Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cover the Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference as a Working Press intern

Application deadline: April 19, 2012

The Working Press internships from the Society of Professional Journalists

Twelve Working Press interns will cover the Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference for the Society of Professional Journalists.

From the Society of Professional Journalists’ website:

The Society of Professional Journalists is seeking 12 interns for The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper and online news site, that will cover the Excellence in Journalism 2012 conference. Collegiate student reporters, editors, photographers and designers are invited to apply for these select positions.

This year’s conference is set for September 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Selected interns will need to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday, September 19 and attend a mandatory 3 p.m. staff meeting. The internship ends Sunday, September 23 at Noon.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

— Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in journalism or a related field (graphic design, photography, etc)

— Not graduate before the start of the internship

— Be available to be in Ft. Lauderdale from September 19-23, 2012.

For more information about the internship as well as a description of what to include with your application, visit the Working Press page on the SPJ website.

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Mark of Excellence Awards: “honoring the best in student journalism”

Application deadline: Jan. 25, 2012

Mark of Excellence Awards (2011)

The Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding collegiate journalism.

From the SPJ website:

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First place regional winners advance to the national competition and are recognized at SPJ spring conferences. National winners will be showcased on spj.org.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree in 2011. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 2011 calendar year.

Eligibility

  •  The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree in 2011. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible.
  • All entries must have been published or broadcast in 2011. The entrant must have been enrolled as a student at the time of publication or broadcast.
  • Work published or broadcast while working as a student intern is acceptable.
  • Unpublished manuscripts, classroom exercises and unaired news broadcasts do not qualify. Any work found to be unpublished, unaired or a classroom exercise will be disqualified.
  • A classroom exercise is defined as work assigned for a grade or fulfillment of a course requirement and is not eligible for an MOE Award unless it was also published outside of class in the campus/local newspaper, campus/ local broadcast stations or Web site.
  • Advisers may enter for their students.

For entry rules, category-specific instructions and entry-fee details, visit the Mark of Excellence Web page.