Mason COMM Department co-hosts SPJ Region 2 Conference on Campus

Mason COMM Department co-hosts SPJ Region 2 Conference on Campus

Thanks to Kathryn Mangus and Jason Hartsel at Mason Student Media and Stephenie Overman at SPJ Region 2 for organizing a wonderful conference on Mason's campus on April 13, 2024. Students and faculty from George Mason, as well as from a number of other universities in the region, met and learned from dozens of experienced journalism practitioners and scholars. MasonCOMM had a strong presence in the conference programming.

COMM faculty including Rodger Smith, Dan Reed, Brenna Maloney, Kathryn Thier,  Kimberly Meltzer, and incoming adjunct faculty member Eugene Mulero, participated on three different panel sessions on Sports, Elections, and Climate.

Additionally, many distinguished MasonCOMM alumni participated in the conference as panelists and mentors, such as Marcella Robertson, anchor and reporter at CBS/WUSA9, Jalen Stubbs from NBC Washington, Olivia Whitehouse from WHSV-TV3 in Harrisonburg, Angelique Arintok from 13News Now WVEC-TV, Valerie Preactor from WBAL & 98Rock, and Tyler Byrum from Monumental Sports Network. 

Several current COMM students volunteered at the conference, including panel emcee Brandon Fragosa, and the newly elected student SPJ chapter officers! Thanks to all who participated!