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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Super Bowl Advertising Party 2009 - Thursday, March 5

American Advertising Federation Club
AAF Presents
Super Bowl Advertising Party 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Shepard Hall - Room 491
12:45 - 2:00 PM


Everyone is Welcome!
Watch Commericals!
Eat Pizza!
Network!


For more info, contact Tara Boras, AAF, taraboras@yahoo.com.

Freshman Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2009

The City College Kaye Scholar Program in the Humanities & Arts is pleased to annouce Fall 2009 Scholarship Awards for full-time freshmen pursuing majors in the Division of Humanities & The Arts; this includes Media & Communication Arts (MCA) majors!

The Kaye Scholarship provides a stipend equal to instate tuition per semester (approximately $2,164 per semester/$4,328 per year) for up to eight semesters, depending on the point at which the student enters the program. For more information and to apply, visit NAC 6/316 or email kayescholars@ccny.cuny.edu; applications are also outside the office door.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art Directors Club 2009 National Scholarships - Deadline: June 1

$2500 VEER SCHOLARSHIP in Advertising

$2500 ADC SCHOLARSHIP in Illustration

$2500 HENRY WOLF SCHOLARSHIPS in Photography (2)

$2500 ADC SCHOLARSHIP in Graphic Design

$2500 SAHRE, VICTORE, WILKER SCHOLARSHIP in Graphic Design

$500 JEFFREY METZNER AND CARIN GOLDBERG SCHOLARSHIP
for a student currently attending the School of Visual Arts

$3200 MARK FENSKE SCHOLARSHIP
for a student currently attending VCU Brandcenter

Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of an accredited undergraduate or portfolio program.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Go to: http://www.adcglobal.org/education/scholarships09/

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of creative professionals. All applicants and their school will be notified by email by the end of July 2009.

DEADLINE: JUNE 01, 2009

Sponsored by Veer:

About the ADC
The ADC is the premier organization for integrated media and the first international creative collective of its kind. Founded in New York in 1920, the ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization that celebrates and inspires creative excellence, connecting creative visual communications professionals from around the world.

Mission
To promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in visual communications for the industry and to encourage students and young professionals entering the field. In short, to provide "visual fuel."

Mandate
To provide a forum for creative leaders in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to meet, learn, participate, and explore the direction for these rapidly evolving industries.
Not Yet A Member? Join Now.

The Art Directors Club 106 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 212.643.1440 www.adcglobal.org

TV Academy Foundation Internship Program - Deadline: March 15

The postmark deadline for the TV Academy Foundation Internship Program is March 15, 2009. Download the flyer: http://cdn.emmys.tv/downloads/2009/09InternshipPoster.pdf. Please remind your students to APPLY NOW!!!

Students can apply online by clicking here: http://online.emmys.tv/scriptcontent/index.cfm?site=INT

Nancy Robinson
Manager, Education Programs
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818/754-2832
robinson@emmys.org
www.emmysfoundation.org

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reminder - Filmmaker Michael Meredith @ CCNY Thursday, February 26

Independent filmmaker, Michael Meredith, will visit the Media and Communications Arts Department to talk about his recent film, “The Open Road,” starring Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges. Come see some footage from this film and ask questions about writing and directing independent films in this present film market.

DATE: Thursday, February 26th
TIME: 12:30 – 2PM
PLACE: #291 SHEPARD HALL, CCNY/CUNY, 140TH and Convent Avenue, New York


Michael Meredith, Filmmaker

Michael is an American independent filmmaker whose feature film credits include Three Days of Rain (2002), Land of Plenty (2004) and the soon to be released The Open Road (2009). Upon graduation from the University of Texas, Meredith accepted a two-year apprenticeship at the acclaimed Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He later received a graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England. His passion for theater, art and literature has informed both his storytelling and his visual sensibilities. He's worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and has also directed actors such as Jeff Bridges, Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Lyle Lovett and Justin Timberlake. Michael is currently writing a new feature film and managing his New York based production company, Maximon Pictures.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Deadline: February 27

Lagrant Foundation to Award $100,000 in scholarships to Ethnic Minority Students

The Lagrant Foundation (TLF) is accepting applications for $100,000 in scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year. Applications must be submitted to TLF by Friday, February 27.

Ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in advertising, marketing or public relations are eligible for the TLFscholarships. In an effort to increase ethnic minority representation in the communications industry, TLF awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students and $10,000 scholarships to graduate students.

TLF was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter, whose vision is to see more ethnic representation within the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. By targeting college students, TLF paves the path toward a successful career right from the start.

"It is important to help ethnic minority students achieve their education goals and help guide them toward their future careers," said Founder/Chairman of TLF, Mr. Kim L. Hunter. "By doing this, TLF is helping to create diversity within the advertising, marketing and public relations industries and reflect the society we live in."

TLF scholarship requirements are as follows: students must be of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American descent; must have a 2.75 GPA if undergraduate or 3.2 GPA if graduate: must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university; must be enrolled in one of the three programs mentioned above; and must make a commitment to maintain contact with TLF for assistance with professional development.

Since its inception in 1998, The Lagrant Foundation has awarded a total of $770,000 to 136 students nationwide. In 2009, TLF will celebrate its 11th Anniversary Scholarship Recognition Reception and Awards Program in New York City. The scholarship recipients will participate in a day-long career development workshop and have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals.

Donors who have contributed $5,000 or more in cash or in-kind this year are: Abbott Foundation, Alloy, American Express, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Burson-Marsteller, Castells & Asociados, Council of Public Relations Firms, DDB, Deloitte, Draftfcb, Edison International, Fleishman-Hillard, Flowers Communications Group, General Electric, General Motors, Golin Harris, Heyman Associates, Hill & Knowlton, Hitachi, IBM, IW Group, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Macy's, McCann Erickson Worldgroup, Merck, Nordstrom, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Occidental, Porter Novelli, Pitney Bowes, Prudential, Rude Finn, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, Tyco Electronics, Union Bank of California, Verizon, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, WaMu, Waste Management, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Wells Fargo, Winner & Associates, Wyeth and American Airlines, the official airline of TLF.

