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Summer News Intern
Ashlea Brown is the 2020 summer Intern for CapRadio.
Currently, Ashlea is a Second-Year graduate student at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.Prior to enrolling into the J-school Fall 2019, Ashlea had just earned a BA in English from Spelman College.
Ashlea’s journalism journey began in 2012 while in high school when she participated as one out of 12 minority students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media. Through that two-week program she wrote articles and a book review. She continued her passion of storytelling in 2015 when she got to Spelman College and became Co-Editor-In-Chief for the college’s newspaper. Through the four years she juggled several editorial positions and saw the importance of diversity in journalism and positions within a newsroom.
Later in her collegiate career, Ashlea decided to become a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). At a NABJ convention she learned about UC Berkeley’s Journalism program, where she plans to obtain her Master’s Degree May 2021. Ashlea hopes to cover minority and underrepresented communities in the future.
Ashlea’s a native of North Carolina and aside from her writing, she enjoys trying new foods and traveling.
To Return Or Not: A UC Berkeley Journalism Student (And CapRadio Intern) Considers Grad School During COVID
August 28, 2020
Life at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has looked and felt different in more ways than one due to COVID-19. One student reflects on the experience.
‘A Voice Of Conscience’: California Pastors Discuss Role Of The Black Church In The Era Of George Floyd
July 23, 2020
Church services are more vital than ever for Black communities across the country since his death. Parishioners have turned to their pastors for guidance during this historic moment.
Newsom Says Safety "Non-Negotiable" In School Reopening Conversation As Hospitalizations, Cases Rise
July 8, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom said safety should be the main focus in conversations around reopening schools, but that some form of learning should start in the fall. It comes as COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 44% in the state the past few weeks.