Want to attend #EIJ18, SPJ’s national conference Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore? SPJ wants to help cover your costs! Check out the opportunities and application deadlines.
EIJ News Internships: Ten student interns will gain experience and make connections while covering the EIJ18 conference, by using multimedia approaches in a student newsroom. If selected, you’ll get one conference registration, complimentary four-night stay at the conference hotel, some meals and the chance to show off your talents and network with other journalists. Applications for the EIJ News Team are due April 30. Apply now.
Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowships: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is providing funds for five SPJ student members from any school to attend EIJ18. If selected, you’ll get one conference registration and $575 to use toward travel expenses. Applications are due May 18. Apply now.
Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award: The Lewis family’s generosity provides this scholarship to one SPJ student member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. If selected, you’ll get one conference registration and $350 to use toward travel expenses. Applications are due June 5. Apply now.
Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program: The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of SPJ members within the organization. Each year, SPJ selects six members to participate as SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellows. The fellowship provides funds for fellows to receive a conference registration, airfare (up to $300), four-night hotel accommodations at EIJ18 and one ticket to the SPJ President’s Installation Banquet on Sept. 29 Get the details and apply now.
Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships:The Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship is open to professional, post-grad and retired members. It is given in honor of Terry Harper, SPJ’s executive director from 2002-2009. The scholarship provides funds for up to five members to receive a conference registration, airfare, four-night hotel accommodations at EIJ18 and one ticket to the SPJ President’s Installation Banquet on Sept. 29. Applications are due June 5. Get the details and apply now. For eligibility and application information, click here.
We’re excited to be co-hosting this event with NABJ Chicago, NABJ DePaul and 14 East Magazine. Talk with DePaul instructor Laurence Holmes and alum Rachel Hinton, along with the rest of these great Chicago journalists.
SPJ/ONA DePaul has openings on its executive board for the 2015-16 school year for the following positions:
•Vice president •Secretary/treasurer •Events/programming coordinator •Membership/PR/social media coordinator
This is a terrific resume-building opportunity to get involved in a leadership capacity with a national SPJ chapter of the year and annual contender for DePaul’s student organization of the year.
Students must be enrolled in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters to be eligible. Journalism and other majors welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to Jason Martin, adviser, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure what office might be the best fit, or interested in multiple ones, please indicate it in your letter. Please also email with any questions or concerns.
Hard copies of the job descriptions and application info are also available posted to the door of Dr. Martin’s office, 1126 Daley, 14 E. Jackson.
You will receive a prompt response to schedule a time to discuss the openings with the adviser and incoming chapter president, Marc Filippino. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com,
Matt Topic, BGA outside counsel, presents to the workshop attendees. (photo/Emily Brosious)
DePaul students and members of the Chicago community joined us and the Better Government Association (BGA) last Wednesday to learn about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to use it for reporting. Attorney Matt Topic explained what the FOIA covers, what it doesn’t, and how to file a request with government agencies. He also shared steps for appealing a denied request.
You’ve probably heard of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but do you know how to file a request?
“The FOIA has compelled federal agencies to yield millions of documents relating to government operations and performance,” according to SPJ’s website. “Every week, a news organization, scholar or public-interest group somewhere reports information of significance to public health or safety or good governance — based on material gleaned from FOIA requests.”
DePaul Career Specialist Michael Elias joined SPJ/ONA for a workshop on best practices for LinkedIn. Participants had the chance to work on their profiles while learning new tips and tricks for networking and ultimately getting a great internship or job. Check out these photos from the event.
The LinkedIn Workshop was presented by Michael Elias of the Career Center. (Photos/Sadé Carpenter)
The attendees all had the chance to work on their profiles during the workshop.
Student Diamaris Martino works on her LinkedIn page.
More students update their profiles with the tips provided by Elias.
Michael Elias shares LinkedIn best practices.
Elias gave tips for adding connections to build your network.
The LinkedIn Profile Checklist is a great way to make sure your profile is complete.
Graduate student Demetria Mosley updates her profile and adds new connections.
Vice President Stephanie Wade (left) and Membership Coordinator Jenna Duddleston (right) update their LinkedIn profiles.
After the LinkedIn presentation, former President Brianna Kelly took free headshots for attendees. (left to right: Demetria Mosley, Brianna Kelly, Emily Brosious)
2013-14 President Brianna Kelly sets up her photography equipment with current President Emily Brosious.
Brianna Kelly gets ready to take complimentary headshots.