DiGamma Kappa members meet with industry professionals in NYC
Twenty-seven members of DiGamma Kappa, UGA’s official broadcasting society, traveled to New York City last month to gain firsthand industry experience.
The second annual trip afforded students the opportunity to meet with a wide range of professionals, many of whom are alumni of the Grady College.
Over the course of five days, students visited the Fox Business Network where they spoke with Amanda Pressman-Smoot (ABJ ‘00) and Matt Schiavone (ABJ ‘05). They toured the set of “Good Morning America” with booker/segment producer Eric Jones (ABJ ‘12) and met with hosts Ginger Zee and Amy Robach (ABJ ‘95).
“Good Morning America” hosts Ginger Zee and Amy Robach (ABJ '95)
share advice with students. (photo courtesy of Shayna Brandi)
DGK members also visited ABC’s affiliate studios in the city, CBS News and News12, a local station in Long Island. Additionally, students met with professionals in commercial film production at Go Film, Hayden 5, and Rascal Films, spoke with a sports reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and were introduced to Mo Rocca, star of the Cooking Channel’s “My Grandmother’s Ravioli”.
The students also had time to explore the city and meet individually with professionals that work in areas of the industry specific to their interests, according to DGK director of professional travel and conferences Shayna Brandi, a junior mass media arts major from Marietta and organizer of the trip.
DiGamma Kappa members in Times Square await a tour of the Good Morning America set.
(photo courtesy of Shayna Brandi)
“We established many new networking connections within the industry, received advice from experts that had once been in our shoes, and gained access to an inside look at the professions we soon hope to make into careers,” Brandi said.
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