The Chesapeake Broadcasters Association is offering a $2500 scholarship for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are attending colleges in Maryland and D.C. Details and rules can be found at www.capba.org. The application deadline is May 1, 2015.
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Looks like there is no stipend, so this internship would be best for students who live in the DC area.
The Society of Professional Journalists student group will sponsor a screening of the film, “A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times” at 5 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in VB204.
Viewing of the one hour film will be followed by a discussion led by Towson University adjunct faculty member Bill Toohey, who teaches Media Ethics classes. Professor Toohey is the director of communications for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. He formerly held broadcast jobs in New York for 20 years.
Faculty and students are invited. Snow date is Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Make sure you give your project a good headline that uses keywords and makes the visitors to your blog want to know more. Your summary blurb should be two to three sentences that make me want to watch your multimedia and read your feature story. Your video should be EMBEDDED below your blurb. You should also link to your feature story that is on a separate page.
We talked about trend stories in Tuesday’s MCOM 258 7-week course. We also brainstormed ideas about freeganism. I wanted to share this NY Times article to let you know that I wasn’t making it up.
One day you too may be fortunate enough to write a lead like this:
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday. (Source: NBC News)