A whole lot of media shaking took place Thursday on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.
During the school’s annual “Com Day,” students got to listen to blogger-turned-author Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times photographer Barbara Davison, Los Angeles Angels vp of communications Tim Mead and personal manager Danny Sussman. Then it was time for the school to honor a well-known local news personality.
Laura Diaz, until recently a fixture at CBS LA, was the guest of honor at the Hilda L. Solis Scholarship dinner and reception. She was there to accept the 2012 Nopal Award.
Per veteran reporter Gina Tenorio’s brief “Com Day” wrap-up on Patch, Sussman reminded students that in this day and age of social media nanoseconds (per image above, the day’s tagline was “Join the Webolution”), it’s still important to get out from behind the computer every once in a while and shake a couple of hands.
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