Alumni in Journalism Teach a Master Class

L-R: Alums Jim Williams '86, Mary Mitchell '91 and 2018 Honoray Degree Recipient, Deitra Farr '81, Katherine Davis '15, and National Alumni Board President Michael Wojcik '96. Photo courtesy of Miriam Smith. L-R: Alums Jim Williams '86, Mary Mitchell '91 and 2018 Honoray Degree Recipient, Deitra Farr '81, Katherine Davis '15, and National Alumni Board President Michael Wojcik '96. Photo courtesy of Miriam Smith.
Deitra Farr ’81, 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient Mary Mitchell ’91, Jim Williams ’86, and Katherine Davis ’15 discuss their careers with students.

On April 22, 2019 four alumni returned to campus to talk to students about their experiences in Journalism as part of the Alumni Master Class series. Panelists offered current students studying journalism and public relations real-world perspectives on how to navigate the ever-changing industry in Chicago and beyond.

The panelists included musician, Chicago Blues Hall of Famer and Living Blues Magazine columnist Deitra Farr ’81; CBS anchor and reporter Jim Williams ’86; columnist and editorial board member for the Chicago Sun-Times, National Alumni Board member and 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient Mary Mitchell ’91; and reporter Katherine Davis ’15.

The event was organized by President of the National Alumni Board Michael Wojcik ’96; Associate Chair and Associate Professor in Journalism Elizabeth Edgerton; Associate Professor in Journalism Len Strazewski; and Development and Alumni Relations.