Brooke Kelly - Spring 2012
Looking for something fun and meaningful to be a part of, I joined The Arrow Magazine and The Resumé Yearbook during my middle school and high school years. As a senior on the yearbook staff at Murrah High School, I was design editor, and as a junior on the staff, I took my first trip to Washington.
After spending a year and a half of my collegiate career at Jackson State University as an English major with a journalism concentration, I decided to focus fully on journalism. I changed my major to mass communications with a minor in art. For the next two summers, I interned with the alternative weekly in Jackson, Miss., The Jackson Free Press. There, I wrote articles and had the opportunity to report at the Mississippi State Capitol.
Since becoming a mass communications major, I have freelanced for other local newspapers, an online magazine and a D.C. newspaper, The Washington Informer. Last summer, I attended my first national journalism conference, the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Philadelphia.
During my junior year, I joined The Blue and White Flash student newspaper and became managing editor after the fall semester. As a staff writer at The Flash, I covered many stories dealing with campus issues, interviewed prominent speakers and wrote feature stories. Since becoming managing editor, I have learned about many more aspects that go into getting a paper out and have encouraged and advised other staff members. I am extremely excited to be in D.C. as an intern for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, selected through the Chips Quinn Scholars Program. I look forward to reporting and getting more experience as a multimedia journalist, in addition to exploring the city and surrounding areas.
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