This year, the Journalism Broadcast & New Media Internship & Career Fair featured a series of informational webinars.  The webinars were webcast in the days leading up to the Career Fair, and were aimed at making the Fair experience more enjoyable, productive and worthwhile. The topics ranged from how to find valuable internships, to career counseling and success stories from recent alumni, as well as webinars from knowledgeable people on interesting issues to aspiring journalists.

Below are the Webinar video recording links, along with their original abstracts:


Get Real for the Real World of Broadcast News
(Recorded Tuesday October 25th, 2011)


With Mr. Winston Mitchell, Manager/News Director, Video/Transit Transit News Magazine.

Learn how to prepare for a broadcast job; get the behind-the-scenes story on how a real broadcast operation works; learn about the value of internships and find an internship that will get you hands-on experience in broadcast news. Transit Transit News Magazine is an Award winning show and the #1 government television program in the country.  Seen in 22 million homes, the 30-minute show can be seen everyday on PBS and on 30 cable stations in the New York tri-state area.  The show features interesting places, things to do, history, science, mass transit issues and employee communications.  Transit Transit News Magazine offers an internship program where students can field produce, shoot, edit, write scripts and go on-air as reporters.  There are spring, summer and fall internships available.

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Reporters' Privilege
(Recorded Thursday, October 27, 2011) 

With George Freeman, Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel of The New York Times Co.  Mr. Freeman is on the Adjunct Faculty, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and also teaches at Columbia and NYU.   He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School.

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about reporters’ privilege from one of the leading authorities on the subject.  George Freeman, a frequent lecturer on First Amendment issues, is an expert on the legal and ethical issues that journalists face today.  His webinar will focus on the history and context of reporters’ privilege.  This webinar will give you a first hand look at the very best practices used by journalists and it is an opportunity to focus on a cornerstone issue of journalism.

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Libel 101
(Recorded Friday, October 29, 2011

With Washington, D.C. attorney Michael Rothberg, a litigation partner with DowLohnes who focuses primarily on media law. Mr. Rothberg counsels media companies on liability risks in connection with investigative and other high-risk reporting, subpoena and access issues and litigates libel, invasion of privacy, newsgathering, and others suits in state and federal courts throughout the nation.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Washington University.

“Libel 101” is a good chance to get a basic understanding of libel law and what it means for reporters.  As a frequent lecturer on libel law, the First Amendment and privacy, Mr. Rothberg will cover those issues in this webinar.  Learn from a media law expert what libel, defamation and privacy means for today’s journalists.  Libel 101 is also an opportunity to learn about the latest trends in libel law and how those trends may impact Internet journalists.

