Congratulations to Crain’s Chicago Business, the winner of this year’s annual trivia bowl!
Thanks to all the teams that participated this year, helping us raise money for journalism scholarships. We’d also like to extend our appreciation to our presenting sponsor, Buick, and our host, Jenner & Block, for their generous support for this year’s trivia bowl. Thanks as well to the many local restaurants that donated food and beverages, and to the sponsors that donated our raffle prizes.
See you at next year’s trivia bowl!
Thanks to everyone who attended last month’s internship critique session with Chicago media professionals. Here are some pointers from Angela Rozas, a metro editor at the Chicago Tribune.
Registration is now open for AAJA-Chicago’s annual charity trivia bowl tournament on Saturday, November 9.
The entry fee is $250, the same as last year. If you’re a non-profit organization, the entry fee is $200. For teams made up of students the fee is $150. Please register by using this form. You can use PayPal to make your donation by credit card or electronic transfer.
We’d like to thank Jenner & Block for hosting our event again this year at its beautiful conference center at 353 N. Clark Street. Space is limited, so please register early to secure a table for your team. Teams can have up to 8 participants. If you don’t have all your players when you register, that’s OK. Go ahead and sign up your team. You can recruit players until Wednesday, Nov. 6, when we’ll need a list of all guests for building security.
Doors will open at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9. The competition will begin at 2 p.m. sharp and we’ll try to finish by 5 p.m. Please encourage your teammates to arrive early because teams can work on the picture round between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. We usually have 8 rounds of trivia plus the picture round. Like last year, you’ll be able to double your score in two rounds for a small donation to AAJA-Chicago.
If you have questions or would like additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ameet Sachdev (312-222-3489). We look forward to seeing you on November 9!
It’s time to elect chapter officers for the 2014-2015 term. We are collecting nominations for the following positions: co-presidents, national board representative, secretary and treasurer. Candidates must be full members of AAJA in 2013 (candidates for treasurer may be associate members) and, if elected, remain in good standing during their time in office. Student members can vote but cannot run for office. Members may nominate themselves.
Those elected will take office Jan. 1, 2014 and serve for two years.
Those wishing to nominate candidates can do so by completing this form. Detailed descriptions of each position can also be found there. We will accept nominations from Sept. 23 – Oct. 4.
If you’re interested in getting more involved with AAJA and the local chapter, please consider running!
AAJA Chicago’s annual charity trivia bowl tournament will be Saturday, November 9.
Join us at Jenner & Block’s conference center (353 N. Clark Street) for a spirited competition testing your knowledge on a variety of subjects. General registration will begin soon – stay tuned for more information.
If you have questions or would like additional information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ameet Sachdev. We look forward to seeing you on November 9.
Internship application season is here, and some of Chicago’s top newsroom managers will be on hand to meet with students at AAJA Chicago’s Resume Critique event. Angela Rozas, a Chicago Tribune metro editor, will speak about what exactly she’s looking for in a star intern.
Come ready to show resumes, clips, websites, portfolios and tapes.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Medill Newsroom, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 200, Chicago
Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
Click here to sign-up and guarantee an appointment with one of our four professionals.
Walk-ins are also accepted, although there may be a wait.
Critiques provided by:
Vice President & News Director
It’s been a great summer for our scholarship winners, Junru Huang and J.C. Lee, who completed internships at the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ – 91.5 FM.
Check out Junru’s video piece on the 2013 Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival. She also shot this portrait of British drummer Martin Atkins for the Tribune’s Business section and captured scenes from the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Over at WBEZ, J.C. did pieces on an arts festival in Bridgeport, a motorcycle and scooter rally, a new personal chef service launching in Chicago, and a record number of major studio productions being filmed in the city.
Congratulations to Junru and J.C. on the fantastic work they produced this summer!