St. Louis Welcomes Back TV Producer and SOC Alum

Janaye Williams, Broadcast Journalism ’10, is on her way back to St. Louis to join KSDK, where she will be a producer on weekend nights.  Prior to that, Janaye was working as a producer at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has worked at KMOV and interned at KTVI as well.


Janaye Williams, Broadcast Journalism, BA, 2010

Janaye tells us she always knew she wanted to be a TV producer, and over the past two years she’s adopted the personal motto, “Expect the Unexpected.”

“As you can imagine, each day is filled with a new developing story,” she says.  “There’s no such thing as a ‘typical day.” Continue reading

Just Landed: Kevin Huelsmann ’07


SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Kevin Huelsmann (BA, Journalism, 2007) works as a reporter at the Jackson Hole News and Guide in Jackson, Wy.

SCAN: How did you find out about the job you have?

Kevin Huelsmann: I scanned on a daily basis for a few months and sent out my resume and clips to any newspapers that sounded interesting.

SCAN: How did you prepare for the interview?

KH: I actually didn’t prepare for the interview at all. My editor (who was then my prospective employer) unexpectedly called me. I sent my resume and clips a month or two before he actually called me and had dismissed the paper by then. After a few months I figured they weren’t interested.

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Dean’s Discretionary Fund Earmarked for Student Travel

Sanjin Alisic wasn’t even sure he wanted to attend.

The 2007 SIGGRAPH International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies was across the country in San Diego, Calif. — an expensive plane ticket for an experience Alisic wasn’t sure would be worth it.

It was the supportive financial nudge from the dean’s office that made the trip possible. Continue reading

Pride in Print

A number of works from SOC faculty recently have found their way from publishers’ desks onto the sales racks. In this issue of SCAN, we highlight three faculty members who’s work has been published in the past year: Don Corrigan, Journalism; Gary Gottlieb, Audio Production; and, Susan Stang, Photography.

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Just Landed: Rachael Horne ’05

Rachael Horne

SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Rachael Horne (BA, Journalism, 2005) works as a reporter for the Teton Valley News in Driggs, Idaho.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Rachael Horne: The first newspaper I worked for I applied I wanted to go west, took a chance and loved it. Then I wanted to ski more so I quit, moved closer to the mountains, served coffee and did the ski bum thing at a resort in Wyoming. In the meantime I started freelancing for the Post Register in Idaho Falls when the Teton Valley News contacted me and offered me a full time job. Continue reading

Alumna Volunteers in New Orleans Rebuilding Effort


Upon graduation, Linda Golden didn’t want to be stuck in a 9-to-5 job hustling coffee for people who make more than enough money to fetch it themselves. She wanted a purpose to her work and found it in the rebuilding of New Orleans.

“I didn’t think I could do a job where I wasn’t making a difference, that didn’t mean something to me,” said Golden (BA, Photography and French, Journalism minor, 2006). “And I always liked New Orleans.” Continue reading

Established Alumni: Paula Schlueter Ross ’84


SCAN regularly checks in with School of Communications alumni who are on their way to — or already — established in their respective fields. In this issue, we spoke with Paula Schlueter Ross a writer/editor who has traveled the world for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Paula Schlueter Ross: My internship at Webster University was in Geneva, Switzerland, as a writer/editor for the Lutheran World Federation, an international organization of 140 Lutheran denominations in 78 countries. When I graduated from Webster I decided to apply for a job with the Kirkwood-based Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), the second largest Lutheran denomination in North America. I figured, since I had experience writing for a large Lutheran organization, the LCMS might hire me. They hired me as a part-time free-lancer and, after about a year, I was offered a full-time job as a writer in the Communications department. Our staff produces a monthly magazine, The Lutheran Witness, and a monthly national newspaper, Reporter.

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Internships Benefit Students and Employers


Walking into her first day as an intern at Fox 2 St. Louis, Lisa Baroni, an Advertising and Marketing Communications major, didn’t know what to expect.

“I figured as an intern that I wouldn’t get as much real work as I do,” Baroni said. “But everything’s been very hands-on. I’ve been to client meetings, client luncheons and even made a presentation.”

It was just the experience Baroni was seeking … and just the experience the School of Communications’ internship program seeks to provide. Continue reading

Just Landed: Jill Moon ’05


SCAN highlights School of Communications alumni who recently landed jobs in their field. Jill Moon (BA, Journalism with an emphasis in Global Journalism, 2005) is a reporter for The Telegraph in Alton, Ill.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Jill Moon: I interned at The Telegraph in Spring 2005 and did correspondence work during the summer before I started a fall internship at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An opening at The Telegraph came up at the end of 2005. The executive editor, Dan Brannan, called me for an interview.

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Just Landed: Kara Beightel ’04

SCAN highlights School of Communications alums who have recently landed jobs in their field. We kick off the series with Kara Beightel, staff writer with the West End Word.

SCAN: How did you land your job?

Kara Beightel: I got my job based solely on my internship with theWord. I didn’t get offered the job right away, but I kept in contact with my internship supervisor. They offered me a position about two months after my internship ended.

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