Internship opportunities at the Boston Globe

Published: September 18th, 2014

imagesThe Boston Globe gives 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor.

The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and foreign and business copy. The paper provides direction and feedback, as well as a writing coach who is dedicated to the interns. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. More information on the program and an application can be accessed from the website:

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Apply for a Mother Jones Fellowship: Deadline October 1

Published: September 18th, 2014

UnknownMother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate journalism on the issues you care about. 
As part of MoJo‘s Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, the fellows soak up reporting, writing, editing and coding skills. They dig deep into archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in investigations. 
  • Mother Jones offers a fellowship stipend that’s the equivalent of California minimum wage, stipends of $1,500/month for fellows and $1,800 for senior fellows (after six months). 
  • LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Apart from the monthlong crash course in investigative journalism that the fellows receive when they start at Mother Jones, they also attend regular staff skills trainings to learn about topics like cutting-edge data viz tools, secrets in audio recording, editing digital photographs and investigating dark money. Fellows also have access to subscriptions to online investigative tools this year, and several of them attended the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in June.
  • JOBS: Since 2012, almost 9 out of 10 graduating fellows have entered reporting and editing jobs following their MoJo fellowships, at publications like Al Jazeera, East Bay ExpressFast CompanyFeministing, Foreign PolicyGQPacific Northwest InlanderPacific Standard, PolicyMic, PoliticoWired and of course, Mother Jones.
  • REPORT DEEPLY: Several recent BBFP alumni spent parts of the last year doing investigative reporting in far-flung corners of the world. MoJo staffers Jaeah Lee (’11) and Erika Eichelberger (’13) traveled to China and Nigeria, respectively, with help from the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. Mother Jones assistant editor Hannah Levintova (’12) reported from Russia on American anti-gay activists working abroad and on migrant abuse in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics. And Climate Desk producer Tim McDonnell (’12) and freelancer Aaron Ross (’11) spent the summer in Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia reporting on a grant from the European Journalism Centre.   
Mother Jones tends to hire those who have completed a bachelor’s degree, or have solid writing and research experience. The company prefers if candidates have some published work. Coding, foreign language, and multimedia chops are a plus. See more details about applying here
The deadline is October 1, for the December 1 cycle start. 

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Science writers will share expertise as UF Science Journalists in Residence

Published: September 17th, 2014

Two leading science journalists will each spend a week on the University of Florida campus this year as part of the university’s new Science Journalist in Residence Program.

Jennie Erin Smith

Jennie Erin Smith

David Epstein

David Epstein

Jennie Erin Smith, author of “Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery,” will visit the university in early November as UF’s first Science Journalist in Residence, speaking to students in the College of Journalism and Communications, giving a public lecture and interacting with faculty researchers.

David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,” will serve as the second journalist in residence in late January.

“The goal of the program is to give students and faculty the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of science journalism through interacting with some of its most captivating practitioners,” said Diane McFarlin, dean of the College of Journalism and Communications.

Smith specializes in science and natural history writing and has a longtime interest in zoos, museums, animals and conservation. A former environmental reporter at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, she currently writes for the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and other publications.

“I am honored to become UF’s first science journalist in residence,” Smith said. “Science journalism can mean a lot of things, but all good science writers demonstrate curiosity, impartiality, attention to detail and the ability to simplify complex ideas without distorting them. I look forward to a great exchange of thoughts and experiences, with students and faculty alike, during my week at UF.”

Smith spent years investigating the exotic animal trade for “Stolen World,” which The New Yorker called an “accomplished, often uproarious account of the international reptile trade,” and Salon called “a flabbergasting chronicle of atrocious behavior, foolhardy schemes and dangerous animals, that reads like a real-life Elmore Leonard novel.”

“The Sports Gene” was a New York Times bestseller for Epstein, who has written for Sports Illustrated, Discover, Scientific American, Slate, The Washington Post, National Geographic and many other publications. His TED Talk on the subject has been viewed more than 1.7 million times.

“The fact that the program is specifically looking to promote discussion about science journalism is really meaningful to me,” said Epstein. “I think opening a discourse with journalism students about the power and peril of communicating science will be invigorating both for me and for them.”

UF Provost Joe Glover said that as part of its preeminence initiative, the university wants to create more opportunities for students and faculty to interact with the top leaders in their fields.

