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Friday, November 28, 2008

This Just In!

MCA Blast at a Glance :: Scroll Down for Details

> Jobs for Students

> CUNY Cares Toy Drive

> Yes You Can! Broadcast Career Symposium
Dec. 4 @ 6 PM, Shepard #290

> Columbia Journalism School – Continuing Education
Dec. 13 - New Media Workshop

> Internship Opportunities @ EcoPlum, NOW @ PBS,
NBC Universal / Oxygen - APPLY NOW!

> New York Women in Communications Scholarships
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2009

> Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships / Scholarships
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2009

> Prof. Andrzej Krakowski’s “Looking for Palladin”
Wins “Best Picture” at Queens International Film Festival

> Reynolda Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions
Dec. 5 - Early Submissions; Jan. 9 – Final Deadline

> Newport Film Festival Call for Entries
Dec. 19 – Standard Deadline

> “EFeMKa” :: European Youth Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
Dec. 5 - 7; share with your filmmaking and cinema networks

Message from Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Board Secretary Jay Hershenson and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Garrie W. Moore. Visit "Jobs for Students" (http://www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/cmo/i/8/25/1.php) today, the new CUNY employment opportunities initiative aimed at helping students obtain part-time and full-time work and internships. Through special arrangements with the United States Census Bureau, the New York State Civil Service Commission and Unified Court System, New York City's 311 Customer Service Call Center and many other organizations and agencies, students can apply for jobs to help meet the costs of attending college and to gain invaluable professional experience.

CUNY Cares Holiday Toy Drive
New, unwrapped toys will be given to children enrolled in campus child care centers. Learn how to pick the right toys and where to drop them off.

Yes You Can! NAMIC Panel Features
Careers in the Cable Industry
Dec. 4 – Shepard #290 – 6 - 8 PM

RSVP required:

> Sign up on door of @ Shepard #472 or

> @ http://namic.com/events/index.php

Sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee of the

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Cable (NAMIC)


Michael D. Armstrong, is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of BET International. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategy and launch of BET International for BET Networks, including but not limited to licensing BET programs, developing and launching BET branded channels and programming blocks, as well as the
development of the BET brands on mobile and broadband platforms.

As Senior Vice President of Marketing for WE tv, Kenetta Bailey oversees all aspects of consumer, affiliate, trade and ad sales marketing for the network that knows what women really want from television; and reflects the attitude of modern women – smart, hip, casual and curious. In this role, she also serves as one of the key architects of network messaging and branding.

Richard Gay is Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations for VH1 & CMT, part of the MTV
Networks division of Viacom, Inc. In his position, Mr. Gay’s responsibilities include strategic and long-range planning, strategic partnerships, brand level mergers and acquisitions, key operational initiatives across the business (programming, production, marketing, ad sales, affiliate sales, online verticals, etc.), and serving as brand
liaison for centralized “back office” functions (Finance, Human Resources, Legal, I/T, Production
Operations, etc.).

Kevin Mackall is Senior Vice President, MTV & MTV2 On-Air Promotions. In this role he is responsible
for overseeing all on-air promotion for MTV and MTV2, working directly with the marketing, pro-social and programming departments, and serving as overall creative director for MTV’s multi-platform brand-works.


Gary Anthony Ramsay; the President of Great Pitch Media and developer of Our News Now, spent 15 years
as an anchor and reporter at New York City's only 24 hour news station. Gary sits on the board of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of New York, the country’s oldest mentoring organization and is a mentor to a
teenage boy from the Bronx. He is also President of the New York Association of Black Journalists, where
his primary goal is to help young reporters and producers fulfill their dreams.

Nicole J. Myrie
Manager, Production Administration
WE tv
11 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor | New York, NY 10001
Tel. 646-273-3662/Fax 646-273-3659
E-mail: njmyrie@wetv.com

Continuing Education at Columbia Journalism School
Dec. 13, 2008 - 1-5 PM
"Digging Deep for Reporters" with Amy Webb
Principal Consultant, Webbmedia Group, LLC.

Did you know that when you run a search on Google, you're only
finding 1/600th of the information that's actually available?

Do you know how to look through social networks such as FriendFeed and
Facebook to do your reporting? What about Twitter?

Did you know that Google will allow you to search for all kinds of hidden

documents and other information found on company intranets—as long as you know how to mine for data?

There are many ways that journalists can exploit the web to do better reporting. This is an entirely hands-on workshop with challenging exercises. Participants will each receive a folder with personalized handouts and other resources to use.

Learn much more about handy tools you can use in unearthing information from web expert Amy Webb, a J-School graduate and recently co-chair of 2008 Online News Association Annual convention held in Washington this fall.

Fee: $125.00 for Columbia Journalism School alumni and $150.00 for
ALL others. Registration Deadline: December 1, 2008.

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