Monday, July 30, 2007

Americorps Opportunities in Media Literacy at Home, Inc.

Are you interested in grassroots media activism?
Do you want to serve in a national program for community service?
Would you like to have a strong impact on the lives of inner city youth?

If you answered yes to these questions, think about spending a year teaching media literacy and media production skills to Boston youth. Home, Inc, a media literacy organization that has been working in the Boston Public School System for the last 30 years is seeking Americorps volunteers. We are currently expanding our programs and are seeking 2 Americorps to serve as Media Lab Coordinators.

We are creating Media Labs in several Boston Public Schools and this position will support community involvement in media projects. VISTA would be involved in the following: Helping recruit and retain low-income students at Boston public high schools, establishing a network of teachers, parents and community leaders to support media programs and organizing and overseeing activities at a media lab housed within a Boston public high school. Activities will include running an after school program focused on digital media production for students in grades 9-12. There are also opportunities for the Vista to build organizational capacity through establishing and maintaining a web presence for the organization.

Specific skills required for this VISTA position are video production and editing skills as well as web authoring skills. This full-time VISTA community service position includes a $10,000 living stipend and a $5,000 education scholarship at the end of the assignment. VISTA members are part of AmeriCorps, a network of local, state and national programs that help build capacity at community based organizations in need of assistance.

To learn more about AmeriCorps and VISTA go to the website: Though the pay is low, satisfaction is high. You will have a great deal of independence in your work and room for creativity. You will not be bringing people coffee, you will be taking the initiative in media literacy programming at an inner city Boston High School. You will be working with youth, teachers, administrators and parents on creating school curricula. For more info on our program check out our website -

Thursday, July 26, 2007

National Association of Black Journalists Student Chapter

Recently a student named Ashlee Green contacted me and expressed an interest in starting an IU student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The NABJ is the nation's largest organization of journalist of color. It was founded in 1975 by 44 men and women who considered the organization to be a valuable resource in communications and networking not only throughout the African-American community, but throughout the entire country. For more information about the organization, please go to

Ashlee needs to know whether interest in the organization is high enough at IU to warrant the creation of a student chapter here. If you would be interested in joining this organization, please contact Ashlee at

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Seats Still Open in CMCL-C 435 Documentary Filmmaking

I just wanted to let you know that there are still a number of seats available in CMCL’s documentary filmmaking class for the fall (CMCL-C 435, 4 cr). If you have any previous production experience, then please consider this class for the fall.

Acceptable previous production experience includes courses in CMCL like C360 Motion Picture Production or C335 Production as Criticism. Production experience through Telecommunications (e.g., TEL-T 283 Introduction to Production Techniques and Practices) is also fine.

Here is a short course description:

What makes a documentary a documentary? Its subject matter?Stylistic or technical features? The fact that it uses real peopleand not actors (most of the time, that is)? This course willexplore these and other questions as it traces the history ofdocumentary film practice. We will study the major American andEuropean documentary movements through film screenings and readings,and we will engage the styles discussed in a series of hands-onexercises. Aside from these exercises, there will be severalquizzes, a midterm, and three short papers/journals. This will be an intense seminar, involving plenty of reading, filmviewing, writing, and creative work. The goal of the class is togain a critical understanding of some fundamental concepts involvedin documentary filmmaking, such as realism, evidence, voice, ethics,etc. The production exercises will be completed in the miniDVformat, which has become the medium of choice for many documentaryfilmmakers.

Specific questions about the course should be directed to the instructor, Robert Clift (

This course requires permission. To obtain permission, you can call me (855-5443) or Amy (855-2367).

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hourly Job Position Office Assistant for the Biology Advising Office

Hourly position for 30 hours per week. The applicant must be available 7:30 – 4:30 Monday – Friday.

Duties include file maintenance, typing, answering the phone, administration of the Undergraduate Teaching Intern (UTI) program and ordering supplies.

Excellent written and verbal skills; must be highly organized and proficient in Microsoft Office.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Mary Ann Miller at or bring it to Jordan Hall A115.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New York City Interns--Looking for a Place to Stay?

Greetings from The King’s College in midtown Manhattan. King’s is a liberal arts college located in the Empire State Building. This summer we are housing 110 college interns in our apartments at the prime location of 34th Street and 6th Avenue. The program has worked so well that we are extending it to this academic year.

We have a limited number of apartments available for college and graduate students who will be in New York City this fall for internships. You may know that finding housing in this city is becoming more difficult than finding a job!

The basics:
One-bedroom apartments, with accommodations for three to four residents. Apartments are fully furnished and centrally located in midtown Manhattan. Lease period is from August 25th to December 19th.

All the details are at Also, keep us in mind if you are planning to be here summer 2008.


Sharon Denney
Assistant Director, NYCIntern

The King's College

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

20th Century Fox Atomic Campus Rep


Fox Atomic, the youth-focused division of Fox Filmed Entertainment…wants to hire you!

Are you currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university?
Do you love being on the cutting edge of entertainment?
Are you interested in learning about film promotions and publicity?
Are you social and outgoing?
Do you want the opportunity to work for a movie studio?

If you answered yes to all of these and classify yourself as smart, energetic, hard-working and confident, then you could become your school’s next Fox Atomic college representative.

- On-campus promotions
- Event planning
- Working with various student groups and organizations
- Securing partnerships with your local and university media outlets
- Handing out free movie swag
- Distributing exclusive online content
- Building an online community for your campus at
- Much more!

- Must be a Junior or Senior
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student

To Apply:
Please email the following information to:
- Resume
- Cover letter telling us why you would make a good Fox Atomic college rep
- Links to your Facebook and/or MySpace page, so we can see how well connected you are to your college community

Fox Atomic is a culturally branded entertainment company that produces and markets theatrical movies and digital content targeting the 17-24 year old demographic across all media platforms, with a goal to produce and acquire eight films per year. Fox Atomic has its own production and marketing operations, while films are distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. Since it’s creation in 2006 as a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, films released under the Fox Atomic banner include Turistas, The Hills Have Eyes 2, and 28 Weeks Later. Fox Atomic’s next movie release will be in fall with the sports spoof comedy The Comebacks.


Summer Session II Automatic "W" Deadline

The deadline for dropping a Summer Session II class with an automatic grade of W is Tuesday, July 17 by 4:00pm. See below for drop/add procedures.

1. Pick up a late drop slip from the Recorder's Office in Kirkwood Hall 001
2. Obtain the signature of the chair of the department of the class you are dropping (the Recorder will tell you where you need to go for this signature)
3. Return the completed slip to the Registrar in Franklin Hall 100.

I do not have copies of the late drop slip in my office--you must go to KH 001 for the slip!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Vi360 Sales/Marketing Position

* Temporary/permanent position starting immediately
* 15 to 20 hours per week
* Good communication/phone skills
* Fluent with Microsoft Office applications
* Laptop or home computer needed
* Work from your own home/residence
* Work schedule flexible to fit yours
* Bonus’s paid when obtaining new customers

Please submit resume/contact information to