Best Of 2012

Best path to a successful career in PR: Daily journalism

News Channel 8’s Samara Sodos bailed on broadcast news, joining up with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office

The best defense in a shaky industry: Leave before you’re laid off. Tampa Bay Times reporters Janet Zink, David DeCamp, Emily Nipps, Kim Wilmath and Tom Scherberger all left to become public information honchos in government, private industry or academia. News Channel 8’s Samara Sodos bailed on broadcast news, joining up with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office.