Scholarship applications may be obtained through TLF's website at www.lagrantfoundation.org , or by
calling Programs Manager, Ericka Avila at 323.469.8680, ext. 233 or erickaavila@ lagrant.com http://www.lagrantcommunications. com/team_ kim_h.htm

NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Initiative - Deadline: March 13

New York Women in Communications Foundation Announces
Members Only Mentorship Program
Launched Valentine's Day - February 14, 2009

SHARE THE LOVE > CHANGE A LIFE

and
HELP DEVELOP AND ENCOURAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF
COMMUNICATIONS LEADERS


The New York Women in Communications Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the organization's first Mentoring Initiative.

The mentoring program will provide "real world" information, encouragement, advice, and access to a network of support to Student and Young Professional New York Women in Communications members.

Now, even the busiest members will have the opportunity to make a difference in the professional lives of our student and young professional members through our custom-designed electronic Mentorship platform.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Mentors and Mentees will be matched based on shared personal and professional interests. New York Women in Communications will provide the training, coaching and support for the pairs to cultivate a one-year relationship through weekly guided e-mail communication, face-to-face meetings and interaction at NYWICI events.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Prospective Mentors/Mentees will each complete an online questionnaire designed to help us match mentors with mentees, participate in telephone or in-person interviews and agree to reference checks. Each matched pair will receive a Mentoring Program packet via e-mail This packet will contain your partner's information as well as tools to help launch the mentoring relationship.

WHEN DOES THE MENTORING PROGRAM BEGIN?
The recruitment and matching phase begins TODAY. Follow the prompts below and fill out your application. The deadline for filing your applications is Friday, March 13th.

Mentor/Mentee matched pairs will be notified during the week of March 17th

Share the Love -- and Make a Difference
Join the NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Initiative!!

I CAN'T WAIT!!! WHAT DO I DO?

Prospective Mentees (Student and Young Professional NYWICI Members) - CLICK HERE

Prospective Mentors (NYWICI Members with at least 3 years in the workforce) - CLICK HERE

Questions? Concerns? Contact Ellery Moses at emoses@kellencompany.com

Saturday, February 21, 2009

CUFF - City University Film Festival Deadline - March 1

Greetings and welcome to CUFF – the City University Film Festival! Our goal is to bring CUNY students and faculty together for a celebration of films produced by CUNY students. The festival is a platform for publicity, peer review and a cultivator of creative collaboration. By submitting your film to CUFF, you are joining a community of ambitious, likeminded individuals who care about getting the most out of their college experience.

Though this is our first year, distinguished faculty from several CUNY campuses have already signed on to participate in the selection process. Representatives from the Mayor's Office of Film and Broadcasting, HBO, and the press have been put on the guest list.

This is your chance to shine, make a personal investment in CUNY and have CUNY give back to you. Macaulay Honors College will be hosting the event at the beautiful new center, 35 West 67th in Manhattan, featuring a state of the art screening room and Crystie projector.

So send us your film, cross your fingers and straighten the CUFFs on your tux, the City University Film Festival is finally here!
Got questions? Contact us at

Cityuniversityfilmfestival@gmail.com
______________________________

Submission Guidelines

Acceptable submissions include:

- A film made by (at least a majority of) currently enrolled students at any CUNY campus.
- A film of any genre and length.
- A film completed within the past two years.

Submission Format:
Film must be submitted in NTSC format as a DVD in a jewel case. The case and the DVD must be labeled with:
1. Filmmaker’s name
2. Film title
3. Film length

NOTE: The submitted film must be accompanied by a hard copy of the submission form available online. Also, if the film is available online, please include the link on the submission form.

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2009 (midnight)

Send submissions to:

The CUFF
Macaulay Honors College
Attn.: Sarah Stewart
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023


Intellectual Property Guidelines: By submitting a film to CUFF, you give CUFF and its affiliates, Macaulay Honors College (MHC) and the City University of New York (CUNY), the right to broadcast your film on the 29th of March 2009 at their discretion for any audience in any space and to upload the film for broadcast as a streaming video.

Selection and Notification: All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All entrants with selected films will be notified by E-mail in March. Selected films will also be posted on our website. A festival jury will present awards to films deemed exceptional by the judges.

Festival Details: The CUFF will be held on the evening of March 29th, 2009. If you submit a film, you are expected to attend. Please send an E-mail to cityuniversityfilmfestival@gmail.com by March 10th, 2009 with “RSVP” in the subject line to confirm your attendance. Include your name as well as the names of those who will be in your party. They may include crewmembers, family, friends, etc. but please respond early as space is limited.

Good Luck!

Address Questions or Comments to: cunyfilmfestival@gmail.com

Internships & Professional Development

Clear Channel Radio Stations

Are you looking for a great experience working with top Sales Departments? Clear Channel Radio is looking for Interns to help 100% in the Sales Departments of 5 great stations. Please note regarding all internships: You must be 18 years of age or older. Must have a valid US Driver's License and pass a background check. Must receive academic credit or a letter indicating university support from an accredited educational institution for the internship—it is the applicant's responsibility to set up the internship with the school.

All positions are unpaid. Must have a flexible schedule. Be detail oriented and organized with great communication skills. Tasks: Experience in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Strong Communication skills, both oral and written. Primary motivation should be to learn all the tools it takes to be successful in advertising sales. No calls. Please email resume to: stephendelusant@clearchannel.com. Or Fax Resume to: 212-226-4201. Please specify Sales Department Internships: Clear Channel Radio is an equal opportunity employer 2/18/09

Politico.com - Paid Internship in Arlington, VA

Paid Summer Internship at Politico.com where you will report and write stories. This is a dream internship for anyone who is interested in political journalism. Deadline is Feb 23. You can apply via email at employment@politico.com (Put 'Summer Internship-saw on Journalismnext.com' in subject line) or apply on our site at http://www.journalismnext.com/jobdetails.cfm? jid=5889&requesttimeout=500. 2/17/09

New York Family Sports Online Internship – New York City

New York Family Sports, a new monthly publication, has an immediate opening for an online intern. We're part of a major Manhattan media company that has launched a new best of its kind comprehensive NYC youth sports website. The New York Post called us a bright spot and Crains New York Business called us a YouTube for the city's student athletes. We're looking for someone with a journalism background who can maintain our new website. You'll help build photo and video galleries, create online polls and contests, write headlines, develop fresh content for the Web, and if you're so inclined write features for print and online. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team, get great clips and Web experience and really be a part of something spectacular. Knowledge of Excel a plus. This is an unpaid internship that offers college credit. If you're ready to work alongside top sports media and marketing pros doing real, hands-
on assignments, send your resume to Dave Hollander at dhollander@manhattanmedia.com. 2/17/09

Spring Break Professional Development Workshops
New York Coalition of 100 Black Women

This from CCNY PRSSA President Natalee Facey who is keeping in touch with colleagues during her semester studying abroad in Paris. She requests that CCNY students take advantage of this exciting opportunity which takes place during Spring Break. Natalee is an alum of this program and encourages other young women to get involved!

