SPJ Georgia Spotlight: Fresh from CSU, Sam Sachs ready to step into full-time journalism

SPJ Georgia member Sam Sachs graduated from Columbus State University in May 2017, where he wrote extensively for the school newspaper, The Saber. Willis’ questions are below, followed by Sachs’ answers (interview edited for length and clarity). 1. Why did you decide to join the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists? I decided to join the Georgia…

Pam Huff: The Matriarch of Birmingham TV News on the state of journalism

Column By David Baxley, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Francis Marion University, SPJ South Carolina member If you know anything about the Birmingham television market, you know it’s a city bustling with news. From government corruption, to high crime rates, to high-impact severe weather events, to national football championships: central Alabama will keep a news department…

Broadcast freelancer reveals what it’s like to work for Turner

By Adina Solomon, SPJ Georgia Freelance Committee member and freelance journalist. After graduating from Virginia Tech with degrees in broadcast journalism and theater arts, Ashley Esquivel headed to Atlanta. She freelances for Turner, working at the CNN Center. Esquivel began freelancing a year ago after completing a full-time position at Turner. In an email interview…

Branden Camp: SPJ Georgia spotlight

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Branden Camp would not say that he has a news specialty. He considers himself a multimedia journalist and worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a freelancer, recording audio, shooting video and taking photos, still photos and doing breaking news interviews. “Most of the time I shoot features stories for the Associated Press,”…