We’d like to extend a warm Chicago welcome to our summer interns, Junru Huang and Lee Jian Chung, who will be working at the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ – 91.5 FM.
Junru Huang is the winner of the 2013 David Ibata Scholarship. She just received her M.A. in Visual Communication (photojournalism and documentary photography) graduated from Ohio University, where she was an Enlight Fellow. Junru will be working with the Tribune’s online news operations and photo desk.
Junru has a B.A. in journalism from the Renmin University of China in Beijing and previously completed a six-month photojournalism internship with The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was also the managing editor of Mei, a self-published magazine with stories about Chinese-American women in New York City. Check out more of Junru’s work here.
Lee Jian Chung is the winner of the 2013 Linda Yu Scholarship. He just graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in journalism and will be completing an internship at WBEZ.
Jian Chung was a reporter and producer for KBIA – 91.3 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. In 2012, he was a reporter at The Business Station, an independent radio station covering business news and current affairs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Check out more of his multimedia journalism work here.
We look forward to seeing the great work that Junru and Jian Chung will do at their internships this summer!
AAJA-Chicago is giving away four registrations to this year’s New York convention (Aug. 21 – 24), two for students and two for full members. Please note that only Chicago members in good standing are eligible for the stipends, and winners will be required to volunteer at a future chapter event.
To apply, please complete this form by 5 p.m. on April 8.
As a reminder, early bird registration for the convention ends on April 12. More information can be found here.
We are pleased to have Brad Hamm, the dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School, join us for a conversation about how to educate the next generation of journalists.
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Crain Communications, 150 N. Michigan Ave., 18th floor (map)
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Hamm became the dean on Sept. 1. Now that he has been in Evanston for a few months, it’s great time to ask about his plans for the school and share your thoughts about what students need to know as they enter our changing profession.
We’ll kick off the event with a networking hour and then begin the Q&A. Refreshments will be provided. Students are welcome to join us and network with Medill alums.
AAJA-Chicago would like to thank Crain’s Chicago Business and the Medill School for sponsoring the event.
About Our Guest:
Brad Hamm is the dean of Medill. Previously, he was the dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism. Hamm’s PhD is in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina, with a master’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree from Catawba College in North Carolina. He was the associate dean of the School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Hamm has taught in study abroad programs in Japan, China and Great Britain and started his career as a newspaper reporter. His teaching and research interests are in journalism history and media theory, particularly agenda setting theory.
Please join us on Monday, Feb. 4 for a mixer to celebrate the Lunar New Year! We will be meeting at Tamarind (614 S. Wabash) at 6 p.m. The event is free for AAJA members and $15 for non-members.
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
AAJA has extended its application deadline for the 2013 Executive Leadership Program to Tuesday, Jan. 22. ELP is exclusively for AAJA members and helps mid-career journalists develop leadership skills to advance in newsroom management.
This year’s ELP introductory session runs from April 16 – 19 in New York. Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience and must already be a newsroom manager or demonstrate leadership qualities.
For more information and/or to apply, click here.
AAJA-Chicago is seeking college students to apply for summer internships at the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ – 91.5 FM. We are pleased that WBEZ has partnered with AAJA-Chicago for the first time to offer one of our student members the opportunity to work in public radio.
The internships are part of the Chicago chapter’s mission to encourage people to enter the profession of journalism and increase diversity in Chicago area newsrooms. They were established more than a decade ago in honor of the chapter’s co-founders, Linda Yu of ABC-7 and David Ibata, formerly of the Chicago Tribune. In addition to great work experience, the winners of our internships receive $2,500 stipends from the chapter.
For more details, we have attached PDFs for each internship. You can apply for either or both internships. The deadline is Feb. 15. It is a competitive process, so please get your applications in as soon as possible.
Edited to add: Applicants do not need to be students at Chicago-area colleges or AAJA Chicago members to qualify for the internships; they are open to students across the country.
2013 David Ibata Scholarship (Chicago Tribune)
2013 Linda Yu Scholarship (WBEZ)
AAJA-Chicago is pleased to announce that the Chicago Tribune Foundation has awarded the chapter $2,500 to support our internship program. Every year the chapter partners with two media organizations in Chicago to hire summer interns from local universities. AAJA-Chicago provides the interns with a $2,500 stipend. The programs help further one of AAJA’s missions: to foster the next generation of journalists and increase the diversity of our newsrooms.
This year, AAJA-Chicago will work with the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ. Stay tuned for more details on how to apply for the internships.