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Hearst Journalism Fellowships

The premier two-year newspaper fellowship program in the country just got better.

We currently are accepting applications for the next class of Fellows, who will begin in September 2015.

The program has been expanded, with more opportunities for qualified journalists. The application process is now streamlined and completely electronic.

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WVU Reed College of Media hackathon empowers young women in technology

Transformative. Life-changing. Eye-opening. These words describe the experience of young women who participated in a women-and-wearables hackathon this weekend at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media.

Forty-two women from WVU and universities across the country came together to develop innovative concepts for wearable technology and to learn how to overcome barriers in the growing media technology industry.

The College teamed with PBS MediaShift to co-host Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Wearables on Oct. 24-26.

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Opportunity Alert for the week of Oct. 27

· Journalism – The Poynter Institute has posted links and application instructions for “37 Great Journalism Internships.” If you’re serious about a big-league summer internship, you should apply for these. Read the article and contact me if you need help with your application.

· StratComm – The Pittsburgh Steelers are accepting applications for their Spring 2015 Marketing Internship. Unpaid, must earn college credit (JRL 441). 12 hours per week for 12 weeks. It’s intense, but what an opportunity! Apply here:

· StratComm – The Daily Athenaeum seeks 2 marketing and 2 PR interns to start as soon as possible. Interns are required to put in 2-3 hours per day. Positions are unpaid, but bonuses may be available. Send resumes and cover letters to Joanne Hunt at

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Opportunity Alert for the week of Oct. 16

· StratComm – Alexandria, VA-based Red Peg Marketing is accepting applications for its Spring Internship Program. “Jpegs,” as they’re called, are assigned real projects and include internships in Brand Planning, Client Service, Account Management, Talent Management, Production, Creative and Graphic Design, Social Media and Digital Marketing, Venues and Sponsorship, Accounting and Finance and HR. They also offer a summer internship program. Learn more and apply here:

· All majors – The Eberly Writing Studio seeks enthusiastic undergraduate students from every major as writing consultant interns. Writing Studio interns provide feedback to writers on their academic writing. We provide training, so you do not have to have prior consulting or tutoring experience. Contact me for more information or apply before Friday, November 7th. Please deliver applications to the English Department in 100 Colson Hall, c/o Dr. Nathalie Singh-Corcoran or The WVU Writing Center (G02 Colson Hall). Material may also be submitted via e-mail as a single PDF.

· Photography– WVU Relations/News seeks a student photographer to begin immediately. Position PAYS $8/hour. Hours vary, but will be no more than 20 hours per week. For more information and application instructions, contact John A. Bolt, director, University Relations/News at

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette audience engagement editor to visit Martin Hall

Oct. 21, 2014
7 pm
205 Martin Hall

“Audience engagement editor” is a fairly new job title in most newsrooms. The role of an audience engagement editor is to build an audience by delivering news on multiple platforms, fostering conversation online among readers and using reader comments and contributions in stories.

On Tuesday, October 21, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s first audience engagement editor, Jacob Quinn Sanders, will visit Martin Hall to talk about his role in the newsroom. His presentation, “Audience Engagement: Your wants but their needs,” will focus on what every communicator needs to know about building a lasting two-way commitment with an audience.

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College of Media to co-host women's hackathon, symposium with PBS MediaShift

“This is one of the most important issues affecting women leaders in tech and media right now,” said Maryanne Reed, dean of the College of Media. “We want to spark a national conversation about the barriers facing women in technology, and we want to inspire young women to push beyond those boundaries by connecting them to women leaders in Silicon Valley.”

“Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Wearables” will bring college-age women from around the country to WVU to “hack” solutions for wearable technology and to learn about opportunities in this emerging marketplace, while being mentored by prominent female leaders in the industry.

The three-day event kicks off Friday, Oct. 24, with a Women of Technology symposium hosted at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California (5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. EST). Hackathon participants at the College of Media’s new Media Innovation Lab on WVU’s downtown campus will participate in a live broadcast and interactive discussion with the panelists at Google. Panelists include:

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Innovation Lab Walk-up stations

The four computers at the walk-up stations are ready to use. Each computer has all the software you will likely need for class projects (Adobe Master Suite, iWorks suite, and Office suite), and they can be used to check email or to send items to the printer. We hope these new computers will be very useful for you.

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