The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce our annual Intern Night program for Wednesday, October 29th at WCCO-TV in Downtown Minneapolis. This program is designed for college students and is a great opportunity to learn about applying for internships, meet internship recruiters and managers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to intern in one of the top news media markets in the country.
Date: Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: WCCO-TV, 90 S. 11th St., Minneapolis
Space is limited to the first 60 students and registration is required. This event sells out annually, so don’t delay! A waiting list will become available when the event is full.
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Details: We recommend professional attire for this event. You may also want to bring copies of your one-page résumé. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts and chat with the journalists following the program. A tour of WCCO-TV will also be offered following the event, and several WCCO folks will be available to meet and greet event attendees. Panelists represent media outlets from across the state; a full list will be available closer to the event.
Parking: Parking is available at metered spots on the street or in nearby parking ramps. Please give yourself time to find a parking spot and arrive on time to the event!
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Questions? Interested in having your media outlet represented at Intern Night? Email us at email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 21
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rondo Public Library
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Minnesota SPJ is pleased to co-present a panel discussion on accessing Minnesota education information featuring journalists, FOI experts and representatives from schools.
- What information about students and teachers is public?
- How do you ask for public data from school districts?
- What can you do with data once you get it?
Tuesday, October 21 11am – 1pm. LUNCH IS PROVIDED.
Rondo Public Library, 461 N Dale St, Saint Paul (Dale and University).
The event is free, but registration is required.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information and Minnesota SPJ.
Twin Cities journalists–SPJ members and nonmembers alike–are invited to compete in some shuffleboard and simply have an all around good time at Sisyphus Brewing, near Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis.
A Sisyphus co-owner says there even will be an ever-so-modest prize for our shuffleboard winner.
When: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22
Where: Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W, Minneapolis
Event is free. All journalists and friends welcome.
Minnesota SPJ members are friends are invited to the 2014 Silha Lecture!
October 6, 2014
7:00 pm Cowles Auditorium
University of Minnesota West Bank, Twin Cities Campus
“See No Evil: Why We Need A New Approach to Government Transparency”
David A. Schulz
Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP
Co-Director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School
Counsel to The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Guardian, and other investigative news organizations
On the 25th anniversary of Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee, one of the nation’s leading advocates for press access and the public’s right to know will explore the judicial and bureaucratic debilitation of the Freedom of Information Act since 9/11, and the critical need to broaden and enforce the First Amendment right of access to government proceedings and records. The discussion will consider the untapped potential of the constitutional access right and the role of the press in illuminating issues ranging from “secret law” articulated by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, to the government’s plans to prevent Guantanamo detainees from testifying publicly at their own trials, to a State’s ability to keep secret the formulas used for lethal injection executions.
This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
For additional information, contact the Silha Center at 612-625-3421 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out AAJA-MN’s Trivia Bowl on October 16.
$100 for teams of 5. All proceeds benefit AAJA-MN’s scholarship, grant and internship program.
If you’d like to join “Team MN SPJ” email us!
More information and register your team today!