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:

Enterprise Reporter – The Red & Black Publishing Co.

Investigative Intern – Georgia News Lab

Past Experience:

Contributor – The Red & Black Publishing Co.
(Oct. 2020-Dec. 2020)

  • Conducted historical background research with the UGA Special Collections Library 
  • Corresponded frequently with public records custodians to appeal and obtain Georgia Open Records Act requests
  • Applied statutory knowledge of the Georgia Open Records Act to advocate for the disclosure of records

Intern – Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press (Sept. 2020-Nov. 2020)

  • Reviewed and summarized amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Reporters Committee, prior to official filings
  • Analyzed various instances of media law litigation to provide context for amicus brief summaries
  • Conducted interviews with the litigation staff to create short introductory pieces for the Reporters Committee’s website and social media posts for Twitter and Instagram
  • Evaluated and edited summaries of Freedom of Information Act cases argued before the Supreme Court

Special Projects Contributor – The Bell Ringer (May 2020-Sept. 2020)

  • Submitted timely investigative and enterprise stories centered around political and legal affairs within the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, pending litigations and external investigations
  • Analyzed superior county and federal district court dockets and understand legal jargon

Editor in Chief – The Phoenix Magazine (Dec. 2019-July 2020)

  •  Increased ad sales revenue by $500 in less than four months through the creation of coupons and other staff incentives
  • Held all scheduling responsibility and oversaw biannual calendar planning
  • Entrusted to send out all ad sales invoices and submit commission payments to staff members accordingly
  • Oversaw all editorial board members and holds weekly meetings to check up on work status

Intern – WJBF Channel 6 (Jan. 2020-March 2020)
(2017 – 2019)

  • Attended daily pitch meetings to share newscast ideas and suggestions
  • Shadowed reporters and photographers during human interest stories as well as crime and weather coverage
  • Utilized Twitter to live-tweet event coverage for WJBF’s official Twitter account @WJBF

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