Student Reporters Invited to Participate in Free Press Teleconference with NBC News Digital Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo

Pursuing a Communications Career in Today’s Challenging Job Market

Opportunity Provides First Look at Programming from Upcoming New York Women in Communications Foundation 2009 Student Career Conference

Student journalists are invited to participate in a 30 minute interactive press teleconference with Mara Schiavocampo, Digital Correspondent, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, as she offers insight and advice on how to successfully pursue a career within the rapidly evolving communications industry.

Schiavocampo previews her keynote address from the upcoming New York Women in Communications Foundation 2009 Student Career Conference (Saturday, November 7th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City) and gives students an advance opportunity to experience a small part of the valuable programming from the conference.

The press teleconference will allow students to participate in a live Q&A with Schiavocampo.  Questions may be submitted both prior to and during the press conference.

Thursday, October 29, 2009
4:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

RSVP required to receive call-in details.

Contact Stephanie Fraiman: 212-297-2129,


About Mara Schiavocampo
Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo is the Digital Correspondent for “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams,” the first reporter of her kind in network television. A pioneer of new media journalism, Schiavocampo travels the world producing, shooting, reporting and editing video pieces, blogging and shooting still photos. She files reports for all NBC News platforms, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Nightly News” online (, “Today” and MSNBC.  Schiavocampo has been featured as a Special Correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” filing international reports and appearing as an on-set guest. She is also a recurring guest commentator on NPR.

About the 2009 Student Communications Career Conference
The full day New York Women in Communications Foundation Student Communications Career Conference will feature panel discussions, career advice, networking opportunities and access to industry experts. Content will focus on evolving disciplines and unfolding opportunities in advertising; marketing; public relations; TV and interactive production; communications entrepreneurship; magazine writing for print and web; newspaper/wire/web reporting; broadcast journalism, and digital, social and mobile media.

Companies represented by speakers include: Associated Press, The New York Times, Good Morning America,, AOL, Universal McCann, Dow Jones & Co., Hearst Magazines, GolinHarris, FOX News Channel, Essence Magazine , Polo Ralph Lauren,  Oxygen, The Huffington Post, Nickelodeon Viacom, HBO, New York Daily News, WABC-TV, WOR Radio,, NY1 News, FutureBrand, Octagon and more.

The Student Communications Career Conference is sponsored by 3M. Panel sessions are sponsored by AOL and NYU School of continuing Professional Studies, Division of Media Industries and Design.

For additional information and to register for the 2009 Student Communications Career Conference, please visit

About New York Women in Communications Foundation

New York Women in Communications Foundation, a public charity founded in 2000, exists to help a younger sisterhood successfully enter the world of communications with financial support, professional guidance and ongoing friendship.  An arm of New York Women in Communications, the Foundation awards scholarships and provides educational programs for women, whether just beginning or embarking on a transition in their careers. It is the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the tri-state area. For more information, please visit

/PRNewswire — Oct. 28/