“We’re pursuing this goal through the new faculty we’re hiring, but we are also committed to bringing in more leading academics and professionals as guests – esteemed visitors who will both share their wisdom and get some exposure to our dynamic and exceptional university,” Glover said. “The new Science Journalist in Residence program is a great example of that approach, and I look forward to hosting our first two science journalists this year.”


Contact: Quenta P. Vettel, 352-846-3013,
Writer: Joseph Kays

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Hearst Television Producing Fellowship

Published: September 17th, 2014

Unknown-6Hearst Television has a Producing Fellowship available to students graduating in December of 2014. It is a 10-week program paid at $675 per week and upon successful completion of the program, Hearst Television will hire the producer for one of its 25 stations.

Criteria for Selection:

The candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and ability to produce in television, radio or online.  Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to produce a newscast and a good base of editorial judgment are important. The candidate must be interested in a career as a Television News Producer. He/she must have a strong academic record with at least two strong faculty recommendations.

Applicants must be completing their senior year of college, with a planned graduation in December 2014. The applicant must be willing to spend 10 weeks post graduation (beginning in January) at a Hearst station of the company’s choosing, and must be willing to relocate to an appointed employing Hearst station upon successful completion of the program. The Fellow will be paid approximately $675 per week for the 10-week stint. The Fellow is responsible for finding housing.


Qualified candidates must send a letter expressing interest in the Fellowship and promoting his/her candidacy, an essay about the role of a producer in contemporary television news (one page, single spaced maximum), a resume and a transcript. Two faculty recommendations are also required with this application. Finalists will be interviewed by phone/in person.


Applications are due by November 1, 2014. Decisions will be made no later than December 10, 2014.

All application materials should be sent via email to and to the attention of:

Candy Altman, Vice President, News, Hearst Television

The University-wide Career Showcase is coming up

Published: September 17th, 2014

Unknown-5The University-wide Career Showcase is being held on September 30th and October 1st, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the O’Connell Center.
It is an opportunity to find internship and career leads from more than 350 companies. Additional details can be found at:
A few of the companies in attendance that are looking for Journalism and Communications students are:
Nielsen, Dex Media, Agency Marketing Machine, Raycom Media, Zimmerman Agency, FCB Global,  Grooveshark, Naylor,,  Advantage Sales & Marketing, United Landmark Associates, Gleim Publications, Pink Sneakers Productions, NASA Johnson Space Center and more.
Day 1: Non-Technical features opportunities in Communications, Sales, Retail and more
Day 2: Technical features opportunities in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and more
In addition, to help you get prepared to be a strong candidate, the following workshops are being held in the Career resource Center:
  • Your Life on Paper: Resume Preparation – Mon., September 22 / 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  •  Suit Up for Showcase presented by Dillard’s – Mon., September 22 / 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Extreme Resume Makeover sponsored by PLS Logistics – Tues., September 23 – Thurs., September 25 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rock the Fair with PLS Logistics – Tues., September 23 / 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Develop and Communicate Your Professional Brand – Wed., September 24  / 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  •  Search Right Employer Panel – Wed., September 24 / 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ace the Interview – Thurs., September 25 / 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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The Innovators Series kicks off with Mark Little of Storyful – Students Welcome!!

Published: September 17th, 2014

The Innovators Series kicks off Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. with Mark Little, founder and CEO of Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency.  He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify the most compelling content on platforms like YouTube and Twitter.

His company works with the biggest news organizations and social networks in the world, including YouTube, ABC News and the New York Times. The company was acquired by News Corp in December 2013, and entered an agreement with Facebook to power the FB Newswire earlier this year. Mark has more than two decades of experience in journalism. He was an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Irish national TV station RTE. He also presented the network’s top-rated current affairs programme, Prime Time, and was its first Washington correspondent. Mark was educated at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University.

For more information, go to:

The Innovators Series - Mark Little of Storyful - Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Gannett Auditorium

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A summer interning at the Human Rights Campaign

Published: September 16th, 2014

imageDelia Albert is a fourth-year public relations major who spent the summer interning at the Human Rights Campaign. Here is her story:

My summer in Washington, D.C., was an unbelievable experience; I was able to explore a big city and acquire many valuable resources through my encounters with enthusiastic, young professionals. Interning at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) allowed me to not only grow as a future public relations practitioner, but also as a more well-rounded adult.

