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Friday, December 1, 2017

All day
Deadline: Awards for internships
Repeats every month on the 1 of February, November, December until Thu Feb 01 2018. Also includes Sun Oct 15 2017, Wed Feb 28 2018.
Dec. 01, 2017 (All day) http://mj.unc.edu/awards

The following awards support internships for MJ-school undergraduate majors.

General application:

  • Jim Batten Community Newspaper Internship
  • Rick and Jennifer Bruning Student Internship Support Fund

Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
 

Special applications (linked below):

  • AT&T Business Internship Award
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 28)
  • The Lookout Fellows Program
    • Apply here (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1)
  • N.C. Medical Society Foundation Medical Journalism Internship
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • Edward Lee Rankin Jr. Internship in Public Relations
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • Jim and Pat Thacker Sports Communication Internship
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • M.S. Van Hecke Award
    • Apply here (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
  • Sharoky Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C.
    • Apply here (Nov. 1 - Dec. 1)

 

Learn more about awards at the MJ-school

The following awards support internships for MJ-school undergraduate majors.

General application:

  • Jim Batten Community Newspaper Internship
  • Rick and Jennifer Bruning Student Internship Support Fund

Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
 

Special applications (linked below):

  • AT&T Business Internship Award
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 28)
  • The Lookout Fellows Program
    • Apply here (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1)
  • N.C. Medical Society Foundation Medical Journalism Internship
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • Edward Lee Rankin Jr. Internship in Public Relations
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • Jim and Pat Thacker Sports Communication Internship
    • Apply here (Jan. 1 - Feb. 1)
  • M.S. Van Hecke Award
    • Apply here (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
  • Sharoky Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C.
    • Apply here (Nov. 1 - Dec. 1)

 

Learn more about awards at the MJ-school

 
 
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Dec. 01, 2017,
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Halls of Fame, room 128, Carroll Hall; Zoom video conference

Click here to register for this free workshop. In-person and video conference space is limited. RSVP required. Participants will receive directions on how to access the webinar after they register.

History of GenX

The chemical compound GenX has been one of North Carolina’s biggest public concerns since June 2017, when the Wilmington StarNews broke the story that the unregulated chemical (used to make Teflon and other products) had been found in the Cape Fear River and drinking water in several North Carolina counties, and that the compound had been tied to health risks in limited studies.

GenX is now shorthand for a larger set of questions about public health and drinking water safety in North Carolina and nationally, and journalists have been challenged to report diligently while accurately representing the many unknowns about potential harm and risk. Unanswered questions focus on DuPont and its spinoff Chemours, which operates the Fayetteville Works plant, and also on how well regulators and utility leaders have served North Carolina residents.

Journalists covering the story of GenX in North Carolina are invited to join a free, knowledge-sharing webinar featuring two national investigative reporters on their related work and the UNC School of Media and Journalism's Chris Roush on digging into companies.

The Workshop/Webinar

The MJ-school , in cooperation with the Democracy Fund’s senior news consultant in North Carolina, Melanie Sill, is hosting a workshop to offer practical guidance and open up conversation about how local journalism can continue to answer public concerns about water safety in North Carolina. Participants can attend in person or via Zoom video conference.

The workshop’s first segment will feature Sharon Lerner and Mariah Blake, who both were honored as finalists for the National Magazine Award in 2016 for work on DuPont, toxins and related issues. Lerner has expanded that work, “The Teflon Toxin,” in a continuing series. Blake, whose “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia,” appeared as a series on HuffPost, is working on a book on plastics.

Blake and Lerner will each talk briefly about their respective series and then take questions. We encourage participating journalists to read both series in full and come with questions to make the most of the conversation. Follow Lerner on Twitter @fastlerner and Blake @MariahCBlake.

Following the reporter segment, Chris Roush will lead a session on digging into companies. Roush (@talkingbiznews) is Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor and founder of the Carolina Business News Initiative. Finding information about private and public companies has never been easier than it is today when local, state and federal government agencies provide access to databases via the internet. Roush will give guidance on ways to find news about public companies by looking at where to look in SEC filings, and where to find news about public and private companies by exploring the online databases available.

Click here to register for this free workshop.

Click here to register for this free workshop. In-person and video conference space is limited. RSVP required. Participants will receive directions on how to access the webinar after they register.

History of GenX

The chemical compound GenX has been one of North Carolina’s biggest public concerns since June 2017, when the Wilmington StarNews broke the story that the unregulated chemical (used to make Teflon and other products) had been found in the Cape Fear River and drinking water in several North Carolina counties, and that the compound had been tied to health risks in limited studies.

GenX is now shorthand for a larger set of questions about public health and drinking water safety in North Carolina and nationally, and journalists have been challenged to report diligently while accurately representing the many unknowns about potential harm and risk. Unanswered questions focus on DuPont and its spinoff Chemours, which operates the Fayetteville Works plant, and also on how well regulators and utility leaders have served North Carolina residents.

Journalists covering the story of GenX in North Carolina are invited to join a free, knowledge-sharing webinar featuring two national investigative reporters on their related work and the UNC School of Media and Journalism's Chris Roush on digging into companies.

The Workshop/Webinar

The MJ-school , in cooperation with the Democracy Fund’s senior news consultant in North Carolina, Melanie Sill, is hosting a workshop to offer practical guidance and open up conversation about how local journalism can continue to answer public concerns about water safety in North Carolina. Participants can attend in person or via Zoom video conference.

