Emerging journalists can feel intimidated when they attend a big conference like this week’s gathering of about 2,000 industry professionals in San Antonio.
But journalists are human, and they make mistakes — some have been doing it at the convention.
The Latino Reporter asked journalists and other attendees at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism conference to share a time in which they have embarrassed themselves.
Maybe that will make them more approachable to their less experienced peers.
Valeria Olivares is a 2019 NAHJ Student Project participant. She is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso and is majoring in multimedia journalism. She is the editor-in-chief of the Prospector, UTEP’s independently-run student newspaper. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @valeriaoliesc.