17 Internship Opportunities to Kick Start Your Career in Journalism

Interns

This summer, launch your journalism career with one of 17 fabulous internships.
(Photo by Media Arts Center San Diego Digital Gym, Flickr)

When I talk to students contemplating a career in journalism, the first thing I tell them is that they need to look for great internships to kick start their career. When I was still a j-school student at the University of Cincinnati, internships were built into our curriculum, but that’s not always the case, depending where you go to university. Still, whether or not internships are mandatory for graduation, working as an intern is a smart idea because internships provide real world experience, help students network with professionals, and sharpen your focus when it comes to picking an area of expertise. Read more of this post

American Press Institute Offers Summer Fellowship

Journalist

Change the future of journalism with a summer fellowship at API. (Photo by euranet_plus, Flickr)

Do you dream of making your mark on the journalism world? Have you got an idea that could innovate how news rooms operate? If you’re a j-school student or recent graduate, then you’re in luck, because the American Press Institute wants to help you achieve your dreams! Read more of this post

NOLA’s Spirit Reminds Us To Keep Going

Jackson Square

A statue of Andrew Jackson rides high on his stallion amid Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Proud NOLA natives, Deborah and Merlin Dyer celebrate everything about the culture of their hometown, from the French fleurs-de-lis that are prominently “hidden” in every picture frame, seat cushion and corner of their home to the vibrant, jazzy art that covers its walls. Last night, my wife and I joined the couple for an authentic New Orleans feast in their new Texas home, but they introduced us to much more than an exquisite meal.   Read more of this post

A Message from Jathan Fink

Esperanza Hurley and Heather Fink

Jathan’s two favorite funny girls, his niece Esperanza Hurley and wife Heather. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hello everyone,

June has arrived, and so has the summer heat and humidity. Now that the rains that flooded North Dallas seem to have subsided, the rivers are once again receding and the long, languid, sunny days of the season are finally here. I have to admit that even though I typically don’t revel in the heat, after spending what seemed like an endless winter in New England with enough snow to bury our house, I’m loving being back in Texas and am actually kind of enjoying the warmth (so long as I can retreat to the air conditioned comfort of the indoors when it becomes too unbearable). Read more of this post

Three Rules For A Happy Life

Jathan on Cape Cod

Jathan enjoys a beautiful day in Falmouth, Mass. on Cape Cod. (Photo by Heather Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Our lives are like books, enjoyed one chapter at a time. After much deliberation, I recently decided to turn the page in the story of my life. At the end of May, I walked away from my career at Townsquare Media, took off my editor’s hat, and left New England to return to Texas and seek out new adventures. Read more of this post