On the Record: Virtual speed mentoring for students, recent graduates

  EGMN is teaming up with our alumni to engage journalism / communication students and recent graduates that want advice on how to navigate their career during COVID.  Our alumni partners are excited for the opportunity to work with you. While all mentors have journalism experience, some have ventured into other industries like communications or marketing. EGMN is Texas’ largest …

Buy a student calendar, help diversify journalism

At past Excellence in Journalism conferences, many journalists have found mentors and confirmed their passion for media. This year, 12 EGMN students from Houston are trying to raise money to attend the conference in San Antonio so they are selling calendars to have a chance at making their mark on the media world. As a part of their multifaceted fundraising …

Maria Mendoza interviews Crystal Ayala

What I learned interviewing Crystal Ayala, Telemundo anchor

The career that I have chosen is journalism broadcasting. I interviewed with Crystal Ayala, a news anchor at Telemundo. I contacted her through Facebook and asked if I could interview her for a career planning class to discuss the field I want to pursue. After she agreed, I was excited yet nervous. I asked a series of questions about her …

2015 TV news salaries and pay scale: Reporters, producers, social media, multimedia

RTDNA released their annual Salary Survey of newsrooms from across the country in collaboration with Hofstra University. Compensation is one of the most asked about topics from broadcast journalism students. It’s also one of the hardest for students to get answered because not many professionals are willing to disclose their pay. Thanks to RTDNA and Hofstra for putting together the …

Journalism schools failing Latinos, media companies suffer

  Journalism schools across the country are failing Latinos – and creating a talent deficit for media companies in the U.S. The chaos of the Internet has wrecked on the industry and has left journalism schools scurrying to plug the digital holes in their curriculum, while universities ignore the Latino demographic tsunami that is moments away from engulfing and sinking …

Journalist’s cover letter for public relations job

After graduating from journalism school, young graduates often don’t think to look beyond newspapers and television stations for jobs. As young communications professionals with multimedia expertise, job opportunities abound in a variety of sectors. Public relations is one industry that actively seeks journalists. Below is a cover letter from a former EGMN student that helped the young journalist land a …