Eugenia Harvey has left an indelible mark on the world of news media as a veteran broadcast journalist on ABC News’ “PrimeTime Live”, BET, CNN and the Steve Harvey Show. Today Eugenia serves as the executive producer and project director of multi-platform initiatives at WNET, a public television station that operates in the New York metropolitan area. At WNET, Eugenia manages two public media initiative programs — Chasing the Dream, Poverty & Opportunity in America and Peril & Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change. Previously, Eugenia produced Race Matters: Solutions on PBS NewsHour with famed civil rights leader and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault. After graduating from the University of Georgia as a Broadcast Journalism major and minor in Political Science and Spanish, Eugenia earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism at Columbia University. Press play to learn more about Eugenia’s advice around how to build a career in journalism.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- How social media positions are becoming increasingly common as entry-level jobs in the journalism industry
- What researching skills are necessary to succeed as a journalist and impress employers
- Where the value in a journalism undergraduate degree lies
- Why you should consider investing in a Journalism Master’s Degree
- How diverse perspectives and interest in cultural, political and social issues help to distinguish you as a job applicant
- How technology has broadened the journalism field and paved the way for more jobs