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David W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship

The National Business Aviation Association is a professional organization that is dedicated to helping aviation business professionals. Each year they have a scholarship program for students interested in a career in journalism.

The David W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship was established in honor of David W. Ewald, who was a magazine publisher in the business aviation industry. This scholarship award is open to all students who are either enrolled or accepted at college or university program in journalism or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants who are interested in aviation journalism. This scholarship award is worth $1,000.

The application for this scholarship can be found online and includes:

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SOJ graduate student explores Europe's great outdoors

In addition to venturing through Europe’s great outdoors, the students are sharing their experiences, pictures and videos on this blog. Preece is producing content and maintaining the blog for the class. For more information about the course visit the class website at

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National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association 2011 Convention to be held in August

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2011 National Convention & 8th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Media Summit will take place August 25-28 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.

NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJAopposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

For more information about NLGJA, visit:
To learn more about the convention and to register,

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Do you aspire to be a sports writer? Do you love Mountaineer sports? Here’s the opportunity for you! is a website dedicated to WVU Football and Men’s Basketball. They are looking for freelance/part-time reporters for the fall.

Interested candidates may contact: Jeff Ermann, Executive Publisher @

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WVU Center for Women's Studies internship opportunity

The West Virginia University Center for Women’s Studies is advertising a position for an intern who will help plan and coordinate activities for the Center during the 2011/2012 academic year. This person should be currently enrolled as a WVU student with a background in women’s studies and/or a commitment to social justice issues. The position is part-time (10-15 hours per week depending on need and availability) with a pay rate of $10 per hour. The internship will start during the fall 2011 semester. The person should have the ability to perform the following tasks:

1) Develop and communicate information about events and activities associated with the program through the WMST website 
a. Maintain the Center’s Facebook page to communicate with WMST constituents 
b. Take photographs and organize documents associated with the Center’s history and activities to post on Facebook and the website

Update calendar and assist in communication with university members

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WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources seeks graduate assistant to help with recruitment efforts

Job Description:

The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is seeking a graduate assistant to specialize in Graduate Engineering Recruitment. This student’s main responsibility will be devising communication plans for graduate recruiting, communications pieces, and scheduling the timing for communications delivery. The responsibilities are not limited to this, and may also include drafting letters for graduate recruitment to be sent to schools and individual students; planning, assisting with, and attending evening and weekend sessions for graduate information fairs; and assisting with and attending graduate college fairs on behalf of the WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

This person must be able to work independently, as well as in groups. He or she must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple-projects at one-time. Good writing skills are necessary. A background in communications, marketing, public relations, or advertising is preferable.

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Urban Outfitters seeks photo producer

Position Description

Urban Outfitters Photo Producer is responsible for producing the photo shoots for Catalog, Internal Marketing, PR, Lookbooks, and Retail Display. This includes managing the Photo Dept. budget as well as meeting with and sourcing models, photographers and locations that reflect the overall feel of the brand. Along with the Photo Director, the Photo Producer will identify talent that reflects the overall seasonal creative concept as well as the liaising with outside production companies. This is a full time position in Philadelphia, Pa., with benefits (Health, Dental and 401K).

Task Responsibilities

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Are you an aspiring fashion reporter? Here's your chance to be a backstage reporter during New York Fashion Week!

FashionIndie and Fashion News Live are inviting aspiring fashion reporters to submit their reels showcasing their talent as a host and fashion personality for the chance to co-host a runway show at New York Fashion Week in September 2011. Two winners will be selected to work alongside Fashion News Live host Rocco Leo Gaglioti backstage at one show to report on the latest trends. The winners will get a style makeover by FashionIndie Style Director Samantha Lim, be interviewed and featured on and and will receive passes to one runway show at Fashion Week.

How the winner will be chosen
FashionIndie and Fashion News Live will choose the winner from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries.
A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions and Guidelines.

What the winner will receive 
Two winners (one male/one female, two females or two males) will have the opportunity to be backstage fashion reporters at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2011. The selected participants will report on the trends with Fashion News Live host Rocco Leo Gaglioti and FashionIndie and will also be interviewed themselves for and The winners will also receive a style makeover by FashionIndie’s Style Director Samantha Lim as well as receiving highly coveted passes to a fashion show. Travel and accommodation for two nights’ in New York for two winners will be provided. The 8 highest voted submissions will each receive exclusive gifts from the luxury accessories line Breil.

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Dean Reed participates in national conference for future journalists

The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference was held July 9-14 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Dean Reed participated in the panel, “Preparing for College and a Journalism career.”

Additional panelists included: Mary Kay Blake, the senior vice president of development for the Newseum; Will Norton Jr., dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi; Orage Quarles III, president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.; and Trina Williams, producer for NPR Newscast.

The Free Spirit program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum, Newseum and USA TODAY. Fifty-one outstanding high school students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., are accepted to attend the annual conference each year. Participants receive an all-expense paid trip to the conference and a $1,000 scholarship for the college or university of their choice.

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Agnes Cooke Scholarship for Journalism Students 2011

Virginia Press Women, an organization of men and women dedicated to excellence in journalism and other communication professions, is proud to offer a $550 scholarship to a deserving Virginia college student interested in pursuing a career in communications.

The Agnes Cooke scholarship competition is open to any Virginia college student or to any Virginia resident attending an out-of-state college. Scholarship applicants must be planning a career in journalism, photo journalism, public relations or another related communications field. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a journalism degree program to qualify, but strong evidence of a commitment to the field of communications is essential.

The scholarship competition is open to male and female students and to undergraduate and graduate students. Members of Virginia Press Women receive additional consideration.

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