LONG BEACH POST -- Doug Morino, Journalism major/International Relations minor, SF State, 2008.
Currently: assistant communications director, Diocese of Orange.
“I graduated from college near the darkest depths of the Great Recession. The news industry was hit especially hard. Newspapers were consolidating, cutting staff and struggling to survive. There was little reason for hope.
“But I was committed to learning the craft of journalism. I was also adaptable, had a resolution to succeed and stayed optimistic. I applied to jobs and internships across the country, and was willing to move anywhere an opportunity appeared.”