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Open Park Summer Internship



Journalism majors and college students interested in new media and the news business, this is for you:

Do you think you can do a better job at covering the news than the traditional media?
Are you tired of reading re-heated [copied and aggregated news] and are yearning for some original reporting
Can you ask the tough questions?
Are you creative, have an eye for what would make an aesthetic photo-essay?
Do you want to cover the news that no one does? [the non-reported and under-covered]
Are you up for an investigative story?
Are you excited by the idea of building your own team of reporters and editors to cover your story/beat?
Are you ready to experiment and produce multimedia reports with partner-journalists from your city, state, and from across the country?
Has one of our news beats on OP's Homepage caught your eye?
Or would you like to propose and create your own beat?
Are you looking to creatively use or acquire new media skills?
What about building your portfolio with published multimedia works at the edge of social media innovations?
Would you like to contribute to drafting the first Code of Ethics for journalism in the digital era?
Would you like to be part of a research team that is re-creating collaboration in and outside the newsroom and the news industry?
Do you have cool ideas for shaping the future of news?

If you have checked several of these opportunities, read on!

Open Park, MIT's online collaboration news production project, is now accepting applications for its Summer Internship.

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:
Sphere: collaborative multimedia online news production [news-gathering, -reporting, -writing, editing, audio and video production, news and art photography]
Period: Summer semester [June, July, and/or August]
Positions: 2
Applicants: must be full-time registered high school, college/university student
Location: Cambridge/Boston/Mass
For credit

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter and a link to a news blog or news site that you find interesting and a brief note on why so - to Florence Gallez - fgallez@mit.edu
Deadline: June 31, 2010