IRE Commons - Students' roundtable (IRE Commons sponsored by Facebook)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Alison Berg of Utah State University; Melissa Gomez of Los Angeles Times; Anna Brett of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Veiltail
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This is a roundtable for students to have an honest, off-the-record discussion on the challenges of being a student journalist. Some of the topics that might be brought up include: learning to set aside your personal biases, gaining access to data and documents, and backlash from your university for unfavorable coverage.

Speaker Bios

  • Alison Berg is a junior at Utah State University and an intern with the Bay Area News Group. @alison__berg

  • Anna Brett is a senior studying investigative reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is the recipient of the 2017 IRE student award and a regional Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Previously she served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

  • Melissa graduated from the University of Florida in May with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She currently works at the Los Angeles Times.

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