The program is put on by a group of professional women in different fields called The New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women. A group of young ladies from the CUNY colleges (this began with CCNY) are brought together for a series of workshops to prepare them for the competitive business world. The workshops cover:

• Networking
• Saving and investing money
• Resume building, writing cover letters, preparing business cards
• Interviewing tips
• Make-up tips, dressing for success
• Speaking with confidence, even body posture
• Business and dining etiquette

According to Natalee, “The young ladies who are accepted in the program meet with professional women in their field who take them on a shadow day and they are matched with mentors in their field. I am still in contact with my mentor from the PR industry and the ladies from Ogilvy who invited our group to shadow their day, and other young women from the program. The benefits are endless. I think this would be especially useful to MCA students since networking is so important." Natalee recalls students should be juniors, but interested young women should request more information and an application form from:

Professor Conoly Simmons at jcsimmons@ccny.cuny.edu
Link: http://www.cobwfounders.org/

To contact Natalee Facey and hear about her academic and travel adventures in France, reach out to her at ntlfacey@yahoo.com!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Partner Pictures: Interns Needed IMMEDIATELY for Documentary

From: Tatiana Garcia
Date: February 17, 2009 5:39:15 PM EST
To: MFA Media Arts
Subject: Searching for Interns for a documentary

Parter Pictures is looking for interns who are available IMMEDIATELY to import and log footage from a recent shoot in Iran; 90 hours of footabe need to be imported, logged and transcribed. While there's no pay, the experience is invaluable and extremely interesting. Interns will work out of Brooklyn edit suites, easily accessible via the Q/B - an easy commute from Manhattan. Hours are flexible, basically if you can give us a day or two a week, or a weekend shift, would be great. This Is the trailer:

http://bluemarker.com/pp/texas.html

If anyone is interested in editing we could also talk about assistant editing going forward. Also, if you don't have time yourself but know some bright potential interns please send them our way. Any responses will be much appreciated. We wish everyone a Happy 2009!

Best,
Till Schauder & Tatiana García
till schauder / partner pictures / www.partnerpictures.com

Tatiana García Altagracia
Film Producer
New York
HOME (646)6785087
CELL (646) 6202363

México
Produccion
Mexico D.F
Movil (044) 5511493578/ (044) 5510037076
Tel.56764276
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BASKET BRONX
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OCTO
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PRSA - NY Career Forum April 18 (Register NOW)

PRSA-NY CAREER FORUM
Hosted at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC
on Saturday, April 18, 2009

Registration online at www.prsany.org

Are you a college graduate or student applying for your first position or internship, a new professional or seasoned pro ready to make a move in the industry, or seeking information on continuing education? Then bring your resume and be prepared to meet representatives from top public relations and communications companies and gather information on leading continuing education programs.

Special guest, Peter Shankman, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and networking extraordinaire will keynote this year’s career forum. Peter is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, with clients worldwide. Most recently, Peter launched Help A Reporter Out (www.helpareporter.com) which connects journalists with the sources they require using a social media platform.

Alan Cohen, a certified executive career and leadership coach and president of Acts of Balance (www.actsofbalance.com), will be on hand to give attendees tips on how to make an impression at the forum. Alan works with public relations executives in the areas of career and professional development, helping them to better navigate the ever-changing landscape of their industry.

About the PRSA-NY Career Forum
The yearly forum is hosted by PRSA-NY’s New Professionals Committee and aims to provide an opportunity for attendees to network and meet with top public relations and communications companies, as well as learn of continuing education programs. Last year, over 300 attendees from across the US attended the forum— ranging from college students, recent graduates, new professionals and seasoned pros. Visit www.prsany.org for more information.

Get Busy > Register Early > New Info Just Posted

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> Giant Magazine Internship

> FEB 19 – AAF Spring ’09 Kick Off Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Shepard Hall, Room #220

> FEB 19 – WE ACT @ CCNY Environmental Justice Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM – NAC 1/220

> Fall ’09 Towers Housing Scholarships

> FEB 26 – Meet Filmmaker Michael Meredith

> MAR 4 – Arusi Persian Wedding “Sneak Peek” Screening

> MAR 21 – NABJ Hosts PR Conference

> Quincy Jones Spearheads Online Petition for US Secretary of the Arts
www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html
SIGN NOW

> Center for Communications—Spring 2009 Programs
REGISTER NOW; SLOTS FILL EARLY
MAR 12 Program with Dan Klores Communications Among Exciting Line Up!

GIANT Magazine Internship

Interactive One, the home of GIANT Magazine and BlackPlanet.com and the largest Black-oriented Internet company in the world, is looking for dependable, organized and web-savvy interns to work with the staff of our editorial department's five content websites.

Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented and reliable and must have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and the desire to work hard and be a team player. Previous web experience is a plus: social networking, blogging, audio, photo and video editing are the tools of our trade.

An internship with Interactive One allows students to gain insight into the real workings of a web company and provides a good foundation for a solid resume. It's also a great chance to network with and learn from journalism trailblazers.

NOTE: INTERNSHIP MUST BE FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT AND YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ASAP

Contact: Debbie Bennett @dbennett@interactiveone.com

AAF Spring Kick-Off Meeting

THURS, FEB 19
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Shepard #220


Get active and get involved with MCA’s CCNY Chapter of the American Advertising Federation! For more info, email Yudelka Candelario, y.d.candelario@gmail.com
or Tara Boras, taraboras@yahoo.com.

WE ACT @ CCNY Spring Kick Off Meeting - Feb. 19

THURS, FEB 19
12:30 – 1:30 PM
NAC 1-220


Get involved with the first college chapter of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a prominent Harlem-based environmental justice group. For more info, contact Oronde Tennant, club president, at oktennant@aol.com.

Fall '09 Towers Housing Scholarships

TO: CCNY Faculty and Staff
FROM: President Williams

The College is pleased to announce the Towers Housing Scholarship Program, beginning in the Fall semester of 2009. These awards keep our pledge to use profits from The Towers for the benefit of our students.

