The Daily Tar Heel: Print Journalism
As an Assistant University Editor for The Daily Tar Heel, I work with a co-assistant editor and desk editor to generates compelling, daily story ideas for University Desk, assign these shells to a team of roughly 40 staff writers and edit stories alongside staff writers for accuracy in content and AP style. Additionally, I collaborate with University Desk editors under our mission to hold the University accountable, through both written work and audio journalism projects. Finally, I pitch stories in weekly print budget and help to place stories for print using Adobe InDesign.
As a reporter for the DTH, I write articles, published online and selectively in print, about information relevant to the University. My most recent pieces have covered the release of the 15 sexual assault records by UNC-CH, following a four-year lawsuit, as well as coverage on how the University has handled the COVID-19 pandemic in regards to operations.
North Carolina Study Center: Video Editing and Graphic Design
Over the summer of 2020, I worked as a Media Intern for the North Carolina Study Center. With the Study Center, I created a series of five videos with Adobe Premiere Pro, titled ‘The Student Stories,’ highlighting the experiences of students. Additionally, I designed social media graphics and promotional videos.
Photo Courtesy of Anna Montgomery
Key Club: Public Relations
From 2016 to 2018, I served as the Thales Academy Apex Key Club Public Relations Committee chair. This experience taught me about public relations, through updating social media pages with important content and keeping members informed, as well as managing all photography for the club chapter.
Live Announcements: Broadcast Journalism
At Thales Academy Apex, I created and hosted a weekly segment on the Student Council live announcements, on which I shared a meaningful quote with the school, broadcast each Friday. This experience taught me basics of broadcast journalism.
Senior Thesis: Can the American Press Be Free?
In my senior year of high school, I wrote a 25 page senior thesis and corresponding presentation, which explored whether the American Press can be truly free. This project allowed me to analyze governmental relations with the media, political bias within the media and the original philosophies behind the concept of a free press.