Intern to Pro: Sophia Boyd

Intern to Pro: Sophia Boyd

"Think. Public. Media. isn’t just about diversity, but it’s about how public media is staying at the forefront of journalism’s evolution."

Welcome to Public Media: Lee Mengistu

Welcome to Public Media: Lee Mengistu

"When I’m sitting in a pitch meeting or when I pitch a story, I ask myself: 'Who should be sitting here with me? What would they want to know? How can we reach out or better represent their stories?'"

Welcome to Public Media: Haley Remenar

Welcome to Public Media: Haley Remenar

"There’s an amazing community aspect to public media which I’ve really enjoyed in my own life. I think it’s important for young graduates or undergraduates looking for a job to see public media as a great place to work for those who are seeking community."

Public Media Pro: Stella Chavez

Public Media Pro: Stella Chavez

"Some people might say I’m crazy for leaving a steady, well-paying job to jump back into the business, especially after going through a layoff in 2009. But I had to do it. I missed journalism and storytelling."

Intern to Pro: Aggi Ashagre

Intern to Pro: Aggi Ashagre

"It’s still crazy to me that I’m being given opportunities to produce elements for a national show considering I didn’t know anything about producing for radio a year ago."

Intern to Pro: Dustin DeSoto

Intern to Pro: Dustin DeSoto

"I always felt like I could do it, but having someone work with me one-on-one really gave me the confidence to actually do it."

Public Media Pro: Joanne Griffith

Public Media Pro: Joanne Griffith

"A setback or challenge is a sign that you're trying to stretch yourself. Growth only comes with a level of discomfort."

Public Media Pro: Daisy Palacios

Public Media Pro: Daisy Palacios

"I’ve seen the most professional growth from taking on responsibilities and assignments that were outside of my comfort zone. By doing so, I learned that I am more versatile than I thought."

Public Media Pro: Lee Hernandez

Public Media Pro: Lee Hernandez

"I’ve learned that having a vision is more important than ever. Equally important is having an understanding of what your listeners/readers/subscribers want and giving it to them…with a few surprises along the way."

Public Media Pro: Jami Floyd

Public Media Pro: Jami Floyd

"This business (and life) is all about relationships. It starts with organizations like NABJ."

Public Media Pro: Angilee Shah

Public Media Pro: Angilee Shah

"Look for editors who care about your work and lead with whatever is most relevant for their audience."

Public Media Pro: Leah Donnella

Public Media Pro: Leah Donnella

"I stumbled into journalism somewhat accidentally, but it’s been one of the happiest accidents of my life." 

Public Media Pro: Lee Hill

Public Media Pro: Lee Hill

"In essence, I was forfeiting job security for what I just knew -- if things worked out -- would become my dream job (at the time). And it did."

Public Media Pro: Joe Ruiz

Public Media Pro: Joe Ruiz

"...a boring session on Flash and chatting up my table partner led to one of the highlights of my career."

Public Media Pro: Maquita Peters

Public Media Pro: Maquita Peters

"I learn every day on the job and though my role may be small, I feel like I’m part of a team that's doing something big and amazing in this world."

Public Media Pro: Emmanuel Hapsis

Public Media Pro: Emmanuel Hapsis

"Yes, standing in the middle of the hallway or in an elevator like a member of the X-Men might seem silly at first, but it’s helped me work through moments when anxiety almost got in the way of my saying yes to an opportunity."

Public Media Pro: Felix Contreras

Public Media Pro: Felix Contreras

"I am always listening for stories that speak to people like me, stories that don't have to explain cultural nuances or basic definitions."