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“Think, Link & Learn”

Saturday, March 29, 2008

FREE April 12 CUNY Journalism Workshops, Planned Television Arts Needs Fall ’08 Interns

April 12 – CUNY Grad School Journalism Workshops
Free and Open to Undergrads and MFA’s


The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will host a free day of workshops for CUNY undergraduates (MFA's also welcome).

For more information, see your MCA instructors, or Journalism Program Director Prof. Philip Kay, pkay@ccny.cuny.edu; 212.650.5499.

Please be kind enough to spread the word and don’t forget to RSVP to ensure organizers don’t run out of lunches!


Planned Television Arts Seeks Fall 2008 Interns


Planned Television Arts, a division of Ruder-Finn, and a media placement public relations firm that specializes in book publicity, is seeking new applicants for its Fall 2008 Internship Program. These are non-salaried positions.

PTA is the nation’s oldest and largest book promoter. We’ve scheduled interviews for our clients with Oprah, Today Show, Larry King Live, The view, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other media outlets. Our clients include best-selling authors, celebrities, CEOs, non-profits, and magazines. We have a very active year-round intern program that accepts interns from a variety of colleges and universities. Please post this notice and inform all students who are considering a career in the news media, public relations, marketing or entertainment.

PTA will accept applications through May 15 - but will make acceptance decisions prior to this date should qualified candidates present themselves sooner. It runs from August 25 - December 12, 2008.

PTA is celebrating its 45th year. Ruder Finn is ranked as the 12th largest PR firm in the nation. Interns are given a variety of responsibilities, including active public relations assignments such as booking radio and TV shows for authors, researching media lists and participating in writing assignments. It’s one of the most active internships out there. You get to succeed by observing, training, and by doing. We provide a fun atmosphere - not a stuffy corporate environment.

PTA provides a dynamic opportunity for students to participate in a challenging public relations atmosphere, offering the following to its interns:

  • Provide one-on-one training in the art of public relations
  • Give direct exposure to the news media - students make calls to the media
  • Help them confirm a career decision
  • Provide a future job lead and letter of reference
  • Mentor in core competencies and allow for hands-on experience

PTA is looking for students who are:

  • Great communicators and love to talk
  • Eager to learn and catch on fast
  • Good writers who value the written word
  • Persuasive and passionate

These are non-salaried positions but do offer a great opportunity for learning media placement and working with top authors and publishing houses. We do reimburse interns for travel expenses. Many PTA interns have been hired by the company so it is an excellent opportunity to get a foot in the door of an established public relations firm. Many others have used the experience to help them in their respective job searches.

Please call Brian Feinblum with any questions at 212/583-2718 or e-mail their resume to feinblumb@plannedtvarts.com .

See Prof. Appelbaum to determine if you can use this internship for course credit; you must have at least 15 hours in the major.

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