Monthly Archives: July 2010

Fall Internships Available with The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

This internship program provides UT students with the opportunity to gain professional experience by learning about the work of multiple programs within LLILAS or to develop research skills by working with some of our most distinguished Latin Americanist faculty.

The internship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any UT college or school who may be interested in pursuing graduate degrees or working on Latin American issues. The students will be recruited for fall 2010 with the possibility of extension to spring 2011. Interns must be available to work about 10 hours a week from early September 2010 to the last week of classes of the fall academic semester. (The schedules are negotiated with the respective supervisor.)

Description of the opportunities:

Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for The Media Consortium

*Job Description*

Status: Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for “Weekly” news summary blogs. Contract is 3 months with option to renew.
Who: The Media Consortium
Compensation:* Weekly stipend of $150 for approx. 10 hours/week ($15/hour)

The Media Consortium, a network of leading progressive independent journalism organizations, announces a freelance blogging and promotions position for a web and independent media savvy journalist with strong background in immigration and immigration reform.

This work is a key component of The Media Consortium’s MediaWire project–an aggregation and distribution initiative intended to spotlight, build traffic and generate buzz for Media Consortium members’ reporting on the nation’s most critical issues including health care,immigration and the economy.

Media Consortium bloggers write weekly syndicated “best of” roundups
highlighting exemplary content from our members. Blog posts will be
based on content aggregated from the economy, environment, health care,
immigration feeds aggregated on Delicious. Opportunities for longer,
feature-length articles may arise later on. Articles and blog posts
written by Media Consortium bloggers are featured in leading blogs and
progressive journalism outlets across the country.

Job requirements include:

* Writing one weekly blog of 800-1000 words that rounds up and key
stories from Media Consortium members for syndication across the net.
* Using social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to weekly posts/blog.
* Helping identify online communities and sites to promote and place blog posts.
* Joining scheduled calls with Media Consortium staff to plan outreach and coverage.

* At least 2 years experience as an issue-based or political blogger
or reporter
* Familiarity with progressive media organizations and the
political/issue-based blogging community.
* Comfortable with the concept of adding multimedia elements to
* Self-starter and team player with a sense of humor.

*Note that this is a contract position. Send a cover letter, resume, and links to your work to: No phone calls please. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Save the date for an Austin NAHJ Event

NAHJ Austin will be offering a photojournalism workshop (beginners and advanced) with two very talented Austin journalists, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon of the Austin American-Statesman and Richard Luna from KEYET on July 24th. Seating is limited. Cost will be $10 and snacks and beverages are included.

The Austin Chapter of NAHJ also plans to have an upcoming volunteer event and happy hour this summer, and activities will gear up again in the fall for a mentor program.

For more information, please contact:
Isadora Vail, president Austin NAHJ