Winthrop Universitys Mass Communication Week will feature a CNN coverage manager, a Los-Angeles based marketing alumna and the CEO and publisher of Charlottes Pride Magazine.
Speakers will focus on the theme Take A Chance, sharing with students stories about making risky moves that helped advance their careers.
Events will take place in various campus locations Monday through Thursday.
Steve Brusk, political unit coverage manager for CNN, will deliver two keynote addresses. He has covered three presidential campaigns; the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Washington and New York; Hurricane Katrina and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Allie Tsavdarides, a 2004 Winthrop graduate and community and grassroots manager for TOMS Shoes, Los Angeles, will discuss her role in the companys development from a start-up shoe company to a global One for One brand one person buys a pair of shoes, and another person in need also gets a pair.
Dee Dixon, publisher and CEO of Pride Magazine, is an advertising professional who helped develop the Charlotte-based magazine which targets the African-American community. She recently launched Pride Public Relations.
Adam ODaniel, the Charlotte Business Journals finance editor and 2005 Winthrop graduate, will talk about his career as a business writer including at The Herald and his coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
All Mass Communication Week events are free and open to the public. For information, call Winthrops Mass Communication department at 803-323-2121.