Stealing pens, spilling queso and other convention blunders

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 valeriaolivares@gmail.com and on Twitter at @valeriaoliesc.

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