Thursday Tip: Build a Network of Career Advisers

Posted by on Thursday November 2, 2017 | Business

A network of advisers is helpful as you plan your career or just make difficult decisions, says Danese Kenon, Deputy Director of Photography for Video/Multimedia at Tampa Bay Times. She has taught multimedia through organizations such as The Diversity Institute Scholars at the Freedom Forum, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Kalish Workshops.

“I encourage all young journalists to develop a network. You need almost like a personal board of directors. I call my network The Great and Wise Photo Counsel. There are eight of them: men, women, black, white, Latino. They’re the people I’ve clung to. I can say: ‘This is what I’m dealing with, what do you think?’ or ‘This is what I’m thinking of: Can you check this?’”

See “Danese Kenon on Educating and Nurturing New and Diverse Talents

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