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  • 1010 WINS - This popular, award-winning radio station traces its roots to the Hearst newspaper chain, which in 1931 bought WGBS, a station owned by Gimbel's Department Store. With new call letters – standing for Hearst's International News Service – WINS went on the air and moved to its present place on the dial in 1943. After having been through a series of owners and formats – including as a major force in rock and roll – then-corporate parent Westinghouse switched it to "all news, all the time" on April 19, 1965. It became the third all-news station in the nation. It is now owned by CBS Radio Stations, Inc., which traces its own storied history to 1928.
  • Amsterdam News - For nearly a century, this weekly newspaper has reported on controversial local issues with a distinct African American voice. Some of the best and brightest figures in African American history have written for the Amsterdam News, including: T. Thomas Fortune, W.E.B. Du Bois, Adam Clayton Powell, Roy Wilkins, and Malcolm X.
  • Black Star News
  • BRONXNET - A private, not-for-profit community television station serving the borough of the Bronx.
  • CBS Radio - This is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. The overall mix of each radio station's programming is designed to fit the station's specific format and serve its local community.
  • City Limits Magazine - First published in 1976 as a newsletter for housing organizations, City Limits quickly evolved into an independent magazine with a reputation for hard-hitting reporting. City Limits is recognized for its authoritative investigations into the city housing, welfare and health care bureaucracies and the criminal justice system, as well as hard-hitting economic and environmental reporting.
  • Clear Channel Radio- Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO) is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. It reaches more than 154 million people, or 75% of the 18+ U.S. population and operates over 800 radio stations reaching more than 97 million listeners every week.
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism - The school opened its doors in August 2006. The rigorous three-semester Master of Arts program equips students to work in multi-media newsrooms and to report in specialty areas. Students learn by working in the media capital of the world, taught by veteran reporters and editors. At its new campus in midtown Manhattan, students have access to the latest computer technology, a wireless newsroom, and a digital television and radio broadcast center.
  • CUNY Radio/CUNY Channel/CUNY Newswire- From news reporting and public relations to video and audio production, internships are available with CUNY's news services, offering students a chance to learn from highly experienced journalists and video specialists. Interns with CUNY Channel and CUNY Radio acquire video and audio production and social media distribution from an Emmy Award-winning team responsible for the podcasts, mini-documentaries, interviews and lectures that tell the University's story every day. Interns with the CUNY Newswire service learn reporting and public relations from journalists with 30 years of newspaper and national magazine experience.
  • Disney ABC Television Group - The ABC Television Network includes ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment and ABC News divisions. The company says that more people get their news from ABC News than from any other source. Signature ABC News programs such as “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline” are telecast daily by 225 affiliate television stations nationwide. Others like “20/20,” “Primetime,” “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” air weekly. The Entertainment division develops and produces compelling programming for broadcast on ABC, as well as across television and digital platforms. The network is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company.
  • Dominion of New York is a start-up website covering New York City's black communities. We are young, confident, progressive, smart and optimistic about the future of our community. We give readers everything they need to know about black NYC events, art, culture, civics and business to have a good life here. Our soft-launch occurred in early August. Already, we wrote a story that grabbed the attention of the Chancellor of New York City schools, Dennis Walcott. Noted education scholar Pedro Noguera has agreed to write op-eds for us. Two investigative journalism grantmakers are waiting to receive story pitches from us. And we have recruited 15 freelance contributors. One of the keys to our continued growth is rapidly expanding our 15 freelance contributors to at least 30. We also looking for interns. The main areas where we could use additional contributors are business and money, hard news, and arts and entertainment, all of which we pay for. We accept pitches and we have some story ideas that we'd love to assign right now to the right freelancer. So people who are interested shouldn't wait forever to think of an idea. When we put our heads together with the students, I know we can come up with something great.
  • Education Update - Founded in 1995 by Dr. Pola Rosen, Education Update is an award-winning, monthly free newspaper reporting on issues, people and events in education from pre-school to graduate school. It has about 200,000 readers.
  • Emmis Communications - Emmis Communications owns and operates radio, television and magazine entities in large and medium sized markets throughout the U.S., where it is the ninth-largest radio group in the U.S. based on listeners. New York City radio stations owned and operated by Emmis include WRKS-FM (98.7 KISS FM), WQHT-FM (HOT 97) and WQCD-FM (CD 101.9).
  • FOX 5/MY 9 - These two outlets of Fox Television Stations Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp., one of the world’s largest media companies, have a good deal of local news programming and tap into Fox’s national and international reach. New York’s Channel 5, founded in 1939, was one of the nation’s first television stations.
  • Home Reporter & Spectator
  • Insideschools.org - a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, is an independent website about New York City public schools. We are looking for good reporters and writers who are interested in covering education. Experience in multi-media is a plus. A student intern will shadow an experienced reporter on school visits and subsequently visit and write school reviews. Students may also write blogposts about city schools for our News and Views blog, post comments, or handle other tasks. Graduates of NYC public high schools are especially welcome! Only internships for academic credit are currently available.