The workshop’s first segment will feature Sharon Lerner and Mariah Blake, who both were honored as finalists for the National Magazine Award in 2016 for work on DuPont, toxins and related issues. Lerner has expanded that work, “The Teflon Toxin,” in a continuing series. Blake, whose “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia,” appeared as a series on HuffPost, is working on a book on plastics.

Blake and Lerner will each talk briefly about their respective series and then take questions. We encourage participating journalists to read both series in full and come with questions to make the most of the conversation. Follow Lerner on Twitter @fastlerner and Blake @MariahCBlake.

Following the reporter segment, Chris Roush will lead a session on digging into companies. Roush (@talkingbiznews) is Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor and founder of the Carolina Business News Initiative. Finding information about private and public companies has never been easier than it is today when local, state and federal government agencies provide access to databases via the internet. Roush will give guidance on ways to find news about public companies by looking at where to look in SEC filings, and where to find news about public and private companies by exploring the online databases available.

Click here to register for this free workshop.

 
 
 
 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 01 2017 except Fri Oct 20 2017, Fri Nov 24 2017.
Dec. 01, 2017, 12:30 PM
Carroll Hall main lobby

Join us in Chapel Hill for a tour of Carroll Hall, home to the UNC School of Media and Journalism! MJ-school tours are scheduled so that visitors have the option of enjoying a complete UNC campus tour led by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions either before or after a 30-minute visit to Carroll Hall.

To register for a UNC campus tour, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

 

Academic year

Tours during the fall and spring semesters are led by the MJ-school Ambassadors and include a visit from Charlie Tuggle, senior associate dean for undergraduate studies. Tours depart from the main lobby on the first floor of Carroll Hall. Feel free to reserve a spot in advance — or you can just show up! Reservations are not required for academic year tours.

Please email Dr. T with any questions.

Fall 2017:

Tours begin Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, and run through Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. No tours will be held during fall break (Friday, Oct. 20) or Thanksgiving break (Friday, Nov. 24).

 

 

More information

MJ-school Ambassadors

The MJ-school Ambassador program was created in 2012 as a student-initiative to help future, current and former journalism students best navigate and succeed through the UNC School of Media and Journalism. For more information on MJSA, check out mjsa.web.unc.edu.

MJ Career Services

MJ Career Services assists MJ-school undergraduate and master’s students with every aspect of career preparation. For more information on the school's career services, check out mj.unc.edu/careerservices.

Undergraduate areas of study

The MJ-school offers areas of study in advertising and public relations, business journalism and journalism. For more information on the school's undergraduate studies, check out mj.unc.edu/undergraduate.

Prospective graduate students

Students interested in any of the MJ-school's four graduate programs (doctorate, residential master's, online master's or online certificate) should contact the school's Office of Graduate Studies at mjgrad@unc.edu. Campus tours for graduate students are available from the UNC Visitors' Center.

Join us in Chapel Hill for a tour of Carroll Hall, home to the UNC School of Media and Journalism! MJ-school tours are scheduled so that visitors have the option of enjoying a complete UNC campus tour led by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions either before or after a 30-minute visit to Carroll Hall.

To register for a UNC campus tour, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

 

Academic year

Tours during the fall and spring semesters are led by the MJ-school Ambassadors and include a visit from Charlie Tuggle, senior associate dean for undergraduate studies. Tours depart from the main lobby on the first floor of Carroll Hall. Feel free to reserve a spot in advance — or you can just show up! Reservations are not required for academic year tours.

Please email Dr. T with any questions.

Fall 2017:

Tours begin Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, and run through Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. No tours will be held during fall break (Friday, Oct. 20) or Thanksgiving break (Friday, Nov. 24).

 

 

More information

MJ-school Ambassadors

The MJ-school Ambassador program was created in 2012 as a student-initiative to help future, current and former journalism students best navigate and succeed through the UNC School of Media and Journalism. For more information on MJSA, check out mjsa.web.unc.edu.

MJ Career Services

MJ Career Services assists MJ-school undergraduate and master’s students with every aspect of career preparation. For more information on the school's career services, check out mj.unc.edu/careerservices.

Undergraduate areas of study

The MJ-school offers areas of study in advertising and public relations, business journalism and journalism. For more information on the school's undergraduate studies, check out mj.unc.edu/undergraduate.

Prospective graduate students

Students interested in any of the MJ-school's four graduate programs (doctorate, residential master's, online master's or online certificate) should contact the school's Office of Graduate Studies at mjgrad@unc.edu. Campus tours for graduate students are available from the UNC Visitors' Center.

 
 
Dec. 01, 2017,
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
161 Carroll Hall

The MJ-school Ambassadors will be holding open peer-to-peer advising sessions in 161 Carroll Hall. Drop in any time for course advice, curriculum questions or internship and career tips!

 

Friday, Dec. 1, from 1:30-2:45 p.m.


 

Can't make it? Check out other Fall 2017 sessions:

 

Note: These sessions are not intended for help on class assignments

The MJ-school Ambassadors will be holding open peer-to-peer advising sessions in 161 Carroll Hall. Drop in any time for course advice, curriculum questions or internship and career tips!

 

Friday, Dec. 1, from 1:30-2:45 p.m.


 

Can't make it? Check out other Fall 2017 sessions:

 

Note: These sessions are not intended for help on class assignments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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