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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

John Bishop

Class of 2005, Bachelor's

John spent three years as a producer for FSN West / FSN Prime Ticket in Los Angeles before leaving the field entirely to pursue a career in law.


What were your duties at ATVN? :

I held every ATVN position except Director.

How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:

I considered myself thoroughly overqualified for my job from the beginning.  ATVN’s preparation for all aspects of my job was thorough and unparalleled.

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

Do everything as though it’s going on your resume reel… strive to make everything PERFECT.  ATVN is very valuable experience - don’t waste a minute by not giving something your full attention and effort.

What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:

The most important thing?  Probably how quickly time passes your first couple years out of college.  Don’t worry about the personal circumstances of your first job… find the work environment that fits you best.  You’ll be surprised how quickly you look back and think “man, I graduated THREE years ago?  Unbelievable.”

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