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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amanda Bennett to headline Women in Media Leadership Series talk
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to deliver Park Lecture
Save the date: Eighth annual Capstrat Student Networking Night
Apply by March 7 to work with Reese News Lab this summer
Reese News Lab wants your opinion about Op/Ed magazine
Apply to join the J-school Ambassadors
Apply for extracurricular activities funding by March 7
Work in the Park Library this summer
Seniors: Apply to graduate in May/August/December 2014
Nominate a professor for the J-school's David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award
Join the Crash Campaign Team
Usage and grammar test dates and resources
Utilize the resources that the Park Library has to offer
Kuralt Learning Center open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Career Services appointments
Subscribe to J-school Career Services listserv
Apply for North Carolina Documentary Photography Award by March 31
Apply for student journalism workshop in D.C. organized by German Embassy
RSVP for Southern Oral History Program workshops — The Arts & Methods of Oral History
Apply for the Institute on Political Journalism Collegiate Journalism Award
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, investigative journalist and editor Amanda Bennett will speak as part of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Women in Media Leadership Series March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Freedom Forum Conference Center.
Bennett is the former executive editor for projects and investigation at Bloomberg News, where she created and ran a global team of investigative reporters and editors. She also helped to found Bloomberg News’ Women’s project.
She was editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from 2003-2006. Prior to that she was editor of the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky. She also served for three years as managing editor/projects for The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. Bennett served as a Wall Street Journal reporter for more than 20 years, holding numerous posts that included auto industry reporter in Detroit in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Pentagon and State Department reporter, Beijing correspondent, management editor/reporter, national economics correspondent and chief of the Atlanta bureau.
In 1997, Bennett shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues for far-ranging coverage of the struggle against AIDS; and in 2001, she led an Oregonian team to a Pulitzer for public service, providing an examination of problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Bennett served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize board in 2010.
For more information, visit jomc.unc.edu/bennett.
Dana Perino, former press secretary to President George W. Bush and FOX News host, will deliver the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in the Carroll Hall auditorium.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Top journalism students will interview Perino following her remarks.
As only the second female press secretary in U.S. history — and the first female Republican press secretary — Perino served as part of Bush’s senior staff from 2007–2009.
An expert on healthcare, energy policy and the position of female leaders in government and business, she is currently a FOX News contributor and co-host of “The Five,” the channel’s daily political news show. She is also the president of the strategic communications firm Dana Perino and Company and a frequent public speaker on how politics affects people outside Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit jomc.unc.edu/perino.
Capstrat, an interactive communications agency in Raleigh, N.C., will host its eighth annual Student Networking Night on Wednesday, March 26, from 6-9 p.m. Capstrat invites students to take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the area’s most esteemed industry leaders. At the event, students will attend panel discussions and talk with Capstrat frontrunners and noted communications professionals from across the state.
Panelists will engage with students on the following topics:
- Building professional relationships outside your network
- Presenting yourself professionally
- Gaining experience with no experience
- Utilizing resources to find the best career opportunities
Students who are interested in pursuing careers in all areas of communications — including advertising, public relations, public affairs, social media, digital media, graphic design, business and marketing – are welcome.
An invitation with specific details about the event and speakers will follow. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Reese News Lab is hiring students interested in journalism, entrepreneurship, business or mad experimentation for a paid summer internship. Applications are due Friday, March 7, by 5 p.m. For more information visit reesenewslab.org/jobs.
Reese News Lab is researching the viability of a tablet- and online-only, opinion-based magazine product that introduces innovative editorial tactics.
Please consider completing a short online survey about your media consumption habits.
It should take about 20 minutes to complete. Please note that by taking the survey, you are agreeing to be in this study. If you wish to continue to be part of this study in other stages such as actual product testing, there will be a further-contact portion at the end of the survey.
Your participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. We will not solicit or record any personally identifiable information about you.
If you have any questions, please contact Azul Zapata at email@example.com.
Do you love the J-school? Would you like to give back to your fellow students? Apply to be a J-school Ambassador by March 7 through the Ambassadors website: jsa.jomc.unc.edu/join-us.