CCNY is dedicating $100,000 for the 2009-2010 academic year to assist students meet the costs of residence in The Towers. The College will make 32 awards for the year in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. The awards will be based on a weighted scale of financial need and academic achievement, including status as honors students. The awards are for one year; students receiving awards are eligible to compete for further awards in future years.

Students will be informed about this opportunity via broadcast email, information packets available in the Admission Office, and on the website: www.ccny.cuny.edu/towers_scholarship

Please help us spread the word among our students.

Sign Petition for US Secretary of the Arts

For all "Arts Officianados", this from MCA’s Prof. Campbell Daglish; please spread the word!

Subject: Quincy Jones Spearheads Secretary of the Arts Petition

Of course we need this! Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, the United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts--now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html

March 4—Arusi Perusian Wedding “Sneak Peek” Screening

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues:

I am very excited to invite you to a NY sneak peek screening of ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING sponsored by ARTE EAST and PBS. Please “Save the Date” and share with those you know:

MARCH 4th @ 7:30 PM
New York University
CANTOR FILM CENTER
36 East 8th Street, New York, NY 10003
212.998.4100


In addition to this “sneak peek” screening, ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING will screen in 45 cities around the country throughout February with the PBS Community Cinemas Program. The film will have its national broadcast on the PBS series, Independent Lens on March 17th, 2009. Please check your local listing for the exact time. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/arusipersianwedding/.

I would love to see familiar and new faces at the screenings so please come out and be a part of one of these sneak peek showings. There will be a Q & A post screening that will be led by a moderator and other panelists.

For more information regarding the ARUSI Community Cinema Screenings around the country go to:
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/arusipersianwedding/getinvolved.html

You can also go to the ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING Facebook page to view the trailer and photos:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718715279&ref=name#/pages/ARUSI-persian-wedding/30198845204?ref=mf

Please spread the word! Really looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Best,
Marjan Tehrani
Director | Producer
+1.917.862.1449
TRU FILMS
WWW.TRUFILMS.COM
FILM DISTRIBUTION: WWW.WMM.COM

NABJ Hosts March 21 PR Conference at Associated Press

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a 4,000-member group that includes 700 PR pros, is hosting its first conference for PR professionals Saturday, March 21 at the Associated Press, 430 West 33rd Street, New York.

NABJ, based in Adelphi, Md., near the University of Maryland campus, was founded in 1975 and has had a PR wing since its inception. Conference organizers include Aprill O. Turner and Barbara Ciara. Turner is communications manager for the Children's Dental Health Project in Washington, D.C., and PR representative on the 15-member NABJ Board of Directors and member of the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS); Ciara is NABJ President and managing editor/anchor, WTKR NewsChannel 3 in Norfolk, Va.

"The session will demonstrate how PR pros can use their craft to positively effect change within their local communities," says Turner. Topics include media relations and creative pitching strategies, whereby reporters, producers and PR professionals talk about “the good, the bad and the ugly," she continues. Another topic will be how journalist / PR practitioner relationships factor into the ability to get coverage. Attendees will discuss pro bono work and the "effective means through which those in PR might solicit their employers for support," according to the program.

Social networking will be explored using Black Planet, LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace and there will be panel discussions on Black entertainers and sports figures.

Conference Registration is $59 (for members) and $99 (for non-members) before March 1; thereafter, $99 for members and $179 for non-members; visit www.nabj.org to register (link). NABJ Membership is $100 for working journalists and $75 for associate members.

Center for Communication - Spring 2009

Spring 2009 programs are now posted on www.cencom.org. To ensure a seat, be sure to register early at: www.cencom.org, or info@cencom.org, or call (212) 686-5005.

Music Marketing in an iPod World
Monday, March 9
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Illegal downloading has music industry pros creating new ways to shore up dwindling profits. Learn how marketers are finding fresh approaches to entice freeloaders to pay for play.

> Brooke Primont, VP, Creative Services and Marketing, Cherry Lane Music Publishing
> Mike Worthington, Head of Sales, International, Radio, Tommy Boy Entertainment
> Doug Barasch, Director of Digital Marketing, Verve Music/Universal Music
> Perry Bashkoff, Vice President, Digital Sales and Marketing, Warner Music Group
> Bill Werde, Moderator and Editorial Director, Billboard

Presented with NYU's Steinhardt Dept. of Media, Culture and Communication
Sponsored by the Arbus-Goldenson Foundation

NYU, Kimmel Student Center
Silver Board Room, 914
60 Washington Square South


PR: Dan Klores Communications
Thursday, March 12
8:30 to 10:00 am


With major clients like Delta, GM, Sprint, Microsoft, Miller, Kraft, NFL, HBO, and Showtime, as well as celebs like Brandy and Ashlee Simpson, this independent PR shop is buzzing. Don't miss this on-site visit to find out the skills and talents necessary to get onto the PR fast-track.

Sean Cassidy, President
Krista Pilot, Senior Vice President, Corporate Accounts and New Business Development

Space is limited; register early

Student On-Location
For location and to register: info@cencom.org

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Thursday, March 19
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Writing a biography involves more than piecing together the bits and pieces of a life to create a compelling story. Part of the challenge is to find meaning and significance in the subject's life. Best selling authors describe the challenges of mastering the genre.

> Jonathan Alter, author, The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope; Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek
> Meryl Gordon, author, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
> Stefan Kanfer, author, SOMEBODY The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
> Jeremy McCarter, Moderator and Senior Writer, Newsweek

Presented with the Dept. of Media Studies and Film, The New School

The New School
Theresa Lang Student Center
Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street


McCann Erickson: Global Dynasty
Friday, March 20
10:00 am


Meet the creative minds behind McCann Erickson's memorable ad campaigns, including the long-running MasterCard "Priceless" ads. With offices in over 130 countries and eight decades of multinational experience, McCann runs the world's largest global network. As well as traditional advertising, it offers a broad range of marketing services.

> Jennifer Catherall, Creative Recruiter
> Toni Thompson, Multicultural Program Developer & Recruiter

Space is limited; register early

Student On-Location
For location and to register: info@cencom.org

"The Hemingses of Monticello"
Monday, March 23
6:30 pm


Join the author of the epic work on the Hemings family whose blood ties to Thomas Jefferson, until very recently, had been erased from American history. The backdrop to this spellbinding saga includes Revolutionary America, pre-revolution Paris, and plantation life at Monticello.

