ESPN Senior Editor Speaks to Southeast Students

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  • 1. MONSTER TRUCK Â 13 ARROW • week of Feb. 27 - March 5, 2013 DIVERSIFY WINTERNATIONALS The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Show Me Center. More information can be found showmecenter.biz.+​ ESPN editor spoke at annual lecture KEITH REED SPOKE ON DIVERSITY IN THE NEWSROOM AT THE MICHAEL DAVIS LECTURE FEB. 20 Be part of for 2013-2014 Now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year for the following Arrow management positions: EDITOR DIGITAL EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR DESIGN EDITORKeith Reed picks a student from the crowd to ask him a question at the Michael A & E EDITOR ADVERTISINGDavis Lecture on Feb. 19. Southeast Missourian photo SALES MANAGER SPORTS EDITOREditor speaks and visits class necessarily have access to,” Reed said. “If we PHOTO EDITOR MARKETING MANAGERANDREA GILS are going to have diversity in our business,COPY EDITOR then we have to start pulling out from pla- ces that are not on the map. It can’t be alwaysStudents at Southeast Missouri State Uni- the same four schools.”versity had the opportunity to hear from Students heard about the role diversityKeith Reed, one of the seven senior editors of plays in a newsroom, the importance of aESPN The Magazine on Feb. 20. diverse team and as Reed said, “bringing More than 100 students attended Reed’s yourself to the newsroom.”lecture where he talked about his career and Reed described how important it is tohow he got to the position he holds at ESPN, have a diverse staff on air and in newsrooms.while also addressing diversity issues in the Reed clarified that diversity is not limited tomedia world. racial difference, but also includes differen- Reed had dinner with students from the ces in gender, socioeconomic status, howNational Association of Black Journalists, one thinks and how one views the world.visited a few journalism classes and gave a “You’re going to walk into a newsroomlecture in honor of Michael Davis, a journa- where there is a diversity problem no matterlism student who died after a hazing inci- where you go,” Reed said.dent at Southeast in 1994. Reed began the lecture by sharing news During the class visits and lecture, Reed he received Wednesday morning. The pre-talked with students about how he got to sident of NABJ told Reed in an email thatwork for “the largest and most successful “[Soledad] O’Brien, one of the most visiblemedia company on Earth.” Reed has worked members of CNN’s team, is considering lea-for ESPN for 18 months. Before that, he wor- ving CNN because the position that she hadked as a business reporter for the Baltimore sought as a host in prime time had neverBusiness Journal, the Boston Globe, the materialized,” Reed said. Students interested in applying for these management team positions need to be ableCincinnati Enquirer and has had multiple O’Brien is CNN’s anchor of the morning to make a commitment for the entire 2013-2014 school year.internships during his college years at Cop- news program Starting Point. Reed said thatpin State University in Baltimore, Md. O’Brien made sure that a network like CNN Benefits include: The 36-year-old NABJ national treasurer was being representative and was examiningsaid he never knew he would work in sports issues that impacted people that were not • Compensation/stipendjournalism since he had been working as a the core mainstream of the newsroom itself. • Actual hands-on newsroom management experiencebusiness journalist. He said being a business Mass media instructor Michael Sim- • Portfolio & resume builderjournalist provides the the best combination mons said that Reed did a good job presen- • Work with the industry’s most up-to-date software systemsof his three main interests — journalism, ting students with challenges they may facebusiness and politics — for his entire life. in journalism. To apply, all applicants are asked to email the following information to: During the dinner, Reed talked about “As educators we have to be honest withthe challenges in terms of competitiveness, students and let them know that even if you mkneer@semissourian.comdiversity and preparation that students must have the skills and education it’s still very • Position(s) interested in applying forface in the journalism industry of today. challenging,” Simmons said. • Written statement of your vision for the ARROW and improvement we could expect Reed explained the importance of taking Public relations student Tyler Graef said under your leadershipadvantage of the resources Southeast provi- that Reed not only raised awareness by tal-des students, like working for the Arrow, joi- king about diversity but transcended that. • Resumening pre-professional organizations such as “Being competitive in the marketplace Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. March 22, 2013NABJ and Society of Professional Journalists was a point in his speech that I think that isand doing as many internships as possible. more important than diversity,” Graef said. Go to www.southeastArrow.com for complete outline/schedule. Position Reed said that coming from a smaller “I feel that the example that he sets has more descriptions are also posted.school from the Midwest region of the U.S. of an impact on me than a speech aboutplaces Southeast students at a disadvantage diversity.”compared to Ivy League students who have NABJ member Cameron Jeffery said hedirect access to networking and the big com- was inspired by Reed because he said thatpanies located on the East Coast. even though Reed was a professional, Reed “I think it’s important for students to said he was not perfect, and that motivatesget the opportunity to hear from people Jeffery to work on his craft.who have experiences that they might not A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741