Mary C
Writer #19205
Duluth, GA
Joined 3/15/2017
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Mary graduated from Bob Jones University in 2011, after serving there as editor for her university's newspaper and completing an internship as a sports writer with The Greer Citizen in Greer, South Carolina. In 2012 she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve as a combat correspondent, attending the Defense Information School at Fort Media, Maryland for public affairs and photography training. After completing training, Mary was sent to Jacksonville, North Carolina to work as a public affairs specialist for the local base and air station. From 2013-2016, she worked as a journalist, photographer, editor and social media specialist. During her time as editor for The Globe, a military newspaper with a circulation of more than 30,000, the paper was award first place in the Civilian Enterprise Newspaper category of the Visual Information and Excellence in Communication Award. She was also awarded the Don and Ann Coleman News Article Award in 2016.
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Writing, editing, layout, photography

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Sports, politics, DIY projects, music, piano, violin, reading

Education

Bob Jones University

Students who major in Journalism and Mass Communication are exposed to writing,editing,video production, broadcast media and social media. They have opportunities to learn practically by working for the University newspaper, as well as carrying out many class assignments which force them out into the local community to network and bring back news and feature articles.

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Mary devoted four years to working with and covering members of the United States military, to include training special forces candidates to engage with foreign media, running two military newspapers as an editor, completing photo shoots used as part of presentations to request funding for construction on military bases and training junior staff in the use of social media.

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During her time as a journalist working for a military newspaper in North Carolina, Mary wrote a weekly column called "On the Run." The column was geared toward new runners and covered topics such as the importance of proper gear for running, ways to improve using popular apps, and interesting workouts to improve speed and endurance.

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Mary worked as a military journalist for four years, during which time she created hundreds of feature and news articles, as well as press releases. Mary was also responsible for editing all articles published in her local newspaper, as well as assigning all content to be covered by junior staff. She received the Visual Information and Excellence in Communication News Article Award for a piece she wrote about a veteran's personal experience at Iwo Jima.

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From 2015 to 2016, Mary oversaw the social media accounts for a Marine Corps base located in North Carolina. She was responsible for keeping an audience of more than 170,000 informed of important events happening in the local area, weather or training events that would impact traffic or workflow, and sharing content to keep followers informed of accomplishments within the Marine Corps - such a awards ceremonies, training accomplishments and deployments.

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