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Professor of History, Rutgers University; author, The Hemingses of Monticello; winner of the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Moderator: Honor Moore, faculty, The Writing Program, The New School

Presented by The New School for General Studies.

Non-students $5.00.

The New School
Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, Room 510


New Entertainment Economy
Tuesday, March 24
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Is there a happy Hollywood ending in sight for the entertainment industry as it struggles against the worst slump in decades? To make matters worse, the downturn hit when audiences were already turning en masse to the Web. What does the future hold and where are the jobs?

> Geoffrey Sands, Director; Head of Global Media, Entertainment and Information Practices, McKinsey & Company
> Edward Moran, Director of Product Innovation, Deloitte Services LP
> Matthew Egol, Partner, Booz & Company
> Bill Baker, Moderator and President Emeritus, Thirteen/WNET

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business

NYU
Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor
Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)

Kid's Media: It's Easy Being Green
Thursday, March 26
6:30 to 8:00 pm


There is a vast amount of programming, online and off, aimed at showing children what they can do to help the environment. Those in the vanguard explore opportunities.

> Amy Tucker, President, Xeko Toys
> Sonali Fry, Editorial Director, Little Simon (Simon & Schuster)
> Liz Kronenberger, VP of Marketing & Co-founder, Good Eggs Studios/Elf Island
> Jean Margaret Smith, Sr. VP, Public Affairs & Admin., MTV Networks, Kids & Family Group (invited)
> Donna Friedman Meir, Moderator and Chief of Creative and Strategy, Kids Entertainment, National Geographic

Presented with Women in Children's Media and NYIT's Department of Communications - Manhattan

New York Institute of Technology
16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor
(between Broadway and Columbus)

Food Bytes: What's Cooking Online?
Thursday, April 2
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Every day millions of avid food aficionados surf the Web in hopes of finding Food Nirvana. Learn from our panel of food bloggers how they are achieving cult status online, and find out why virtual cuisine is the big enchilada.

> Ed Levine, writer and blogger, seriouseats.com; Author, New York Eats
> Lisa Fain, blogger, Homesick Texan
> Michael Laiskonis, Executive Pastry Chef, Le Bernardin; Food blogger
> Thomas Barritt, Moderator and Partner, Associate Director, Global Food & Nutrition Practice; Director, Online Relationships and Reputation, Ketchum

Presented with NYIT's Department of Communications - Manhattan

Sponsored by the Arbus-Goldenson Foundation

New York Institute of Technology
16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor
(between Broadway and Columbus)

Laughing Matters: "Comedy at the Edge"
Tuesday, April 7
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Actor Richard Belzer sits down with Time's Richard Zoglin, who has covered the showbiz beat for TIME over 20 years. His new book, Comedy at the Edge, is a chronicle of stand-up from the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. Join us for this informative and entertaining evening.

Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge
Richard Belzer, actor, Law & Order: SVU; author, I Am Not a Cop!

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business

NYU
Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor
Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)


Crisis Communications 2.0
Tuesday, April 14
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Social media like Twitter and Facebook provide unique opportunities for brands to engage directly with an unlimited audience. Learn how leading PR pros are using new tools and techniques to change the game.

> James Donnelly, Senior Vice President, Crisis Management, Ketchum, New York
> David Armon, former COO, PR Newswire
> Marcia Horowitz, Senior Executive Vice President, Rubenstein Associates
> D'Arcy Rudnay, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Comcast Corporation
> Peter Himler, Moderator and Principal/Founder, Flatiron Communications LLC

Presented with NYU's Steinhardt Dept. of Media, Culture and Communication

Sponsored by the Arbus-Goldenson Foundation

NYU, Kimmel Student Center
Silver Board Room, 914
60 Washington Square South

Penguin Group
Thursday, April 16
2:00 to 4:00 pm


An inside look at one of the world's largest English-language publishers and leader in kid-lit classics such as The Little Engine That Could and the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. Recently, Penguin has turned out a long list of bestsellers, including A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Friday Night Knitting Club, and The Secret Life of Bees. Learn how the publishing industry is adapting to changing technology.

Carolyn Zimatore, College Relations and Diversity Associate

Space is limited; register early

Student On-Location
For location and to register: info@cencom.org


Diversity in Advertising Career Day
Wednesday, April 22
11:30 am to 3:00 pm


Once again, back to the Big Apple by popular demand! If you are looking to snag an internship, don't miss this great opportunity to meet with recruiters from leading companies, where you'll hear insider tips and the latest strategies and skill sets necessary to get your foot in the door at today's agencies.

Presented with Shomex
For registration and a description of all seminars, go to: www.diacareerday.com

The Hilton Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas


Buyouts, Bailouts and Burnouts
Wednesday, April 22
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Leading money mavens discuss the global crisis and predict what the future holds. Aspiring journalists will hear how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of the profession.


> Charles Gasparino, On-Air Editor, CNBC; Contributer, The Daily Beast; author, King of the Club
> Farnoosh Torabi, correspondent, TheStreet.com TV
> Liz Claman, anchor, Fox Business Network
> Alan Murray, deputy managing editor, The Wall Street Journal; executive editor, Journal Online and WSJ Television

Presented with the Dept. of Media Studies and Film, The New School

The New School
Theresa Lang Student Center
Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor
55 West 13th Street


The Future of Investigative Journalism
Thursday, April 23
6:30 to 8:00 pm


With the much-discussed demise of print media, is investigative journalism at risk? Today's reporters lack resources, while time and budget constraints are taking their toll on this kind of reporting. Can these new models preserve the role of public-interest journalism in our democracy?

> Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor, ProPublica
> Mark Schone, News Editor, Salon.com
> Max Blumenthal, Correspondent, The Daily Beast
> Jennifer LaFleur, Director of Computer Assisted Reporting, ProPublica

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business

NYU
Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor
Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)


The NEW, New Journalism
Tuesday, April 28
6:30 to 8:00 pm

As newspapers and mags are downsized into oblivion, the blogosphere asserts its power. Twitter and Facebook are redefining how bloggers comment and report. Learn how journalists can adapt in order to seize new opportunities.

