Where We've Been ...
Byram Middle School (Byram,
MS) – Career Fair

Byrd High School (Shreveport,
LA) – Career Fair

Chastain Middle School (Jackson,
MS) – Career Day

Florida A&M University
(Tallahassee, FL) –
Boot Camp

Florida International University
(Miami, FL)
38th Annual South
Florida Journalism Day

Florida Memorial University
(Miami Gardens, FL) Guest
Lecture/Professional Mentor

Florida State University
(Tallahassee, FL) – Media Issues

Godby High School (Tallahassee,
FL) – History/Career Fair

Grambling State University
(Grambling, LA) – Mass

Hamilton Terrace Learning
(Shreveport, LA) – Career

Jackson State University
(Jackson, MS) – Joint Journalism

Lafayette County Alternative
(Oxford, MS) – COPES
Instructor: Correcting Our Past
and Establishing Skills
Madison Central High School
(Jackson, MS) – Media Week

Miami Northwestern Senior High
(Miami, FL) Guest
Speaker, Journalism Class

Oxford Learning Center (Oxford,
MS) – COPES Instructor:
Correcting Our Past and
Establishing Skills

Panola County Adolescent
Offender Program
MS) – Instructor: Career Skills

Pembroke Pines Charter High
(Pembroke Pines, FL) –
Guest Speaker, Newspaper Class

Southern University Shreveport-
Bossier City
(Shreveport, LA) –
Media Forum

Tennessee State University
(Nashville, TN) – Southeastern
Journalism Conference

Texas Southern University
(Houston, TX) – Society of
Professional Journalists

Texas State University
(San Marcos, TX) Guest
Lecture/Media Roundtable

Youree Drive Middle School
(Shreveport, LA) – Career Day

University of Mississippi (Oxford,
MS) – Guest Lecture, Journalism
The professional and
experiences Mike
has gained makes him the

perfect person
to connect
with these kids.

It’s not only your ability, but
attitude and
willingness to get the job
done, do a good job, take pride
in your work and be a pleasure
to work with. Trust me– there
aren’t enough folks like

Mike’s commitment to
is best
demonstrated in his efforts to
improve the skills of
student journalists
around him.

Mr. Wallace is not afraid of
hard work. He is energetic,
curious, congenial and above all
good journalist in the

He located a van and brought
eight students to Alabama so
they could follow reporters,
photographers, artists and
editors around to see how they
performed in the
hubbub of
the real world
. None of us
at the
News had ever seen
someone do that before, but
we hope we’ll see it

Not only did he seem certain
that journalism was the
career for him, but he also
believed – and still does – that
he had
something special
to offer the profession
Press-Passing Along the Knowledge
Our mission is to continue to pass along the knowledge and
experiences acquired through a decade of reporting in the media
industry and to help guide up-and-coming journalists along the path
to their career goals in the field.
Where we go next    . . .
Kym Fox
Senior Lecturer, Texas State
University-San Marcos School of
Journalism and Mass Communications
San Antonio-Express News
deputy metro editor)
Fred Johnson
Director, Adolescent Offender Program
of North Mississippi
Charles McCauley
Asst. Business Editor,
Birmingham News
Dr. Reginald Owens
Asst. Professor of Journalism,
Louisiana Tech University
Joe Nabbefeld
Former Reporter,
Birmingham News
Joye Mercer
Former Senior Editor, The Chronicle of
Higher Education
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, which can include a
classroom lecture for small or large groups, one-on-one resume and
clips critique and internship/career counseling, contact Michael Wallace
michael@redinkpublishing.net or use the contact form located on
Contact Us page.
You will not meet a more personable guy
and someone so willing to help others that
want to follow in his footsteps. Without
Mike, I wouldn't be as far along in my path
as I am today.

Ryan A. Bass
Freshman, University of Central Florida

Saying ...
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