Why Peer Support Groups are Useful Career Development Resources - Yoav Gonen

Yoav Gonen returns to Capture Your Flag to build upon his 2009 interview with a 2010 conversation with host Erik Michielsen. In Chapter 9 of 17, Gonen, a New York Post education reporter shares the benefits he has received by participating in a peer support group. As a newspaper reporter, the traditional mentor model is challenged in deadline sensitive news rooms. Gonen overcomes isolation and solitude by engaging a journalist support group. He works with non-competitive peers to share ideas and receive feedback on stories and contacts relevant to his work. He finds the experience an effective substitute for a mentoring relationship. Gonen earned his BA in English from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Journalism from New York University.