Hello, My name is Megan Butler. I attend Kennesaw State University where I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and emerging media with a minor in Spanish. I intend to graduate in Spring 2020 and am open to any available opportunities.
I interned with Georgia Public Broadcasting and gained experience working with Adobe Audition and Premier Pro, pitching story ideas, conducting interviews, using professional recording equipment and building a social media presence for GPB news by creating graphics and audiograms to attract audiences online.
During my internship with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I worked on stories for the living section about all things happening in and around the Atlanta area. This experience taught me how to work with strict deadlines, use AP style, pitch stories, how to use Methode and News engine and more.
Through my studies at KSU, I will complete courses in photography, video production, audio production, news writing and digital media production. This will ensure I have all tools needed to be a successful journalist in the growing digital age.
I am actively involved in the student-run newspaper, The Sentinel, which reports to the more than 32,000 students across campus. I began writing for the Arts & Living section of the paper in fall 2017 and later began writing for the news section as well – I pitch ideas, cover events, conduct interviews, follow strict deadlines and observe the editorial process.
Ultimately, my goal is to pursue a career in investigative reporting. I would also love to write on anything from local music and culture prevalent in Atlanta to international news reporting around the world. Writing is my passion and I am willing to get my feet wet in any case that the opportunity is presented.