Job Posting: News Researcher (The Wall Street Journal)

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced research professional based in New York City.  We’re looking for a news hound who wants to be an integral part of big, competitive stories. This person will work in partnership with reporters and editors, enhancing the quality of the news gathering process through the use of online databases such as Accurint, TLO, Nexis, Factiva, PACER, and Courtlink. The ideal candidate also will have some familiarity with accessing public and private databases.  Qualified individuals must be able to handle multiple and varied research assignments. They should have a nose for retrieving and analyzing information, be able to meet tight deadlines, and work well in a team atmosphere. Attention to detail a must. A strong knowledge of current events is key. A master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent experience in a news library is highly recommended. Some weekend and evening work is required. This person will answer to Jennifer Forsyth, US Editor, but will research for all sections of the Journal. Please contact Ms. Forsyth at Jennifer.Forsyth@wsj.com if interested

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News Library and Archive Internship: CNN DC bureau

CNN’s DC bureau library and archive is hiring an intern for the Fall 2013 semester. Check out the internship details here:

http://turnerjobs.com/#/careers/job-details/137561BR

Applicants must be enrolled students.  Submit an application through the Web site above. Also, email cover letters and resumes to jamie.helgren@turner.com

The deadline to apply is August 9, with interviews to follow.

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SLA 2013: NEWS DIVISION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Early Bird registration ends this Friday, April 19 for the SLA 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego June 9-11.

Come network with colleagues, learn about the newest industry trends and find out how news research and archive centers just like yours are surviving and even thriving in 2013.

Merrie posted about this link from the Business & Finance Division and the Baseball caucus. It has information about transportation, food and things to do in San Diego. It includes a downtown map.

http://bf.sla.org/2013/sla-2013/recap-hit-one-out-of-the-park-in-san-diego/

NEWS DIVISION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday, June 9

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, the News Division is co-hosting two programs at the same time on Sunday.  We all have tough choices to make!

11:45am               Google and Beyond! Gathering Competitive Intelligence
Speaker: Sean Campbell, Co-owner, Cascade Insights
Moderator: Michel Bernaiche, Director – Program Development, Aurora WDC
(Convention Center, Room 14A)

11:45am               SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Position your Career and your Library for The Next Information Boom
Speaker: Jack Plunkett, CEO, Plunkett Research, Ltd
Moderator: Karen MacDonald, Business Librarian, Kent State University Libraries
(Convention Center, Room 6AB)

  • A fast-paced and authoritative look at the changes, technologies and trends that will shape the near future, this presentation is based on Jack Plunkett’s book, “The Next Boom: What you absolutely, positively have to know about the world between now and 2025.” The book won a Gold Medal in the Business Book Awards competition sponsored by Axiom and INC Magazine. This presentation is appropriate for librarians in academia, business, law, science and government agencies.
    Presented By Business & Finance Division, News Division

Monday, June 10

8:30am News Division Annual Business Meeting
Moderator: Debra Bade, Chair, SLA News Division 2013
Location:  Embassy Suites Hotel downtown ( 601 Pacific Highway ). We will meet in the veranda area in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel.

 10:00am               SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Organizing Knowledge
Speaker: Patrick Lambe, Principal Consultant, Straits Knowledge
Moderator: Janice Keeler, Manager, Knowledge Management, NERA Economic Consulting
(Convention Center, Room 6A)

12:00pm               Storytelling across Multiple Platforms
Panelists include Talitha Baker from Invisible Children and InsideClimate News Executive Editor Susan White, whose team just won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and who has edited three Pulitzer-winning packages in the past few years.
Speakers: Talitha Baker, Tour Booking Manager, Invisible Children
Tom Mallory, Homepage Editor, U-T San Diego
Susan White, Inside Climate News
(Convention Center, Room 8)

  • Today’s consumers are using new technologies and platforms to find information they are seeking. Companies and nonprofits must use their content to tell compelling stories through these new media. Panelists from Invisible Children, a social action nonprofit that leapt into the national spotlight with the Kony 2012 campaign, and two evolving media organizations will present examples of, and ideas for, good storytelling on websites, through social media and through video, and will help attendees understand the impact of mobile technology.
    Presented By DSOC Nonprofit Sector Section, News Division

 6:30pm                 UT San Diego Tour and Reception
Location: San Diego Union-Tribune building 350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego
Note: Please enter at the front of the U-T building, behind the flagpoles, and await an escort to the Headliners Club.

  • The Union-Tribune Building is about 15 minutes away by car/taxi and within 10 minutes walking distance of the Green Line Trolley.
    To reach the Union-Tribune building by trolley, take the Green Line (Santee) from the Convention Center Station.
    Get off the stop at Fashion Valley Transit Center. The Fashion Valley  stop is about a 7-10 minute walk from the U-T. Head east under the trolley line along the river, turn right at the first street Avenida del Rio, make a second right at the stoplight onto  Camino de la Reina. The U-T building will be on your right.
    Or you can walk downstairs and catch a cab for three blocks or transfer to the MTS Bus route 6 (North Park/30th & Univ.) and travel one stop  to Camino De La Reina at Avenida Del Rio. The trolley ride will take approximately 20 minutes. Contact merrie.monteagudo@utsandiego.com for assistance reaching the location.On Monday night there is a baseball game at Petco Park opposite the Convention Center, so the trolley station may be crowded, although you will be heading away from most of the traffic. One-way Trolley tickets, available for $2.50 from ticket vending machines, are good for travel for two hours from the time of purchase on any MTS Trolley. Transfers between trolley and bus and Round trips are not allowed with a one-way ticket. Purchase your ticket before boarding the Trolley from the ticket vending machines at each station. Regional Day Passes are $5 and available from ticket vending machines.
  • The event will open at 6:30 with a Tour of the U-T, silent auction and drinks on the 5th floor balcony, facing the sunset.
    The tour will visit the U-T TV studio, U-T San Diego newsroom, and print production facilities and take approximately 45 minutes. If you prefer to skip the tour, which may involve some stairs, you are welcome to head straight up to the bar!