> Rachel Sterne, Founder & CEO, GroundReport.com
> Mark Egan, Bureau Chief, New York and Northeastern United States, Thomson Reuters
> Matt Cooper, Contributing Editor, Portfolio; Blogger, Talking Points Memo
> Rachel Sklar, Moderator and former Senior Contributing Editor, Huffington Post

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business

NYU
Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor
Kaufman Management Center
44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)


On-Location: "Ugly Betty"
Date TBA


Betty Suarez and crew have left LA to set up shop here in the fashion capital to film Ugly Betty's third season. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes visit to the ABC hit that has already garnered a Golden Globe a Peabody, NAACP, ALMA, and Imagen Awards, as well as 11 Emmy noms. Co-produced by Selma Hayek, guest stars have included: Lindsay Lohan, Tim Gunn, Bernadette Peters, Regis Philbin, and Kelly Ripa, as well as a lot of folks from the world of fashion. Meet the writers and producers behind this popular series, the American version of the Columbian telenovela turned international phenomenon.

Space is limited; register early

Student On-Location
For location and to register: info@cencom.org

Soaped Up: "One Life to Live"
Date TBA


Visit the set of the town of Llanview to find out why this Emmy Award-Winning soap has pulled in an audience for the past 40 years. Acclaimed for its Dickens-like storylines, One Life to Live, is known for exploring controversial issues of the day, such as interracial marriage, gang violence, and medical misdiagnoses.

> Frank Valentini, Executive Producer, One Life to Live

Space is limited; register early

Student On-Location
For location and to register: info@cencom.org

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARIES
Presented with the SVA's Department of Film, Video and Animation

Man on Wire
Friday, April 10
6:30 to 9:00 pm


Philippe Petit accomplished the unbelievable feat of navigating a single wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Through interviews, re-creations, archival footage, and haunting images of the now-gone towers, this stunning documentary offers a provocative look at a man driven to achieve the impossible.

Best Documentary Winner: Producers' Guild, Sundance, BAFTA; nominated for an Oscar and Gotham Award

> Philippe Petit, author, To Reach the Clouds
> Reeves Lehmann, Moderator and Chairman, Film, Video and Animation Department, SVA

Waltz with Bashir
Date and Time: TBA


Join us for a screening of this gripping and powerful animated documentary and hear from the artist and filmmaker behind the visuals that bring to life director Ari Folman's masterwork that explores the experiences of Israeli soldiers, who, like himself, fought in the 1982 Lebanon war. Waltz with Bashir has won and been nominated for many prestigious awards, including an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

> David Polonskey, art director/illustrator
> Reeves Lehmann, Moderator and Chair, Film, Video and Animation Department, SVA

Toback on "Tyson"
Date and Time: TBA


Meet director James Toback and enjoy a sneak preview of his latest film - a revealing, up close and personal look at the tumultuous life of the former heavyweight champ. Capitalizing on an intense connection between filmmaker and subject, it was hailed at the Cannes Film Festival as a brutally frank and shockingly candid expose that portrays Mike Tyson in a way he has never been seen before.

> James Toback, Director, Tyson; films directed include: Two Girls and a Guy; Black and White; Harvard Man; When Will I Be Loved.

Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
(between 8th and 9th Aves.)

Film seminars are presented with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

Friday, February 13, 2009

Meet Filmmaker Michael Meredith Feb. 26

Independent filmmaker, Michael Meredith, will visit the Media and Communications Arts Department to talk about his recent film, “The Open Road,” starring Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges. Come see some footage from this film, not yet released, and ask questions about writing and directing independent films in this present film market.

DATE: Thursday, February 26th
TIME: 12:30 – 2 PM
PLACE: Room #291 Shepard Hall
CCNY - CUNY
140th Street and Convent Avenue
New York, NY


About Michael Meredith

Michael is an American independent filmmaker whose feature film credits include Three Days of Rain (2002), Land of Plenty (2004) and the soon to be released The Open Road (2009). Upon graduation from the University of Texas, Meredith accepted a two-year apprenticeship at the acclaimed Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. He later received a graduate degree from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England. His passion for theater, art and literature has informed both his storytelling and his visual sensibilities. He's worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and has also directed actors such as Jeff Bridges, Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Lyle Lovett and Justin Timberlake. Michael is currently writing a new feature film and managing his New York based production company, Maximon Pictures.

TV Guide Online Paid Temp Position

TVGuide.com is looking for a student to assist in entering TV Show Season and Episode data to selected news articles and video records. This paid assignment will last about 2-3 weeks. This is a great opportunity for any student interested in
the communication field to network with employees and learn more about the industry and tvguide.com.

TV Guide Online is located at:
11 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Please send resumes to Erin.worrall@macrovision.com

Erin Worrall
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Gemstar - TV Guide International

Now part of Macrovision Solutions Corporation
100 Matson Ford Rd, Bldg #4
Radnor, PA 19088
Direct: 610-293-8529 | Fax: 610-293-6204

Erin.worrall@macrovision.com
www.macrovision.com, TVGuide.com

Friday, February 6, 2009

Registration Closed for FEB 11 BDI Career Fair

As many of you know, online registration for the FEB 11 Business Development Institute Career Fair is closed. That said, the MCA Faculty encourages all students to REGISTER EARLY for upcoming job fairs. For those who have unsuccessfully tried to register for the past week; here’s the 411*:

Good Afternoon,

Due to the economy, we have fewer recruiters participating this year than we have had at previous events. Therefore, we have had to move into a smaller space and we have capacity restrictions, which is why registration has been closed.

Registration will ONLY be made available on-site based on capacity, and being that we already have many registrations, I can not make any guarantees for on-site registration. All those who have pre-registered will receive priority and I do not know how many, if any participants we can admit in on-site.

I am sorry I can not give more positive information, but I am confined by our restrictions on capacity.

Thank you for your interest.

Maria Feola, BDI
Business Development Institute
mfeola@bdionline.com

* Editorial Note: Always strive to obtain additional background. At the least, your email could make it onto a database that will give you a leg up on future events. And, if you read the email carefully, Maria did not say you would not be granted access. YOU must take the reigns of your career development and determine whether or not to give this opportunity -- or any other -- a shot.

Purchase Textbooks Before FEB 18

The bookstore will begin returning books to the publishers starting Feb 18th. Students should buy any books they might still need before this date.

Thank you.
The CCNY Bookstore

Sibonney Internship – Apply ASAP!

This just in from Prof. Lynn Appelbaum --

Sibonney USA ad agency is looking for an intern 15-20 hours a week, starting asap.

