Schedule

Each of our Mass Comm Week 2020 sessions will be held virtually using Zoom. All sessions are open to all students.

Click on the name of the session to access the event. Attendees will be admitted into the session about 10 minutes prior to the session’s start time.

You may be asked to log in to Zoom in order to access the session. Click on the SSO option, and use your Texas State information to log in.

Having trouble? Make sure to check the Zoom support page created by the Texas State University IT Assistance Center.

Zoom recordings are being posted on YouTube and linked within the schedule. These will be posted as they are processed. If you are a faculty member and need a recording immediately for a class, please contact Nicole Hengst-Thompson at neh33@txstate.edu.


9:00 a.m.

The University Star: How Student Media Can Help You Gain Professional Experience

Speaker:
Jaden Edison, University Star Editor-in-Chief

Moderator: Leila Noussairi


12 p.m.

Taking New York: Lessons on Navigating Magazines, Fashion, and the Big Apple

Speakers:
Storm Monteiro Tyler – Journalist, Consultant, and Assistant Stylist
Omenaa Boakye – Lifestyle Journalist and Fashion Stylist

Moderator: Dr. Laurie Fluker


3:30 p.m.

Digital Content and Online Communities

Speakers:
Maira Garcia – Digital News Editor at The New York Times
Virginia Alves – Distribution Editor at Insider, Inc.

Moderator: Jon Zmikly


5:00 p.m.

Today in TV News

Speaker: Rita Garcia – Co-host of Good Day L.A.

Moderator: Tim England


6:00 p.m.

LBJ Distinguished Lecturer Series: John Quiñones

This special session is part of a university-wide lecture series. Attendees must register prior to the event. Zoom information will be emailed to registered attendees.

Speaker:
John Quiñones – Reporter and Host of “What Would You Do?”

Moderator: DaLyah Jones, SJMC Alumna 2016



9:30 a.m.

From Healthcare to Automobiles in Account Services: Changing Perspectives

Speaker:
Carissa Conteh – Account Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi

Moderator: Hailey Weidenfeller


11:00 a.m.

Building Your Own Social Media Brand

Speaker:
Summer Warren – Digital Content Creator

Moderator: Megan Garrett


12 p.m.

From London: A Creative’s Journey

Speakers:
Janelle Feliciano – Associate Creative Director at Weber Shandwick

Moderator: Akosua Rose Asare 


1:00 p.m.

Breaking out of Tunnel Vision: Expanding Your Vision for Your Career 

Speaker:
Charles Ellis – Chair of Global Diversity Council on Diversity & Inclusion at Condé Nast

Moderator: Air Howard


2:00 p.m.

Storytelling with Katie Harvey

Speaker: Katie Harvey – CEO at KGB Texas Communications

Moderator: Jennifer Scharlach


3:30 p.m.

Authentically “Living Your Story”

Speaker:
Donnine Canamar – Art Director at GSD&M
D.D. Hachar Visiting Professor

Moderator: Clay Craig


Pandemic Planning: Venue Strategy and the Changed Event Environment

Speaker:
Steve Richards – Director of Ballpark Entertainment for the Round Rock Express

Moderator: Taylor Bond


5:00 p.m.

Today in TV News

Speakers:
Anyssa Bohanan – Reporter in Tampa, Florida

Malik Mingo – Host of Great Day Louisiana
WWL-TV in New Orleans

Moderator: Tim England

 


9:00 a.m.

Building a Career in PR

Speaker:
Nancy Lein – Account Supervisor at BCW Global
Emma Chase – Account Manager at Red Fan Communications

Moderator: Sydney Prior


10:00 a.m.

A Conversation on Newsroom Diversity

Speaker:
Joy Diaz – producer, Texas Standard at KUT
John Hernandez – Community Manager at the American Press Institute
Carrington Tatum – Reporter for MLK50

Moderator: Holly Wise


2:00 p.m.

Today’s Newsroom Trends: A Q&A Session

Speaker:
Blaise Labbe – Group News Director at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Moderator: Lorna Stafford


3:30 p.m.

Rooster Teeth Panel

Speakers:
Chris Demarais – Writer/Director
Cole Gallian – Content Creator
Blaine Gibson – Writer/Director
Mariel Salcedo – Campaign Manager

Moderator: Jon Zmikly


6:30 p.m.

Public Relations Today: Q&A Session

Speaker:
Kerri Qunell – CMO at Austin Trinity School

Moderator: Bruce Gaultney


11:00 a.m.

Digital Strategy in 2020

Speaker:
Chris Ferris – VP of Digital Strategy at Pierpont Communications

Moderator: Dale Blasingame


11:00 a.m.

Developing Brand Strategy

Speaker:
Madison Scullin – Brand and Content Strategist for Favor Delivery

Moderator: Bianca Rodriguez


11:00 a.m.

The American Press Institute

Speaker:
John Hernandez – Community Manager at the American Press Institute

Moderator: Kym Fox


2:00 p.m.

Using Social Media as Professional Tools in Journalism and Public Relations

Speaker:
Yoojin Cho – Reporter and MMJ at KXAN-TV

Moderator: Amber Hinsley


3:30 p.m.

Fueling Your Communications

Speaker:
Melissa Diorio – Field Marketing Manager at Exxon Mobil


5:30 p.m.

University Star: Star Stories (not recorded)

This outside event is hosted by the University Star. The event is free but does require prior registration. Click the link above to register. Once registered, full access information will be emailed to you.

Multiple Speakers


6:30 p.m.

Being a “Creative” – a recent alumna’s perspective

Speaker:
Alyssa Nodorft – Junior Designer at Mighty and True


7:30 p.m.

Every Journalism Job is a Data Journalism Job

Speaker: Janelle O’Dea – Data Reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Moderator: Amber Hinsley



10:30 a.m.

Communicating for the Music Industry 

Speakers:
Carl Schultz – Owner of ActionPR!
Kate Czap – Marketing/PR Consultant and Event Promoter
Brandon Blevins – Promoter and Artist

Moderator: Caroline Biggs


12:00 p.m.

Strategic Communications for Dealerships

Speaker:
Caroline Murray – Performance Manager at Dealer OMG

Moderator: Malarie Ohrabka


1:30 p.m.

Creating Effective Resumes

Speaker:
Daphne Wolfe – Career Services at Texas State University


2:45 p.m.

D.D. Hachar Visiting Professor Address (not recorded)

This special session is hosted by the SJMC for the Vidal M. Treviño high school in Laredo, Texas. The program encourages high school students to pursue a career in mass communication by bringing Hispanic media professionals to speak with students.

This session will be a closed session.


3:00 p.m.

Using LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Network 

Speakers:
Daphne Wolfe – Career Services at Texas State University

On-Demand Career Exploration Sessions

This year, we’ve pre-recorded interviews with a handful of media professionals. The recordings will be made available beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10.


Katie Harvey

CEO, KGB Communications


Mike Kickirillo

Director of Broadcast, San Antonio Spurs


Gloria Campos

Retired News Anchor, WFAA-TV
Recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Texas State University Alumni Association


Kerri Qunell

CMO, Trinity Episcopal School of Austin