Category Archives: Newspaper

Dow Jones News Fund internships open

College juniors, seniors and graduate students are invited to apply to the Dow Jones News Fund for paid, prestigious internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing during summer 2019. The application and test deadline is Nov. 1.

The Fund’s internship programs offer interns a week of advanced training at top universities before they report to work. During each residency interns are taught the latest newsgathering, editing and storytelling technologies.

Data journalism interns are trained to collect, analyze and visualize data to unlock compelling stories; digital media interns augment their range of reporting skills using video, audio, data and social analytics; business reporters spend a week in New York learning to cover all sectors from Wall Street to personal finance and local companies; and multiplatform editing interns hone their news judgment, headline writing, copy editing and page design skills.

American City Business Journals has sponsored training for 10 business reporting interns. The goal is to identify strong, local candidates who live or attend school near ACBJ newspapers to increase the potential for employment when internships end. Interns accepted into this program have attended pre-internship training at New York University with visits to CBS News, Conde Nast and the New Yorker. In the past four years, 38 business reporting interns have participated.

The Fund and sponsoring media cover travel costs to and from training and to newsrooms. Interns are responsible for their housing and commuting costs during the internship. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships.

Snapshots from summer 2018:

  • Paolo Zialcita, a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, spent 10 days at Arizona State University working with other digital media interns to produce Unsheltered, before heading to Connecticut Public Radio to cover stories ranging from immigration to legislative hearings to International Beer Day and more.
  • Orla McCaffrey, a recent graduate of Binghamton University, sharpened her data journalism skills at our residency program taught by experts from Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri. Orla worked at The Wall Street Journal, earning a byline in her first week.
  • Trevor Lenzmeier, a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, attended the editing program at Temple University and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Trevor was hired as an associate editor on the sports desk after his internship. Read more about his experience.
  • Kaitlyn Wang, a senior at New York University, was one of 26 business reporting interns who spent a week at New York University learning to cover all aspects of business before covering the tech industry for GeekWire in Seattle. One of her first assignments was a tour of Amazon’s headquarters.

Students enrolled full-time on Nov. 1 are eligible to apply, including December graduates, and U.S. students studying abroad.

To apply, students should visit the programs page on the Fund website. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to by Nov. 1.

Visit the Fund’s Directory of Test Monitors to find the campus contact for your school. Don’t see your school? Professors and college staff may sign up here to be test monitors and to receive program materials to distribute on campus. Students may also recruit monitors on their campuses.

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Summer internships at the Boston Globe

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer or copy editor.

The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in News, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, and the copy editing intern works on local, national and foreign, and business copy as well as with BostonGlobe.com. Editors provide direction and feedback on a daily basis. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline is Nov. 1.

More information on the program and an application can be accessed from  www.bostonglobe.com/newsintern.

Post-graduate fellowship at Mother Jones

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. The editorial fellowship positions are full-time opportunities, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Tracking the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. Covering the elections. Sifting through public records and massive datasets. Reporting on private prisons from the inside. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for over 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning journalism—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in training who are deep in the trenches, making our reporting honest, meticulous, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating the transformation of the federal judiciary under Trump; and chronicling the aftermath of the President’s move to end DACA.

Fellowship positions include:

Applications for our December 2018 start-date are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at MotherJones.com.

Sabrina Sanchez
Strategic Communication Fellow
Mother Jones: 2017 Magazine of the Year

$1,000 fellowship offered to report science story

An IowaWatch/University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media Collaboration

Eligibility: Iowa college student journalists with a story idea they’d like to see get published, and seeking funds to pursue it.

Fellowship stipend: $1,000

Apply now with a story proposal that says why the story is important, its connection to science and how you would pursue it. Send a story proposal to:

 lyle-muller@iowawatch.org   

Questions? Lyle Muller, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism: 319-389-4477


IowaWatch, the nonprofit news effort by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is seeking six Iowa college student investigative reporting projects that explore a problem that is affected in some way – bad or good – by scientific explanation. Story examples could include: lead seeping into water supplies; possible health risks related to improper pesticide spraying; whether people have knowledge, interest or opinions about science; plus many other news story ideas that would inform the public.

We seek six journalism fellows who have story ideas they’d like to pursue while being paid. We will help these fellows produce in-depth, science-related investigative journalism projects that can be published or broadcast by multiple news organizations in Iowa and the Midwest. Successful Science in the Media Fellows will be paid a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of their projects. The fellowships are funded by the University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media project, through a Carver Foundation grant. University of Northern Iowa student journalists especially are encouraged to apply for this opportunity but student journalists from any Iowa college or university may apply.

Scholarship from editing society

ACES: The Society for Editing is the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators and students. ACES sets standards of excellence and give a voice to editors in journalism, government, business and beyond through top-notch training, networking and career opportunities.

If your friends come to you for edits on their papers and you receive frequent compliments on your writing, a scholarship may be yours (and scholarships can open doors to even more opportunities!). Editing – the craft of making other people’s writing better – is a great skill to have. You deserve to be rewarded for your achievements.

ACES: The Society for Editing awards six cash scholarships each year worth a total of $11,500, plus financial support for the winners to attend our annual conference. You can hone your skills and mingle with professionals who edit everything – breaking news, business presentations, magazines online and in print, academic and government publications, websites, newsletters, books …

The scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application process is simple (though the standards are high) and the deadline is Nov. 15.

Learn more and apply today!

Communications associate, ACLU of Iowa

ACLU of Iowa is creating a new communications associate position to expand its communications work. This is a full-time paid position. Deadline for applications is Sept. 1. For more information and to apply, see: 

https://www.aclu-ia.org/en/news/position-opening-communications-associate

Project manager, W.D.M. schools

 

Position Type: Community Education/Project Manager
Location: The Learning Resource Center
Date Available: 08/01/2018
Applications due: 07/12/2018

The West Des Moines Community School District is looking for a project manager. The position assists the Director of Community Education and provides leadership regarding the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Community Education programs and services, including process improvement, community outreach, and promotion. Full-time, 12-month position.  $55,000/year.  Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years in project management/communications.  Strong interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, marketing and promotion, Adobe Creative Suite.

To apply, see https://www.applitrack.com/wdmcs/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Community+Education