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Journalism department sponsors free job fair

Jan. 25, 2001

Public relations, print and broadcast media firms to hold interviews

By JED WYSE

Reporter

The journalism department will sponsor its annual job fair Tuesday in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Radford visiting professor of journalism and job fair coordinator, Lyndia Washington, said she is expecting at least 100 students from Baylor, the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and other schools to attend.

Washington said she hopes to see students from outside the journalism department attend the job fair because 'it takes more than journalism majors to make up the media.'

Students wishing to attend should sign up in the journalism offices in 261 Castellaw. The journalism department has waved the $10 registration fee, and lunch will be provided free for students who have registered.

News clips are as valuable as resumes because 'journalism is an experience-driven profession' in which 'your experience is equally as important as your educational background,' Washington said.

Emily Wininger, an account executive from Edelman, said her company comes each year and is always eager to hire Baylor graduates.

'Baylor is a great place to find outstanding people who will fit well in our environment,' Wininger said. 'My boss is a Baylor graduate, and he loves to hire Baylor students whenever possible.'

This year, the public relations recruiters will include representatives from BSMG Worldwide/Southwest, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Southwest Airlines.

Representatives from newspapers will include the following: Abilene Reporter-News, Arlington Morning News, DFW Community Newspapers, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Odessa American, Temple Daily Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald.

Television stations KWTX-TV and KXXV-TV, both from Waco, will also send representatives.

The luncheon will be at noon and will feature a panel that will discuss the current news climate. The panel will answer questions from the audience after an opening discussion.

The panel will include Tommy Miller, a Baylor journalism graduate and managing editor of the Houston Chronicle; Barbara Elmore, managing editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald; Linda Jones, a public relations representative from Southwest Airlines; Virgil Teter, KWTX weatherman; and Baylor student John Drake, city editor of The Baylor Lariat.