My days were spent surrounded by government and field interns in an oversized cubicle we called an “i-pod,” short for intern pod. We were a group of twenty-somethings very passionate about LGBT rights and all of the free food on our floor!

I served as the Communications and Marketing intern during my 12 weeks at the HRC headquarters. As an intern in the press department, I was able to experience firsthand the importance of timeliness and accuracy.

In the morning, I would compile media clips of the most griping LGBT news articles, and after lunch, I would help with creating contact lists, compiling press packets or writing blog posts. I was able to wear many hats and learned important skills for an entry-level position in public relations.

A major perk I received from working at HRC was the opportunity to learn about the different departments within the organization, as well as the ability to network with other progressive organizations.

These brown bag lunch sessions helped me to better understand how a non-profit organization functions on many levels. I was also able to meet interesting people, who made great friends for exploring the city. It was refreshing to be surrounded by motivated interns who were also looking to grow and create new experiences.

With my new friends, I went into the White House twice and was lucky enough to hear Vice President Joe Biden and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi speak at the Generation Progress Summit. I also explored the local bar scene, watched the United States play Germany in the World Cup, and saw one of my favorite musicians, James Blake, at the Lincoln Theatre!

I am beyond fortunate to have been a part of the Summer 2014 HRC Interns. Although the thought of navigating through a big city and using public transit was terrifying, I’m glad I accepted the offer. Now I’m a little more confident in my abilities and in myself.

Lincoln Financial Media Company of Florida has openings

Published: September 16th, 2014

Unknown-4Lincoln Financial Media Company of Florida is seeking candidates for a few positions.

  • Entertainers
  • A Full-time talk show producer for 104.3 The Ticket WAXY FM-AM
  • Full-time account executive for WAXY 104.3 FM and WLYF & WMXJ
  • A part-time board operator
  • A part-time promotions assistant

To apply: send an email to or visit:

For more information check out: Lincoln Financial Media Company of Florida career opportunities.


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College delegation leads communications seminar in Colombia

Published: September 15th, 2014


The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, in conjunction with the Colombia Center of Public Relations and Organizational Communication (CECORP), held a three-day executive seminar on “Strategic Communications and Public Relations Management” in Medellin, Colombia Sept. 10-13.

Led by Department of Public Relations Chair Juan-Carlos Molleda, speakers also included Marta Hartmann, a lecturer in UF’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication; Randy Moreau, Chief Financial Officer of Bilzin Sumberg and a lecturer in the College’s master’s program in Global Strategic Communication; and Associate Professor of Telecommunication Michael Leslie.

“September is International month for public relations in Colombia,” said Molleda. “Public relations is expanding in Latin America and the need for professional development is increasing. It is a great opportunity for us to extend the reach of the College and University, and share our leadership in public relations and communications.”

Sessions were held on effective leadership, business and financial essentials for communication professionals, sustainability communications and stakeholder analysis and engagement.

“We dreamed about this seminar a year ago when Professor Molleda accompanied us during the

celebration of the 50 years of our professional guild in Colombia,” said Paola Rueda Lopez, president of CERCOP. “Today, this alliance between the University of Florida and CECORP is contributing to the formation of organizational communication and public relations professionals in Colombia. Thank you for believing, thank you for the contribution.”

It is a program the College hopes to grow and partner with groups from other countries.

“The delegation to Colombia enhances our global efforts to

provide training and exposure of our faculty expertise to stakeholders around the world,” said Executive Associate Dean Spiro Kiousis. “Dr. Molleda and colleagues are renowned thought leaders in public relations and international communication that serve as exemplary ambassadors for our College and University.”

The UF delegation also spoke at Remington and EAFIT universities. Potential partnerships for future training and education opportunities were discussed.

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Frank Gathering is looking for writers

Published: September 15th, 2014

Frank_logofrank is an online community for people who use strategic communications to drive social change.

We are looking for people who can write about research for our brand-new frankology page.

We are looking for students in:

  • journalism
  • public relations
  • communications
  • science writing
  • social sciences
  • neuroscience
  • psychology
  • public health
  • humanities


Email Annie Neimand at

Join our Writing for frank training on Thursday, September 18 in the AHA! Innovation coLab from 1-4 p.m.

Please rsvp for the training to

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