My experience at The Red & Black has taught me how to be a journalist and why it’s important to write about issues impacting the community I live in. I have covered the university’s history of slavery, affordable housing issues in Athens and Black Lives Matter protests in Atlanta. R&B has shown me how to show care for the people I talk with in the community.
Video calls for The Red & Black have been the hardest adjustment due to COVID-19. We already communicated a lot with Slack, wrote on Google Docs and conducted phone interviews before the pandemic started. But I miss the in-person interactions with my peers and friends at The Red & Black.