Archive for November, 2009

Newsday seeks interns

November 11, 2009

New York’s Newsday is seeking both spring and summer interns to work as an editorial assistant, as a multimedia journalist, and as a Web designer.

Newsday offers internships for college students who are preparing for careers in print journalism.

These internships will introduce students to the newsroom and will give the students the opportunity to work on daily stories. Interns work two days a week. These reporter internships are for goal-oriented self-starters who have basic interviewing, research, writing and typing skills. A car is necessary for this internship.

Click here to learn more and to download an application.

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State seeks students’ records from Northwestern journalism class

November 10, 2009

Cook County prosecutors have issued subpoenas to Northwestern University professor David Protess, requesting that he hand over student grades and private emails from an investigative reporting class that concluded a man on death row may be innocent.

Northwestern’s lawyers have already filed a motion to quash the subpoenas. A judge may act on this request today in regards to the latest class project of the Medill Innocence Project.

Protess and his students spent three years investigating the case of Anthony McKinney, who has served more than 30 years of a life sentence for killing a security guard.

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Illinois college media win national journalism awards

November 6, 2009

Illinois college media excelled at the national collegiate journalism convention, winning more than 20 awards for exceptional journalism last weekend in Austin, Texas.

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Columbia College

Three Illinois schools earned ACP Pacemakers in the four-year college non-daily division – The Columbia Chronicle (Columbia College), F News Magazine (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago). The Pacemaker, sometimes called college journalism’s Pulitzer Prize, is earned for consistently solid coverage across a full year.

Two schools were finalists in the Pacemaker’s four-year daily newspaper division – Northern Star (Northern Illinois University) and Daily Northwestern (Northwestern).

Eastern Illinois University’s DenNews.com earned a Pacemaker in the online division for four-year dailies, while the University of Illinois’s the217.com earned one in the ‘other’ category. The DailyIllini.com was a finalist in the four-year daily online division while the Columbia Chronicle Online was a finalist in the four-year non-daily online division. (more…)