As an ambassador, you would have the opportunity to help with peer advising, event planning, giving tours of the J-school and representing the student body. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the J-school Ambassadors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Don and Barbara Curtis Excellence Fund for Extracurricular Student Activities is seeking applications for projects that support undergraduate majors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who participate in meaningful out-of-class activities that will help them in their mass communication careers.
Don Curtis is head of Curtis Media Group, which is believed to be the largest single-shareholder broadcasting company in the nation. He owns 14 radio stations in the Raleigh-Durham area. He is a member of the school’s Board of Advisers and a 2002 inductee into the N.C. Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Any student in the school may apply for funding independently or as a member of a student organization. If an application is selected to receive funding, the amount will depend on the nature of the proposal. No single proposal will receive more than $1,000.
Examples of meaningful extracurricular activities include working on a major story, documentary or multimedia project that requires travel; participating in internships; attending national and regional competitions or meetings; or participating in the school’s annual fall- and spring-break trips to major U.S. cities to meet and gain insights from professional communicators.
The first application deadline for students is March 7. Please submit a one-page, typed proposal, including a proposed budget, to senior associate dean for undergraduate studies Chris Roush in Carroll 123 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Park Library will hire a student for a 12 hour per week position for the summer, starting right after spring classes end. The person will do a little bit of everything in the bustling UNC journalism school library. The pay is $8.25 per hour. This position is open to undergraduates as well as SILS grad students. The library will hire the best person for the position.
The only requirement is that the person MUST plan to be a student on campus in fall 2014; for undergraduates, preference will be given to students with a work study award.
The full description, along with a link to the application form, is online at parklibrary.jomc.unc.edu/hiring. The application deadline is Monday, March 17. at 9 a.m.
J-school applications to graduate in May and August 2014 were due Oct. 15. December 2014 applications are due by March 15, 2014. Please complete and submit your applications to Student Records located in Carroll 158-160. Download the graduation application.
Students are encouraged to nominate a J-school faculty member for the David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching at any level — undergraduate, graduate or both — and for commitment to helping students inside and outside the classroom. The winner will be publicly recognized and receive a generous prize.
Full-time faculty members who have taught at the J-school for two or more years are eligible for nomination. If you aren’t sure whether a faculty member qualifies, email Heidi Hennink-Kaminski, chair of the 2014 David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to nominate
A successful nomination will include:
- A letter of nomination from a J-school faculty member or student (self-nominations are accepted).
- No more than five supporting letters (in addition to the letter of nomination). Any additional letters will be discarded. These letters may be from faculty, undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates. Letters should be requested by the nominator. It is the nominator’s responsibility to assure that the letters are submitted. In the case of self-nominations, the person requesting letters should not request any letters from current students who are dependent on the nominator for a grade.
- The person who is nominated will be asked by the committee chair to submit a vitae and a statement that describes the individual's teaching philosophy and accomplishments. The focus should be on teaching excellence. Submission of these materials will enhance the application.
Nomination letters should be given to Linda Peterson in the Dean's Suite no later than Monday, March 24, 2014.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is sponsoring the first annual campaign competition for fall 2014. The event will be a 24-hour competition where teams will compete to solve marketing problems of local non-profits and small businesses. The Crash Campaign will be partnering with local and national agencies to help showcase UNC’s talent. We are looking to fill committee and leadership positions within our organization to plan this event for the fall.
Positions will offer experience in:
- Design and Creative
- Social Media
- Client Relations
- Public Relations
- Business Development
- Event Planning and more
We are looking specifically for passionate students willing to put forth the time and effort to help build our organization. The commitment would be for the rest of the spring 2014 semester and the fall 2014 semester.
If interested or have any questions, please e-mail UNCcrashcampaign@gmail.com for an application or more information.
Applications are due March 20. Interviews will follow.
Sign up for the school's usage and grammar test — a graduation requirement. For dates, times and additional test resources/study materials, visit jomc.unc.edu/usagegrammar.
