Wednesday, April 13, 2011

News Now

Looking forward to the fall when I work for News Now full time! Finally, back to broadcast!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Reporter of the MONTH!

That's right, there are only 12 a year and March of 2011 will go down as the month of Mandy at the Skiff! I'm excited to be selected above the other staff reporters, its reassuring to know I'm opereating at a level if not equal than above my peers!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some highlights from the 2011 Schieffer Symposium

As I said A LOT, of social media! I guess this is where journalism is headed!


I guess it's like they say, hard work gets the rewards! Bob stopped in to thank me for volunteering at the Schieffer Symposium and gave me about 45 minutes of his time! We talked about everything from the future of local newspapers, to how I can get a J-O-B! It was a great reminder of what I set out to do in the industry, and hey, he is a TCU grad, so if he can do it I can do it!

A note on the Symposium: 
A wonderful experience! I got to meet both Arianna Huffington and Brit Hume briefly. Huffington commented on my heals saying if I could last a night in those I must be a hard worker! As I always say "Flats are for quitters." I met many journalist from Fort Worth's local papers, and the whole experience reassured me that I do have a future in this industry! Also hearing the perspectives of some of the greats in our field was very compelling. One thing that was cemented in my head: Twitter has arrived! To follow me: @MKN_TCU To see some great shots from the event that the Fort Worth Star Telegram Captured, click here

My photos, captured from my phone, aren't quite as good!


How exciting! The TCU Schieffer School of Journalism's very own News Now was named the best student news station in Texas! I'm so proud to be a part of the staff, who knows maybe my most recent mayoral Q&As pushed us to the top! 
click HERE to read them

To read more about the wide array of awards TCU Publications have recently received