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Scripps Howard Career Day Opportunities Flood the Sea

By Ariana McIntyre

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications have put their motto to use once again. In a time where job opportunities are scarce, Scripps Howard will be a lighthouse to its students at their 8th annual Scripps Career Day event on Wed., Jan. 25. This event will include interviews with rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors and representatives from The E. W. Scripps Company, the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Semester in Washington Program. The event will offer opportunities and information sessions about:

  • Semester in Washington
  • Scripps/Hampton Internship Program
  • Television Group Apprenticeship

Interviews will be held Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jody Beck, director of Semester in Washington, will address students who are interested in applying for the program. Career Day is open to pre-majors and majors only, participants will interview with professionals for placement at a television station or a Scripps newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to apply for $12,000 in scholarship money that will be awarded in the form of stipends for unpaid internships.

This annual event has been organized by Professor Joy McDonald, Internship Coordinator, at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications along with Sue Porter, vice president of programs for the Scripps Howard Foundation with assistance from the schools public relations, broadcast and print students. Other representatives from the company's television stations, newspapers, corporate offices and foundation include: Mike Philipps, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation; Jody Beck, director of the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program; Robyn Hildal, vice president of talent and diversity, and Tracy Wakeman, HR director for the televison division of the E.W. Scripps Company.

About The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
The creation of the Scripps Howard School was made possible through a $10 million partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation. Students in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications receive a hands-on approach to their education. Faculty members bring extensive professional experience to the classroom, and they challenge students to produce work that will effectively prepare them for careers as journalists and media professionals. Students also gain experiences outside of the classroom. Majors write for the Hampton Script, the campus newspaper, and the various local newspapers, as well as create TV news programs and produce newscasts for WHOV-FM, the school's radio station, in addition to creating full-fledged public relations campaigns for real clients. Students who take the media management courses learn various business aspects of the media from television station and newspaper managers who visit the school regularly. In addition, all of the school's majors are required to complete an internship at a media organization before they graduate. For more information please call (757)727-5405 or email us at shsjc@hamptonu.edu.

About The Scripps Howard Foundation
The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of The E.W. Scripps Company. Its mission is to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Scripps Howard Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to its core values -- improving journalism, a free press, diversity, excellence and service -- as it moves into its 47th year. Founded in 1962 as a small organization dedicated to "improving journalism," today resources have expanded, but so has the mission. As the largest corporate foundation in Greater Cincinnati, living on the income from our endowment and on generous contributions from our supporters, we have an active board of 164,444 trustees and a staff of six. We invest in programs that will equip student journalists to deal with their own futures and truly believe we can make a difference, as we strive to apply our available resources accordingly. For more information please visit the website.