The chaos of the Olympics has arrived. Fortunately, we have Bob Costas. https://t.co/MSwwxcrpzh
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 4, 2016
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Mayo encouraged students to bring their “authentic self” to their work and to critically examine the culture in which they cover.
“[How you think] is the thing that changes you from having a job to having a career.”
“Create a space for your kind of thinking,” she said. “…feeling empowered matters.”
Mayos has deep roots in magazines, including stints at Honey and Cosmo Girl and even the Source.
She also talked about the day she played hookie from work to cover and experience the street procession following the funeral of The Notorious B.I.G.
She is credited with giving Mary J. Blige the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” label back in the day. She visited SU’s Newhouse School as part of the Leaders in Communications series.
Mayo is the second Hampton University graduate we’ve seen speak to the journalism students.
In case you decide to check out the Rolling Stone piece by Sean Penn, which will be remembered more for the post controversy than the actual writing, make sure to flip a few pages to the right to see the Dicaprio profile, which includes the photograph above.
Philly had Steve Lopez; Detroit had Mitch Albom; New York had Jimmy Breslin; and here in Syracuse, for nearly 30 years, we had Sean Kirst. He has been the kind of local journalist who, if we could somehow take soul out of his body, and convert it to an mp3 audio file, what you would hear, if you listened close, is the heartbeat of this city.
Today is Kirst’s last day at The Post Standard, and he will be truly missed.
We are not sure of the salary for a mid-sized city columnist these days, but when it comes to stepping up to the plate to represent the common man (or woman), and making a difference using the written word, Kirst is one of our best story-tellers, and he exits as one of the richest men in town.