Monthly Archives: February 2007

BMP Radio Acquisition in Austin

( via Yahoo! Finance)— Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:08 AM PST
Austinites who were distraught to hear that one popular local urban radio station — 104.3 KXBT-FM — was to become a Spanish-language format will be glad to learn that The Beat will indeed go on.
Recently, Entercom Communications Corp. signed an agreement to sell the station, known as The Beat, to Los Angeles-based Univision Communications Inc. But Border Media Partners Radio, the largest privately owned Hispanic radio group in the U.S., had other plans for the station.
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Leadershape Texas Now Accepting Applications

LeaderShape-Texas (LS-T) is an exciting, intense, interactive and FUN week-long residential experience that focuses on creating leaders in the community. LS-T is part of the national LeaderShape Institute, which has developed a national reputation as one of the premier leadership development programs for young adults in the United States.
LeaderShape-Texas will be offered Sunday, May 20 through Friday, May 25, and is held at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge outside of Burnet, Texas.
Application Deadline:
Thursday, March 29, 2007, 4:00pm
Applicants must be currently enrolled University of Texas at Austin undergraduates ages 18-25 and in good academic standing. Applications are open to those students, ANY MAJOR, who completed at least one semester in residence at UT Austin through those who have at least one semester left at UT Austin prior to graduation after completion of the program.
Information Sessions
Wednesday, March 21, 5:00-6:00pm, UTC 3.122
Thursday, March 22, 11:30am-12:30pm, CPE 2.214
For more information, visit

Job Shadowing Opportunities through Texas Exes

The Texas Exes Student Chapter invites members to participate in their annual Job Shadowing program during UT’s official Spring Break – March 12-16, 2007 (If you’re not a member, be sure to check them out!). Over 240 Texas Exes across the state registered to participate this year, and they are looking forward to connecting with outstanding Longhorn students. This is an excellent opportunity to explore different career paths and workplaces with help from alumni volunteers.
Job Shadowing connects current UT students with Texas Exes based on similar career interests. Interested students browse a database of participating alumni, and they can search by various categories, read alumni job descriptions, and concentrate on specific locations across the state. Once a student makes a selection in the database, the student contacts the Texas Ex by phone and/or email, and they coordinate an opportunity to meet. Shadowing can range from sharing a day in the office to a phone conversation or lunch.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the link below. You will be taken to a login page where you will need to login to the Texas Exes website. “First Time Users” can register by clicking the link on the screen. Previous users will locate a password reminder link on the same screen. Once you verify your identity using a unique username and password, you may click on the Job Shadowing link under your profile.
For more information, visit
For additional questions, please e-mail the Alumni Relations Committee at

News Director, UNIVISION/KAKW in Austin

KAKW/Univision has an immediate opening for the position of NEWS DIRECTOR. Position provides direction, leadership, motivation, support and encouragement to staff in the generation of story ideas and production of a compelling news product; sets department’s philosophy and policies; handles all administrative functions including reports and budgets.
1. Responsible for newsroom philosophy and policies, and its vision and direction. Develops in advance yearly coverage priorities for the newscast and “sweeps plan” for key rating periods.
2. Prepares and manages newsroom budget, including the forecasting of expenses in the department. Authorizes expenses and reviews and monitors the use of overtime.
3. Reviews and critiques newscast production values. Responsible for the on-air look of the programs produced by the news department and approves news promotions.
4. Responsible for ascertaining community needs and developing new news sources.
5. Understands and monitors ratings for News Properties and responds to the importance of maintaining/growing those ratings especially during critical Sweeps periods.
•College degree is preferred, but will consider experience in lieu of degree if all other qualifications are met.
•A minimum of five years experience in television news, including two years supervisory experience as a news director, assistant news director, executive producer or producer is required.
•Applicant should be creative, promotion and marketing oriented; possess strong leadership and organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a thorough understanding of news gathering technology.
•Must be bilingual–completely fluent in Spanish, spoken and written, and in spoken English– and computer literate.
Contact Information: Blanca Gaytan. Fax: (512) 533-2884
Ref ID: KAKW-0107

STA Travel Internship

STA Travel is going to pay a summer intern (for a undergrad or
graduate student) to travel the world for approx. 3 months on our behalf.
By PAID internship I mean…we pay airfare, hotels, transport & everything in
between. The intern is basically responsible for sharing their experiences
via blogs, videos, images and various other interactive media (podcasts,
etc.) on behalf of STA Travel. We’re looking for someone smart, well-spoken, enthusiastic about the world’s cultures, and up for a global challenge. You can get all the info you need at

Paid Summer Internships/Internship Funding

The Institute for Humane Studies offers both summer and fall Production Internships at locations such as a major news network in New York, a brand new 24/7 internet news network in the heart of London, a cutting edge animation firm in Manhattan, a major studio in Los Angeles and independent documentary film company in Washington, DC. All internships are paid. If students have already secured an unpaid internship for the summer or fall, they can apply for comparable funding.
The deadline to apply for summer internships is March 1.
More information available at

Free Summer Seminars in Communication

Spend a week (or weekend) with 60 of your peers exploring ideas, hearing lectures from top faculty, and discussing opinions, thoughts, and ideas all day and into the night.
The Institute for Humane Studies will be offering a series of seminars including:
Cinematic & Literary Traditions of Liberty
July 7 – 13, 2007, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Ideal for aspiring artists, writers, and filmmakers interested in exploring the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and creative freedom in society.
Journalism & the Free Society
June 9 – 15, 2007, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (just outside of Philadelphia)
For those contemplating careers in journalism, we will offer useful tools of analysis to provide insight into policy, economics, and trends. We will engage in both practical workshops on journalism and high-level discussions of philosophy and policy.
Deadline to Apply: March 31. Participation is free for accepted applicants.
More information available at