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Husni partners to help magazine students with financial needs pursue dreams

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by ldrucker

For many college students, the idea of working in the magazine industry is a dream, but not a reality. That’s because many can’t afford to work for free and don’t have money to cover expensive housing costs in New York City, even if they were awarded an internship.

Dr. Samir Husni, professor, Hederman Lecturer, and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, is trying to change that. Husni’s Magazine Innovation Center has teamed with the MPA: Association of Magazine Media to create an endowment to help magazine students with financial needs pursue their dreams.

“We are teaming to start an endowment to help send students on internships and jobs,” Husni said. “We called it the Magazine Innovation Center/MPA Endowment.”

Dr. Samir Husni speaks on stage at the American Magazine Media Conference 2018 on Feb. 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Association of Magazine Media)

Husni recently shared the idea with magazine executives during the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City Feb. 6. “I was humbled and proud at the same time standing on that stage and talking about the University of Mississippi and our school of journalism,” he said.

The endowment will start with $25,000 from the MPA: Association of Magazine Media Foundation. Husni will also work to raise funds through sponsorships from the ACT Experience, his Magazine Innovation Center’s annual magazine industry event. Part of the sponsorship funds are used to help students.

“It will mainly be aimed at talented magazine media students who are in financial need to go places like New York City or Los Angeles,” he said. “So it will level the playing field among those who have and those who don’t if they share the same love and talent of the magazine media.”

Husni said he’s always felt that some students didn’t have equal access to magazine internships that can be very costly considering all expenses involved.

“I’ve always felt the inequality of the internships, especially today,” he said. “Very few people pay for interns. So not only do the students have to pay to register for the course, they have to pay for their travel. They have to pay their living expenses. So it’s really a lot if you don’t come from a hefty financial background. This is just a little effort in balancing or leveling the playing field.”

Husni has a busy season ahead of him with magazines. He is currently preparing for the ACT 8 Experience, an event organized annually by the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism set for April 17-20 in Oxford. The 2018 theme is Print Proud, Digital Smart.

And Newell Turner, one of Husni’s former University of Mississippi magazine students, who rose to become the Hearst Design Group editorial director, will be presented the Silver Em, the University of Mississippi’s highest award in journalism, at a campus event during the ACT 8 Experience April 18. The event will be held in the Overby Auditorium in Farley Hall on the UM campus at 5:30 p.m.

The Silver Em award dates to 1958, and recipients must be Mississippians with notable journalism careers or journalists with notable careers in Mississippi.

If you are interested in donating to the endowment or learning more about it, contact Husni at 662-915-1414, 662-832-6247 or


Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by alysia

Public Relations Internship

Summer 2013 – Atlanta


At Cohn & Wolfe, a strategic public relations agency dedicated to creating, building and protecting the world’s most prolific and successful brands, you won’t be putting files in alphabetical order or hoping someone notices your hard work. You will be part of an entrepreneurial, award-winning culture that won two 2013 PR Week awards:  one for Best Large Agency and the second, for overall Agency of the Year. Cohn & Wolfe has also been named to Advertising Age’s “Best Places to Work” list for two years in a row.


At Cohn & Wolfe, convention is our enemy. We don’t just claim to be different, we prove it. It’s in everything we do – beginning with our guiding credo: “Dig Deeper. Imagine More.”


We’re digital geeks, creative catalysts and branding warriors all wrapped into one. We would much rather be considered refreshingly weird than painfully ordinary. That’s why our roster of 1100 employees includes an odd blend of the dramatic and the driven, the inspiring and the inventive, the playful and the profound.


As a Cohn & Wolfe Summer Intern, you will participate in a 10-12 week paid program at our Atlanta office in Buckhead. You will get to work on some of the world’s leading brands in different practice areas including Consumer, Corporate, Healthcare, Research and Creative Services.


You will gain exposure through various internal networking opportunities, such as:

·                    Career training sessions

·                    Mentoring

·                    Volunteer events

·                    Mixers

·                    Company parties


At the end of your program, you’ll participate and present a final group project applying the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the summer.


The typical day for an intern can include any of the following:

·         Write and distribute basic materials including pitch letters, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, prepared remarks and standby statements

·         Create and maintain media lists

·         Handle routine media inquiries

·         Monitor media to report coverage that affects the Client’s business

·         Handle basic research of Client’s business and industry to maintain a current knowledge base

·         Develop relationships with external audiences (media, third-party constituencies, etc.) to convey the Client’s message

·         Help secure media interviews

·         Coordinate specific events and promotions for the Client

·         Assist in account administration duties such as billing and activity reports

·         Work with internal service departments, external vendors, news media, outside agency partners and other account staff members at Cohn & Wolfe to service the Client


Internship requirements:

·         You must be a Junior, Senior or recent graduate who can work 40 hours per week during the summer

·         Possess strong written, verbal and research skills

·         Have a mastery of Microsoft Office applications

·         Have a full understanding of social media platforms and digital applications