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Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by alysia

6-MONTH INTERNSHIP!!!! FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS–3/public-relations-intern?i=3&location=85670&s=8.48682

Job Description :
Position: Public Relations Intern
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Public Relations Supervisor
Direct Reports: No
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90031

Department Summary: Forever 21 is seeking an innovative, energetic, and passionate team player to add to our dynamic Public Relations team.

Job Purpose: The Public Relations Intern will assist in facilitating trend/product-related communications between in-house and international PR agencies.
NOTE: This is a 6 month internship

• Execute all editorial, credit, and image requests: Compile and send lists of all editorial, image, and credit requests to PRC weekly
• Update and maintain editor contact lists
• Handle all shipping requests for the team
• Assist in coordinating press samples with internal team; Allocate and distribute samples to global agencies and editors
• Assist with the creation and distribution of trend reports for internal and external use
• Coordinate photography requests for the PR, Social Media, and Retail Marketing teams
• Assist in trend/product research and prepare information for all one-sheets
• Execute all editor, blogger, and influencer gifting

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field preferred
• 0-1 years of internal Public Relations experience preferred
• Must have the ability to work on multiple projects with multiple points of contact in an ever changing environment
• Must have experience creating corporate brand and press materials
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• General understanding of international business etiquette and culture required

At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.

Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!

Paid and unpaid internships listed on – including Marketing. Deadline open.

Posted on: January 26th, 2013 by alysia–2/marketing-intern-startup-boston-ma?i=2&location=85271&s=0.3305254


.CO is where big ideas belong on the web. We’re a highly profitable, bootstrapped company. Some of our partners include the likes of 500 Startups, Startup America, Startup Weekend, LeWeb, and more.

Learn more about us at

We are looking for a smart, driven Marketing Intern with a strong interest in marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship – not necessarily in that order. This is a great learning opportunity for motivated college students, recent grads, or others looking to build experience for a career in marketing, or at a startup.

This position can start ASAP. You must be available for at least 20 hours a week, or more if you want! We would like you to meet us at our co-working space in South Station at least 2 days a week. The rest of the time you can work out of your home. We can offer course credit and/or hourly pay.

You will work directly with our Director of Marketing on a series of different projects that aim to build the .CO brand, drive awareness, and generate sales. This may include:
• developing a marketing program for partnerships with college entrepreneurship programs
• event planning
• copywriting
• social media management
• analytics reporting
• marketing research – including qualitative and quantitative surveys of our user base
• many other opportunities for you to explore areas that are interesting to you as long as you show drive and enthusiasm!

• Experience or a field of study in marketing, public relations or business
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Social media and technology savvy
• Entrepreneurial interest or experience a strong plus



The mission of our internship program is to provide college students with exposure to and work experience in the nonprofit sector. Because is still a relatively new organization, interns have the unique opportunity to contribute to its growth and scalability.
Previous intern responsibilities and projects include:
• Planning, coordinating, and conducting interviews for short marketing videos
• Designing the website’s landing page for “Gift Options”
• Researching potential celebrities to help with marketing campaigns
• Creating content for our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc)
• Managing recruitment for usability testing of website features
• Performing data analysis and recommending changes based on findings, including new vendors for partnership and changes to the teacher facing side of the website
• Analyze trends in search activity in our Help Center
All of our internships are unpaid.


Silver Em Presented to Alumnus Greg Brock

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by alysia

Greg Brock, center, received the 2012 Silver Em from the University of Mississippi based on his outstanding career in journalism. Brock, senior editor for standards at The New York Times, came to Ole Miss from Crystal Springs, Miss., and graduated in 1975. During his acceptance, he mentioned that Dr. Jere Hoar, right, professor emeritus, was the first journalism professor he met at Ole Miss and among those who had a lasting influence on his work. From left are Dr. Samir Husni and Dean Will Norton Jr. of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media faculty, Silver Em committee members; Brock; 2011 Silver Em recipient Patsy Brumfield of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal; and Dr. Hoar.

Social Media Boot Camp Kicks Off Meek Week Events

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by alysia

Journalism students “tweet” the Meek Week presentation on social media as part of a project in the Journalism Innovation class. Oct. 8, 2012. Photo by Vince Davis.

By Jennifer Peterson

Dr. Carrie Brown-Smith, a journalism professor from the University of Memphis, hosted a session called “Social Media Boot Camp” to kick off Meek Week.

“I think it is a really exciting time [to be a journalist] because we have all these tools like Twitter at our disposal,” she said.

Brown-Smith recommends Twitter as a tool for every journalist. She says that it is an easy, interactive instrument that allows people to both take the pulse about what people are talking about and to collectively participate in that discussion as well.

“There are literally over a hundred New York Times [reporters] who are using Twitter every day in their news process,” she said.

Social media has allowed many news companies to reach much larger audiences, something that Brown-Smith says was much more difficult to do in earlier times. It also allows companies to potentially reach more diverse audiences.  For example, African Americans use the social media approximately twice as much as whites, according to Brown-Smith.

