Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Fellowships

Here is a running list of opportunities related to internships, fellowships and jobs, as discovered by UConn Journalism faculty. Date of posting in red.

WEBINAR: PUBLIC INTEREST OR NEWS BIAS: Why do Some Stories Dominate and Others Fade Away?

10/14/2021: The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to host a series of webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, DC reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. These programs are specifically designed for journalism students to gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for your future job search.

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1 pm EST 

WEBINAR: PUBLIC INTEREST OR NEWS BIAS: Why do Some Stories Dominate and Others Fade Away? 

Recently the story of a young, White woman missing from a camping trip with her boyfriend dominated news cycles.  Why? Does audience interest drive this attention or is the need to cover click-bait type stories coming from within the newsrooms?  Does lack of diversity in the newsroom play into these decisions?  Are newsrooms responding properly to the need for diverse voices to ensure fair and accurate reporting?  Of equal importance, are diverse sources, which add viewpoints that may not be traditionally covered in the mainstream media, included to balance these stories?  

Our panel of experts will share how they navigate the fascination for these national obsessions with equal and fair news coverage. 

 Also learn how to improve your skills by developing diverse sources in your reporting. 

Shawna Thomas, Executive Editor, CBS Mornings University of Southern California Moderated by Shawna Thomas, Executive Editor, CBS Mornings University of Southern California

Kristen Go, Executive Editor, News and Initiatives, USA Today  University of Nevada-Reno Astead Herndon, National Political Reporter, The New York Times Marquette University Joshua Jamerson, National Politics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal  Ohio University Catherine McKenzie, Executive Producer GMA3 & ABC News Live  St. Olaf College Keith Woods, Chief Diversity Officer, NPR  Dillard University

On the panel: 
Kristen Go, Executive Editor, News and Initiatives, USA Today  University of Nevada-Reno
Astead Herndon, National Political Reporter, The New York Times Marquette University
Joshua Jamerson, National Politics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal  Ohio University
Catherine McKenzie, Executive Producer GMA3 & ABC News Live  St. Olaf College
Keith Woods, Chief Diversity Officer, NPR  Dillard University

Send an email to programs@wpcf.org to obtain the Zoom link for "PUBLIC INTEREST OR NEWS BIAS: Why do Some Stories Dominate and Others Fade Away? "

Entry Level Job: Fact-checker Editor, Outside Magazine

10/6/2021: This role will entail fact-checking print and digital features, packages, and news stories, as well as developing and maintaining our stable of freelance fact checkers. They will also write and report news stories for Outside Online and Outside magazine. If you’re new to the outdoor world but passionate about the topics we cover, please don’t hesitate to apply. https://outside.breezy.hr/p/91d1ae5ed112-assistant-editor

Hearst Journalism Fellowship Program

10/6/2021: The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in a changing digital world. This program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers - San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, Albany, and one of our papers in Connecticut. Fellows will receive training, mentoring and real-world experience alongside top journalists who are using cutting-edge tools to tell stories through data, video, and more. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, relocation allowance and housing stipend depending on location. Deadline: February 2022.  https://hearstfellowships.com/faq/

Webinar: The Needed Competencies of Visual Editors

10/6/2021: Oct. 12, 2021 What makes a great visual editor? Part therapist..counselor...traffic cop...Swiss Army knife...coach...juggler...entrepreneur. Learn the traits of high performers - professional, communication, management, leadership and entrepreneurial. 

The Kalish Workshop

10/6/2021: In-person workshop June 5-11, 2022, at Rochester Institute of Technology. Applications open October 1st.  The Kalish Workshop is an inspirational and intense five-day experience led by award-winning faculty and staff members who focus on the editing and decision making aspects of visual storytelling. It is designed to benefit anyone who touches photography and video with a narrative storyline across platforms.  https://www.kalishworkshop.org/apply

Digital Editor, Associate, Bloomberg News

10/6/2021: The Associate Digital Editor edits and creates news content, harnessing the capabilities of digital platforms and tools. https://bloomberg.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Bloombergindustrygroup_External_Career_Site/job/Arlington---1801-S-Bell-INDG/Digital-Editor--Associate_92021

WBUR Newsroom Fellowship

9/10/2021: The WBUR Newsroom Fellowship is a yearlong program for journalists eager to pursue a career in public media. Applicants should be recent graduates or early-career journalists who are ambitious, hold a passion for public radio, are looking to build reporting and production skills, and have a demonstrated experience with and commitment to advancing issues of underrepresented voices in public radio. The fellowship provides hands-on training in every aspect of public media journalism. Fellows will develop their skills under the guidance of WBUR’s editors and producers and will have opportunities to work alongside newsroom journalists. More information: https://www.wbur.org/inside/2020/08/04/wbur-boston-introduces-a-yearlong-newsroom-fellowship-journalism 

Job: Sports Reporter at Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.

9/9/2021: The Daily Hampshire Gazette has an opening for a full-time sports reporter. The focus is primarily on community sporting events, with area high schools at the forefront, as well as the various local colleges and universities, headlined by the University of Massachusetts — a Division 1 institution. The sports reporter will write game stories, features, etc., covering a wide-variety of topics and subjects. The news organization is looking for creativity and a reporter who will be bold pitching story ideas and content for print and online. Experience with photography and video is a plus.  More information: https://www.journalismjobs.com/job-listing/1668626

Job: Western Mass News in Springfield is hiring a weekend morning producer

8/31/2021: Western Mass News in Springfield, Massachusetts is hiring a weekend morning producer. UConn Journalism alumna Olivia Hickey says this is an awesome foot in the door for other opportunities. She said, "Let students know they should not let the experience intimidate them. There are lots of people at WMN who started off in this business here. They are looking for people willing to put the work in!" More information: https://meredith.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EXT/job/Massachusetts-Springfield-2/News-Producer-WGGB_JR10553

Conference: Learn about Community Journalism at the Radically Rural Summit 2021

8/31/2021: Attend sessions on community journalism at the Radically Rural Summit 2021, September 22-23, 2021. Local journalism, a bedrock for informed and successful small communities, is under threat. More and more towns are losing their local news sources to the economic upheaval facing the news business and dramatic changes in the ways people get their information. We know that when a trusted local news operation leaves a town, taxes increase, bond rates worsen and community economic development suffers. Radically Rural seeks to provide ideas, solutions, and models for news organizations and communities to ensure the financial health of those operations so that residents can stay informed.  Free student tickets are available. There is a virtual attendance option. Request free tickets by emailing Radically Rural co-founder Terrence Williams at twilliams@keenesentinel.com.

The Day: Editorial Page Editor job

8/13/2021: The Day Publishing Company is looking for a dynamic individual to be the Editorial Page Editor (EPE) for The Day of New London and theday.com. The position requires strong leadership qualities and collaboration skills and a willingness to take on controversial subjects. The Day has a long history of speaking with a strong voice on issues that impact the local communities it serves, as well as state-wide issues Candidates should have at least five years of newsroom experience and the skills necessary to utilize all digital platforms. View full job description on LinkedIn. 

The Connecticut Mirror: Sourcing Internship, Fall 2021

8/16/2021: The Connecticut Mirror is looking for a student sourcing intern who can a) follow-up with our reporters to capture race, ethnicity, and gender of all sources in stories they write, b) reach out to organizations / community leaders to seek referrals of people they think might be interested in being included in our sourcing diversity data base, and c) reach out to potential new sources to be included in our sourcing diversity data base. Internship for credit. Also pays a stipend. Contact publisher Bruce Putterman for more information: bputterman@ctmirror.org

The Connecticut Mirror: Membership/Audience internship, Fall 2021

8/16/2021: The Connecticut Mirror is looking for a student intern to help with social media, audience analytics, newsletter aggregation, data entry, generating reports. Internship for credit. Also pays a stipend. Contact publisher Bruce Putterman for more information: bputterman@ctmirror.org

Turley Publications: Staff Writer job

8/11/2021: Award-winning, family-owned Turley Publications, based in Palmer, Massachusetts is seeking a curious storyteller who understands how town government works to join our team of reporters for our weekly papers. Experience in covering town government is a huge plus, and any experience in community journalism is as well. Successful candidates must have people skills, boatloads of curiosity about everything and be able to tell stories of all kinds. If you enjoy community journalism we encourage you to apply for this position. Qualifications should include a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, willingness to get the story whatever it might be, the ability to ask difficult questions and persevere, comfortable writing hard news, features and event coverage, possession of a camera and photography experience, ability to write clean copy in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and proficiency in Associated Press style. Explain in a cover letter why you would be a good fit for a staff writing position at Turley Publications, and send it along with a resume and three writing samples to Managing Editor Eileen Kennedy at ekennedy@turley.com.

Hartford Business Journal: Digital Media Internship, Fall 2021

8/6/2021: Hartford Business Journal is looking for a digital media intern, someone who is really savvy on social media and writing for the web. This would be an unpaid internship, for credit. Interns would get a lot of great opportunities, potentially even managing some of our social media accounts. We are looking for ways to beef up our social media traffic. They will be able to get clips as well, mostly writing for the web. Contact Editor Greg Bordonaro for more information, gbordonaro@hartfordbusiness.com