The Park Library offers all J-school students "space, stuff and support." It has Macs, wifi, books, today's newspapers and more. It also has staff members who can support your work at the school – helping you find articles, data and information for your projects and papers. Librarian Stephanie Willen Brown says: "Save time and find more stuff" at the Park Library.
Located in Carroll Hall 281, the Charles Kuralt Learning Center is open to visitors and students for studying. Anyone who would like to tour the Kuralt Learning Center is welcome from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kuralt's widow, Suzanna, donated the contents of his penthouse office in Manhattan, and the school faithfully recreated it in Carroll Hall — complete with Oriental rugs, paneled walls, brick fireplace, 12 Emmys and two Peabody awards, among other memorabilia. Learn more about the Kuralt Center at jomc.unc.edu/special-programs-content-items/charles-kuralt-learning-center.
Career Services appointments
Need help with your resume? Not sure about a strategy to land an internship? Want a head start on looking for a job after graduation? Don't hesitate to make an appointment with Jay Eubank, the J-school's full-time career services director.
Career Services office is located in Carroll Hall 161 and 162, next to the Student Records offices on the first floor. Schedule an appointment with Jay.
Walk-in hours for quick meetings with Jay are on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Looking for an internship or job? Subscribe to JOMC Career Services' listserv for current internship openings and entry-level jobs in PR, advertising and all areas of journalism.
To subscribe, send "subscribe JOMCCAREERS" in the body of an email to email@example.com. Leave the Subject field blank.
The North Carolina Collection, part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, will award the 2014 North Carolina Documentary Photography Award — a proactive approach to acquiring photographs that depict current events, topics or places within the state that have future research value to users of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives (NCCPA). The North Carolina Collection will award $1,000 each to up to four UNC-Chapel Hill students — up to two undergraduate and two graduate students. To be eligible, undergraduates must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors during the summer of 2014; graduate students must not complete their degrees prior to the end of 2014 fall semester. A review panel comprised of UNC library staff will select awardees. Submissions are due March 31.
For full details, visit lib.unc.edu.
Two journalism students interested in Europe and international reporting have the opportunity to take part in an all-expense-paid workshop in Washington, D.C. from May 26-30 organized by the German Embassy.
The goal of the workshop is to foster transatlantic dialogue in the field of journalism and to build professional networks. Participants will meet with European embassy officials, visit media outlets for discussions with top international reporters, have small group meetings with officials at the Newseum and the Pentagon, and build relations with journalism students from the US and Germany.
The German Embassy will cover all costs of the workshop.
This is a superb opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate student who is admitted to the school and in a journalism specialization. Graduating students are welcome to apply.
Interested students should submit a résumé and brief statement of motivation to Michael Penny by March 4.
Any questions can be directed to Michael Penny in Carroll 307 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning the art of conducting oral histories can be critical to our academic, service, activist and vocational work — preparing a thesis, recording local or family history, studying a specific subject abroad, forming relationships with communities outside of our own, deepening our understanding of social justice, and learning firsthand from the history-makers and storytellers around us.
These oral history interviewing workshops have been developed specifically for undergraduate students. This hands-on workshop will teach basic methods and approaches to interviewing, as well as introduce students to a number of the resources and interviews of the Southern Oral History Program. Workshop leaders will use examples from recent social movements and local history interviews and allow students to experiment with interviewing firsthand.
Registration is require, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants so sign up as soon as possible.
Two workshops will be offered:
- Tuesday, March 18
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Love House conference room, 410 E. Franklin St.
- Wednesday, March 19
Love House conference room, 410 E. Franklin St.
Please contact Coco Wilder at email@example.com with questions, or if you have immediate oral history training needs and/or cannot attend these workshop sessions.
Win $2,500 and fly to Washington, D.C., for an award ceremony at the National Press Club this summer. Submit your outstanding article or series of articles to the Collegiate Journalism Award contest.
The entry deadline is April 15. Visit DCinternships.org/IPJ/Awards for details and submission guidelines.
JOMC News is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters by the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. If you have an item to submit to JOMC News, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be received no later than noon on Thursdays.