Seeking bright self-starter interested in marketing to assist busy advertising account executive at a small midtown Manhattan agency 15-20 hours per week. Good organizational and communications skills needed for this great opportunity to learn the advertising industry from the ground up. Bilingual Spanish a plus but not necessary. Flexible work hours. Please forward resume to ddorry@siboneyusa.com.

Thank you,

Dan Dorry
SiboneyUSA
729 Seventh Avenue - 9th Floor
New York, New York 10019
212) 337-8956

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

FEBRUARY REMINDERS

Scroll down for more info --

> Prof. Andrea Weiss @ CUNY Grad Center
Friday, February 6, 4 PM

> PRSSA Membership Drive Begins
JOIN NOW

> Art Stevens/ PRSA-NY and WEPR Foundation Scholarships
Deadlines: Monday, March 2

> Ketchum Summer Fellowships
Deadline: Saturday, February 28

> Music Internships
Apply Now!

> February 11 Ad Industry Diversity Job Fair
Register NOW
http://www.bdionline.com/nydiversity09

MCA Chair Andrea Weiss @ CUNY Grad Center

Friday, February 6 @ 4 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue – Room #4409
New York, NY 10016

Sponsored by the by the Leon Levy Center for Biography and the CCNY English Department’s “Friday Forum,” Prof. Andrea Weiss will speak at the CUNY Graduate Center February 6.

Her talk will focus on differences between creating a film biography and a written biography and will include excerpts from my recent book "In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story," which chronicles the adventures of the two eldest children of Thomas Mann.

She’ll also show clips from her documentary, "Escape to Life: Erika and Klaus Mann," a film portrait of these two rebellious and visionary free-spirits.

PRSSA Membership Drive is ON!

The Spring 2009 Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) membership drive is on! Cost: $50 for a full year; membership begins in March 2009 and runs through February 2010.

The Deadline for Spring membership is Thursday, February 26. Students should drop off $50 cash, check or money order payable to Lynn Appelbaum in an envelope with their name on it; Shepard, Room #472A.

PRSSA Student Benefits include:

> Networking with other motivated PR professionals at CCNY and CUNY
> Opportunity to suggest and run Chapter professional events on campus
> Visit(s) to leading PR Agencies
> Become a PRSSA Chapter leader (looks great on the resume!)
> Access to PRSA Scholarships and PRSA NY Foundation Scholarships
> Monthly issue of PRSA Tactics: PR industry newsletter, and
> Access to PRSSA website info on jobs, internships, and other membership info

Upon graduation, PRSSA members may obtain reduced fees to join Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the leading industry organization where PR and marketing communications professionals network, share ideas and resources.

PRSA-NY Art Stevens Scholarship

THE ART STEVENS PRSA-NY/CCNY
PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

APPLY FOR A $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE
2009-10 ACADEMIC YEAR

The City College Department of Media and Communication Arts is pleased to invite students in the Advertising/PR specialization to apply for the Art Stevens
PRSA-NY/CCNY Public Relations Scholarship. The scholarship is a gift from Art Stevens, APR, Fellow, PRSA, an esteemed City College alumnus, and distinguished leader in the public relations profession and in PRSA-NY. The Scholarship is administered by the City College Fund.

The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually in the Spring to one for MCA/Ad/ PR major at The City College of New York who meet the following criteria.

• Declared major in Advertising/PR specialization with Junior or first semester Senior status in Fall 2009.

• Demonstrated overall academic competence of 3.0 current GPA or higher with a strong academic record in the major.

• Completion of at least MCA 209, Introduction to PR, by the end of December 08.

• Evidence of serious intent to pursue a career in public relations, authenticated by faculty.

Applications should be submitted to Prof. Lynn Appelbaum, S 472A.
Deadline: Monday, March 2. Applications should include the following:

• Statement of no more than 250 words by the candidate about his/her interest in the PR profession. Information on relevant actives and PRSSA involvement is useful.
• Resume
• Letter of support from one faculty member.
• Academic Transcript
• Cover Page with your name, phone, email and name of scholarship you are applying for.

Cash Awards will be made in Spring 2009 and will be applied to City College tuition.
Please see Professor Lynn Appelbaum with questions. Office S 472, Phone: (212) 650-6561, e-mail: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com.

WEPR Phyllis Berlowe Scholarship for Public Relations Students

THE FOUNDATION OF WEPR
PHYLLIS BERLOWE SCHOLARSHIP
FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENTS

APPLY FOR A $4,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE
2009/010 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Phyllis-Berlowe Scholarship was created by The Foundation of Women Executives in Public Relations (The Foundation of WEPR) in 2006 to honor one of the New York’s outstanding leaders in public relations, Phyllis Berlowe. Ms. Berlowe is remembered for her boundless energy as an advocate for the profession, for her esteemed leadership, and as a stellar practitioner.

The $4,000 scholarship is available to students in Ad/PR majors at The City College of New York, who demonstrate an outstanding academic record of achievement and financial need. Students must be either juniors or seniors in the Advertising/PR major in the 2009-10 academic year. Men and women are invited to apply.

Students are encouraged to apply only if they meet the following criteria:

• Full-time resident of Greater New York
• Have either junior or senior status in 2009-10
• Demonstrated academic excellence (3.4 or higher current GPA with a strong academic record in the major).
• Completion of at least MCA 209 and 362 OR MCA 350 by Fall 2008
• Evidence of serious intent to pursue a career in public relations, authenticated by faculty. This should include a statement by the candidate about his/her interest in the profession, and letter of support from the faculty. Information on relevant extracurricular activities and internships will be especially useful.
• Evidence of financial need for the scholarship.

Eligible students should submit 1) a 250-word essay on their interest in public relations as a career and statement of need. Students may discuss any aspect of their education, professional experience, or career aspirations, 2) Academic transcript 3) Resume, 4) Letter of support by faculty member.

Please submit your statement, transcript and a resume to Professor Lynn Appelbaum, Shepard 472, by Monday, March 2, 2009. Cash awards will be made Spring 2009 to be applied to Fall 2009 tuition. INCLUDE COVER PAGE WITH NAME, PHONE, EMAIL AND NAME OF AWARD FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.

Please see Professor Lynn Appelbaum with questions. Office S 472, Phone: (212) 650-6561, e-mail: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com.

