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Thursday, August 22 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Kicking Ass In Your Early Career (50-min round table)

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You’re out of college, so now what? Learn from a variety of young AAJA-ers what it takes to succeed in journalism today. Should you get another internship, or aim for that job in a smaller market? Head back to grad school or wait a few years? You’ll hear about the paths they took and have the opportunity to get your questions answered.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAcareer

Location: Concourse A 

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Rubina Madan Fillion

Social Media Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Rubina Madan Fillion is a social media editor at The Wall Street Journal. Her responsibilities include responding to breaking news, co-managing the WSJ’s social media accounts, working on interactive projects, and training reporters and editors in online best practices. She was previously a graphics editor at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, where she designed maps, illustrations, charts and other infographics. A... Read More →
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Emma Carew Grovum

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Emma Carew Grovum is part of The Chronicle of Philanthropy's data team, producing major survey projects and data visualizations. She previously served as digital editor for The Cooking Club magazine and social media/homepage producer at The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Emma has also previously covered suburban government and K-12 education, and got her start as an editorial research assistant at The Chronicle. Twitter: @emmacarew
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee

Reporter, The Arizona Republic
Michelle Ye Hee Lee is a reporter at The Arizona Republic. She covers government and politics of Maricopa County, the fourth-largest county in the U.S., with a focus on watchdog and public money accountability. She has played a key role in some of the newspaper's breaking-news national stories, including the paper's Pulitzer-Prize finalist coverage of the 2011 Tucson shooting involving former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the recent... Read More →
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Nomaan Merchant

Reporter, Associated Press
Nomaan Merchant covers public safety, courts and other news for the Associated Press’ Dallas bureau. He joined AP in November 2010 as a temporary roving reporter for the central region, based in Chicago. Nomaan is a native of Skokie, Ill., and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
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Jane Park

Reporter and Anchor, NBC25
Jane Park is a reporter and anchor on NBC25 in Flint, Mich. Before moving to the Mitten State, Jane worked for the ABC affiliate in Elmira, N.Y., as the morning show anchor and producer. She was recognized by the Associated Press in 2010 for her coverage of the natural gas drilling controversy in northern Pennsylvania. Jane was born in Boston and grew up in Southern California. She holds degrees in English literature and French studies from the... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019