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uwemp/UPIU national student journalism writing contest

Have your written voice heard by millions of viewers and build your portfolio. What matters to you most at this critical time in your life? Submit a 400- to 800-word article on one of the following topics:

The grand-prize winner will take home

Judging Critera
We actively seek op-ed submissions that include current facts relevant to your chosen topic; ask yourself:

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2010 AHP Internship Handbook and Applications Available Online

The 2010 American Horse Publication (AHP) Internship Handbook and applications are now available online to college students who have an interest in horses and seek a career in equine publishing. The AHP Internship Program provides students with the resume-building experience that’s so critical to today’s job market. Interns gain valuable hands-on real life experience and AHP members acquire additional help when and where they need it most. AHP is the nation’s only non-profit professional association of over 450 members dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation within the equine publishing industry. Membership consists primarily of equine-related magazines, newsletters, and tabloids/newspapers as well as individuals, businesses and organizations serving the equine publishing industry.

AHP serves as the umbrella organization for the internship program and is responsible for creating the application process, providing the forms, the mailing list, and a directory of the participating AHP member publications and businesses. The Internship Handbook includes program guidelines, expectations and responsibilities of the intern and the AHP participating member, and a directory of AHP participants. Each listing includes the publication or company name, a brief description, types of internships offered, availability/duration, requirements, information on compensation and housing, and contact information. Students apply directly to the AHP member, who will choose the applicants that best meet their needs. AHP members may hire more than one intern.

American Horse Publications also offers students wishing to become involved in the equine publishing industry an opportunity to join the association and participate in other student programs.

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Applications being accepted for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award"

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the “2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award,” the nationwide undergraduate competition whose winning prize is unmatched by any institution in the country, are now being accepted. The winner will secure the following awards:

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.

The award, created in memory of the New York Post editor and columnist, includes opinion journalism, news coverage and online articles. It is open to undergraduate writers and reporters of all political convictions and backgrounds and submissions may include college newspapers, magazines or periodicals, as well as online articles published on accredited college institution web sites. The award recognizes the editorial pursuit of freedom and American ideals.

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Share your love of writing with WVU and the Nation!

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has declared October 20, 2009, the first National Day on Writing to celebrate writing and show how integral it is to all our lives. In honor of the day, The Department of English within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University has asked the SOJ’s participation in celebrating our common love of writing!

WHO? Everyone! We encourage everyone with any connection to WVU to submit a piece of writing. We welcome WVU students, teachers, parents, staff, alumni, and retirees; area business owners and neighborhood residents; state legislators; WVU fans; and many more!

WHAT? Every kind of writing! Whether it’s a memo, a story, a video montage, a poster or brochure, a school assignment, a personal letter or e‐mail, a business plan, an audio file, or a photo, everyone writes and everyone has something important to share.

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SOJ December Convocation planned for Dec. 13

The Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism December Convocation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. (students are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for line-up). The event will be held in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts at (304) 293-4006 to pay the graduation fee. For more information about December Convocation visist http://journalism.wvu.edu/events/december_convocation_2009.

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Patch.com, an AOL-owned media company, is hiring!

Patch, it’s an AOL-owned media company that starts online newspapers in suburban communities. Patch is hiring in the following categories:
Local Editors: Run a Patch site in suburban CT, NY and NJ. Reporting local news, events, announcements. Full-time
Regional Editors: Oversee a Patch region. Manage local editors, drive content optimization, analytics, community engagement. Full-time.
Recruiters: Spend 2-3+ weeks in our NYC/SoHo office placing ads online, calling candidates, searching and filtering resumes. Project-based pay.
Recruiters: Full-time recruiters. Place ads online and in print, call candidates, search and filter resumes. Attend/host job fairs. Full-time.
Local Advertising Sales: Suburban CT, NJ, NY. Sell advertising to local and regional businesses on Patch.com. Drive marketing and promotional efforts. Must be passionate about online media and possess the entrepreneurial drive to build a new business.
Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@patch.com.

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SOJ student Mentors needed

Upperclassmen and graduate students are encourage to apply for this year’s SOJ Mentorship Program. We have more than 75 freshmen who have requested mentors. So we need your help. Please stop by 108 Martin to pick up an application. Deadline: Oct. 9. Questions? E-mail jan.boyles@mail.wvu.edu.

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Co-founder of USA Today to speak at SOJ Oct. 7 & 8

Bob Dubill, one of the founders of USA Today, who, as executive editor, led the national newspaper to great success, revolutionizing the newspaper industry and changing the way we deliver news, weather and visuals, will speak at the Journalism School, in Room 205, Martin Hall, on Wednesday, October 7, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, October 8, in Room 201, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. He will tell us how they did it and how to achieve personal success, with not only an informative presentation, but an entertaining one with a few twists that will make you laugh. No need to make reservations. Just show up.There is plenty of room and we’d like to have a good turnout. If you have any questions, please contact George Esper, Room 302, Martin Hall,Telephone 304-293-3505, Extension 5425 or 724-366-7359 (Cell); E-Mail:George.esper@mail.wvu.edu

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