  • Latin Trends - formerly Dominican Times Magazine, this bilingual magazine focuses on urban trends and Latino culture.
  • Legislative Gazette - The weekly newspaper covers New York State government and the bustling, influential political arena of Albany, the Empire State's capital.
  • The Madison Square Garden Company is committed to excellence in everything we do: from building iconic sports, media and entertainment brands to providing premier value for our customers, partners and viewers. This commitment to excellence also extends to our employees who help us grow as a company and support our mission to be the leader in the sports, media and entertainment business.
    We are committed to hiring and retaining the best employees. That is why the Company offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive healthcare benefits, wellness programs and many other benefits to support our employees and their families.
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products. MSLO is comprised of four businesses: publishing, internet, broadcasting and merchandising, the combination of which enables the company to cross-promote content and products. Magazines include Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Food, Martha Stewart Weddings and Body + Soul. A vast amount of information is available on its websites including marthastewart.com, wholeliving.com and marthastewartweddings.com. The company also broadcasts the Emmy-winning “The Martha Stewart Show,” shot live in front of a studio audience and distributed by NBC Universal to 95% of the country, as well as having a show on Sirius XM Radio.
  • The Network Journal is a monthly print and online business magazine for Black professionals and business owners. TNJ was founded in 1993, and is dedicated to educating and empowering its readers by: Providing news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace.Featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business- and career-building strategies. Highlighting business and career trends in key industries. Providing information on valuable resources in the government, corporate and non-for-profit sectors. Each issue of TNJ also contains articles on technology, health, personal finance and entertainment.In addition to the magazine, TNJ hosts two signature event that honor professionals in the business world through its: 25 Influential Black Women in Business Luncheon (March); and the 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards Dinner (June).
  • The New York Daily News - The Daily News is the fifth most-widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 632,595, as of June 13, 2009. The first U.S. daily printed in tabloid form, it was founded in 1919 by the Chicago Tribune company, and since 1993 has been owned and run by real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman, who also is editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report. The Daily News has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes.
  • NV Magazine - NV is a national, bi-monthly, business magazine for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and forward thinkers. It was created as more than a business magazine for urban professionals. It is an entity unto itself, a business/lifestyle magazine targeted to the business professional, entrepreneur and forward-thinker. It's an innovative resource for financial knowledge and power with a glimpse at the individuals putting that power and knowledge to work. NV is designed to embody the thoughts, vision and intellect of today's urban professional and create pathways of success for the people who strive to be like them.
  • NY1 News - NY1 News, Time Warner's 24-hour news channel in New York City, has won wide acclaim for comprehensive coverage of the five boroughs, from its extensive coverage of the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II, to its unsurpassed coverage of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks and the aftermath. In 1996, NY1 expanded its reach with the launch of NY1.com, which in 2003 was named Best News Website in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region, by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
  • The Queens Courier- This group of 11 publications serves all of Queens. The company also publishes the Spanish-language newspaper El Correo de Queens, Queens Business Today, Queensborough magazine (the official newspaper of the Queens Chamber of Commerce), HealthWise magazine, North Shore Towers Courier and a tourist magazine, Key to Queens.
  • Simon & Schuster - Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. It is the publishing operation of CBS Corp., one of the world's premier media companies.
  • Siruis Satelite Radio - Operating from its Rockefeller Center headquarters, Sirius broadcasts more than 130 digital-quality channels, including 69 channels of commercial-free music and exclusive channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. Sirius programming is delivered by three dedicated satellites, is available to subscribers from coast to coast in the U.S., and can be used in cars, trucks, RVs, homes, offices, stores, boats, even outdoors.
  • SmartMoney - SmartMoney is the award-winning, personal finance magazine from The Wall Street Journal, delivering service journalism to help its readers invest, pick, plan and spend. SmartMoney delivers trusted content in an environment that is accessible, modern and easy to navigate, offering unparalleled information to help users live their best financial lives and have more fun doing it. They are seeking recent graduates for editorial internships.
  • Transit, Transit News - A half-hour television show about employees of NYC Transit aired on PBS and Public Access cable television.
  • ZAZOOM-The Zazoom Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for eligible college students to gain hands on experience in the development, production and post-production of dynamic short form news for the web and other digital platforms (see www.buzz60.com). This internship offers valuable work experience for students who are pursuing a career in the news and communications industries and who want to learn from successful professionals in those industries. Zazoom (www.zazoomvideo.com) is a young, growing company so the ability to multi-task, to work well under deadlines and a great attitude are all necessary.