Smash your way into a sports job

Session conducted on 18 March 2012 by Alison Overholt, ESPNW publisher and founding editor   Figure out if there is a problem you can provide a solution for and be able to describe your “fix” to the people you are interviewing with. Don’t just “network”.  Keep and maintain actual relationships with everyone you possibly …

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How NOT to alienate the black folks

Session conducted on 18 March 2012 by Valerie D. White, Ph.D., Florida A&M University   Familiarize yourself with black publications. When covering a story that creates a “black eye” for a company, university, etc. always remember that you, as a journalists, are not the reason they black eye was created.  Cover …

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Just the facts: online tools for your beat

Session conducted on 18 March 2012 by Jose Pagliery, staff reporter at CNNmoney.com   Check background info using public databases, regulatory filings, stat information. Don’t forget to search on Myspace.  People often use it more than you think OR they don’t use it anymore but have not disabled their account. …

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When is a good question a bad question?

Session conducted on 17 March 2012 by Jody Kleinberg Biehl, University of Buffalo.   Use critical thinking skills to “outwit” subjects who don’t want to reveal much. Have a great understanding of a topic/beat while you are covering it.  If you need to get help with understanding the material, DO …

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GPC Employee lay-off list

The following list, provided to the Collegian by President Rob Watts, is the names of the GPC employees who were laid off due to the budget cuts (updated list by department on 6/25/12): First Name Last Name Campus Department Letay Abera CKS CKS-Custodial Operations Sabrina Abid CKS Sustainability Julie Abraham ALP …

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