Douglas Bugger, BJ '86

Douglas Bugger

Deputy Press Secretary

at Office of Congressman John Shimkus

Degree(s):
BJ '86 (News Editorial)
Emphasis:
Print and Digital News
Whereabouts:
United States, Illinois, Collinsville

What do you do?
Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19).

How did you get your job?
Applied to join Congressman’s staff following 5-plus years in newspapers and 8-plus years in education.

What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School?
You are not going to make everyone happy.

What advice do you have for current students?
You are not going to make everyone happy.

What is your favorite J-School memory?
Getting my degree.

Any parting comments?
No matter how it appears, not everyone in journalism is liberal.

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