Deadline Club’s ‘Slice and Dice’ Workshop Helps Students Land Journalism Jobs

For the third straight year, the Deadline Club organized a career development and résumé critique workshop for journalism students in New York City on March 5, 2014 otherwise known as a “Slice & Dice” workshop.

This year the club worked with Columbia University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists to offer a workshop exclusively to students of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. It turned out to be a great success.

Around 30 students enjoyed a slice or two of pizza while having their résumés diced by media professionals.

Students and panelists responded positively to the event, with one enthusiastic journalism student calling it one of the best career development events she’s been to at the university.

Indrani Basu, the Columbia SPJ chapter’s liaison to the Deadline Club, tapped the right channels to drive attendance and make the event a success. Mark Prendergast, associate journalism professor at St. John’s University, moderated the event and steered the conversation.

The following journalism professionals made the event possible:

Sarah Armaghan, reporter at Newsday, and former reporter for New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal (@armaghans)

Amanda Barrett, New York City editor of The Associated Press, former deputy east editor of The Associated Press (@amandab1201)

Jonathan Clark, assistant news director at WCBS Newsradio 880 and morning drive producer

Lauren Johnston, digital editorial director of the New York Daily News, former special projects editor at, former homepage producer at (@laurenjohnston)

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