Date of graduation: May 2003
Employer: Arizona Republic
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Title: Reporter
Carolina Week Title: Online Editor
Carolina Week Testimonial: Being an online editor for Carolina Week taught me about a word I hear almost daily now – convergence. As an online editor, I was responsible for translating broadcast news into a print format for online readers. I turned my experience with CarolinaWeek.org into a career in online journalism. I mainly write breaking news for the online version of a major daily newspaper and am a contributing writer for two online magazines. My experience with CarolinaWeek.org taught me how to accurately communicate a complex story quickly. And my broadcasting training has proved to be helpful even in print online journalism. Doing voiceovers and shooting my own photos for our website would have been much more difficult had I not come into the industry with these skills thanks to Carolina Week.