11.11.2013

Trip to USA Today Has Been Moved to Dec. 3

Mark your calendars: Our newsroom tour of USA Today in McLean, Va., has been moved to Dec. 3. We'll meet in the lobby of USA Today, 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, Va., 22108, at 1:30 p.m. and stay till 3 p.m. Please arrange for a carpool in the comment area below.

We'll meet with social media editors Mary Hartney Nahorniak and Merrill alum Desair Brown Shaw, plus others from the newsroom. This will likely include Web news editors, videographers and others, who will talk about their jobs, the skills needed to do their jobs, and their career paths to these jobs. You will be given assigned questions to answer about the visit; your typed responses will count as an in-class grade, and will be due at the start of our last class.

Please note in the comment area below if you have a car and would be willing to drive some classmates. We will NOT be meeting in Knight Hall, unless your carpool has pre-arranged for this!

DIRECTIONS FROM THE CAPITAL BELTWAY FROM GOOGLE MAPS (Feel free to use your own GPS in lieu of this!):
  • Merge onto I-495 W/Capital Beltway/I-495 OUTERLOOP via the ramp on the left toward Northern Virginia/Silver Spring.
  • Keep left to take I-495 W/Capital Beltway/I-495 OUTERLOOP toward Northern Virginia (Crossing into Virginia).
  • Take exit 46A to merge onto VA-123 S/Chain Bridge Road toward Chain Bridge Road/Tysons Corner Vienna. Stay in the right lane. Immediately turn right onto Tysons Blvd. Go .3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Westbranch Drive. Go .5 miles
  • 9. Turn right onto Jones Branch Drive. USA Today Building is on the right. BUT turn into the big parking lot with the guard shack BEFORE your get to the building. You will be asked to identify yourself, (tell them you're with Chris Harvey's class and meeting Mary Nahorniak and Desair Brown Shaw for a tour); you will likely be directed to park in the garage. We'll meet in the lobby for the tour PROMPTLY at 1:30. Give yourself an hour to get there and park.
Thanks!

9 comments:

Chloe Leshner said...

I can drive! I can fit 4 people in my car.

Chris Harvey said...

I can drive, and I can fit 3 others comfortably. Who needs a ride? I'd leave from the lobby of the JSchool at 12:30 pm...

Dan Servodidio said...

I can drive as well. I can fit 4, three comfortably.

Elizabeth McKelvy said...

I can drive and have room for one or two more people!

Chris Harvey said...

Elizabeth, Dan and Chloe, thanks for volunteering to drive. I've got one taker so far in the Harvey-mobile; shoot me an email if you still need a ride.

John Borg said...

Is there room for one more in anyone's car? haha

Chris Harvey said...

John, I can take you. Meet me in the lobby of Knight Hall at 12:20. Best, Chris

Marquis Goodwin said...

Does anyone still have room in their car?

John Borg said...

Al right, cool. Thanks!