Mass media successes return to campus
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Seven of the many students the St. Cloud State Department of Mass Communications has prepared for work in the mass media were back on campus this spring.
The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists brought the alumni back to talk about their careers, challenges they have faced, industry trends, how new media has affected their jobs and how students can prepare for the change. The panelists also answered questions from the audience and invited students to speak with them one-on-one and have their work critiqued.
The panelists represented newspapers, radio stations and TV stations from Central Minnesota and the Twin Cities. St. Cloud State alumni on the panel were:
Also on the panel were Ed Smith, KSAX-TV station manager, and Nicole Garrison-Springer, who is a Pioneer Press money reporter and president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Pro chapter.