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Journalism Career Night
Journalism Career Night, brought to you by the Department of Journalism is coming up Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Levis Center. Nine journalism alumni will be coming to campus to speak with College of Media students about their careers in the worlds of both traditional and new journalism. This will be an incredible opportunity to network and talk with veterans in the fields where you hope to work after graduation. Our distinguished panelists will discuss breaking into the job market, what to put on a cover letter and resume and thriving in the many fields where your journalism skills are in demand. There will also be an opportunity to meet with these individuals one on one. All this and refreshments too! Dress for the event is business casual.
The panel will include:
Moderator: Justin Breen ’99
Assistant Managing Editor, The Times of Northwest Indiana
Breen recently finished a one-month stint as the interim editor at the Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, where he oversaw a 35-person newsroom. In 2011, Breen was selected as one of the nation’s “25 Under 35” publishing leaders by Editor & Publisher magazine.
Gail Fischer ’91 Media Studies
Sports Anchor/Reporter Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Fischer is a Chicago sports broadcasting veteran who currently hosts the weekend edition of Sportsnet Central on Comcast SportsNet. She also serves as the Bulls sideline reporter and Cubs beat reporter for the station.
Ash-har Quraishi ‘97 JOURN
Correspondent, Chicago Tonight, WTTW (PBS), Chicago, IL
Quraishi is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, writer, photographer and filmmaker with more than a decade of international, investigative and long-form reporting experience.
Paul Biasco ’10 JOURN
Reporter, Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Biasco is the night patrol reporter at the Daily Herald covering the police beat for the entire coverage area, but also any news that breaks news after about 5:30 p.m.
Alissa Groeninger ‘11 JOURN
Statehouse Reporting Intern, Chicago Tribune
Groeninger graduated with a degree in News-Editorial Journalism. She currently interns out of the Illinois Statehouse for the Chicago Tribune. Groeninger is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Ted Kemp ‘98 Journ
Senior News Editor; CNBC Digital for Europe, Middle East and Africa; London, United Kingdom
Kemp manages CNBC’s news coverage out of the EMEA region for its digital unit, comprising CNBC.com and CNBC for the iPhone, iPad and other wireless distribution channels.
Zak Stambor ’03 LAS, ‘04 MS JOURN
Senior Editor, Internet Retailer Magazine
Stambor is a senior editor at Internet Retailer magazine. In that role he oversees Internet Retailer’s Focus e-newsletter, as well as contributes news and feature articles to Internet Retailer magazine and InternetRetailer.com.
Tracy Hernandez , ’07 JOURN
Publications & PR Coordinator,
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago
Hernandez is the head feature writer, copy editor and blogger for WellCommunityChicago.org, a daily health and wellness magazine covering the North side of Chicago, published by Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Sam Smith ‘05 MS JOURN
Freelance Science Writer
Smith has several science writing contracts but works primarily with the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic where he generates story ideas for media such as the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic, in addition to local outlets.