During the five years since my graduation, I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to host and lead workshops for the students at the Iowa State Daily.
I've led training sessions on topics ranging from page design to newsroom management during a university emergency. These workshops have involved both small-group discussions and hands-on training to immediately put the skills we've discussed to good use.
As a guest educator at the College Media Adviser's annual convention in Austin, Texas in 2015, I had the chance to present a course on newsroom management to 40 student journalists, editors and managers.
I took students through newsroom scenarios that required cooperation and communication. I encouraged the students to think outside the box and consider uncommon approaches to breaking news.