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Emily G. Garcia

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Emily Garcia is a journalist covering politics at the intersections of education, money and the law.

I began my career in collegiate journalism during my freshman year in college at Augusta University. I started work as a staff writer for the university’s student-led magazine, The Phoenix.

Within a year, I was promoted to Editor in Chief of the magazine. I took it upon myself to double staff size and production rate while in my position. Additionally, I increased ad sales by $500, completed a 20-page revised staff handbook and worked with the department of communication to coordinate a journalism conference for high school students.

In 2020, I brought home the publication’s first David L. Adams Apple Award for Best Magazine Cover with my first cover design as EIC, all while performing the duties of an editor, designer and business manager and interning at WJBF news channel 6 in Augusta.

Later that year, I was accepted into the University of Georgia to attend the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In fall, I accepted a part-time internship with the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and contributed to The Red & Black newspaper. I also published finance stories through my student fellowship with Cox-SABEW.

Currently, I work as an investigative intern with the Georgia News Lab and an enterprise reporter with The Red & Black.

This summer I will be interning with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in Philadelphia, PA.


Selected Works:

District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution

Deborah Gonzalez is on the move. From private lawyer to Georgia state representative to district attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit, Gonzalez is constantly adapting to changes in her surroundings without missing a beat.  She comes from a military family and considers her ability to seamlessly transcend through different stages of her career a byproductContinue reading “District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution”

Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was lauded for his honest demeanor and diligent daily briefings when cases of COVID-19 in NY reached record highs. Recently, Cuomo’s honesty has been called into question. According to an article published by The New York Times, some of Cuomo’s senior aides rewrote a report gathered by state health officialsContinue reading “Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals”

Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans

On Wednesday evening, College Republicans at the University of Georgia hosted a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who represents parts of Athens-Clarke County in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Hice talked about his campaign for Secretary of State, election integrity and national politics. College Republicans President Alex Huskey said the event was the first fully in-personContinue reading “Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans”


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