News and Announcements

C.A. MacLean Bursary Foundation

Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:47

The C.A. MacLean Foundation, in conjunction with the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, is sponsoring six minimum ten-week internships during the summer of 2018 for journalism students.

The paid internship program will allow students to learn first-hand the importance of community journalism, having them work alongside the editors, reporters and photographers of the community newspapers in Alberta or Northwest Territories.

Guidelines and Expectations:

• This is a minimum 10-week program to start after the 2018 school-year has concluded
• The actual starting date will be determined by the participating newspaper, but will not commence before the end of the student's school year
• Community newspapers do not work on a Nine-to-Five workday; students should anticipate to work some evenings and weekends during the internship
• All terms and conditions pertaining to the internship will be discussed between the host newspaper and selected student intern prior to the internship period commencing
• The students are to document their time as interns with the community newspaper as a side project blog
• The newspaper will provide their student intern with information regarding:
» Duties during internship
» Salary information
» Accommodation information
» General expectations of the intern

All of the information regarding the internship program, including an online application form, can also be found on the AWNA website at

The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.


Event photographer needed for October 26

Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:13

We're hosting an event on behalf of Cadillac Fairview at Market Mall on October 26 from 5 - 9 p.m. The event, entitled "CF Students: Campus Nights" is a fashion themed evening for students, as a part of Cadillac Fairview's student initiative. This special edition of Campus Night by CF Market Mall will be a destination for students who are looking to break away from campus life, to spend a night dressing up, shopping and embracing the possibilities and excitement Fall brings.
We're looking for an event photographer for the evening for the hours of 4:30 - 9:15 p.m. Some details about the role:
  • We're looking for standard event photography (images of attendees, the vendors, etc) and can provide a basic shot list
  • You must be able to provide all necessary equipment
  • You must be able to edit all photos and be okay with us posting them on social media without watermarks
  • The turn around for photos is 2 business post event (Monday Oct 30th by end of day)
  • We require a few images edited by first thing the next morning to send to media
  • Compensation is $300.00
If you think this is something one or two of your students would be interested in, please feel free to pass along my email, or send their emails my way. As the event is next week, we're hoping to move quickly with this. Thanks for your help!

Foreign Government Awards - Mexico

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:34

The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at participating Mexican post-secondary institutions.
  • Target audiences: Canadian students and researchers at the undergraduate, Master's, doctoral or postdoctoral level
  • Number of scholarships: 27
Application deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

See the ORSCE website for details.



Globe & Mail - 2018 Summer Job Program

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 14:54

The Globe and Mail is looking to hire reporters, editors, designers and multimedia staff for the summer of 2018. These are fully paid jobs and not internships. Ideal candidates are freelance writers and editors, experienced journalists from other organizations, recent graduates or students in their graduating year.

More information here


Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship

Friday, 29 September 2017 08:37

Once again, the CBC is asking journalism schools - including our own - to submit nominees for the prestigious Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship. The scholarship winners, many of whom have gone on to earn employment as CBC journalists, will receive 16 weeks of hands-on experience working with Canada’s national broadcaster - behind the scenes, on air or a combination of both. The program runs from May 8 to August 25, 2017 and pays around $600 per week. You can find details on the scholarship here:
Mount Royal University’s nominees will be selected by members of the journalism faculty. If you are interesting applying, sent the material below to myself ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) no later than October 9. I’m also happy to answer any question you might have. Please be aware that applicants - who need to have demonstrated a strong potential for producing exceptional journalism - must have just completed their graduating year as the scholarship begins.

Read more: Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship


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