Students in the Youth United Way Leadership Program provided a grant of $700.00 to assist this year’s Mass Media Xpo at the Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy. The expo event took place last Thursday, December 1st.
Several hundred local students attended the event to learn more about today’s mass communication field. One of the highlights of the event was a live teleconference with NBC syndicated reporter, Tracie Potts. Potts talked about her career in mass communications and working in Washington, D.C. Students had an opportunity to ask questions via Skype.
Potts surprised the students when she revealed her workday often starts at 2:00 a.m. and ends around noon or later. She advised students that a career in journalism and mass communications requires one to do research and that one must “pay your dues” in these fields.
This is the third year for the Mass Media Xpo event. Photos are available below – please click on a photo to see it in a larger size. (Photos provided by Youth United Way Director Clint Anderson)