7:30pm                 News Division Awards Dinner

  • This year’s celebration will take place at a catered dinner in the Headline’s Club high above Mission Valley.  Come and celebrate the achievements of Division leaders!  Our Kwapil winner is Justin Scroggs. Catherine Kitchell and Derek Willis will receive Henebry Awards to honor their long-standing contributions to the organization.
    Sponsored by: Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA
    Please RSVP for the banquet to Catherine Kitchell at CKitchell@bna.com

Location: Headliner’s Club
San Diego Union-Tribune Building
350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA 92108

Tuesday, June 11

10:00am               South of the Border: Research and Library Resources in Mexico
Moderator: Sandra Dibble, Reporter, Mexico and Border Issues, Union Tribune
Speakers: Kenn Morris, President, Crossborder Group Inc.  Kenn Morris Presentation: PDF or PowerPoint 2010
Lynne Walker, Vice President, Institute of the Americas
(Convention Center, Room 14B)

  • Our speakers will offer research tips and resources useful in researching Mexican businesses, and border-related policy issues, along with a look at freedom of information and transparency in Mexico’s open records laws.
    Presented By News Division, Sponsored by EcoAméricas

2:00pm                 Corporate Libraries: Adding Value in the Workplace
Author and consultant Joe Matthews outlines the building blocks for delivering content and experiences that users want. A graduate course in just 90 minutes!
Speaker:   Joe Matthews, JRM Consulting Inc.
(Convention Center, Room 8)

  • Author and consultant Joe Matthews will discuss how libraries add value to their corporations every day, how they can better communicate that value, and how they can make even greater contributions in the workplace. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library and Listening to the Customer (co-authored with Peter Hernon). Presented By News Division
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News Library News: Fall 1996 National Convention Coverage, AUKML and Webbing the Newsroom

Thanks to Charlie Campo, the Fall 1996 issue of News Library News has been added to the collection.  Thanks for scanning this and other issues to be added soon. Read it this issue here.  Read other issues of News Library News here.

This is the table of contents:

Highlights: Research At The GOP Convention | The Aside Bar | Notes From The Chair | People | National Convention Coverage: In The Big Tent | National Convention Coverage: San Diego Bound | National Convention Coverage: Planning For The Scripted Event | Web News: Webbing The Newsroom | News Division Has An Official Webmaster | Those Who Can, Still Can Teach | Awards Committee Seeking Nominations | Play On Words: AUKML Style United Kingdom Media Librarians Meeting Durham, England July 5-7, 1996

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News Library News–Missing Issues

Update: All issues have been located in a library or a personal collection.  These are News Library News issues that I have located but don’t have on hand yet or have been scanned in and sent to me.

  • Vol. 19, No. 1 (Fall 1996)*
  • Vol. 15, No. 2 (Winter 1993)*
  • Vol. 14, No. 3 (Spring 1992) (This was a special 1992 pre-conference issue)*
  • Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer 1990) (have located in a personal collection)
  • Vol. 10, No. 1 and No. 3  (Fall 1987 and Spring 1988)*
  • Vol. 9, No. 4 (Fall, August 5, 1987)*
  • Vol. 7, No. 4 ( Summer 1985)*
  • Vol. 7, No. 2-3 ( Winter and Spring 1985) (Checking–UNC may have some or all of these and have located in a personal collection)
  • Vol. 6, No. 1-2 (Fall 1984 and Winter 1985) (Checking–UNC may have some or all of these and have located in a personal collection)
  • Vol. 5 (all issues) (Fall 1983 and Winter, Spring, Summer 1984) (Have located in a personal collection and this seems to be at the National Library of Australia)
  • Vol. 4 (all issues) (Fall 1982 and Winter, Spring, Summer 1983) (Have located in a personal collection but we are not sure if No. 4 was published. No. 3 seems to be at the National Library of Australia)
  • Vol. 3, No. 3 (Spring 1982) (Have located in a personal collection)

*These issues have been scanned and added to the Web site.
**Note, some library catalogs have: Began with v. 2, no. 3 (Jan. 1980). This is due to a title change.  Here is the title history:

Newspaper Librarians (Issue No. 1, Feb. 1978 and Issue No. 2, May 1978)
Short Takes Bulletin of the Newspaper Division of Special Libraries Association (Vol. 1, No. 1 Summer 1978 to Vol. 2, No. 2 Fall 1979) (Issued quarterly under this title)
News Library News Bulletin of the Newspaper Division of Special Libraries Association (Vol.2, No. 3 Winter 1980 -vol. 13, No. 2 Winter 1991) (Issued quarterly under this title)
News Library News (Vol. 13, No. 3, Spring 1991 to Vol. 32, No. 2 Spring 2010) (Issued quarterly under this title.)

In 2003, the News Division stopped distributing a printed version of News Library News, creating a PDF file for future issues.  The last complete issue was published with Vol. 32, No. 2 Spring 201o.  After that, some postings using NLN column headings were made to a blog in 2010 and 2011.

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News Library News in 1991

Ginny Hauswald posted to NewsLib that the News Division has 200 members as of April 3.   She also noted that the News Division has been a proud member of SLA since 1924, citing an article by Lany McDonald in a 1991 News Library News article.  You can read Lany Walden McDonald’s article,  “What in the World is a Kwapil?” here or the entire Fall 1991 issue here, thanks to Charlie Campo!

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