INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – SPJ Headquarters – Each year, the Society of Professional Journalists sponsors internships for more than a dozen bright, motivated and hard-working student journalists to staff The EIJ News, a news site that covers the Excellence in Journalism conference. Student writers, editors, and photographers are invited to apply for these select positions. The EIJ 17 convention is Sept. 7 – 9 in Anaheim, California.
Congratulations to Anjelicia Bruton from Florida A&M (FAMU) and Sierra Hubbard from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Anjelicia Bruton is a senior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University (FAMU) who is pursuing a career as a multimedia journalist. Anjelicia has a passion for story-telling and is using different avenues within FAMU to prepare herself for her career. Her freshman year, she was part of the camera crew where she shot the FAMUTV20 News then moved in front of the camera as a live shot reporter. She also wanted to learn more about developing a story and became an associate producer for FAMUTV20 Online which produces in-depth stories around five minutes long. Not only does she captivate an audience through a lens she enjoys writing. During her internship with Capital Outlook newspaper, Anjelicia wrote various hard news articles by observing the town and the imperative issues in the community.
Sierra Hubbard is a senior studying journalism at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has previously interned with Channel 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. During her four years at KSU, Hubbard has worked with her university newspaper, The Sentinel. After spending three semesters as the editor of the news section, she spent the last year serving as the publication’s editor-in-chief. Hubbard works as a freelance journalist for several publications in the Atlanta area. While she has worked with many platforms, her heart lies with newspaper reporting. After she graduates in December 2017, Hubbard hopes to land a job at a newspaper outside of Georgia, reporting on local issues in a new town. At home, Hubbard has two furry cats that consume her life. She enjoys all things nerdy – including video games and Dungeons & Dragons – and is currently finishing up her costume for this year’s DragonCon in Atlanta.
For more information about attending as a professional or a student, the Excellence in Journalism convention is in Anaheim, California in 2017. Register at excellenceinjournalism.org. Early bird registration ends July 15.