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Internships/Fellowships at Democracy Now! – Apply by November 15, 2011

2 Nov

Democracy Now

*News Production Fellowship *
Democracy Now!, a New York-based independent, non-commercial daily radio/TV/Internet news hour is seeking applicants for three paid internships/fellowships beginning in early 2012 in the concentrations listed below.

1) Video/TV News Production*–must be proficient in video shooting and editing with Final Cut Pro. Duties will include filming speeches, press conferences and protests as well as editing material for the daily broadcast.

2) News Production*–must have excellent research and writing skills. Some prior journalism experience preferred. Duties will include assisting our news team in producing the daily news program, researching stories, pre-interviewing guests, and writing copy.

Both positions require candidates to have:

– A good news sense and follow a variety of news sources on a daily basis (including both commercial and independent news outlets).
– The ability to work well in a team
– A professional demeanor in all situations

The stipend paid will cover a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of six months. Additional hours may be requested depending on the needs of the program.

To apply send a cover letter, resume, LINKS TO WRITING AND/OR VIDEO SAMPLES, and at least three references to fellowship (at) democracynow (dot) org with “FELLOWSHIP” in the subject line. FOR VIDEO SAMPLES PLEASE include URL links to clips that represent the applicant’s shooting and editing ability, with a full list of credits on the submitted pieces. There is no limit of the number of samples submitted.

*Application Deadline:* November 15, 2011


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Become an Education Watchdog – October 27, 2011

26 Oct

Education Training - Better Government Association

Crain’s is looking for a full-time social media intern

3 Aug

Crain's Chicago Business

Crain’s Chicago Business is seeking a paid intern to assist with social media and community management. Knowledge and understanding of the business community is a must, and an excitement for emerging digital trends is key. Internship is full-time (M-F during normal business hours), and will last for approximately six months.

Job Responsibilities:

–Monitor, build and maintain Crain’s active presence on a variety of social channels including: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Tumblr, StumbleUpon and Foursquare.

–Regularly monitor online conversations and respond accordingly; watch for key trends and potential story ideas

–Foster a sense of community online that encourages Crain’s readers to actively engage and participate in discussion, and feel invested in our online community.

–Serve as key source of digital trends for newsroom.

–Assist in developing online strategies.

Job Requirements:

Experience in journalism or related field; strong attention to detail.

–Comfort and experience with social media beyond personal use.

–Excellent writing and editing skills.

–Ability to communicate effectively both on and offline.

–Ability to work independently, react quickly

To apply, please send résumé and relevant clips to Gabrielle Tompkins,



Internship Opportunity at NBC 5 Chicago

27 Jul

nbc5 chicagoNBC 5 is looking for college students with interest in broadcast journalism, the web and social media to intern during the morning daypart this fall.

The position involves working closely with show producers, writers, reporter, anchors and executive producer. You will learn how to write for the air & web – and how to dig up the information to find and compose good stories.

Interns will also have the opportunity to work with photographers to develop on-camera and reporting skills. Interns must be fluent in Facebook and Twitter. You must be available at least 3-4 days a week during the early morning hours. NBC 5 will work with interns to adapt to class schedules.

To apply, fill out the application found at this link by August 2: & list “Morning Show” as your top position.

After applying, email Executive Producer Kathryn Janicek at with resume and letter of interest, availability and expertise.

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Berlin Capital Program for JournalistS & Journalism Students – Apply by July 29, 2011

8 Jul


The Fulbright Commission in Berlin is pleased to announce the Berlin Capital Program 2011 for young American journalists and journalism students – December 4 – 11, 2011

The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. The program consists of an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in

Applicants must

  • have U.S. citizenship
  • reside in the U.S.
  • not be older than 30 years of age at the time of application
  • be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university, OR a young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
  • demonstrate relevant background and professional interests

A grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a per diem allowance for meals,
lodging, and local travel.

Please feel free to pass this announcement to interested parties. The program description and the Application Form can be found on our website at

*Applications are welcome until July 29, 2011.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

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Go to L.A. With Marcie Hill for $100

16 Jun

Los Angeles

You read correctly. Here is your chance to go to L.A. with me for $100.

All you have to do is give me 300 of your business cards and your business will be placed in front of some of the country’s most popular African American bloggers, entrepreneurs, authors, journalists and social media experts. I will be distributing gift bags during my Live Blogging 101 presentation during The Blogging While Brown Conference and your business can be in that bag.

Of course, this will not apply if your products and services cannot be used by entrepreneurs, bloggers authors and social media experts.  But if they can, then your business should be in their faces.

I have often been asked, “What benefit can my Chicago business receive in L.A.?”

Depending on your products and services, you can be their Chicago connection. If you service them virtually, this is a wide-open opportunity to give your business national recognition.

If you are interested, send your business cards and a check or money order payable to: The Write Design Company to

The Write Design Company
1803 W. 95th Street, Suite 270
Chicago, IL  60643

June 25, 2011 is the deadline for submissions.

IWMF’s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship – Deadline May 27, 2011

27 Apr

Elizabeth NeufferInternational Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and *The Boston Globe* correspondent who was killed
in Iraq in May 2003.

The fellowship will run from September 2011 to March 2012.*  The application deadline is May 27, 2011.* This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

One woman journalist will be selected to spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to Boston-area universities as well as *The Boston Globe* and *The New York Times*. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment
to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will
be covered. For more information, visit

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