Summer fellowship: American Press Institute ($7,500 stipend)

The American Press Institute offers a paid summer fellowship for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to advance innovation in news organizations.

Applicants should outline a proposed fellowship project they would like to complete during the 12-week program — examples include a research project, written report, technology development, or any other effort that would help news organizations solve problems they face. Continue reading


Dow Jones internship resources

The Dow Jones News Fund offers four summer internship programs to college juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing journalism careers. Students returning to school after their internships are eligible for $1,000 scholarships.

Nov. 3 is the deadline to apply for these paid jobs. Applicants must register as “Intern Applicants” to receive passwords and apply on the web at A one-hour test is also required.

Students may apply for all of the programs simultaneously.

  • The Business Reporting Internship Program matches students with newspapers, web sites and news services where they report and write business news.
  • The Digital Program provides summer jobs at news organizations preparing content for websites and other media.
  • The News Editing Program assigns students to news organizations as copy editors writing headlines, editing copy and designing pages.
  • The Sports Editing Program places students on sports copy desks at media companies.
    [Information above taken verbatim from here.]

We’re holding study/prep sessions at noon Mondays and Wednesdays for the test associated with the application. We’ll hold the test on Oct. 24 in the afternoon. Want to apply but can’t make the sessions? That’s totally fine. These are voluntary and led by students. These links can help:

Dow Jones internship application resources         

Previous Dow Jones editing tests:

Geography practice:
U.S. practice:
Middle East countries:

Current events practice:
NYT news quiz:
Slate news quiz:

Headline help:
Roundup of tips:

I hope you’ll apply!

Radio and television broadcast scholarships


The excellent digital content CMA recognized is just the kind of work the Radio Television Digital News Foundation is looking for from applicants for its journalism scholarships.  Details about the scholarships and the online application can be found here: The deadline to apply is Friday, May 2nd.

This is an excellent organization and one that recognizes the type of work you are doing now. Please enter, regardless of your major, if you qualify.

AWM Gala Student Scholarship Applications due March 14

The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Inc. will award a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 in the names of Irene Runnels, a distinguished and respected Dallas broadcaster and Paula McStay, a former Fort Worth advertising executive.  This scholarship, available in early 2014, will be administered through the University Financial Aid Office and must be applied toward undergraduate or graduate tuition only.

The Irene Runnels-Paula McStay scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications or broadcasting as the major emphasis of study.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of educational and career goals in their major field of study, activities and honors, service to community and references.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014.  The scholarship will be acknowledged at the AWM Gala on April 17, 2014.
If you’d like more information regarding the scholarship, please click here.

$1,500 scholarship available!

The North & East Texas Press Association, in conjunction with the Texas Press Association will award two $1500 scholarships, one to a graduating high school senior and one to a currently enrolled college student*.

The scholarships are payable at $750 per semester to the registrar of the college of the recipient’s choice.

DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by March 21 to be considered. Winners will be notified by April 4.

Applicants MUST be from the area served by NETPA and have a declared major in journalism/communications/photojournalism. Preference is given to print majors.

Call for Campus Columnists | National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Call for Campus Columnists | National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Hello everyone. I am writing to encourage college writers to enter our 16th annual contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers. Each year, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation sponsors a contest for columnists at collegiate newspapers.

First prize is a $1,000 scholarship. Second prize is $500. Third prize is $250.

In addition, the top winner will be the guest of the NSNC at its 2014 conference in Washington D.C., June 26-29. The Education Foundation will pay the winner’s airfare, hotel, shuttle and registration fees. He or she also will be listed in the NSNC’s College Columnist Hall of Fame.

Deadline approaching: Fort Worth SPJ scholarships

Team, take time before the start of the semester to apply for the SPJ Fort Worth chapter’s wonderful scholarships. The link will take you to application instructions and descriptions of the funding available.

Your work at The Shorthorn gives you a great set of clips to include with your application, and these scholarships require letters of recommendation (so you’ll need to ask your references now to give them time).

Good luck. I’d love to see as many as 25 people from The Shorthorn apply – get to it!