Three Grady graduates returned during Homecoming Week for the latest installment of the Cox Institute Presents lecture series, “Young Alumni in a Conversation on the Future of News.”
Polina Marinova (ABJ ’13), John Newsome (ABJ ’11) and Cailin O’Brien (ABJ ’14) offered their insights about the future of the news business drawn from their early career experiences. They addressed the shift to mobile delivery and what they see as future career paths for aspiring Grady journalists.
“Our young alumni see things a little bit differently in the first few years of their careers than someone that’s been around for a while. In a way, they may be a little more realistic about what the future holds for our students,” said Diane Murray, the director of alumni service and outreach at Grady.
Murray, who helped coordinate the panel, encouraged students to attend and “get the perspective of somebody who is recently out of school, who can relate to what it’s like to be sitting in the classroom and wondering what the next few years look like,” she said.
The panel ran from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Grady’s Studio 100. Grady students Macey Kessler and Kendall Trammell moderated.