Member Spotlight: Fresh from CSU, Sam Sachs ready to step into full-time journalism

SPJ Georgia member Sam Sachs graduated from Columbus State University in May 2017, where he wrote extensively for the school newspaper, The Saber. SPJ Georgia board member Haisten Willis interviewed Sachs for October’s membership spotlight. Willis’ questions are below, followed by Sachs’ answers (interview edited for length and clarity). 1. Why did you decide to join…

Member Spotlight: Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis, WSAV-Savannah, where he is an Anchor, Reporter, and Investigative Reporter. By Lou Phelps, SPJ Georgia Pro Board of Directors; Publisher, Coastal Empire News. Andrew got his start in journalism and local media in Mobile, AL starting on the radio, followed by a stint in PR for Delta Airlines, and then landing an on-air job at…

Broadcast Freelancer Reveals What It’s Like to Work for Turner

By Adina Solomon After graduating from Virginia Tech with degrees in broadcast journalism and theater arts, Ashley Esquivel headed to Atlanta. She freelances for Turner, working at the CNN Center. Esquivel began freelancing a year ago after completing a full-time position at Turner. In an email interview with SPJ Georgia, Esquivel talked about what she…

Member spotlight: Bill Phelps on inspiring journalism students

Bill Phelps recently joined SPJ Georgia because he works as a journalism instructor at Harrison High School in Kennesaw and wants to make the best use of local resources available. The chapter is hopeful its college journalism students will work to mentor and encourage Georgia high school students interested in journalism. He answered two questions…