When we left Sarina at the end of the last episode she had just wrapped up her year as a Nike Field Reporter. But she didn't just land at ESPN when her time with Nike was over. In this episode she takes us from her time as an executive assistant for an investment banking company to TruTV, National Geographic, and finally ESPN. While she was at Nat Geo, Sarina helped grow the social media presence from 300,000 followers to more than 3-million.
After Lizzy Okoro's first magazine venture failed, at age 11 she didn't give up. She went on to run a Pog pyramid scheme and eventually founded of BUNCH magazine. Lizzy went retro when she started her magazine. While most magazines go digital, she started on the digital side with a blog then learned how to publish a magazine to give her content some credibility. During our interview she shares some great advice on setting a time frame to pursue your dream, surviving burnout, and finding your community. Thanks for listening!
We all love lists, right? We all hate making mistakes, right? Network photographer Kenton Young shares his top 10 mistakes so we can all learn from them and avoid making the same ones in the field. Sometimes they might seem obvious, but creating a checklist from Kenton's mistakes can help... we hope. Have you made the same mistakes before? Other mistakes you've made that others can learn from? Share them with us on twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening.
In part two of our conversation with Wayne Freedman we get deeper into the craft of journalism. Wayne shares the struggle to cover news in the Bay Area as crews continue to get attacked for their equipment. He talks about the Darwinian nature of a reporting career. We discuss the frustration in predicting the future of the business and the affirmation bias creating a division in the country. Just as Freedman's book should be required reading for all young journalists, this conversation is a must listen!
Melissa Alam is on fire! She's tearing up the entrepreneurial world in Philadelphia and across the country using girl power (our words, not hers) to do it. In the podcast she talks about coming up with her own job title and description. She also talks about the importance of finding a community of like-minded people, and building your own brand.
We talk to Actor Brian Wiles of TNT's Public Morals about getting nervous before auditions, the importance of meditation, and building a career in show business today. Brian is a budding star with regular roles on AMC's Turn and CBS's Person of Interest just to name a few. He shared some good advice for young actors based on his own experiences. We hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening!