News from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at USFSP

ACES: The Society for Editing to Award Bill Walsh Scholarship

Precise expressions delighted Bill Walsh, especially when they accurately reflected the messiness of today’s news. If you’re a college student who understands that paradox, a new scholarship may await you.

The aim of the $3,000 scholarship is to help and inspire young editors. Funded entirely by individual donors, the Walsh award extends the legacy of the author and Washington Post copy editor, who died early this year.

Walsh was a board member of the ACES Education Fund, which now administers the scholarship program in his honor. The Education Fund – a nonprofit part of ACES: The Society for Editing – has previously provided 93 scholarships and will award five more in early 2018, in addition to the Walsh scholarship.

The Walsh award winner will be a college junior, senior or graduate student who demonstrates the talent and passion for language to which Bill devoted his life and who aspires to pursue the craft of editing the news.

In addition to the $3,000, the Walsh scholarship winner will receive financial support toward attending the next ACES annual conference, April 26-28 in Chicago.

“We look forward to working with Bill’s family, in keeping with their and his wishes, to identify an outstanding student who seeks to become an editor in the news business,” said Henry Fuhrmann, president of the ACES Education Fund. “We are honored to have the chance to support an aspiring editor who can carry Bill’s legacy into the next generation.”

The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Specific requirements for all six scholarships are at aceseditors.org/awards/scholarships. Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration.

The website also tells how to donate to the Walsh and the other scholarship funds. For additional information, email the Education Fund’s vice president, Alex Cruden, at alex@aceseditors.org.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Student Opportunities

CONNECT: Student Journalism Projects

NLGJA’s CONNECT: Student Journalism Project provides real-world experience and professional connections at NLGJA’s National Convention for 12 students across the country who are considering a career in journalism.

This year’s National Convention is at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, September 7-10, 2017.

NLGJA covers student expenses including airfare, food and accommodations.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

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Aarons and Longcope Scholarships

NLGJA offers annual scholarships to students hoping to pursue a journalism career.

The Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

For 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $3,000 tuition assistance to an LGBTQ student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

The Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Awards

For the 2017-2018 academic year will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ community.

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Applications for CONNECT and Scholarships are due May 31, 2017.

Apply at www.nlgja.org.

For more information on NLGJA and our student opportunities please visit www.nlgja.org.

Please contact Sachelle Brooks (sachelle@nlgja.org) with any questions or concerns.

Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program Application Deadline is May 31

Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program is available for the high school seniors (at least 17 years of age) or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university and are pursuing degree in broadcast journalism, communications and journalism.

The deadline for application submission is May 31, 2017

Get more information here:  Bonnie Tiegel Memorial Scholarship Program

USFSP Journalism Professor to Host Live Food Writing Webinar

Are you ready to get serious about freelance food writing?

Prof. Janet Keeler, founder of the Food Writing and Photography graduate certificate program at USF St. Petersburg, will be hosting a live webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 19, with the Pointer Institute for Media Studies.

Visit this link to register and get more information.

Apply for Asian American Journalists Association’s VOICES Program by March 31

VOICES serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. The program is a recruiting tool to increase diversity in newsrooms. The most promising students will be selected and given the opportunity to build skills and develop their published work.

Up to 20 applicants will be selected to cover the convention, with travel and hotel accommodations provided. Students will be paired with professional journalists as their mentors and be expected to produce and complete news assignments in advance of the convention in July.

Students will produce a convention publication based on reporting completed before the convention and on-site in Philadelphia. Written stories, videos, podcasts and digital content will appear on the VOICES website. Students will also be expected to attend required recruiting events at the convention and have the opportunity to improve their portfolios and interviewing skills.

VOICES will be celebrating its 27th anniversary during the Philadelphia convention. The program represents hundreds of successful alumni that have advanced into newsrooms around the globe and outside the media industry. Former VOICES students have become Pulitzer Prize-winners, documentarians, public relations professionals, broadcast anchors and newsroom editors.

The 2017 VOICES program will take place July 24 – 29, 2017 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All selected participants must be available for travel (from within the U.S.) during those dates.

For more information and to apply, visit the VOICES website.

