How mentors can help accelerate journalism careers

Few successful journalists make it all on their own. Most have help from mentors and become mentors themselves.

During this week’s career chat, we’ll talk with Randall Yip, senior producer at KGO-TV in San Francisco. Yip and I are co-directors of the Asian American Journalists Association’s national mentoring program.

We talked how to find a mentor, how to be a mentor, and why mentoring is so important in journalism. We also explained what constitutes successful mentoring — whether you’re mentoring someone through a formal program or on an informal journalist-to-journalist basis.

You can replay the chat here:

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