Brown-Smith said that the first and most obvious use of Twitter for a journalist is breaking news. She emphasized the fact that social media is changing the way news breaks and said that many of the most recent front page stories, such as the death of Whitney Houston, were first broken on Twitter. Because of an effort to distribute breaking news to as many audiences as possible, Brown-Smith said that some news companies are even re-tweeting their competitors.

But, Brown-Smith says, the fact-checking process should follow the same standards as traditional media – especially if you plan on retweeting someone else’s information.

“A tweet is no different than anything else. You gotta check it out,” she said.

Although the Twitter process is hard work, Brown-Smith doesn’t recommend giving up. She says that an online community is not built in a day or even a year, but that it is achievable.

“Keep plugging away,” she advises, “Consistency over time does drive you to have a following.”

The Years Since 1962

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by alysia

Multiple events in the series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Mississippi were held in the Overby Center at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, including a concluding event focused on the years since 1962. Speakers, from left, were Dr. Donald Cole, mathematics professor and assistant to the chancellor; Valeria Ross, who coordinates African-American student organizations; and Dr. Gerald Walton, former professor, provost and acting chancellor. Dr. David Sansing, history professor emeritus, introduced the speakers and at right is Dr. Dan Jones, chancellor of the university.

Diverse Education: Journalism Education Undergoes Academic Discipline Makeover

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 by alysia

by Lekan Oguntoyinbo , July 29, 2010

At the University of Mississippi, a team of student journalists recently concluded a series of in-depth stories on life in the Mississippi Delta. The package of stories has been given to the Mississippi Press Association, which will distribute them to newspapers throughout the state for publication at no cost. In the fall, the students will release an hourlong documentary about the Mississippi Delta that will be broadcast on public television.

Faculty at the University of Colorado’s journalism school are working with their colleagues in the business school to develop a joint certificate in media entrepreneurship. Michigan State University offers journalism degrees that specialize in certain subjects, including environmental studies.

Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck, dean of the Scripps-Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, recently put her faculty through several days of extensive multimedia training, a strategy she calls “retooling her faculty.” On one occasion she brought in a faculty member from the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., to train faculty and students in telling stories across multiple platforms. On another occasion, experts from the E.W. Scripps Network conducted faculty training sessions via Skype on subjects ranging from social media tools and ethics in the age of the Internet.


Trip to China

Posted on: April 30th, 2010 by alysia

J-week ended for me on Thursday afternoon, April 16, when the Advisory Committee met for two hours to hear reports from faculty and have barbecue and enjoy a concert by Big T’s Blues band in front of the Overby Center.

I was up the next morning about 3 am and left the house at 3:30 for a 6 am Chicago-bound flight out of Memphis.  From O’Hare, I was to take a United Airlines flight to Beijing a little before 1 pm.  I was traveling from Chicago with Susan Shaw, executive director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Our more than 13-hour flight took us almost over the North Pole before traveling south over Siberia to the capital of China.  We landed a little before 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Beijing time – 13 hours ahead of Oxford’s Daylight Saving Time.


Reunion of 1960 Ole Miss Baseball Team

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by alysia

I was having dinner in the View restaurant above the Marriott at Times Square when I learned that the 1960 Ole Miss baseball team was having a reunion on the weekend of the series against Louisiana State University.

This was the team that went 22-3 for the season and beat the University of Florida for the SEC championship.  However, this also was the team that could not play in the regional tournament that leads to the College World Series.



Posted on: March 10th, 2010 by alysia

Susanne Shaw, executive Director of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, and I were picked up by the driver at 8:30 a.m. and we were at work before 9 a.m.

We met with Ilhem Allagui, interim head of the Department of Mass Communication.  She took us to meet Chancellor Peter Heath and Vice Chancellor Thomas Hochstettler at 10:30 a.m. in the Chancellor’s office.  We then spent time visiting with other faculty: Peggy Bieber-Roberts, Ph.D.; Harris Breslow, Ph.D.; Ana Marie Castillo; Herman Coutinho; Ana Gavassa; Josehp Gibbs, Ph.D.; Mahboub Hashem, Ph.D., Mohammed Ibahrine, Ph.D.;  Don Love, Ph.D., Ph.D.; Hania Hashef, Ph.D.; Tina Richardson; Abeer Al Najjar, Ph.D.; Susan Smith; and Mustafa Taha, Ph.D.

We learned of the rapid developments in the program since it became a department in 2003.  I originally had visited in 2004 with Richard Cole, dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina, and Tom Kunkle, dean at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.  We were doing an accreditation evaluation for the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the United Arab Emirates.



Posted on: March 9th, 2010 by alysia

“He is the best teacher I have had at this university,” a student wrote last January in the evaluation of Zenebe Beyene.

Zenebe is the assistant dean at the School of Journalism and Communication at Addis Ababa University and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He taught JOUR 400 International Communication during January Intersession at Ole Miss.

Thus, it was exciting to be invited to dinner by Zenebe’s family when I was in Addis last week.  I had traveled to Ethiopia from Dubai to try to finalize the partnership agreement between Addis Ababa University and the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi.