Educators & student networking

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Kym Fox of Texas State University; Maggie Mulvihill of Boston University; Lindsey Vickers of Boston University; Carrington Tatum of Texas State University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Join us for an exciting, information-packed session that’s half forum for educators and students to advise on best practices for college journalism, and half intimate networking session to learn more about how j-schools should prepare students for future jobs, and how to land a quality internship in today’s competitive job market.  We’ll learn from each other, share our best advice, as students and professors, and answer your questions so you can succeed as you navigate through j-school.  

To create an open forum for frank discussions, all meetup sessions are off the record.

Speaker Bios

  • Kym Fox worked for 23 years as a daily journalist in Texas and Arizona before joining the faculty at Texas State University, where she is an associate professor of practice and the journalism program coordinator. She teaches multimedia journalism and data journalism. In the summer, she travels to state and national parks with college journalists and teaches feature writing. Fox serves on the SPJ national education committee. @KymFox

  • Maggie Mulvihill’s data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists. An attorney, Maggie serves on the Steering Committee of the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition, is a co-founder of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and a former Nieman Fellow.

  • @chiefcarrington Carrington is a journalism senior at Texas State University and served as editor-in-chief of the independent student-run newspaper, the University Star. A fan of impact journalism and regional SPJ winner, Carrington has worked to preserve the editorial freedoms of student journalists. And in a time when funding is the biggest threat to local and student media, Carrington believes in thinking not just like a journalist, but as a marketer too.

  • Lindsey is a graduate student at Boston University. She is passionate about combining narrative storytelling, data journalism and investigative techniques, with audio reporting. Her favorite podcasts are 20KHz, Undiscovered, Sawbones, and of course, Serial. In her spare time, she loves to read, hang out with her cat, hike, and bake. 

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