WEPR Foundation Helen Ostrowski Scholarship for International Students

THE FOUNDATION OF WEPR
HELEN OSTROWSKI SCHOLARSHIP
FOR INTERNATIONAL PR STUDENTS

APPLY FOR A $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE
2009-10 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Foundation of WEPR is offering a $2,000 Helen Ostrowski Scholarship for International Students majoring in the Media and Communication Arts in the PR/Advertising Specialization at The City College of New York for the 2009-10 academic year. Men and women are welcome to apply.

Students are encouraged to apply if they meet the following criteria:

• Have international status

• Demonstrated academic competence (3.0 or higher current GPA).

• Have completed at least MCA 209 by Fall 2008 and must be either Juniors or Seniors in 2009-10.

• Show evidence of serious intent to pursue a career in public relations, authenticated by faculty.

Eligible students should apply with the following:
1) Cover Sheet with Name, email and phone, and name of scholarship
2) 250 word essay about their interest in PR as a career, Students may discuss
any aspect of their education, professional experience or career aspirations..
3) Transcript
4) Resume
5) Letter of support by at least one faculty member.

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2009

Cash awards will be made spring 2009 to be applied to Fall 2009 tuition.

Please e drop off application with Professor Lynn Appelbaum Office S 472, Phone: (212) 650-6561, e-mail: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com.

Ketchum Fellowship Program

Ketchum’s New York office is now accepting applications for our 10 week 2009 Summer Fellowship Program. This is a paid fellowship, now open to current juniors and seniors. This program starts on June 1, 2009 and ends on August 7, 2009. Students must be available for the entire 10 weeks to be considered.

Ketchum Summer Fellows work hand in hand with practices to learn the business, serve clients, and develop PR skills. They will assist with project research, writing and media relations efforts to support client programs.

Fellowships will also be available in our specialty areas which include Creative, Interactive, New Media and Research groups. Those seniors who demonstrate our core competencies and Ketchum values at the end of the program will have the opportunity to interview for a full-time position as an Account Associate.

Duties vary between account teams but general responsibilities include:

• Develop and maintain media lists
• Event coordination
• Monitor and track media and write media updates
• Prepare pitch letters and pitch media
• Assist in the development of press materials including fact sheets and backgrounders
• Attend client and team meetings as well as internal meetings and agency events
• Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations
• Participate in brainstorms

The summer will end with a final project presentation based on a client need. Fellows will work in teams and present to the New York office. All applications need to come through the website, www.ketchum.com, as there will be specific questions to obtain writing samples from the applicants.

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2009
For more info: Visit www.ketchum.com.

Music Internships

Unique Music Industry Internship Available Immediately

Legal Music, LLC, a revolutionary new music industry web company is searching for motivated and creative interns.

These intern positions are appropriate for students studying Music Business, Web Marketing and Design and Event Management programs. The internship will last up to eight weeks. It will provide the students with a $200 stipend and college credits.
Students participating in the program will learn experientially various aspects of the music, internet and events industries. Intern projects will include: web based interaction with artists and bands; market research of music industry web trends; marketing and promotional activities at music venues and events; and much more. Interns will learn promotional and production skills as they help create and hone efficient and effective online methods for promoting the music industry.
The interns will have an opportunity to take the marketing and promotion skills they have learned and apply them in the real world. They will work in teams tasked with attending local concerts and festivals in order to meet with bands and fans. They will learn how to organize a street team, how to apply various branding techniques and how to interact with potential clients, sponsors and retailers and personally promote a corporate vision.

Company Owners and Staff Teaching and Leading Interns:

Impact Arts Events Group LLC, www.impactartsevents.com an event management and design company with over 25 years of event marketing, management and creative design experience has partnered with veteran Web developer, Van Ness Group Inc.
www.vngroup.com, a new media company with over 20 years experience building and
promoting Web sites, to form Legal Music, LLC.

The principles and senior staff of both companies will directly work with, lead and teach students during the internship. Students applying for this internship should be fluent with computers, self motivated and have a love for music. A very limited number of students are needed, for more information please contact:

Steve Van Ness
President, Impact Arts Events Group
Steve@impactartsevents.com
860-669-1300

Marketing / PR Position

This from Sam Gronner of the CCNY Communications Alumni Association –

Saw this on craigslist:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1009767902.html

Reply to: job-1009767902@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-27, 12:39PM EST

Marketing / PR Position

1. Goal: to increase rentals at vacant commercial and residential units in
New York metropolitan area and other smaller markets where we have vacant
property. Increase awareness within the brokerage community and to generate
end-user leads
2. Draft Building Descriptions / ads
3. Draft Apartment Descriptions / ads
4. understand the customer and design print and web ads for them
5. Design the graphics for these ads (basic level)
6. Draft the copy for these ads
7. Draft Press releases
8. Interview new tenants and write up press releases
9. Place articles on local papers
10. Misc Marketing and sales rental related tasks
11. Blog for company

Job Requirements:
a. College Degree
b. Entry Level – we will train you.
c. Background in writing
d. Position is structured as a 2 Yr position
e. $400/week – 1st Year, $425/week – 2nd Year
f. Completion Bonus
g. Some travel to properties may be required as needed

Procedure

1. Submit Resume
2. 2 Writing Samples – preferably of articles published
3. References
4. Salary History

PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE BEST SUITED FOR THIS JOB. THANK YOU.

Register Now - FEB 11 Ad Industry Diversity Job Fair

Third Annual Advertising Industry Diversity Job Fair and Leadership Conference
Produced by Business Development Institute, Adrants and New York University

FREE! Pre-registration REQUIRED
www.bdionline.com/nydiversity09

WHEN
Wednesday, FEB 11

WHERE
NYU Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South; New York, NY 10012

WHY
> Obtain VALUABLE info and obtain interview practice with industry leaders
> Gain a competitive edge!
> Network with recruiting execs
> Discover existing opportunities at leading agencies not available/posted on job sites
> Seize opportunity to efficiently meet multiple employers

The event will include an industry panel discussion and offer an opportunity for job candidates to gain insight into the advertising industry, followed by a job fair with recruiters from (partial list):

DDB Worldwide * Draft FCB * Euro RSCG * Gotham, Inc. * JWT
* Merkley + Partners * Mullen * R/GA * Team Detroit * VCU Brandcenter

While all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students as well as qualified job seekers are welcome, this FREE event specifically targets underrepresented groups including minority ethnic groups, female, and GLBT.

For additional information including FAQ, recruiting companies, and registration, please visit the website at http://www.bdionline.com/nydiversity09.

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