Communication, Mass Media department brings Todd Piro for seminar

Media Convergence Seminar welcomes anchor of Fox News Network

By Sydney Faison
On April 5, 2019

CPhoto by Ian Saint: Todd Piro, “Fox and Friends” anchor, delivers a keynote address. Piro addressed how making mistakes is often the best way to learn.aption


ASU’s department of communication and mass media on March 27 hosted its third Media Convergence Seminar featuring local and national media and broadcasting leaders.
During the seminar, Todd Piro, anchor of “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Network, delivered the keynote address. This was followed by interactive panel discussions and networking sessions with all the guest media professionals.
“You can mess up in the craft of broadcasting and nothing will happen as of now,” Piro said. “It is good to mess up since you get to learn from your mistake and not do it again.”
Other featured guest speakers for the seminar included: 
- David Wagner, KLST/KSAN-TV news director. 
- Jim Sanchez, Conexion San Angelo editor. 
- Senora Scott, FOX West Texas assistant news director. 
- Jeremy Bryant, Foster Communications sports director. 
- Rachel Turnock, KSAN-TV weekend sports anchor. 
- Malik Mingo, FOX West Texas morning news anchor.
The speakers discussed how the media industry is changing through broadcasting, reporting and other types of productions. 
 “If I am not on television, then I am watching television for about seven hours a day,” Mingo said. “It helps with research so I can get better at my job and seek more information.”
During the seminar, some of the speakers discussed how they used to have to send cassette tapes through the mail and ended up losing a job since it was delivered past the deadline.
The guest speakers said that in order to land that first job and get your foot in the door, it is important to apply everywhere, be open to moving to new locations and get internships.
Attendees were encouraged to bring business cards and resumes to the seminar. Advance registration was not required.
During the networking session, students could present demo reels to Piro and get a critique.


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