Poynter Institute Fellowship

What: A two-week fellowship, May 17-29, at Poynter.

Who: College juniors, seniors, graduate students, or recent graduates interested in writing, photojournalism, design, information graphics, broadcast, and multimedia.

Cost: Tuition is free for the 40 students we will select — fellows will be responsible for the costs of travel to St. Petersburg and for dorm accommodations.

The deadline: Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

What to send: A completed application, which includes a 500-word essay, a biography, one letter of reference from a faculty adviser, and three to five samples of work.

Here’s a link to the application and more details. If you would, please pass this along to students you think would be interested:


$5,000 scholarships for college religion courses

(Columbus, Ohio) — Religion Newswriters invites all working journalists, regardless of beat, to apply to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion program. The scholarships give full-time journalists up to $5,000 to cover the cost of taking college religion courses.

With religion in the headlines more than ever, now is the perfect time to dig deeper into today’s hottest religion stories. More than 100 people have already taken advantage of Religion Newswriters’ Lilly Scholarships in Religion Program for Journalists.

Some of the timely topics they’ve studied include: God & Politics, Culture of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic Movements, Understanding Japanese Religions, Science & Religion and Evangelism.

The scholarships can be used at any accredited college, university, seminary or similar institution. Journalists can take any course they choose as long as it is in the field of religion. Scholarships cover tuition, books, registration fees, parking and other costs. Online and travel courses are also included (as long as travel costs are a part of the curriculum).

All full-time journalists–including reporters, editors, designers, copy editors, editorial writers, news directors, researchers and producers–are eligible, regardless of whether or not they cover religion.

Application deadlines for 2009 are Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1.

Scholarships must be used within three academic quarters of their award date. Only full-time journalists working in the general circulation news media are eligible.

Religion Newswriters Association is the world’s only journalism association for people who write about religion in the mainstream news media. The scholarships are offered through its non-profit arm, the Religion Newswriters Foundation, with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Complete information about the Lilly Scholarships in Religion program is available at http://www.rna.org/scholarships.php. For questions, contact Amy Schiska at 614-891-9001 ext. 3#, or Schiska@RNA.org.

CNN Job Openings

The CNN All Platform Journalist initiative is a bold effort to double the footprint for CNN’s U.S. presence to 20 cities in 2009. The project goal is to position CNN in more places across the U.S. with the latest technologies, clearer direction and a renewed focus of editorial resources to reflect the demands of CNN’s rapidly growing platforms. With this initiative, CNN will deploy journalists fully devoted to multimedia storytelling. All Platform Journalists will create steadfast pathways across the country; developing content, writing pieces, visual storytelling and producing interactive elements with CNN’s digital components in mind.

Ideal candidates should be experienced in field and package producing, writing copy for television and internet new outlets, shooting with high-definition cameras, editing and transmission technologies and proven track records for flourishing in isolated, non-traditional newsroom environments.

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist with a demonstrated ability to work in all environments-collaborative, fast paced, internet/web, and as an individual contributor. CNN is searching for self-starters, self-motivated and driven individuals. All Platform Journalists will be expected to research stories and gathers news event in designated regions, as well as generate ideas and content for all platforms of CNN. The APJ will reach out to community leaders, newsmakers, and city officials in the region to build contacts and sources in the region.

These hybrid, cutting edge positions are expected to be filled with a target start date of January 1, 2009.

Cities with current openings are:
Las Vegas

* Please send cover letter and resume to Brooke Camp, CNN Recruiter at Brooke.camp@turner.com (AND apply online via turnerjobs.com).

Boston Globe Internship

The Globe started its program more than 50 years ago. Through the years, it has continued to be a challenging and rewarding program for those invited to participate. The 12-week program gives young journalists a chance to work for a major metropolitan paper, covering a variety of stories in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science, and Sports sections, as well as shooting photos and video, designing section fronts and creating graphics for print and online, and copy editing. While we provide guidance, direction, and editing to the interns, as well as offer another layer of feedback with a writing coach dedicated to the interns, we expect them to work nearly at the level of a beginning reporter. This means our interns produce great work and finely polish their journalism skills every day.

In 2005, The Wall Street Journal published “America’s A-List of Internships,” and The Boston Globe was the only newspaper included on it. To make the final list, the Journal said “internship programs had to receive multiple recommendations from employers” and “stand out from competing programs.”

If any student is seeking a summer internship next year, please consider our program.

A fuller description of the program as well as an application can also be downloaded from our website: bostonglobe.com/newsintern.

Boston Magazine seeks interns

We’re looking for a few stellar interns at Boston magazine … This specific opening is particularly fun, as it involves working for the magazine’s Weddings, Home, and New England Travel publications. We offer a young, energetic work environment and a lot of opportunity: The right intern will walk away with some great clips and a wildly enthusiastic recommendation. However, we also expect a lot (see below). Applicants must be able to work 20 hours/three days a week.

