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Wanted: Seeking Editorial & Video Interns for Summer Semester

It's that time of year again!

VIBE / VIBE Vixen are seeking editorial and video interns with a passion for journalism and a serious interest in music and entertainment to join the NYC team.

Are you looking for a writing opportunity at one of the most influential digital publications? Do you have an interest in pop culture, music (hip-hop and R&B), fashion and sports? VIBE may be the right place for you!

Basic Information
Editorial interns will research news stories, transcribe interviews and contribute content to VIBE & VIBE Vixen. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct interviews with talent (artists, actors and prominent figures in entertainment) on behalf of the legacy brand. Must have a forward-thinking mentality and be able to work well independently.

Video interns will assist in prepping for shoots, filming and editing video content in post-production. Interns must have strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented and hold experience with transcribing footage and creating cohesive visuals via Final Cut Pro.

How to Apply
Editorial Internship: Send your cover letter, résumé and 2 to 4 clips to [email protected], with “Editorial Intern” in the subject area. Applicants without published clips are encouraged to submit music-related pieces (reviews or news stories) of their own. Tell us about your favorite VIBE or VIBE Vixen issue or article and why.

Video Internship: Send your cover letter, résumé to [email protected], with “Video Intern” in the subject area. Include clips or links to self-produced video content/reels. Tells us about a visual that inspired you creatively and why.

The application deadline is 12pm EST on Friday, May 15.

If you have any questions, contact our Intern Program Coordinator: Adelle Platon, [email protected] or tweet your questions to @VibeMagazine using the hashtag #AskVibe. VIBE is not seeking social media stars, aspiring music artists or the next contestant for a reality show. We're looking for young students with a serious passion for music and journalism.

VIBE employs interns during its Summer (June to August), Fall (September to December) and Spring (January to May) programs. Interns must receive college credit and available to work 16-24 hours per week (with at least two 8-hour days). All internship positions are unpaid and are completed on-site at our New York office in Manhattan. VIBE does not provide housing or travel assistance.

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Reasons for the protest—which stretches from the country's capital Port-au-Prince to surrounding towns—includes inflation, and other environmental concerns like inadequate drinking water, and a food and fuel shortage. The protestors also call into question the monetary aid the country received after the 2010 earthquake that has yet to reinstall infrastructure to the most affected places.

In a statement issued to the Post, Jake Johnston, an international research associate who focuses on Haiti's economic and policy sectors said "Haiti is facing a broad rejection of a political and economic system that in 30 years has failed to deliver results for the majority of the population. There's a general distrust of politicians and elections. And the promises of economic development after the earthquake have clearly not been met."

Moise's plans to launch a "dialogue committee" to attempt a resolution but has been met with opposition from those on the front lines of the protest.

Another view of today’s mass antigovernment demonstrations in #Haiti called by some musicians. pic.twitter.com/mONWrWGp37

— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) October 13, 2019

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— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) October 12, 2019

In addition to the protests, the United Nations ceased its 15-year peacekeeping mission in the country, The Miami Herald reports. The organization arrived in 2004 to help restore order after Haiti fell into political corruption and violence following President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's exile. The news site adds that some U.N. personnel were also accused of sexual abuse crimes against boys and women and that the organization admitted to its role in 2010's cholera outbreak.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2020, and The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston are among the nominees.

Among this year's 16 nominees, nine are first-time ballots: B.I.G., Houston, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy. The other seven are attempting to land in the hall after previous tries: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, MC5 and Todd Rundgren.

Biggie became a nominee in his first year of eligibility. If inducted, he will be only the second rapper to join the hall, after 2Pac's induction in 2017.

Ballots are distributed through a panel of more than 1,000 voters - historians, music industry insiders, and previous inductees. Fans can have an impact as well. Billboard reports that from Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET, fans can go to Google and search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee’s name plus “vote” to cast a ballot with Google, vote at RockHall.com or at the Museum itself in Cleveland. The five artists who receive the most fan votes comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the others to determine the 2020 inductees.

The class of inductees will be announced in January 2020, and the 35th annual induction ceremony will be held in the hall's home of Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.

Nominees for the hall must have released their first commercial recording 25 years before the year of the induction. The hall's website also states: "Besides demonstrating unquestionable musical excellence and talent, inductees will have had a significant impact on the development, evolution and preservation of rock & roll."

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees from 2019 were Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leopard, The Cure, and The Zombies.

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Ebro Darden Denies Report That Says 'Hot 97' Will Not Play Tekashi 6ix9ine's Music

'Hot 97' radio personality Ebro Darden denies a TMZ report which said that the station will not play Tekashi 6ix9ine's music once, and if, he's released from prison.

Earlier today, TMZ published a report that stated that a Hot 97 executive said the station has never really been fans of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and that they will not play his music upon his release. Shortly after the report was published, Ebro responded.

"All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ," Ebro wrote in a tweet, "So this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories."

All execs @HOT97 deny speaking to anyone @TMZ ..... so this means that Tekashi marketing machine is revving up to rally his on-line #Bots and drive stories.

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

A follower replied how Ebro shuts down new artists. And Ebro responded by saying that he will play Tekashi's music.

And then this... hahahahaha! I just said I was gonna play it. Ya’ll dumb https://t.co/JQAjkE2L9W

— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) October 14, 2019

6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million deal with his former label, 10k Projects, to record two albums upon his release from prison. It's been reported that one will be recorded in English and the other will be recorded in Spanish. As for his looming release, the rapper's sentencing has been scheduled for Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. EST.

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