Applications now open for SUMMER & FALL 2017 Tuscaloosa News Internships

JN382/JCM382 Internship
Tuscaloosa News Internship 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 Applications now open for SUMMER & FALL 2017 Tuscaloosa News Internships

Photojournalism Scholarships offered by James Alan Cox Foundation

The JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION is inviting students to apply for our annual photojournalism awards given to students in honor of Mr. James Alan Cox.

We have five (5) undergraduate photojournalism awards, payable to the student’s university, in the amount of $2,500 each: 

  •         4 for video
  •         1 for still photography 

In addition, we have one (1) photojournalism award for a graduate student, payable to the graduate student’s university in the amount of $2,500 for video work.

We also have five (5) high-end digital cameras that will be awarded to high school students for still photographs.

The deadline is November 15, 2016.  Everything can be done online.  Please see this link for the application and for more information.

http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

Jim Cox, a photojournalist for KTVK-3TV in Arizona, was killed in the media helicopter collision over Phoenix 9 years ago.  This is our way of honoring him – a very talented man and beloved son, brother, and friend.

Associated Press Sports Editors workshop in Knoxville on Friday before UA-Tenn. game open to student journalists

For anyone who is going to be in Knoxville the day before the Alabama-UT game, there is an APSE event that’s open to all student sports journalists, as well as all journalists in general:

Associated Press Sports Editors will hold a drive-in workshop on Friday, Oct. 14 at the University of Tennessee.

The event is hosted by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee and will take place at 1345 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, Tenn. The workshops are geared to college students looking for a career in sports journalism.

Three one-hour workshops are planned during the day and are open all students, UT faculty/staff and media professionals. Space is limited in the Scripps Lab, so please RSVP to Phil Kaplan at pkaplan@utk.edu. Phil can provide directions and parking information.

Kaplan, a former president of APSE and sports editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, will moderate the first panel at 10 a.m. He will be joined by Tennessee football beat writer Rhiannon Potkey of the News Sentinel, Tennessee men’s basketball beat writer Grant Ramey of the News Sentinel, and Alabama football beat writer Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News. The panel will discuss the role of the beat writer and the many challenges they face in today’s print and digital world.

The second panel will start at 11:30 a.m. with UT associate professor Amber Roessner as moderator. She will be joined by Terrin Waack, a student at the University of Alabama and intern for The Tuscaloosa News; Tyler Waldrep, a student at Alabama and sports editor for The Crimson White, who is also interning at The Tuscaloosa News; and Troy Provost-Heron, a recent UT graduate and sports writer for The Daily Times in Maryville, Tenn. The three will talk about their roles and how they balance college life and internships, working for school publications, and future jobs in media companies.

The day will conclude at 2 p.m. with News Sentinel high school editor Chris Thomas. Kaplan, who also is a guest lecturer at Tennessee, will be joined by Tuscaloosa News executive sports editor and current APSE president Tommy Deas. Kaplan and Deas will share their experience as newsroom leaders and offer best practices for students looking for a career in sports journalism.

Advising for Summer/Fall 2016

Advising appointment sign-up sheets are now on the bulletin board on the wall outside the JN office (490 Phifer). Advising for Summer/Fall 2016 classes will be held March 21-24, 28-31 and April 4-7. JN students are not required to have an advising appt., but JN advisers are happy to help you with this process.

It is very important to check and see who your adviser is at this time. Your adviser’s name is located on your main DegreeWorks page in the middle column below your Math Placement. All JN freshmen and other other selected JN students are now assigned to advisers in Tisch Student Services. If you are unable to determine who your adviser is, there is a list of our known JN majors and their designated advisers also posted on the advising board by the JN office. If your name is not listed there, please speak to Ms. Mabury in the JN office. Continue reading Advising for Summer/Fall 2016

Newsroom U offers White House Student Press Briefing in May

March 2, 2016 -The George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs, in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University, is organizing Newsroom U: A White House Student Press Briefing and Multimedia Weekend May 5-9, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Approximately 25 top student journalists (23 college and 2 from high school) will be selected from many of the nation’s leading student media programs to come to the nation’s capital.