Brigid Sweeney
Details below:
Boston magazine is an award-winning city magazine that covers Boston with superlative expository features, narratives, profiles, and unsurpassed service journalism including travel, fashion, beauty, best-in-town dining criticism, and arts and entertainment. Founded in 1961, it has a circulation of 125,000 and about 500,000 monthly readers.

Boston magazine interns do not make copies and get coffee. Out interns work as a team on at least one major research project. Each is assigned to a senior editor or writer to help as a research assistant on major stories. And almost without exception, each will write several bylined articles for publication. Interns also do fact checking and learn other facets of publishing.

Research assignments are an integral part of this internship. This research is no different than that conducted by full-time staff. We insist that it be done accurately and with attention to detail. We do not accept loose schedules, tardiness, or a minimal work ethic. If you are looking to breeze your way through an internship, this is not the place for you. The work we give interns holds the same weight as work we give our top editors and we expect the same level of quality and commitment.

We offer six positions per semester and the applicant pool is very competitive.
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Brigid Sweeney at bsweeney@bostonmagazine.com by Sept. 5.

AASFE Diversity Fellowship 2008

  The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors’ membership is committed to developing newsroom staffs representative of the multicultural communities it serves today. Toward this goal, AASFE will  award Diversity Fellowships to talented journalists of color to attend its 62nd annual conference in Houston, Texas, Oct. 15-18, 2008.
  Fellowships are awarded to writers, editors, copy editors, page designers and multimedia journalists in the United States and Canada who produce arts and features content both in print and online, or those interested in pursuing careers in arts and features. Fellows get the chance to meet and network with outstanding journalists who specialize in lifestyles coverage. They also participate in multimedia storytelling opportunities during the conference. And, in order to pass along what they learn at the AASFE conference, fellows will be asked to conduct a brown-bag seminar when they return to their news organizations. AASFE will cover fellows’ registration, airfare, hotel and most meals.
  To apply for a 2008 Diversity Fellowship, applicants must submit THREE copies each of:
* A letter explaining your interest in the fellowship and your perspective about the future of arts/features coverage
* A resume
* A professional letter of recommendation
* Writers must submit five stories demonstrating a versatile writing style
* Editors must submit five samples of sections or pages with comments on how stories were generated and/or edited
* Copy editors must submit five samples of work (three headlines with stories attached; and two stories with editing comments)
* Page designers must submit five samples of work
* For those journalists with online-only work, please list Web links in your application letter
* Applicants also must submit one publishable photo. Photos will not be returned.
  Fellowship applications must be postmarked by June 20, 2008. Selections will be announced in July 2008.
  Please mail your application to Kris Worrell, AASFE Diversity Committee Chair, c/o Beaumont Enterprise, P.O. Box 3071, Beaumont, Texas 77704.
  For more information, call 409-838-2809 or e-mail
kworrell@hearstnp.com. To learn more about AASFE, visit www.aasfe.org.

Graphic designer job opening

WCVB-TV/DT Channel 5 (ABC, Hearst-Argyle Television), Boston’s most-watched station for local news, local programming and #1 television website and Boston’s first and only station to broadcast news and local programming in High-Definition, has a rare opportunity for a full-time Graphic Designer.

You should have an excellent eye for design, excellent computer skills and be a solid speller who can meet tight deadlines. We operate Deko Systems, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D. Candidates with animation, flash and web skills preferred.

Rush resume, tape or design samples to: Russ Nelligan, Creative Services Director, WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02494. Refer to Job Code GD0408 .

We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.

Job opening at Global News Enterprises

Global News Enterprises
Office Manager/Editorial Coordinator
We are seeking an exceptional individual who thrives on deftly handling multiple responsibilities. This individual will oversee administrative matters and conduct editorial research for Global News Enterprises, a new company that is building the first US-based website devoted exclusively to international news. The site will be operational in early 2009 with correspondents in nearly 70 countries in every region of the world.
The ideal candidate will have superb organizational skills, possess an outgoing, energetic personality, be a strong writer and researcher, and have extensive familiarity with the internet. Knowledge of all office and presentation software is essential. Knowledge of other web-oriented software programs would be a distinct advantage.
This position provides administrative support to the Global News Chief Executive Officer and to its Executive Editor, assists in managing communications with our correspondents worldwide, supervises international travel planning, and handles some personnel issues. Candidate must be mature and discrete in the handling of confidential materials.
This candidate should have a record of experience either in journalism or office administration, or both. A college degree is required. Foreign language skills would be a decided plus.
We offer generous compensation and benefits. Our offices are located on the historic Boston waterfront steps from the North End. Help us build international news for the 21st century.

Email: Philip S. Balboni – pbalboni@necn.com