Jobs and Internships

Aug 19, 2011 - Posted by Heather McCall

In her latest column, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English shares the story of Star intern Michael Woods, who learned the hard way how damaging unverified information can be.

May 25, 2009 - Posted by Laura Stone
Ryerson University Masters student Colleen Tang tells us why aspiring journalists should make informed decisions about everything--especially their own careers.
Feb 25, 2009 - Posted by Laura Stone
The economy is down, jobs are scarce and hope for that internship you wanted is slowly fading because a) they might be cutting back and b) they also might not exist anymore. Well, consider this: when looking for a magazine job that does still exist , sometimes it helps to actually meet someone in person...

Feb 05, 2009 - Posted by Laura Stone
Journalism internships just aren’t what they used be, writes Laura Stone. As if competition were not fierce enough, amid cutbacks, layoffs, and general economic uncertainty there are fewer internships to contend for, leaving students feeling a touch on the anxious side.
Jan 15, 2009 - Posted by Laura Stone
Dominique Jarry-Shore, a journalism student in Concordia University's one-year graduate diploma program, spent a week last summer working at Eastern Door--a weekly newspaper for Mohawk...
Oct 17, 2008 - Posted by Laura Stone
Metro English Canada, the country's No. 1 free daily newspaper, is looking for editorial interns to join our bureaus in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax. The successful candidates must be...
Oct 08, 2008 - Posted by Laura Stone
The fine folks at Gawker, that quirky, gossipy, but highly informative online magazine thingy, have come up with some tips for the potential journalist looking to strike out and make it rich. First off, don't do that. If this satirical yet oddly accurate guide has anything to say about it, the odds of making money at this thing are about as good as an unknown Alaskan governor being chosen as VP pick. Wait...what?
In all seriousness, we're sort of screwed, but there's always a way to make money, the Gawkers say. And though you may have to spend a few more years at the copy desk before your career is made, so be it.
Also, what's this Internet everybody keeps talking about? It seems like there's a future in it, if you ask me.
Sep 03, 2008 - Posted by Laura Stone
Considering summer JUST officially ended, it may be early yet to start thinking about next summer's job.

Then again, maybe not.

A lot of internships begin asking for applications in the fall, and start interviewing before winter break. Although a clean application (read: no typos) is essential, it's really the interview that counts. Northwestern University's Medill journalism school has some great tips on what to say, how to act, and even what to wear on the big day.

Might want to start practicing now- then again, maybe not.


Sep 02, 2008 - Posted by Regan Ray
Intern MugSome internships are paid, others aren't. Some offer meaningful mentorship, many don't. Find all the resources you'll need to decide if doing an internship is right for you, including listings, debates, horror stories and advice. 
Mar 25, 2008 - Posted by David Hutton
Masthead Online, a publication that serves the Canadian magazine industry, provides a guide to how to break into the magazine business via internship. What they are, how they work, what to say in the interview, and what kind of pay to expect. This page also has a comprehensive list of all the magazine internships available in Canada, what they pay, and when deadlines are.
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