Tuesday's Tidbits

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


1. Winter Break Multimedia Journalism Experience, Oct. 31st

2.Intern Opportunity in Jackson, MS for the Spring, Oct. 24th

3.The Back Door, Nov 7th

4. Job Opportunity for Athletics and Activities Writer

5. Internship for Journalism Majors, Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program

6. Job Opportunity for a Senior Producer

1. Winter Break Multimedia Journalism Experience, Oct. 31st


A partner of Meredith Corporation has a special program that will give student an intensive, week-long newsroom experience during winter break in one of the nation’s leading TV markets.


Multimedia journalism students from underrepresented groups who are within 12 months of graduation are encouraged to apply for the seventh annual Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship in Phoenix Jan. 4-9. Ten top students from leading U.S. journalism schools will be immersed into the newsroom of KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, the nation’s 13th largest market. These students will have the unique opportunity to be part of the KPHO news team and produce their own reports with KPHO staff throughout the week. Students also will participate in seminars with leading KPHO journalists and executives. The Meredith-Cronkite program, which will go far beyond any previous internship-type experience for your students, will end with the students producing a newscast that should provide an outstanding resume tape.


Each out-of-town student will receive a $2,000 stipend to cover travel, meal, hotel and other expenses. Students may use surplus funds for their tuition and fees back at their school.


The program is a partnership of Meredith Corporation, the parent company of KPHO-TV, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Meredith Corporation is supporting this program in the hopes of recruiting top students from underrepresented groups into their 14 TV stations around the country.


The program is seeking students preparing for careers as multimedia journalists. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2014.


If you are interested the application form can be found at: http://cronkite.asu.edu/meredith-cronkite-fellowship-program-application

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dunn at Heather.Dunn.1@asu.edu or 602-430-8764.


2.Intern opportunity in Jackson, MS for the Spring, Oct. 24th

Public Relations, Communications and Journalism students are being recruited for placement during the SPRING Semester at the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The last day to apply for this internship is Friday, October 24, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements:


Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of current enrollment as a full-time student.  

Verification from an accredited college or university showing proof of GPA as 2.0 or higher and completion of thirty (30) hours of coursework.

Students also must meet any additional criteria their school requires for participation in our program. This may include G.P.A., grade level, and number of credit hours earned.

International students: To be eligible for this program, you must be currently enrolled in a college/university in the United States and possess unrestricted U.S. work authorization. Typically, this means international students must be studying on a F-1 or J-1 visa. Contact your international student adviser if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Reminder: Should an invitation be extended to you, you will be required to submit verification of your legal right to work in the United States at the time of your arrival.


If you are interested, you may apply for the internships on the Mississippi State Personnel Boards website at www.mspb.ms.gov – the student should click on “Job Seekers” and select “Student Intern/Student Worker” under Job Openings. If you have problems navigating the website, contact the Mississippi State Personnel Board at: 601-359-1406. The application window closes on Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.


If you have any other questions, contact Skip King at 601-359-2714.

3.The Back Door, Nov 7th



Featured Musicians at THE BACK DOOR November 7, Friday @ 7:30. The address is 3200 Arlington Loop-around back of UBC. Suggested donation for Nov. is $5 but all donations are appreciated. There will be gourmet coffee, and soft drinks/bottled water.


Molly Thomas and friends will be the featured musicians this month while also The Back Door will be hosting “CHEAPER THAN THERAPY” featuring Dr. Susie Paul.



4. Job Opportunity for Athletics and Activities Writer

The MHSAA is looking for writers to cover stories about athletics and activities in public high schools in south Mississippi.



Students who are interested should contact Keith Warren, who is the Director of Technology for the Mississippi High School Activities Association, at kwarren@misshsaa.com or by phone: 769-233-3240.




5. Internship for Journalism Majors, Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program


Eligibility and Requirements:


The fellowships, consisting of paid internships, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley’s philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands. As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of our editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal’s opinion pages—editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts—in the U.S., Europe or Asia.



Bartley Fellows will assist in researching and writing editorials, editing op-ed articles, editing Leisure & Arts page features, and editing letters to the editor for the Journal and our Web site, OpinionJournal.com.


Start and finish dates are flexible, though we anticipate that most Fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship begins in June and runs through the end of August.


If you are interested and would like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and your best clips via email to: bartleyfellows@wsj.com/


or mail them to:


Carol Muller


The Wall Street Journal


Editorial Page


1211 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor


New York, NY 10036


All materials must be received by January 15, 2015 and a decision will be made in February or March 2015. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed.


For background on the editorial page and our philosophy, please visit our Web site: www.OpinionJournal.com.


6. Job Opportunity for a Senior Producer

The position available is a Senior Producer at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will have a background in concept development and execution, emphasizing a creative approach to solving client needs.

If you are interested visit: www.jobs.msstate.edu or contact David Garraway at 662-325-1332 or by email: david.garraway@msstate.edu