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Global Television Network Awards - Deadline April 15

Monday, 22 February 2016 10:18


Canadian work experience scholarship recipients will receive financial support to finance travel and living expenses while out-of-province.

Value: Variable number of scholarships at variable amounts.

Eligibility: For a full-time student who has completed a minimum of four semesters in a Faculty of Communication Studies program and who is embarking on an out-of-province work experience.

Read more: Global Television Network Awards - Deadline April 15


Learn Travel Journalism This Summer in Italy & Croatia

Friday, 12 February 2016 11:37

Deadline to Apply Feb 15

Perched on a hilltop in the un-touristed Marche region of central Italy, Urbino is both an ancient birthplace of the Renaissance and the contemporary home for a lively university. It is the perfect place to find and tell stories about colorful characters, artistic treasures, rich history, world-class wine and cuisine, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Students preferring to work in video and other formats may participate in our parallel Urbino course in Multimedia Journalism. The finished work of both multimedia and magazine programs is published on our Urbino Project website. The Urbino program runs from May 27 June 24.

More info here


The seaside city of Split, Croatia, where students will study travel journalism. Our Croatia Travel Journalism Program follows immediately, from June 25 to July 9. Croatia was once one of Europe's best-kept secrets but thanks in part to Emmy award-winning travel journalist Ashley Colburn, who will teach in this program, the secret is out. Spectacular coastlines, beaches, marinas, walled cities, and more than a thousand coastal islands are emerging as travel hot spots.

More info here

This study abroad course may not be transferable to MRU. If you are interested in doing this course, contact your program chair to discuss it.


Best New Magazine Photographer - Last Call for Submissions

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:27

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submissions to the National Magazine Awards is Friday, January 15. The award for Best New Magazine Photographer will go to an emerging Canadian photographer whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

Nominate yourself or a young photographer you’ve worked with. The cost to enter is only $25.

Our website has more information on the award, as well as an interview with last year’s winner.


Creating A Podcast At CJSW

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:14

Hey Journalism students. My name is Kai Sinclair, the News Director at CJSW 90.9 FM - the campus/community radio station located at the University of Calgary.

One of my jobs is creating and producing the many podcasts that air on CJSW. We have programs on architecture/design, energy, comedy and much more.

Some of our shows have been featured on the front-page of the iTunes podcast page - something that no other campus station has done! Recently, our program "Theoretically Speaking" was the #2 podcast in the country. We've also recently launched a brand new website at where you can listen back to every single show. 

I'm interested in students who'd like to add to their degree experience by creating great radio and developing new podcasts. They would get full training courtesy of us, learn broadcasting skills, build their resume, and also reach a global audience. This would be a volunteer opportunity, but a really fun one. CJSW is an important cultural institution in Calgary that not many students take full advantage of.

If you're interested, email me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I'm happy to provide tours of the station and discuss the project in more detail.



C. A. MacLean and Fred Row Bursary applications

Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:47

Two Bursaries are available for journalism students - application dealine: Feb 13, 2015.
More information and the application forms can download the information from AWNA's website, as follows:

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