This is one of eight Zoom roundtable sessions produced for the staff of The Collegian by the Collegian Alumni Interest Group.(AIG).

It features Kevin Naff, editor and co-owner of the Washington Blade, alongside Justine Makieli, assistant editor and senior editor for quality and planning at the New York Times, and Scott Dodd, senior staff editor, National Desk, New York Times. Naff also serves on the Collegian  AIG board of directors.

Additional roundtables will be conducted in September, including one on effective networking, one on building an effective market plan, and the final session on leveraging business intelligence.

The Collegian AIG launched these Zoom roundtable discussions for Collegian staff members in the spring when COVID-19 shut down in-person classes and meetings.



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Barbara Stack

I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.