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That was just one of the great interviewing tips from the session, “Improving your copy: writing articles, not essays,” given at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle on Saturday, April 14.
Hey convention attendees: you have nothing but opportunity in the the field of journalism.
That’s according to Jennifer Sizemore, who oversees the global editorial staffs of MSNBC.com and TODAY.com. In her keynote address to the Spring JEA/NSPA National Scholastic Journalism Convention in Seattle Thursday night, she told the Milleniums they are more diverse, wired, mobile and online than previous generations. She reminded them that they constantly consume information from all types of electronic devices — smartphones for starters — from many sources, and she said anyone who claims to know what technology holds for the future of journalism is wrong.