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Edna Rutland Produces Innovative Content At CNBC

SJGC Staff
SJGC Staff

Edna Rutland, a senior journalism student at Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (FAMU SJGC), spent her past summer in New York interning with CNBC’s Make It digital team. Through this internship, Rutland was able to edit, write, interview and film content that covered the culture of the entrepreneurial economy.

“It was a ‘learn as you go’ position which allowed me to take the raw and classroom knowledge from my own experiences to sharpen and apply that in a professional on-demand role,” Rutland says. Her previous experience includes serving as a desk anchor for FAMU-TV 20 — an educational access cable channel that reaches 80,000 households in North Florida — and as a staff writer for SJGC’s newspaper The Famuan.

Upon returning to FAMU in the fall, she continued pitching and producing digital content remotely. In 2022, FAMU’s SJGC launched its academic partnership with the NBCU Academy, a multi-platform journalism training and development program.

With her graduation nearing, Rutland emphasizes how this internship cultivated her aspirations. “Post-graduation, I will continue to pursue digital content production and look forward to opportunities to not only share my stories but to illuminate others.”

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