Newsroom U begins with a landmark press conference at the White House facilitated by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and other top Obama administration officials.  That event will be followed by two days of multimedia reporting on stories about how Washington Metro Area millennials living in the shadows of government are affected by election year issues.  

Stories will be produced while in Washington and hosted on an interactive website and shared with the project’s media partners, including USA Today. Partners also include the Journalism Education Association (JEA), Adobe Systems and the Student Press Law Center.

Leading this project are Dr. Imani M. Cheers, assistant professor at The George Washington University; Dr. Ed Madison, assistant professor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication; and Dr. D. Michael Cheers, associate professor, at the San Jose State University School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Created by Drs. Ed Madison and Imani M. Cheers, Newsroom U facilitates and captures (through documentary storytelling) immersive learning experiences for journalism students. The White House Student Press Briefing and Multimedia Weekend marks the initiative’s inaugural launch.

Students interested in participating can apply here. The deadline is Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 pm (PDT).  Successful college applicants will be notified if they are selected by April 1, 2016. High school selectees will be announced at the JEA conference in Los Angeles on April 16, 2016.

J-Day 2016: Full Schedule

All events in Reese Phifer Hall, Room 338, unless otherwise noted.

10-10:55 a.m.
Roy Johnson from Birmingham Magazine and Alabama Media Group
Moderator: Lars Anderson

Roy Johnson is the Editor of Birmingham Magazine and the Director of Content Development at the Alabama Media Group. His team focuses on developing statewide, interactive, multi-platform journalism that showcases the best of Alabama and creates new revenue opportunities. He previously served as editor-in-chief at Men’s Fitness, History Channel and Savoy magazines. He also was editor at large at Fortune and assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated. He also co-executive produced a sports documentary for ESPN’s award-winning “30-for-30” series. Mr. Johnson will give tips on breaking into the print journalism field and discuss what it takes to succeed.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
David Mattingly, Retired CNN national correspondent
Moderator: George Daniels

David Mattingly, a UA graduate, is a retired CNN national correspondent. Mattingly worked at CNN for 23 years, covering some of the most influential stories of the past two decades. He also spent 10 years anchoring and reporting on local TV in Birmingham. Mr. Mattingly will discuss his experiences as a journalist and offer advice for current journalism students.

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch

2-2:55 p.m.
Jonathan Hardison, Fox 6
Moderator: Lars Anderson

Jonathan Hardison anchors WBRC FOX6 News at 5, 5:30 and 10 p.m. He’s worked at television stations in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana, before joining WBRC FOX6 in October 2007. Since he joined WBRC, Hardison has been nominated for an Emmy and won an Alabama Broadcasters Association Award for a 30-minute special on the Affordable Care Act and an Associated Press Award for his work on the coverage of former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s federal fraud trial and conviction. Mr. Hardison will give tips on breaking into the broadcast news business and discuss what it takes to succeed.

3-5 p.m.
Portfolio critiques

6:30-8 p.m.
Keynote:Dr. Harvey Jackson III, 2016 Cason winner
Room 216

Dr. Harvey Jackson III, a 1966 alumnus of UA, is the author, co-author or co-editor of 15 books on Southern history, including “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insiders History of the Florida-Alabama Coast” and “Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State.” He served on the editorial board of the Anniston Star, was the past president of the Alabama Association of Historians and the Alabama Historical Association, and retired from teaching at Jacksonville State University in 2013. The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the Journalism Department, has named Mr. Jackson the winner of the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. He will discuss his work as a journalist and non-fiction writer.

Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) will host student workshop in Nashville

Representatives from IRE will host a workshop that will aid students in developing and perfecting their overall reporting skills and abilities to create stories on campus. Investigative reporters from  The Columbus Dispatch, CBS, NBC and other organizations will demonstrate how to locate key documents to add to in-depth stories.

Topics like using the Internet as a tool, how to interpret your college’s academic and financial performance and how to utilize open records will be discussed.

The seminar will be held Feb. 26-27 at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville. A registration fee of $59 is required (through Jan. 24). On Jan. 25 the fee will be $79. The seminar is limited to 100 attendees.

