Resources for Journalism Concentrators

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The following resources have been identified by Hampshire students, staff, faculty and alums, and compiled by students at the Career Options Resource Center. This is one of several Resource Guides geared towards students in popular concentrations. It is by no means a comprehensive list.


Contents

Internship Opportunities

Local Internships

Daily Hampshire Gazette
Contact: Stanley Moulton (Hampshire Alum) Managing Sports Editor, Internship Program Director (413) 585–5256, smoulton@gazettenet.com
Free Press
http://www.freepress.net/node/126
For students interested in media reform. Contact: Kate McKenney, Office Manager, Free Press, 100 Main St, P.O.Box 28, Northampton, MA 01061, (413) 585-1533, ext. 32
The Valley Advocate Editorial Intern
http://www.valleyadvocate.com
Offers editorial internships throughout the year. Hours of commitment are flexible. For information contact: Kendra Thurlow, The Valley Advocate, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 3350, Easthampton, MA 01027 (413) 529-2840

Other Internships

  • Most periodicals offer summer internships. Search for them on publications’ websites.
American Society of Magazine Editors
http://www.magazine.org/asme/internships/index.aspx
10 week summer editorial internships for college juniors. Deadline: November
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
https://djnewspaperfund.dowjones.com/PageText/Forms_HomePage.aspx?Page_ID=Forms
Annual paid summer internships. Deadline: November
Brookings Institution Press
http://www.bookjobs.com/viewinternship.php?prmCoID=28
Annual unpaid summer internships. Deadline: March
North Atlantic Books
http://www.northatlanticbooks.com
Annual unpaid summer internships. Deadline: June

Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants

American Journalism Review
http://www.ajr.org/awards1.asp
Lists grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships.
International Journalists Network
http://www.ijnet.org
International and domestic scholarship and fellowship listings.
Newswise
http://www.newswise.com/resources/
Guide to Journalism Grants and Fellowships
American Historical Association
http://www.historians.org/prizes/index.cfm
Lists grants, awards, and fellowships for writers working with a variety of historical subjects.
American Musicological Society
http://www.ams-net.org Lists grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships for writers working with musical subjects.
History of Science Society
http://www.hssonline.org/
Lists grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships for writers working with science.
Organization of American Historians
http://www.oah.org/activities/awards/
Lists grants, awards, fellowships, and scholarships for writers working with historical subjects.

Resources for Minority Students

American Jewish Press Association
http://www.ajpa.org/
Professional association for the English-language Jewish press in North America.
Asian American Journalist Association
http://www.aaja.org
Programs, awards, conferences and career listings for Asian American journalists.
The Multicultural Advantage
http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/
General job search database. Contains articles, news, job search advice, and job listings.
National Association of Black Journalists
http://www.nabj.org/programs/internships/
Sponsors an annual paid internship program for African American students. Deadline: December 1st
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
http://www.nahj.org/home/home.shtml
Jobs, conventions, internships and scholarships for Latino Journalists.
National Newspaper Publishers Association
http://www.nnpa.org/
This is the official site for the Black Press of America and includes information about conferences, scholarships and internships for African American students and journalists.
Unity Journalists of Color, Inc.
http://www.unityjournalists.org
Unity is a journalism consortium partnered with the Asian American, African American, Native American and Latino Journalism Associations. Has information on conferences and minority press from around the country.

Graduate School Programs

Some top graduate school programs:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Northwestern University (Medill)
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkley
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Faculty and Staff Contacts

Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies mklare@hampshire.edu
Publishes extensively in political journals and publications like “The Nation.”
Michael Lesy, Professor of Literary Journalism, mlesy@hampshire.edu
Has published eleven books of history, biography, and narrative non fiction. In 2007, the United States Artists Foundation named Lesy its first Simon Fellow.
Will Ryan Co-director of the Writing Center, wryan@hampshire.edu
Has written two books on fishing and serves as a contributing editor at Gray’s Sporting Journal, where he edits and writes a column on the history of hunting and fishing.
B.J. Roche, Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, bjroche@journ.umass.edu B.J. Roche The best person to contact at the UMass Journalism Office.

Other Opportunities

On Campus

The Climax
http://climax.hampshire.edu
Hampshire's original student newspaper.
The Omen
http://omen.hampshire.edu
Weekly Student Magazine
The Reader
http://reader.hampshire.edu
Accepts all poetry and prose in the fall

General

Associated Press Workshop
http://www.ap.org/apjobs/diverse.html
Pairs students with mentors at the Associated Press for their weeklong workshop. Deadline: February 15.
National Writers Workshops
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=73271
Weekend-long workshops in which leading writers and editors help students and young journalists improve their writing, reporting and editing skills.
Many Hands
New England’s Magazine for Holistic Health
http://manyhands.com/about/
Based in Northampton, MA accepts unsolicited articles relating to holistic health.
  • Note: Freelance writing will help you build your portfolio. Start with small magazines, local newspapers, and other specialized publications such as Many Hands. Often, submission information can be found with the staff listing, but you can also contact an editor to see if they accept unsolicited work.

External Links

The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/a/intern.mhtml#web
The Atlantic posts internship and employment opportunities on this page.
Freelance Writing.com
http://www.freelancewriting.com/
A website with a list of freelance writing jobs, writer’s guidelines, and writing competitions.
Institute for Humane Studies
http://www.theihs.org
Has pages dedicated to journalism internships, journalism competitions, fellowships and a guide for careers in journalism.
Journalism Jobs.com
http://www.journalismjobs.com
Internships, funding, jobs, and more.
The Poynter Institute
http://www.poynter.org/resource_center/
“Everything you need to be a better journalist.”

Tips

  • Pick a publication and investigate internship opportunities. Nearly every publication can use an intern but smaller presses don’t always advertise their opportunities.
  • Pick an area of expertise. Do you like sports? Consider sports journalism. Like to cook and eat out? Pursue opportunities as a food critic. Having an area of expertise will also make it easier to experiment with different journalistic mediums.
  • Be smart about grad school. Don’t be a starving artist. Many schools offer a lot of money to graduate students. With a little research you’ll find a good program with good aid.
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