Get ready for fall Student Pizza Night

Trying to get a handle on what skills you’ll need to break into a newsroom and nab that first journalism job? Want to know how to succeed once you’re in?

Chat with working journalists at the fall Student Pizza Night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 5. We’ll meet at San Jose State University’s Dwight Bentel Hall, Room 133. All students are welcome. Free pizza and drinks. Plenty of time for you to get answers to all those burning questions.

The speakers are:

*Joe Rodriguez is an award-winning columnist and reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. Over a 30-year career, he has been a metro and Latino affairs columnist, editorial writer and reporter for newspapers in Modesto, Riverside and Hartford, Conn.

*Dennis Akizuki is an assistant city editor for the San Jose Mercury News, where he
supervises the paper’s online and criminal justice reporters, and the Action Line columnist. He has more than 31 years of journalism experience.

*Vicky Nguyen is an award-winning broadcast reporter for NBC Bay Area and was named AAJA Broadcast Mentor of the Year. Vicky returned home to the Bay Area after reporting in Phoenix, Ariz. where she earned two Emmy nominations in the categories of live reporting and spot news.

*Gary Reyes has been an award-winning staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News since 1993. Some of his projects include: Minority-Majority, California’s changing racial demographics; Filipino World War II veterans; and Sikh-Americans. He previously worked at the Sacramento Bee and the Oakland Tribune.

See you on Oct. 5!

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