Seniors meet mass communication professionals


Area media professionals met with JMC seniors in October. Pictured front row, from left, Alichia Sawitoski, Dr. Debbie Owens, Bob Norsworthy, Tab Brockman, Matt Wilham, Jamie Futrell, Lauren Ruser, back row from left, Denham Rogers, Roger Seay, David Snow, Bob Crosno, Chad Darnall, Lori Barrett, and Gary Gresham.


Seniors in the JMC department had an opportunity to meet and talk with professionals in their major. The department’s annual Meet the Pros event was held in the Curris Center on Oct. 27. Students attended a panel discussion related to their major. Following the discussion students participated in a speed interviewing session with visiting professionals.

The advertising professionals participating in the 2016 program were: Bob Crosno, local sales manager, WPSDLocal6, Paducah; Jamie Futrell, general manager, Bristol Broadcasting, Paducah; Robert Norsworthy, executive in residence, Murray State University; Alichia Sawitoski, director of digital marketing, ParkWhiz, Chicago; and Matt Wilham, junior strategist, Bisig Impact Group, Louisville.

Denham Rogers, advertising assistant, at Hutson, Inc., Murray, spoke with Graphic Communications Media majors.

Journalism majors met with Lori Barrett, news assignment manager, WPSD-TV, Paducah; Roger Seay, news director, KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and David Snow, editor, The Murray Ledger & Times, Murray.

Public Relations students attended a panel discussion led by Tab Brockman, superintendent, Hopkinsville (Ky.) Parks & Recreation Dept. and Lauren Ruser, digital marketing specialist, Second Street, St. Louis, Mo.

Television Production majors heard from Chad Darnall, photojournalist, WPSDLocal6, Paducah, and Gary Gresham, owner, Gresham Media, Paducah.

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Posted on 30 December 2016 by jmcjournal

Categorized | JMC Dept.