To register for the seminar click here.

For more information about the workshop and scheduling click here.

Advising Period open for Summer/Fall 2016

Advising appointment sign-up sheets are now on the bulletin board on the wall outside the JN office (490 Phifer). Advising for Journalism Department Summer/Fall 2016 classes will be held March 21-24, 28-31 and April 4-7. JN students are not required to have an advising appt., but JN advisers are happy to help you with this process.

It is very important to check and see who your adviser is at this time. Your adviser’s name is located on your main DegreeWorks page in the middle column below your Math Placement. All JN freshmen and other other selected JN students are now assigned to advisers in Tisch Student Services. Please be sure you check on who your adviser is before you sign up for an appt.  If you are unable to determine who your adviser is, there is a list of our known JN majors and their designated advisers also posted on the advising board by the JN office. If your name is not listed there, please speak to Ms. Mabury in the JN office.

NOTE:  If you have below a 2.0 GPA, you are REQUIRED to see your adviser. Your registration will be blocked by a PIN until it is removed by your adviser.

Also, please review the Advising Checklist located on JNews and be prepared for your advising appointment!

Students should log on to DegreeWorks PRIOR to an advising appt. and make a general list of needed classes. It is important to review your DegreeWorks status BEFORE you come to your appt.

To check on your registration time, visit the link below:

Summer & Fall 2016 – Registration and Advising

For more information, visit the Jnews link below:

https://jnews.ua.edu/advising-faq/

It is our goal to make the registration process go as smoothly as possible for all of our majors and to help make sure they are registered for the proper classes.

Kim Cross to host The Alberta School of Performing Arts fundraiser this Thursday

Kim Cross, author of What Stands in a Storm, is hosting a fundraiser this Thursday evening for the Alberta School of Fine Arts at their new campus auditorium, built on the grounds of the old Alberta Elementary School that was destroyed in the April 27, 2011 tornado that her book chronicles.

Alberta-Poster

Her goal is to raise $5,000 to pay for instruments, supplies and other necessities for students at the school, many of whom survived the tornado. Kim writes:

 The message I am trying to convey is that this will be a night of healing stories. It will be uplifting, not a downer. Instead of a day of moruning, this is an acknowledgement of how far we have come, and the good things that have happened as a result of the bad.

The event is from 6-8 P.M. at the school and is free to the public. Donations are accepted on the GoFundMe page.

The New York Times seeks Collegiate Representative

The New York Times is seeking a New York Times Collegiate Representative on campus. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to represent The New York Times, a leading global, multimedia news and information company. They are seeking highly motivated, passionate individuals with a love for news, current events and the desire to keep their fellow students informed.

As a New York Times Collegiate Representative you will be the eyes and ears of The New York Times on your campus. You will be involved with brainstorming, creating and executing new marketing initiatives for The New York Times.

You will also be responsible for informing other students about the student priced New York Times subscription. Tasks can include but are not limited to: tabling, research, conducting focus groups, organizing and executing of events and other marketing initiatives.

You’ll also be called upon to give feedback and suggestions regarding the New York Times, putting you on the front lines of marketing for one of the world most established brands. As a New York Times Collegiate Representative, you will also be asked to travel to The New York Times headquarters in New York City for a college marketing summit with other students where you will meet and interact with brand marketers for The New York Times.

We encourage you to apply if you are a regular reader of The New York Times, are outgoing, organized and are comfortable talking and presenting to your peers and professors. The ideal candidates will have connections to, or be members of on campus groups and organizations.

Being a registered user or subscriber of The New York Times, ability to meet deadlines, respond to requests by program managers, and a GPA of at least 3.0 are required. Prior field marketing experience or brand ambassador experiences are a plus.

*Fall Semester 2015
*Resume-building experience
*Paid position- hours around ~10/wk
*Networking at The New York Times Headquarters- Potential for Internship

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The company includes The New York Times, International New York Times, NYTimes.com, INYT.com and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model.

Please email Alyssa@thecampusagency.com for information on how to apply.