Bill Wright

How did you get started in your career? I went to school at Mizzou and wanted to get into the news-editorial sequence. My adviser, Jim Albright, steered me into the advertising sequence. He saw my writing style and thought it would be better suited to the advertising industry. I am really indebted to him for … Continued

Damon Romine

How did you get your job? What do you do? I am the director, communications at Screen Actors Guild, the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. My previous role as director of entertainment media at GLAAD and as a magazine editor at Hearst Publications greatly prepared me for stepping into this position, one that … Continued

Mary Schaper Jaworski

What do you do? I own and operate a portrait photography studio, Mary M. Photography. How did you get your job? I worked for the former owner and then bought the business. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? How to write and work under deadline.

Dave Ihlenfeld

What have you done in your career? I’ve written on a wide variety of television comedies, including “Malcolm in the Middle,” Nickelodeon’s “Supah Ninjas,” and “Family Guy.”  I also wrote a non-fiction book called “Dog Days” about my first job out of college – driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.  The book makes for a great … Continued

Elise Hu

What do you do? I am a recovering foreign correspondent for NPR, whose Seoul bureau I opened in 2015. I moved to California in 2018 after three-plus years abroad covering the Koreas and Japan. Now I am guest-hosting our shows and podcasts as well as developing my own new video show which focuses on the … Continued

Bucky Fox

What do you do? I’m an editor at Investor’s Business Daily in Los Angeles, Calif. Also, I’ve written three baseball books and run How did you get your job? Applied online in 1999, passed the copy editing test and headed to California. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Communicate … Continued

Carol Daus

What do you do? I am the editor of Patio & Hearth Products Report, a Los Angeles-based trade publication covering the home furnishings/remodeling industry. I am also a freelance writer and wrote a book that was published in 1999: Past Imperfect: How to Trace Your Family Health History. How did you get your job? From … Continued