Great gigs for Orion designer

Chico State student invited to help out with two prominent conferences

A Chico State student is scheduled to attend and help cover two prominent journalism conferences, the university has announced.

Senior Tercius Bufete (pictured), who’s worked on the student newspaper, The Orion, as a news designer and art director, is headed to New York City in late August and Atlanta, Ga., in October.

His first gig will be the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) VOICES program, where he and 13 other students will work in a newsroom covering the three-day event, which is expected to attract 850 journalists, professors and news executives discussing matters important to Asian American journalists.

In Atlanta, he’ll take part in the Online News Association’s (ONA) Student Newsroom to cover that group’s conference.

The AAJA boasts more than 1,600 Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists, while the ONA is the world’s largest association of digital journalists.