A student candidate’s idea

I like candidates with specifics – ideas or positions on issues.

Here’s one from Meagan McGinnes of Ithaca College, who is running to be a student representative on the SPJ board:

“The other thing I would like to do is make a new requirement for collegiate chapters: everyone must do one program a year with their local professional SPJ organization. Whether that is a Skype session or actual event, it is up to the chapter. I think it is important because it forces student and professional journalist interaction and connections.”

That’s a good idea. My chapter – Washington, D.C., Pro – has talked about working with the handful of student chapters in our area, but has only done so a few times that I can remember. We should make this a goal.

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