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Scrippas on the rise: Madison Williams

HAMPTON, Va. (July 2, 2020) - Madison Williams, a rising sophomore Strategic Communication major in Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications from Dallas, Texas, is working remotely as a copy editor/staff writer for Virginia Peninsula Media.

Madison Williams

What I am doing: I spend most of my time reading over articles and making necessary edits while following the AP Style guidelines. I also conduct phone and/or email interviews to write feature news stories on a variety of topics. We cover news in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson County and York County.

How Scripps helped me get here: An email about this position was sent out by Assistant Dean Chris Underation, and I was interested, so I applied. Publisher and Executive Editor Susan Smigielski Acker got back with me the same day and offered me the position. I am thankful that Scripps sends out so many opportunities that appeal to me. I would be wrong if I didn't take advantage.

How you can join me: https://vapeninsulamedia.com/contact-us/