Emily Garcia (me!)
  • IRE & NICAR, Student Fellowship 2020
  • Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, Student Fellowship 2020
  • David L. Adams Apple Award, Best Magazine Cover 2020
  • The Phoenix Award, Outstanding Worker of the Year 2020

Current Positions:

Intern, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Pitch and report stories focused on labor, climate and housing in metro Atlanta

Past Experience:

Crime and Safety Reporter, Oglethorpe Echo, Lexington, Ga. Aug.-Dec. 2022
• Cover court proceedings and criminal justice issues in Oglethorpe County

Enterprise Editor, The Red & Black Publishing Co., Athens, Ga. Aug.-Dec. 2022
• Oversee and work with a team of reporters covering the housing deficit in Athens and community solutions

Fact checker, In These Times, Remote. May-Aug. 2022
• Fact checked and conducted source outreach for print and webpage articles

Research Intern, Campaign for Accountability, Remote. Jan.-May 2022
• Researched and investigated the activities and policies of large technology companies, including Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon
• Initiated Freedom of Information Act requests pertinent to organizational projects

Senior Enterprise Reporter, The Red & Black Publishing Co., Athens, Ga. Sep. 2020-May 2022
• Published an A1 print story about staff and community issues with elementary school leadership

Policy Intern, ACLU-GA, Remote. Sep.-Dec. 2021
• Researched prison populations in Georgia to produce data on malapportioned county commission districts
• Worked with senior policy counsel to produce impact report on vote distortion associated with prison-based malapportionment

News Intern, Ballotpedia, Remote. Sep.-Dec. 2021
• Updated Ballotpedia’s programming interface of government officeholders to reflect career changes
• Wrote brief summaries of current noteworthy events and coded them in HTML for officeholder pages on Ballotpedia’s website

Undergraduate Intern, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Philadelphia, Pa. May-Aug. 2021
• Worked closely with outreach, defense, policy reform, legislation, development, and media teams to assist with research and administrative projects
• Assisted with the planning and execution of the FIRE Student Network Summer Conference

Investigative Intern, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, Ga. Jan.-May 2021
• Researched financial disclosures and campaign donations to assemble profiles of members of the Georgia General Assembly
• Worked on a team with senior political reporters to produce timely stories about voting bills in Georgia

Communications Intern, Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, Remote. Sep.-Nov. 2020
• Read amicus curiae briefs filed by the Reporters Committee and created summaries in plain language for RCFP’s website

Editor-in-Chief, Augusta University: The Phoenix Magazine, Augusta, Ga. Dec. 2019-July 2020
• Increased ad sales revenue by $500 in less than four months through the creation of coupons and staff commission payments

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