SPJ to host speed networking event in Madison

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting its second “Speed Networking” event for journalism students from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.

The event, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be in 2195 Vilas Hall at UW-Madison (821 University Ave.) and will include one-on-one sessions with editors, newsroom leaders, and reporters from the Madison area.

During the event, students will have the opportunity to participate in three 10-minute sessions with journalism professionals, as well as network with other editors, reporters, and students during a pizza dinner.

Participating students are asked to bring their resumes, clips and questions about the internship and job hunt process.

Interested students can register here.

Below is a list of editors and reporters who are attending:

  • Dylan Brogan – Staff Writer, Isthmus
  • Judith Davidoff – Editor, Isthmus
  • Ed Reams – News Director, WKOW
  • Emily Shullaw – Designer, Lee Enterprises
  • Molly Stentz – News Director, WORT-FM
  • Rob Thomas – Features Editor, Capital Times
  • Marisa Wojcik – Reporter, Wisconsin Public Television

And the following is a list of SPJ Madison members who will also be onsite to talk with students:

  • Breann Schossow – Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Hayley Sperling – Engagement Editor, Wiscontext
  • Victoria Davis – Full-time freelancer, Isthmus, Capital Times and Wisconsin Life