Friday, February 17, 2006


About the SPJ Headquarters Internship

The intern selected to work at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis writes for the Freedom of Information issue of Quill magazine, published annually in September. Candidates for this position should possess a strong background in writing and reporting.

Other duties of the Indianapolis intern include:


Pulliam/Killgore Freedom of Information Internships

The SPJ annually awards two Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships. One intern, with a background in law, works in the offices of the Society’s First Amendment legal counsel in Washington, D.C. The other intern, with a background in news writing, works at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis.

The interns research and write about freedom of information issues while assisting the Society’s Freedom of Information Committee and First Amendment legal counsel in preparing SPJ’s annual Freedom of Information Report.

Interns receive a stipend and work during a mutually agreeable 10-week period during the summer. Recipients are notified in mid-April and should arrange to start their internships in late May or early June.

Applicants must be journalism students who are entering or just completing their senior year, a graduate journalism student, or a law student with a journalism background.

For more information, visit or call Joe Skeel at (317) 927-8000, ext. 214.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


POSITION: Full-Time Photographer

QUALIFICATIONS: A love for shooting Television News is a must. We are
looking for someone who can see what is beyond the camera lens and bring
back some compelling pictures. The applicant we want should have 2 years
of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization. Currently,
we are shooting with beta-sp equipment and editing on a non-linear
system. The Applicant shall possess editing skills with both linear and
non-linear edit systems, have a good driving record, possess excellent
people skills, and have a great attitude. Only those applicants who send
resumes and tapes (beta or VHS) will be considered for this position. No
phone calls please.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will involve shooting General Assignment
stories. The job will consist of photography, operating a LIVE and
Satellite truck as needed and editing duties.

SALARY: Negotiable

CLOSING DATE: When filled

Jimmy Sena, Chief Photographer
P.O. Box 2641
San Antonio, Texas 78299

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Opening Washington’s File Cabinet

What: “Opening Washington’s File Cabinet,” Free Day-Long Seminar for
Journalists on accessing federal information from your newsroom

When: 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2006

Where: Hosted by The Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.,
Austin, Texas 78704

RSVP: to or call
202-663-7286, with your name, affiliation, address, telephone and email

This day-long seminar presented by the National Press Foundation and
Congressional Quarterly will cover strategies for extracting information
from Washington. Seasoned journalists will share expertise in tapping into
online resources and cultivating political and governmental contacts at the
national levels. Year-long access to Congressional Quarterly data bases
will be made available to participants. Through the Internet and other
means, this wealth of information is now available to enrich the work of
journalists everywhere – if you know where to find it! Presenters include:

Open to all print, broadcast, online or active freelance journalists.
Sessions will focus on:

There is no cost, but reservations are required. Lunch and breakfast will
be served. For more information about the speakers or the agenda for the
day, see the National Press Foundation website.
To reserve a seat, e-mail or call
202-663-7286. Provide your name, affiliation, address, telephone and email.

The National Press Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation.

Best regards,
Thomas Jaensch
Media Intern
National Press Foundation
1211 Connecticut Ave. NW #310
Washington DC 20036
phone: 202-663-7286

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Scholarship announcement from Dr. Sylvie

The Austin Community Foundation
announces …

the Stuart Long Memorial Scholarships
for Aspiring Print/Broadcast Journalists

At least $2,000 each

Applicants must submit:
· Résumé
· Two sealed recommendations
· Three to five samples of your work
(clips, photos, video & audio tapes cannot be returned)
· Financial statement describing college financing, including other
scholarships and loans (Financial need considered)
· One-page essay: “Why I Want to Be a Journalist”

Deadline: Must be postmarked by Friday, March 31

Mail to: Austin Community Foundation
c/o Amy Allen
P.O. Box 5159
Austin, Texas 78763

Awards: Announced by April 28, 2006

Questions: Amy Allen


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