While at Tennessee State University, I had the opportunity to gain valuable experience at two newspapers in Nashville. I spent the fall of 2013 interning at Pride Publishing Group, a weekly publication providing positive community news. My role at Pride was an editorial intern. To view my articles, click here.
In October of 2013, I joined the National Association of Black Journalists.
During the spring of 2014, I interned at the Tennessee Tribune, a weekly newspaper that reaches the heart of Tennessee’s African-American community. My role at The Tribune was a high school sports reporter. To view my articles, click the links below.
At The Tribune, I interviewed players, coaches and athletic directors on a weekly basis and wrote stories in order to meet my weekly deadlines.
In the fall of 2016, I accepted a position as sports designer/copyeditor intern at The Tennessean. My responsibilities include modifying or re-writing headlines and cutlines as well as trimming stories to fit spaces created by designers. During my internship, I was able to network with the sports editor and the high school sports coordinator in order to produce my first freelance article with the company. To view the article, click here.
Toward the end of 2017, I was selected as one of 13 students in the country to participate in the Sports Journalism Institute, a week-long bootcamp held at the University of Missouri. Before the bootcamp, I wrote a feature on Shemar Woods (SJI 2010), and his new role as Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated. I wrote about my SJI experience on our last day. To view my other SJI blog posts, click the links below.
To view my work from the Knoxville News Sentinel, click here.