In high school Frisbie was not initially interested in journalism.
“My original goal was to become a nurse practitioner, but I discovered about two or three health occupation classes in that I did not like the sight of blood,” she said.
After graduating from high school, Frisbie attended Armstrong State University (ASU), now known as Georgia Southern University-Armstrong/Liberty, in Savannah, where she took core classes throughout her first semester. She then applied to Georgia State University (GSU), located in downtown Atlanta, because she felt it would help her further her journalism career with the numerous media outlets in the area.
“By August 2013, I had moved to Atlanta after visiting twice, and it was the best decision I could have made for myself professionally,” Frisbie said. “Between being a broke college student and working my butt off to get somewhere and make a name for myself, taking opportunities by the horns, it’s all kind of history after that.”
While at Georgia State, Frisbie was the first collegiate board member for newly launched Society of Professional Journalists Georgia Pro Chapter, where she gave advice on what kind of programming SPJ Georgia might provide for students studying journalism and working on student publications.
Frisbie was very involved in student publications and news gathering opportunities during her college years at GSU. She said she was involved with the independent student newspaper of Georgia State, The Signal, where she went from being a news reporter to the news editor throughout her collegiate career. Frisbie was also involved with the Georgia State student radio station, WRAS, where she received her first exposure to investigative journalism with her report on major changes at the GSU radio station.
Directly after graduating from GSU, Frisbie became a freelance journalist at CNN.com for close to two years. Her work at CNN included writing articles for , for example, CNN Politics: “Trump’s plan to kill Energy Star could benefit his properties” and “Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim.”
– By Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones will be a senior in 2018-2019 school year at Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina, majoring in mass communication and minoring in psychology. She is a member of the FMU Student Media Association and will be editor-in-chief for The Patriot, FMU’s student newspaper. Jones is also a SPJ student member. Her hometown is Lugoff, South Carolina. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations. sjones5596@.