Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Spring 2014 * Issue No. 12
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Diana Tran, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to , or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Monday. Old editions of the newsletter are available at http://csunjournalism.blogspot.com/.
Fall 2014 Advisement - Journalism Advisement began on Monday, March 17, 2014. All journalism students that plan on attending CSUN during the Fall 2014 semester must complete advisement by May 2, 2014 to be able to remove the registration hold for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semester. All faculty advisers can be seen doing their open office hours. The list of their office hours can be found outside the department office (MZ 210) or the department Website. Pick up your advisement form and file in the department office before seeing your adviser. Once advisement has been completed, both the advisement form and file must be returned to the office. If needed, students should also obtain the instructors' signatures for any restricted classes.
FRESHMEN (Second Semester) - are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, 818/677-2024.
SOPHOMORES, STUDENTS UNDER 60 UNITS & FIRST TIME TRANSFER – are required to make an appointment with Virginia Avila. Students need to send an email to and should include their name, CSUN ID# and phone number.
JUNIORS, SENIORS, AND SECOND BA – are required to meet with a faculty adviser.
Pre-Advisement Workshops - Make-up workshops will be held on April 15 (4-5 p.m. in MZ 130) & 16 (7-8 p.m. in MZ 130). All junior and seniors must attend a workshop in order to be advised. Students will need to bring a printed copy of their current DPR and should be prepared to take notes.
- Sunday, April 13 (2:45 p.m.) - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Prof. Retis co-leading bilingual panel on the future of Spanish-language journalism in the U.S. at University of Southern C
- Wednesday, April 23 (3:00 p.m.) - Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum "Fair Use and Copyrights" in Flintridge Room, USU
- Thursday, April 24 (11:00 a.m.) - Freedom Sings at Plaza Del Sol, USU
- Monday, May 19 (8:00 a.m.) – Commencement Ceremony
SPRING 2014 JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS - The Department of Journalism announces the availability of 10 scholarships and awards. Winners will be announced in May 2014. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applicants must be MAJORS in the Department of Journalism at CSUN. Application forms are available online at www.csun.edu/journalism. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in fall 2014, unless otherwise stated.
ROY S. AKERS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship is open to all CSUN Journalism majors (continuing and/or transfer students) of junior or senior level academic standing. Students will submit an autobiographical sketch, be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 academic units remaining in spring 2014, and submit a 300-word essay detailing their professional goals and how the study of journalism will help achieve these goals.
STEVEN FISHMAN SCHOLARSHIP - $350
Supported by friends, family and colleagues, this award is given in memory of Steven Fishman, a CSUN journalism graduate who died of cancer. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who has shown strength in broadcasting sports, news or other programming and needs financial assistance to get started in a broadcasting career.
CHEVRON OUTSTANDING PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT AWARD - $750
This scholarship recognizes the best public relations effort during summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014. Applicants will be judged on a two-page essay and portfolio containing samples of public relations presentations in a class or during an internship. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
HEARST OUTSTANDING BROADCAST NEWS AND IN-DEPTH REPORTING AWARD- $750
This award recognizes the best broadcast reporting of hard news stories during summer or fall 2012 or spring 2014 in any of the journalism department broadcast news media--KCSN News, Valley View, or On Point. The competition is open to all undergraduate or graduate students.
AGNESS UNDERWOOD OUTSTANDING PRINT REPORTING AWARD - $750
Named for a long-time inspiration to Los Angeles journalists, this annual award recognizes the best reporting from summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014 in any of the journalism department print news media. The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.
OUTSTANDING PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP - $250
This scholarship recognizes the best photojournalism during summer or fall 2013 or spring 2014 in the Department of Journalism. Selection will be based on portfolio and financial need. The competition is open to juniors or seniors.
JOANN DESANTIS ADVOCACY AWARD - $250
This award honors Joann DeSantis, who was an administrative assistant in the journalism department for 19 years. It will be presented to a CSUN journalism major who has worked to improve the lives of others through volunteerism. Students may be nominated by someone or apply themselves. Applicants need not be enrolled in fall 2014.
MICHAEL EMERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship honors the late Dr. Michael Emery, a member of the journalism department's faculty for almost three decades. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student studying journalism history, international news media, or mass media criticism, three areas of special interest to Prof. Emery.
JOURNALISM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $500
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior with an interest in a career in journalism or a journalism-related field. Applicants must submit a brief essay detailing their professional and personal goals and how studying journalism will help achieve these goals. Applicants must have at least 12 units remaining at the end of the spring 2014 semester and enroll at CSUN in fall 2014.
THE FLIP WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $23,858
This scholarship can be used for tuition, room, board, books and fees for a student’s senior school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have a least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in fall 2014 and spring 2015.
DELIVER APPLICATIONS TO MZ 210 BY 5 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR E-MAIL.
New Scholarship Available! Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarship for two @ $1250 - The Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarships were created in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication in memory of Laura M. Rothman, who received a BA in Art from CSUN in 1983. In 2014, each of the Mike Curb College’s six departments may award two Laura M. Rothman Memorial Scholarships of $1,250 each. A qualified recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in one of the six departments in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. The student must submit a completed application form, essay discussing his or her course of study and objectives for the future and demonstrate merit, financial need and a 3.0 GPA. The Office of Financial Aid must establish eligibility based on financial need. Recipients will be selected through competitive review. The Dean of the College may appoint a committee of faculty members to review applications and recommend recipients. The 2004 Rothman Family Trust may review student essays. The committee’s decisions are subject to approval by the Dean. Applications will be available after spring break online at http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/journalism/awards-and-scholarships.