MAC Days 2013

If you want to see what we have done in the past, here is the schedule of events for MAC Days in 2013.

Here is news coverage of our last MAC DAYS.

Everyone is invited to Media and Communication Days April 23-25, 2013. This is a free event made possible by the North County Higher Education Allliance and professors from CSUSM, MiraCosta and Palomar College! For more information, email

Here is the full schedule and the public is invited to attend any or all events:

April 23, 2013 at CSU San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Free parking in Lot F for all events

Noon -1:30 p.m. // Careers with a Communication Degree //

Room Com 206 // #maccareers

Facilitator: Cassandra Peterson, Lambda Pi Eta President

Virginia Accetta – Travel Consultant at Travel Leaders

Jessica Adamo, Project Manager San Diego Housing Commission

Danielle Aeling, Product Marketing Manager Trapster Mobile App – A Nokia Subsidiary

Justin Coté,  Online Editor TransWorld SURF

Cynthia Hufferd, Owner, Hufferd Creative Services

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. // Internships in Communication// Mark 125 // #maccominternships

Facilitator: Briana Loomis, CommSociety President


Maricel Alamares, CommSociety Vice President

Cristina Burns Owner, Bridal Stop and Events

Catherine Matsumoto, Faculty, Department of Communication, CSUSM

Mari Steffensmeier, Career Counselor, Career Center, CSUSM

Katherine Brown, Faculty, Department of Communication, CSUSM

4 – 5:15 p.m. // Selecting and Applying to Graduate School // ACD 102 //#macgradschool


Facilitator: Katie Hanson, Lambda Pi Eta Vice President

Dr. Toniesha Taylor, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Prairie View

Jennifer Gehrisch, Graduate Student, Communication Department, San Diego State University

Lucía Gordon, MA Sociological Practice, 2012, CSUSM

Maximilian Mann, Graduate Student, MBA Program, San Diego State University

5:30- 6:45 p.m. // Keynote: The Ethics of Peace Journalism: Serving a Higher Calling // ACD 102 // #macyoungblood

Speaker: Steve Youngblood, Associate Professor of Communications and Director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University.

7 – 8 p.m. // Keynote reception // ACD 102 – Palm Court //

April 24 at MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California, 92056

Free parking – Do not park in “Staff” spaces

2:00-3:30 p.m. // Panel: “You worked for who?”  Communication Studies interns and employers share their experiences // Student Center, Atzlan A & B // #macjobs


Alex Befekadu, Intern, TransWorld Media

Drew Coalson, Content Distribution Manager, TransWorld Media

Richard Crawford, Owner, One Film & Video Entertainment

Stephanie Gearhart, Senior Community Development Manager, National Psoriasis Foundation

Ashley Kowallek, Intern, Versace

Alma Menera, Intern, USD Trans-Border Institute

Jonathan Schwartz, President/COO, 102.1 KPRi

Stephanie Sullivan, President & Executive Director, Pay It Forward

Kelsi Thurston, Intern, Versace

 6:00 p.m. // Reception before Keynote // OC3601-Little Theater

6:30 p.m. // Keynote: Denny Tedesco, director/producer of “The Wrecking Crew,” a documentary that chronicles the story of the Los Angeles Studio Musicians who worked on almost all the hits that came out of LA in the mid 1960’s // OC3601-Little Theater // #macdocumentary

Screening to be followed by Q & A with Director Denny Tedesco

April 25 at Palomar College

1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos, Calif. 92069

For free parking, stop by Campus Police station in Lots 1/2

9:30 -10:30 a.m. // Print and Online Journalism panel // SSC-1 // #macprintandonline

Theme: Changes in Journalism


Logan Jenkins, UT San Diego

Tom Mallory, UT San Diego

Will Carless, Voice of San Diego

Deanne Goodman, Patch

11 a.m. – noon // Broadcast Journalism panel // SSC-1 // #macbroadcast

Theme: Changes in Broadcast


JW August, KGTV

Marin Austin, Fox 40 Sacramento

Shally Zomorodi, Fox 5 Morning News

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. // Magazines // SSC-1 // #macmagazine

Theme: Changes in Magazine

Speaker: Erin Chambers Smith, Editor of San Diego Magazine

2 p.m. // Keynote: Los Angeles Times reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives discuss the reporting that earned them a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service // MD-157// #macPulitzer

3 – 4 p.m. // Keynote reception // MD-157//

4 to 5 p.m. // Cinema panel // P32 // #maccinema

Theme: Changes in Cinema

Andy Rice, filmmaker

Devin Scott, Film Maker

Ken Kebow, Kebow Communications

Sheilina Shaw, Film Maker


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