Advice for early career journalists from two mentors

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"Don't feel like changing your path is a failure. It's actually setting you up for success in the future." — Adriana Lacy, a digital and audience engagement editor at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. She also runs Journalism Mentors, a mentoring program that connects industry professionals with student and early career journalists to help them forge their path in media.

"I would think about it like a reporter and report it out: Call people, research — you know, approach it like you're doing a story on what it's like to work with that organization." — Alice Wilder, the North Carolina-based freelance audio producer and writer of Starting Out, a newsletter for early career people in the audio industry.

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