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Interns Wanted

The Columbia Journalism Review welcomes applications from qualified students and recent graduates who wish to participate in its small and informal internship program. Sessions run from January through May, June through August, and September to December, and require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week (during normal business hours, Monday through Friday). The deadline for fall 2014 internships is Monday, August 4. Unpaid.

Interns work closely with editors in all phases of production; duties range from handling phones and photocopying to research, reporting, writing, and factchecking. Excellent opportunity to contribute to cjr.org.

Major qualification: strong interest in news and public affairs, as demonstrated through academic study and/or extracurricular work.

To apply, please send letter, résumé, writing samples (clips preferred), and the names and phone numbers of two appropriate references to:

Christie Chisholm, Associate Editor
christie.chisholm@gmail.com

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Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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