HABJ Mentor Breakfast

Aspiring student journalists gathered together at the Houston Chronicle recently to engage with local media professionals for a mentor breakfast to discuss how to progress in the evolving world of journalism.


  1. The Social Media Correspondents (@smcorrespondent) use multiple social media platforms to report on pertinent issues. We tell stories dynamically using a myriad of social and multimedia platforms. We are especially interested in telling under told stories in under-served communities.
  2. The SMC team (l-r) Sara Phipps-Carr, Serbino Sandifer-Walker, Erik Granados and Ameena Rasheed.
  3. Cindy George, NABJ Parliamentarian and health reporter for the Houston Chronicle, mentions some of the prominent Houston media professionals that will be in attendance.
  4. Students from Texas Southern, Prairie View, University of Houston and HCC were in attendance. 
  5. There were three panel sessions at the breakfast. Students were told pertinent information about the journalism industry. The SMC team captured all of the footage on video.
  6. yfrog Photo : http://yfrog.com/h3czxlzyj Shared by MaryBenton
    yfrog Photo : yfrog.com/h3czxlzyj Shared by MaryBenton
  7. The forum started out with addressing what goes on in a "print newsroom," but with the emergence of new media all forms journalism are mixing together. Print journalism is evolving with technology.
  8. As a student journalist, you need to be enterprising. It shows your passion for the industry and that you know how to do your job well.