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  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2015-04-22 12:17:36

Intern Wisconsin Public Radio is accepting applications for the annual Lee Ester News Fellowship based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Lee Ester News Fellow will be a promising new or very recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate interested in deepening his or her experience and skills in news radio broadcasting. This paid internship will be a 75%-time appointment for nine months. The News fellow will be responsible for start-to-finish preparation of assigned news segments/newscasts that are balanced, issue-oriented and analytical. Concentrated coaching and feedback on writing, editing, voicing and other aspects of radio news reporting are important elements of this fellowship. Wisconsin Public Radio consists of two state-wide program streams – talk and music – on 33 stations. WPR’s award-winning news department, with staff members in Madison and around the state, consists of seasoned professionals who will assist in providing developmental opportunities and feedback. Details and application instructions can be found at: http://www.wpr.org/lee-ester-news-fellowship CLOSING DATE: 5/8/2015 4/2015

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2015-02-26 08:29:06

Intern—summer 2015 WCCO-TV’s Internship Program is designed to provide experience for students pursuing careers in television broadcasting. Interns have the opportunity to shadow and assist our staff to learn more about the television business including broadcast news & sports, communications/PR, graphic design, video production, editing and promotion. Applications for interns are currently being accepted for the summer semester. Internships are available in the News, Sports, Communications, and the Graphic Design/promotional Departments. CBS Television stations will sponsor paid college internships only. WCCO-TV only accepts online applications. To read more about this position and to apply go to: wcco.com/jobs EOE 3/2015

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2015-02-26 08:23:03

Intern-Promotions GO96.3 is devoted to evolving talent and interest in our industry and provide internship/volunteer opportunities in radio promotions. GO96.3 can offer you the chance to explore your career interests, acquire sought-after job skills while learning about the business, establish expert contacts, and gain real-world work experience. Our management will coach and inspire, but it’s up to the intern to bring an enthusiasm to learn. School credit is required for this position. Duties and Responsibilities: Helping in the coordination of on-site events; Event planning and set up; engaging with station listeners; some administrative work; other duties as specified by the Brand Manager. Send resumes to: crahn@go963mn.com or mail to: Chris Rahn, Northern Lights Broadcasting, 420 North Fifth Street, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN 55401 No Phone Calls Please 3/2015

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Preparing for a Career in Broadcasting

Educational Opportunities

College-level journalism programs prepare people for careers in reporting, editing, photojournalism, radio-television news, and the teaching of journalism. Some programs also offer training in magazine journalism, newsletter production, and advertising and public relations.

Programs in communications develop skills in oral, written, or electronic communications. Some programs focus on communication theory and research, or on interpersonal and organizational communication. Yet, other programs emphasize communications, journalism, radio-television, or public relations.

Both journalism and communications programs include the problems and techniques of communicating information and ideas to large and varied audiences.

Programs vary from associate degrees to graduate level offerings. Many two-year and four-year colleges offer the first two years of liberal arts course work that can be transferred to a four-year college for completion of a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Program Admission

Most journalism schools prefer students who have a broad liberal arts background in English, literature, speech, history, and the social sciences. Foreign languages are usually not required for entry, but are strongly recommended.

Programs at four-year schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications usually accept only six hours of transfer credit in journalism from two-year colleges. Graduate-level programs may have limited enrollments and require early application, letters of recommendation, and a portfolio containing samples of the applicant’s journalistic work.

Typical Coursework

Degrees in journalism and communications often share similar foundations. Most four-year college programs stress a broad curriculum in liberal arts and sciences.

In consultation with counselors and professors, a student often focuses upon an area of interest within these two disciplines. Some students specialize in newspaper and magazine writing, which involves additional writing and editing courses. In broadcasting, additional production and technical courses are required. Specialization in advertising and public relations involves additional writing, design, advertising or public relations courses. Students may use computers for electronic publishing and web publishing, layout and design, video graphics, word processing, and computer-assisted reporting.

Lectures, laboratory work, independent projects, and internships are common methods of instruction. Of course, different schools have different graduation requirements. See individual college catalogs for additional information about curriculum and graduation requirements.

Things to Know

Internship are often required or recommended for graduation. In addition to internships at MBA member stations, schools may also recommend internships at newspapers, advertising agencies, or public relations departments. Students are also encouraged to work for college newspapers, radio stations, and yearbooks and/or work part-time for local media outlets while still in school. Internships are a valuable opportunity to assess career opportunities and establish a professional network. Radio and television announcers and technicians are subject to licensing requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission.

Need More Information?

For additional information and a list of accredited journalism schools, contact:

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Comm.
Stauffer-Flint Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-3986

To order “The Journalist’s Road to Success: A Career and Scholarship Guide,” send $3.00 to:

“Journalist’s Road to Success”
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
(609) 452-2820

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