Association of Health Care Journalists Awarding Academic Health Journalism Conference Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from funders, provides financial assistance to college journalism students and college journalism instructors who wish to attend AHCJ’s annual conference From April 20, 2017 – April 23, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Fellowships are open to U.S.-based students majoring in journalism or mass communication with a special interest in covering health or health care. Professors and other college instructors who are teaching health-related journalism are also welcome to apply.

If selected for a fellowship, you may be asked to write an AHCJ website blog post, take pictures or shoot video of a conference session.

Students will be asked to share a room with another student fellow.

Fellowship includes:

  • Conference registration fee
  • One year’s membership in AHCJ (new or extended)
  • Up to four nights in conference hotel (Wed.-Sat.)
  • Up to $400 for travel assistance within the continental United States.

    This may not cover ALL travel costs.

Submit a Health Journalism Fellowship Application online.

The deadline is noon CT, Feb. 24.

Questions? Contact Ev Ruch-Graham at ev@healthjournalism.org or 573-884-8103.

Journalism Scholarships Available for Polish Americans

The Kosciuszko Foundation, An American Center for Polish Culture is currently accepting applications for tuition scholarships for academic year 2017-2018. Eligible candidates are US citizens of Polish descent and US permanent residents of Polish heritage for full-time studies. Funding is available for studies in journalism.

Qualified students evidence interest in or involvement in the Polish American community and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicant must show proof of Polish descent. Apply on-line now and through January 17, 2017. Details are found at: https://www.thekf.org/kf/scholarships/tuition/ts/

Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Winners will be notified May 25, 2017.

The Kosciuszko Foundation is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization engaged in educational and cultural relations between the United States and Poland. Besides the Tuition Scholarship programs for graduate level studies in the US, the Foundation supports Year Abroad language studies, Graduate Studies and Research in Poland; undergraduates majoring in the natural sciences; and short term summer language studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

ESPN hosting Meet and Greet at USF Tampa

ESPN will be coming to campus the afternoon of Saturday, January 7th to highlight their programs and discuss internship and entry-level opportunities. This is a free event for students, and ESPN will be buying pizzas for an NFL Wild Card watch party where ESPN will be showing students how they run live stats during the game.

Panel Discussion 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Learn about Internships and Entry-Level Opportunities
Oval Theatre – 2nd Floor of the Marshall Student Center

Breakout Sessions 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
These breakout sessions will feature Q/A for these specific ESPN units.
Marshall Student Center, Room #3705 – Content Associate Program
Marshall Student Center, Room #3707 – Stats and Info and Production Ops

NFL Playoff Watch Party/Mock Live Environment for ESPN stats 4:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn how ESPN produces stats during a live sporting event.
Marshall Student Center Ballroom

For more information or to register, visit this link.

Digital Journalism and Design Course Earns QM Certification

snyderOn Friday, October 28, 2016, Dr. Snyder received Quality Matters Certification for his online course, Digital Media Law and Ethics (JOU 6708).

Dr. Snyder’s course is the first from the online M.A. program in Digital Journalism & Design, within the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at USFSP’s College of Arts & Sciences, to receive QM Certification.The course was originally designed in Summer 2013 as a collaboration among Dr. Snyder, Dr. Deni Elliott, and Randy Carlson, Graduate Assistant. Dr. Snyder has taught it since and continues to update it to reflect current events and topics from the field.

The QM peer review is a rigorous process designed to certify quality and alignment of online course design through a rubric of research-based best practices in online learning.

Dr. Snyder’s course will soon be on the list of Quality Matters Recognized Courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Additionally, the QM Seal of Recognition will now be displayed on the homepage of his course.

To learn more about Quality Matters, contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services or attend one of our upcoming workshops.

Photojournalism and Videography Awards Available

The JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION is inviting USFSP JMS students to apply for their annual photojournalism awards given to students in honor of Mr. James Alan Cox.

Jim Cox, a photojournalist for KTVK-3TV in Arizona, was killed in the media helicopter collision over Phoenix 8 years ago.

The foundation has five (5) undergraduate photojournalism awards, payable to the student’s university, in the amount of $2,500 each:

  • 4 for video
  • 1 for still photography

In addition, they have one (1) photojournalism award for a graduate student, payable to the graduate student’s university in the amount of $2,500 for video work.

The deadline is November 15, 2016. Everything can be done online.

Please see this link for the application and for more information.