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Alumni speakers for Department of Communication

April 19, 2018

Campus Notes News

The Department of Communication hosted two alumni guest speakers April 12-13. Journalism alumnus Michael Flicek ’17 spoke to Dean Beckman’s Beginning Newswriting class on April 12 about his role as editor of the Plainview News. Flicek addressed the challenges of being editor at a small newspaper and shared some of his favorite news stories with the students.

On April 13, Public Relations alumnus Rick Palermo ’16 provided advice to the Public Relations/Business Club about what it takes to make it in the sports media business. Palermo is a production assistant with Fox Sports North, a freelance broadcaster in the Twin Cities, and the co-host of a podcast on the Minnesota Sports Podcast Network. Read more about Palermo and his work.

Photo caption: Michael Flicek ’17 (front, center) with students from Beginning Newswriting class.