Kimmy Tejasindhu listens attentively during the daily morning discussion of the San Jose Mercury News.
Jewel Devorawood // Mosaic Staff Photographer
By Kimmy Tejasindhu // Mosaic Staff Writer
After farewell kisses and goodbye biddings to parents, the heavy front doors sealed all Mosaic students into the Washburn Hall lobby, leaving us to deal with a massive block of awkward ice between us to break.
But once I stepped into the room, all worry and fear melted away when I realized how many amazingly personalities were all being joined together.
Each Mosaic student has their own unique spirit and incredible individuality that is so intriguing.
We did a few activities that helped us to get to know a little about each other and it was great to see how many people had such strong interests in writing and journalism—just like me!
Now, being in the newsroom actually working hands-on with editors on my story ideas, I have never felt more like a true journalist in my life.
Truth be told, I’ve always had this image in my mind ever since I was a kid of how awesome being a journalist would be. Never did I ever consider the difficulties and hardships that actually come with job.
Being a journalist requires stepping out of comfort zones, reaching out to the public, and doing anything or everything to get the story completed and perfect.
Today, in the magazine room, we met a few of the most amazing people that you could ever hope to mentor you into the journalism industry—Elliot Almond, David Early, and my editor Marcos Cabrera. I learned so much from them today that I feel so educated and prepared to work.
These three men have established themselves so well in their own careers and are willing to do anything to help aspiring journalists to reach their full potential. They were so nice and kindhearted that all students felt free to ask any questions that pertained to writing and their careers.
Elliot proved to be very funny and kind, he was very willing to help any students with story ideas.
David Early was such a rambunctious character who had everyone laughing and involved in the discussion. Mr. Early truly opened all eyes to the truth of journalism—a dying print industry making its slow and clumsy transition into the digital world. I had my first feelings of doubt and fear about entering the industry.
Marcos Cabrera, who as luck would have it became my own personal editor, is so great and I can’t wait to work with him because he seems so helpful, smart, and experienced in the field.