January 14, 2013
*Academic Kick-off Day – Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Free Speech Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Reminder: Manship Lost and Found located on the 2nd floor of the Journalism Building
*Manship School partnering with the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists to present "Bridging the Gap: How Media Educators and Professionals Connect to Prepare the Next Generation of Journalists” – Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the Holliday Forum
*LSU Public Policy Research Lab Now Hiring
*$2,000 Scholarship Available from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
*Guest Speaker: USA Today's Barbara Hansen
*CNNPolitics.com Spring Internship Opportunity
*Internships Available – Listings in the Manship Internship Database
Academic Kick-off Day
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, the Center for Academic Success will host an Academic Kick-off Day in Free Speech Plaza in front of the LSU Student Union from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is to increase the awareness of resources available to help LSU students improve their academic experience.
The Center for Academic Success has partnered with CCELL, Student Health Center, START, Office of Multicultural Affairs, LSU Cares, and Pearson Education for the event. Representatives from participating departments will be distributing information on their services and programs.
Food will be provided along with other FREE giveaways such as t-shirts, classroom supplies, etc.
Atchafalaya Room located on the third floor of the LSU Student Union will serve as the rain location for the event. For more information about the event contact Dionell McNeal at 225.578.2872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found
If students lose items in the Journalism building, there is a lost and found box in the office on the second floor. Currently the box contains a coat, a sweater and some other miscellaneous items.
"Bridging the Gap: How Media Educators and Professionals Connect to Prepare the Next Generation of Journalists”
Manship School Dean Jerry Ceppos recently suggested that universities make it easier to hire top professionals and that scholars ensure that their research is easy to understand. Topics of the conversation will include advisory boards for journalism and mass-communication programs, internships, webinars/seminars and how best to strengthen ties between practitioners and academics. The forum comes amid the ever-changing search for a profitable business model, particularly in the print arena, a continuous decline in the overall number of media professionals and cuts to higher education.
Students, educators and professionals are very much invited. Confirmed panelists so far are Andrea Miller, associate dean of the Manship School; Mahmoud A.M. Braima, chairman of the Mass Communications Department at Southern University; Yolanda Campbell of Southern; Carl Redman, executive editor of the Baton Rouge Advocate, and Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Manship School. Johnny Brooks of the Advocate, who is planning the event, will moderate.
LSU Public Policy Research Lab Now Hiring
Contact Sheri Morgan, HR Manager, at email@example.com to request an interview.
Scholarship – Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters is pleased to inform you that it will once again offer scholarships to qualified students to assist them as they pursue their career goals in the field of broadcasting.
The purpose of this fund is multifold:
*To encourage a higher standard of professionalism in the broadcast industry;
*To foster a stronger relationship between higher education and the industry;
*To promote a greater understanding of journalistic ethics and the societal responsibility of broadcasters; and
*To provide support to promising future broadcasters.
We are asking for your assistance in making qualified students aware of this opportunity. As many as two (2) scholarships, in the amount of $2000 each, will be awarded to each of the selected recipients, $1000 for the Fall Semester and $1000 for the Spring Semester, providing eligibility requirements are maintained.
Scholarship Application can be found on our website at www.broadcasters.org.
Please note that completed application forms, together with the required supplemental information, must be received by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Guest speaker: USA Today's Barbara Hansen
USA Today's award-winning database editor will show students how to figure out exactly how much money top executives earn. Barbara Hansen will give students a hands-on demonstration of the power of database reporting using Excel and SEC documents. If time permits, Hansen will also discuss employment and Census data. (Refreshments will be served.)
When: Friday, Jan. 18th at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Journalism 135
CNNPolitics.com Internship Opportunity
Interested students can apply formally at http://www.turner.com/careers#/careers/job-details/133504BR and send a follow-up e-mail to DCInternship2@CNN.com (my internship recruiting mailbox). Please note,postings for Summer 2013 internships will go up on www.turnerjobs.com in early February.
CNNPolitics.com Internship Description Duties: As a CNNPolitics.com intern, students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the U.S. political system, digital journalism and CNN's editorial process. They will learn how to edit, curate and create content for CNN's political and election coverage on the web, mobile and other digital platforms, as well as; presidential, gubernatorial, senate, and congressional campaigns.They will be able to strengthen their research and newsgathering skills, work with and alongside of the DC-based CNN television shows, as well as learn the fast and agile world of digital journalism. Interns will write, edit, design and work inside the internal CNN content management system, communicate regularly with CNN Atlanta and occasionally go out on assignments around Washington, D.C. They will also scour other sites and digital platforms for political content and help put together the signature digital products of CNN's political coverage.
Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred: Candidate should be seeking a career in politics and/or journalism. Should be high energy, self-motivated, aggressive, able to multi-task, have a good attitude, technically solid, strong online skills and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick-turnaround projects. Interns would need to be available during the week for this internship.
These internships and others are available in the Manship Internship Database. Access the database here, and login with your MyLSU information.
Stone Ward—Little Rock; adv/pr for summer. Paid. deadline 2/18
LSU Ag Center—Baton Rouge. PR/mkt. paid
Boys and Girls Club—Baton Rouge; pr/mkt/digital. Paid
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center (STAR)—Baton Rouge. Pr/mkt. paid
WBRZ-TV promotion—Baton Rouge; pr/mkt/broadcast. unpaid
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne—Baton Rouge. Pol comm./pr. paid
AARP Louisiana—Baton Rouge; advocacy/pr/pol comm.; paid
Alzheimer’s Association—Baton Rouge; pr. Unpaid
The Herald-Whig—Quincy, IL. Journalism for summer. Paid.
LA Dept. of Children and Family Services—Baton Rouge. Pol comm/p r. paid
Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation—Baton Rouge. Pr. unpaid
Clear Channel Radio/96.1—Baton Rouge. Broadcast. Unpaid.
Associated Press—various locations; journalism/digital. For summer—deadline 1/16/2013. Paid.
Lamar Advertising—Baton Rouge; national advertising sales. Paid