LOCATION: Barrett the Honors College ASU

DATE/TIME: March 25th, 2023 - 8:30 PM – 2:00 PM

This in-person workshop is free and open to all journalists. There will be no virtual component.


08:30 am Continental breakfast and registration
09:00 am–10:00 am

Improve your money mindset

You’ve worked hard to earn your money, but do you know how to make the most of it? This panel of Chase financial experts will talk about how to pay yourself first, preserve your money to help build generational wealth, and prepare to buy your first home or launch a small business.

Christian Romero, Chase Community Manager
Jose Yanez, Chase Senior Business Consultant
Jorge Gaona, Chase Community Home Lending Advisor
10:15 am–11:45 am

Fact-checking isn't just for fact-checkers

PolitiFact has been fact-checking politicians and online misinformation for more than 15 years. Learn the secrets of the job (the good and the bad) and how fact-checking journalism can improve your reporting, hold the powerful to account and build trust with your audience.

Yacob Reyes, Staff Writer, PolitiFact
11:45 am–12:15 pm Unleashing Your Potential: How Soft Skills, Mindset, and Relationships Fuel Success
Keynote speaker:
Fin Gomez, Political Director, CBS News 
12:15 pm–01:00 pm  Lunch
01:00 pm–02:00 pm

Contract Negotiations...Know What You're Signing

You've got a job offer and you've been presented a contract to sign.   Know before your sign. Join Cronkite Professor of Practice John Misner (former president & general manager of 12 News and chief operating officer of The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com) for a discussion about companies, roles, salaries, terms, contracts and more.

John Misner, Professor of Practice, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism




Christian Romero
Chase Community Manager


Jose Yanez
Chase Senior Business Consultant


Jorge Gaona
Chase Community Home Lending Advisor

Yacob Reyes,
Staff Writer, PolitiFact

Yacob Reyes is a staff writer covering Florida politicians and legislative issues for PolitiFact. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Axios, where he covered national breaking news. Reyes is a reporter of Puerto Rican descent based in Tampa. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Fin Gomez
Political Director, CBS News

Fin Gómez oversees the political coverage at CBS News. Prior to being Political Director, Fin covered the White House for CBS News, and traveled extensively around the country and to multiple countries on presidential assignments. He has reported from Ukraine, Iraq & along the Gaza Strip. He was the first Latino journalist to serve on the White House Correspondents’ Association in the 109 year history of the organization, and he is a former national board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is also the first Latino Political Director for CBS News and the first Latino journalist to be named political director at any of the five major news broadcasters. Prior to his current role, he worked at Fox where he covered many presidential candidates and campaigns as a political journalist in the Washington bureau and in Miami.  He was also a former special campaign correspondent for Fox Latino. He started his career at ABC News. His stories have also taken him to Latin America, including the economic crisis in Venezuela and the cartel wars in Mexico.

John Misner
Professor of Practice, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

John Misner is the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Journalism’s Curator and Professor of Practice, Senior Advisor to the Dean, and Senior Advisor to the ASU Foundation. In addition to leading the Humphrey Fellowship program, he is involved in news innovation projects, works on a variety of the dean's special projects, and fundraises university-wide for projects and scholarships.

 Misner is a veteran broadcast executive who led Phoenix’s highly-rated NBC affiliate for more than a decade and was Chief Operating Officer of Gannett’s combined Phoenix-market television, print and digital operation.  Misner served as president and general manager of KPNX  from 2002 to 2016.

While at ASU,  Misner has been taken part in panels and discussions for students  about companies, roles, salaries, terms, contracts and other issues that may arise in negotiations.

 Misner served as vice president and director of sales at WXIA-TV in Atlanta from 1996-2002. Previously, he served as local sales manager at KARE-TV and in sales positions at KSTP-TV, both in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He started his media career at KYNO Radio in Fresno, California.

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