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Appen Media welcomes summer interns

Students will learn about local journalism

Appen Media’s summer interns are, from left, Julia Sanders, Jack Waylock and Natasha Roy.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group has welcomed a new crop of summer interns into the newsroom.

Three promising young adults began work May 17 and will work until the end of the summer covering a range of content topics, from government to community news, and everything in between.

Natasha Roy is a rising sophomore at New York University double majoring in journalism and public policy. Roy lives in Milton when she is home from college.

Roy said she is excited to cover local news, learn more about local politics and better understand how the newsroom works.

“I’ve only ever written for my high school and college newspapers, and I wanted to see how a newspaper would function in the real world,” Roy said. “I thought interning for my local paper would be a fun and cool way to get to know how local newspapers work, and Appen was the perfect fit for this.”

Jack Waylock is a rising junior at the University of Georgia majoring in mass communication.

From Alpharetta, Waylock is excited to learn the ins and outs of the newspaper industry, while also developing professional media writing skills. He has an interest in the industry as his mother, Candy, writes for Appen Media already.

“I wanted to (intern with) a local paper because they provide the important stories that are looked over at the state and national level,” Waylock said. “It provides information that can actually affect your everyday life. Appen Newspapers is one of the most trusted papers in the industry.”

Julia Sanders is a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish and completing a new media certificate.

Sanders splits her home time between Newnan and Cumming where she often reads the Forsyth Herald.

She too is excited to learn about the newsroom and learn from the Appen editors.

“I can’t wait to report on local news, and to gain valuable experience in the news industry,” Sanders said. “I am hoping to learn how to be a better writer and journalist.”

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