Alex M. Smith

What do you do? Rowman and Littlefield just published my first book, “SEC Football’s Greatest Games.” How did you get your job? A Rowman rep from Lyons Press reached out to me in late 2016. At the time, I was working with Cox Media Group (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, SEC Country, etc.) and my stories about SEC … Continued

Jana Shortal

No one knows more than Jana Shortal, BJ ’00, the value of having someone believe in you. From her days in the Missouri School of Journalism through critical turning points of her career as a broadcast journalist, various people have stepped in at different times to encourage and mentor her. Their efforts ultimately have shaped the trajectory of her life and career.

Kim Garretson

What do you do? I am one of three founders of Ovative/Group, leading our focus on bridging innovation in media, marketing and mobile emerging from the venture capital industry to the buyers of new technology services and platforms among all mass retailers, media companies, brands and agencies. My two partners include the recent president of … Continued

Sallie L. Gaines

Why did you make the switch from reporting news to public relations? It was boredom. I had been working for a newspaper since I was in high school. After 23 years at the Chicago Tribune, I literally ran out of beats to cover. Then I got an unexpected offer from Hill & Knowlton, a public … Continued