Stop unpaid articles

MONDAY,  SEPT 27, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 30)
Searching online for internships
(The Objective)
Like so many other journalism students during the pandemic, my paid summer internship, at The Boston Globe, was canceled. As a journalism student at Northeastern University in Boston, I had dreamed of working at The Globe since my freshman year. I moved on, got another internship and began freelancing.
Over the summer, my journalism school said there would be opportunities for us to work with The Globe this fall and it piqued my interest. I asked if the opportunities would be paid. My j-school director’s answer didn’t surprise me: it would be unpaid, extracurricular work. “A great opportunity to get clips!”
If the journalism industry can widely denounce unpaid internships, then why do so many journalism schools around the country have exploitative arrangements with major news outlets that require students to do unpaid work? These opportunities are marketed as hands-on learning experiences and ways to get clips, but in reality, these arrangements are exploitative and harmful.
The CalMatters College Journalism Network will double in size this fall, offering paid fellowships to a diverse cohort of 14 student journalists from campuses across California.
We launched the network earlier this year with a two-part mission: improve CalMatters’ higher education coverage by focusing on student voices, and provide training and career opportunities for student journalists, particularly those from communities that are underrepresented in newsrooms.
Our fall fellows hail from community college, California State University, University of California and private campuses, ranging from Chico State in the north to UC San Diego in the south. Many hold leadership positions in campus newsrooms. In keeping with the network’s commitment to open up more opportunities for Black and indigenous journalists, at least a third of our fellows identify as Black or indigenous.
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(The Daily Princetonian)
(Oct. 24  9:30-1:30 PDT $49)
This workshop is a one-day event for high school students with any level of journalism experience. Among our staff, we teach, listen, and learn as we collectively pursue the highest standards of journalistic integrity.
The conference will revolve around the fundamentals of college journalism and building skills in all aspects of writing, research, and reporting.
We want all students to be able to participate and learn regardless of financial constraints. To ensure that all interested students may take part, we have two registration options. Please register here free of charge if the cost of attendance ($49) would be in any way prohibitive. Register here.
Here are the key themes in high school, community college, and university publications  across the state this last week:
High School: Teacher/Student reactions to online classes (by far), the effects of remote schooling in school sports and different classes’ (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior) high school experiences, and the death of Ruth Badar Ginsburg.
Community College: Spring semesters to be online (by far), arts reviews, and the death of Ruth Badar Ginsburg.
University:  Naming of new chancellor, return of college football, and replacing Ruth Badar Ginsburg.
High School
(Whitney HS – Rocklin)
(Palo Alto HS)
(Palo Alto HS)
(San Rafael HS)
(San Rafael HS)
Community College
(Orange Coast)
(UC Berkeley)
(CSU Fresno)
(Biola University)
Community College
San Francisco Guardsman   (Vol. 170  No. 3)
Rio Hondo el Paisano  (Vol. 61   No. 2)
San Joaquin Delta Collegian  (Vol. Fall  No. 2)
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Look for more links to student stories at the Online Elsewhere Facebook page. Trying something new with your program? Something interesting happen? Let me know at (cameron without the “e”). 
Copyright 2020 by Rich Cameron

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