available for political institute in D.C.

The Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Political Journalism is now accepting applications for the Feb. 7 Priority Deadline. Through its Leadership Scholars Program, the Institute has at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in attending summer 2018 programs in Washington, D.C. Details may be found by clicking here.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, and in partnership with George Mason University, the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) is an eight-week summer academic internship program that offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at the journalism and public relations in our nation’s capital through:

  • An internship placement in journalism or strategic communications
  • Courses for credit in economics and government
  • Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
  • Housing in the heart of Washington, D.C. 

The goal is to provide students with hands-on experience in reporting, editing, interviewing and navigating the media landscape in Washington. For public relations students, we work to put them front and center with companies and organizations that provide a variety of services for their clients: crisis management, media promotion, advocacy campaigns, legislative and federal outreach.

Students should apply by Feb. 7 for priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

Visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ for detailed information on the program. Contact Joe Starrs, Institute director, 202.986.0384 or jstarrs@tfas.org  with any questions.  

Hawkeye Heaven looking for sports reporters

The Hawkeye Heaven website and Facebook page is looking for journalism students to cover Iowa Hawkeye sports. Any written or video content that covers University of Iowa athletics is welcome.

Hawkeye Heaven started 11 years ago as a platform for Hawkeye fans in the military to get information on their favorite team. The site’s Facebook page has now grown to 112,000 followers. For more information about the opportunity, contact co-owner Cody Pech at (515) 782-6413 or cody@hawkeyeheaven.net.

Summer media fellowship in NYC

IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
June 3 – August 4, 2018

APPLICATIONS DUE: SUNDAY, DEC. 3 (Midnight Eastern Standard Time)

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.

For detailed eligibility information and to learn more click here: 2018 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.

APPLY NOW: 2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION