Newspaper management scholarship open to rising seniors

The $2,500 W.H. Metz Newspaper Management Scholarship each year goes to a student planning a career in newspaper management. (Applications Must Be Submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021.)

  • The scholarship, from the Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation, is open to rising seniors enrolled in a university or college in Alabama. Students who have declared a major in journalism or advertising will show a commitment to newspaper work, and students who major in other subjects and who have worked at newspapers or on high school or college newspaper staffs also will be considered.
  • The scholarship is offered without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin. Minority students are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who say they plan to work in management of newspapers in Alabama.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the APA Journalism Foundation Board of Directors, and a winner, if selected, will be notified in May. A check for the scholarship will be sent directly to the student in September 2020, after the scholarship recipient sends verification of enrollment in the fall semester or winter quarter to the APA office. The Foundation board may choose not to award a scholarship.

Click here to apply: https://www.alabamapress.org/foundation/metz-scholarship/

Apply now for Summer 2021 news internships through the APA Journalism Foundation

The Alabama Press Association Journalism Foundation will again sponsor 10-week newsroom internships this summer for journalism students in Alabama.

Student eligibility: Open to junior or senior undergraduate students or to students enrolled in a graduate program.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Up to eight internships will be awarded each year
  • Newspapers will pay the matching portion of payroll taxes and will reimburse the intern for any business travel or other business expenses. For hours worked, interns must be paid at least minimum wage.
  • Host newspapers are expected to let the intern write stories, cover meetings and take photos, just as any newsroom staff member would. Also, the host newspaper must share at least one story (but more are encouraged) of statewide interest on the APA content sharing site.
  • Newspaper will apply along with the interns for approval.
  • One of the eight interns will be dedicated to developing content on topics of statewide interest for the APA content sharing site. This multi-media intern position will be supervised by the APA staff with assistance from journalism schools and/or retired journalism professionals.
  • Students will be required to submit a summary of their work experience to be distributed to the board and possibly published in the APA’s newsletter, AlaPressa.

To apply, click here: https://www.alabamapress.org/student-newsroom-internships/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

 

 

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action and Research Training Center will hold an online info session on Wednesday, October 28 at 5 pm Central to discuss careers in community organizing. All UA students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating this year.

Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/info

DART trains professional organizers and community organizations to work for social, economic and racial justice, including:

* Holding police departments accountable
* Shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lenders
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start January 11, 2021 and August 9, 2021 in:

Florida: St. Petersburg, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach
Kansas: Topeka, Wyandotte County and Johnson County
Ohio: Columbus

Starting salary $40,000/year + benefits.

DART organizations are diverse coalitions including many low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers and DACA recipients, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org and find us on instagram and facebook @theDARTcenter. Still have questions? Contact sarah@thedartcenter.org or 937.974.6093

Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.

 

 

APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

Application Checklist

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Continue reading APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

Weekly newspaper in Enterprise, Ala., seeks staff writer

The Southeast Sun in Enterprise, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 15,000, is looking for a staff writer.

Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Knowledge of the AP Stylebook is a must. Social media and video editing skills a plus.

Competitive salary plus benefits. This is a great place to start your career in community journalism. Please send an application with cover letter, resume and references to publisher@southeastsun.com.

South Alabama weekly seeks reporter / editor

 The South Alabamian, a weekly newspaper in Jackson, Ala. seeks a versatile reporter (or editor if you have more experience).

This weekly newspaper covers a small city of 5,000 plus some county news. Cover all kinds of news, write interesting feature stories and cover some community/high school sports.

Good writing, computer and photography skills needed. Prior newspaper experience preferred but not necessary for the right person.  

Most important is a good people person who knows what news is and can find it without having to have it pointed out, a self-starter, accurate in fact gathering with good writing skills.

Less than an hour to Mobile and about two hours to Alabama beaches and Mississippi coastal casinos. Send resume to Publisher Jim Cox, jimcox@tds.net.

Alabama newspapers seeking Sports Journalist

Tallapoosa Publishers, a media company with five newspapers in Central Alabama on the shores of beautiful Lake Martin, is seeking a sports journalist to lead the charge in transforming our Elmore County sports pages from good to great.

We are seeking a person driven to write compelling stories on deadline on multiple platforms and to produce quality sports sections with balanced and in-depth coverage for our three Elmore County papers. We cover seven high schools, youth sports and a wide range of outdoor and recreational sports. A person who can work independently, with great organizational, innovative ideas and time-management skills, will flourish here.

The ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience, knowledge of AP style and libel law, good photography and video skills and knowledge of Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in handling web and social media posting is also a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering our employees a chance to flourish, a team atmosphere that thrives on journalism excellence, competitive pay and great benefits.

Interested candidates should email resumes and writing samples to editor@alexcityoutlook.com.

UA students win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

University of Alabama students working for three news organizations won four first-place awards, and were finalists in six other categories, in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 “Mark of Excellence” awards.

UA’s first-place winners are:

► Radio feature: “The high cost of sugar” by Miranda Fulmore, Alabama Public Radio

► Breaking news photography: Hunter sets eyes on governing after SGA presidential win, by Jacob Arthur, The Crimson White.

► In-depth reporting: “College costs: The CW explores the real price of your degree,” by Shahriyar Emami, Will Baggett, Kirstin Carroll and Adam Dodson, The Crimson White

► Best affiliated Web site: Alpine Living New Zealand, by Jonathan Norris, Taylor Armer, Kaylin Bowen and Hailey Grace Steele, UA Department of Journalism and Creative Media

The winners will compete at the national level, with winners to be named at the SPJ’s national conference in September in Baltimore.

Finalists included:

► Breaking news reporting: “SGA elections board resigns,” by Will Jones, The Crimson White

► Non-fiction magazine article: “Sea of dreams,” by Matthew Wilson and Mary Katherine Carpenter, Alpine Living

► Best use of multimedia: “Resilient” – by Christopher Chase Edmunds, Taylor Armer, Cara Walker and Thomas Joa, Alpine Living

► Editorial writing: “Kneeling is not un-American;” “Doug Jones for US Senate;” “UA should have commencement speakers,” by The Crimson White Editorial Board

► Photo illustration: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Kylie Cowden and Jake Stevens, The Crimson White

► General news reporting: “Cell phones shed new light on police violence,” by Camille Studebaker, The Crimson White