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NAHJ SDSU Welcomes Local Journalists

Reporter Panel Speaks on the Importance of Cultivating Sources and Understanding Your Local Community

NAHJ SDSU Welcomes Local Journalists

March 19, 2019

By David Santillan , NAHJ Treasurer

March 19, 2019

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) at San Diego State University hosted a panel of reporters on Feb. 21 to discuss how to maintain a “beat.”

The reporters included Dana Littlefield, a public safety editor from The San Diego Union-Tribune, Lisa Halverstadt, a local government reporter from Voice of San Diego, and Steve Walsh, a military reporter at KPBS. Each journalist spoke about the importance of cultivating sources and understanding the community they work in to maintain a successful beat.

These types of panels help journalism students prepare for the field by hearing first-hand the challenges they’ll face and how to overcome them. While NAHJ’s foundations are in providing support for Hispanic journalists, their events are open to anyone to attend. All JMS students are invited to follow the NAHJ at SDSU Facebook page and @NAHJSDSU on Twitter to hear about upcoming events and chapter meetings.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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