Over 30 ASAS New York students recently pulled out their notepads and pens at News Corp, home to Dow Jones, the New York Post, News America Marketing, Wall Street Journal, and Harper Collins Publishing, to learn about careers in journalism.
News Corp, a national supporter of our CEO program which teaches children about the vast array of professional opportunities they can pursue, gave students a glimpse into the company’s history and newsroom floor operations.
Students participated in “think tanks” with various departments where they helped employees tackle real challenges in the company’s operations and interviewed reporters, editors, lawyers, accountants, advertising executives, and staff in charge of developing mobile apps and content. The students fired off questions to learn about jobs responsibilities, as well as what sparked the News Corp employees’ interest in their field. One budding young reporter asked, “What were you doing at my age that you think helped get you to where you are today?” The most popular answer? “Reading! Lots of reading!”
“We had a great time with the students during their visit,” said Michelle LaRoche, Editor at The Wall Street Journal. “Their energy, curiosity and creativity will serve them well when they are in our shoes in a few years.”
After the trip, students wrote articles about the experience to share with their peers, one of will be published in an upcoming ASAS New York newsletter!