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Making news - Alumni Profiles
March 2014 Issue
Amy Glennon would hang out of the windows at the old Red & Black student newspaper offices in downtown Athens whenever she heard sirens, hoping they would lead her to another story for the newspaper. Glennon’s experiences as a student journalist propelled her into a career in media. She’s now the first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the South’s largest newspaper. “I was given opportunities to do some things,” says Glennon (ABJ ’90), during an interview in her corner office at the AJC headquarters at Perimeter Center in Atlanta. “Was it because I was a woman or not? I don’t think so. It was because I was here.” She first experienced the industry at the Red & Black, learning the importance of deadlines, ethics and management. It was the best experience she could have had at UGA, says Glennon, who was the fall 2013 undergraduate commencement speaker. “The decisions you make as a student editor at the Red & Black …
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