Fight Global Warming, Apply for CBS News Summer Internship?
Conservative college journalism students might want to consider a summer internship with Katie Couric and the CBS "Evening News." Aspiring journalists are invited to submit print or video entries bringing a local perspective to a global issue. CBS lists three categories: climate change, "social entrepreneurs," and Iraq War veterans. Will the most compelling presentation of liberal bias win the internship, or could a conservative effort start someone's career? You'll be able to see the results online. The online ad (with a big pic of Katie) says:
Launch your journalism career -- while earning course credit -- with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work directly with Katie Couric and the staff of CBS News. It's all part of SPRINGBOARD, an exciting new journalism program sponsored by CBS News and U-Wire.
SPRINGBOARD invites aspiring print and broadcast journalists to provide a unique local perspective to a global topic, and submit the print or video result for consideration by the journalists of CBSNews.com and CBS News. We'll post the best submissions online, and award one entrant with a summer internship at CBS News in New York City.
Interested applicants must create an original story based on one of the following topics:
Climate Change: Provide a compelling, local angle to the national debate regarding global warming and climate change.
American Spirit: Find and report on a local "social entrepreneur," someone who is trying to bring a creative solution to a longstanding social, economic or community challenge.
Iraq War Veterans: Profile a veteran of the war in Iraq from your community.