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Amanda is a reporter and editor based in in Columbia, S.C. who has won awards for social media strategy and special projects. She currently works as a features reporter for The State Media Company and copy chief of Garnet and Black magazine.
Amanda has worked for The State in Columbia, S.C. since August 2013, covering Columbia's burgeoning arts scene and local business. At Garnet and Black, Amanda oversees copy editing of all editorial content while producing longform journalism for each issue of the quarterly student magazine at the University of South Carolina.
Previously, Amanda worked at The Daily Gamecock, the University of South Carolina's student newspaper. She served as editor-in-chief, managing editor, and news editor, among many other roles. Amanda led the production of award-winning special sections and special editions of The Daily Gamecock while producing excellent daily and enterprise content.
Amanda also worked as an intern at The State after winning the coveted S.C. Press Association Internship. During her time at The State, her work has regularly appeared on A1 and in daily newspapers across the Carolinas, including the Charlotte Observer and the Greenville News.
Amanda's freelance work includes the Free Times, a Columbia alternative weekly; the New York Daily News; Editor and Publisher magazine; and the Warwick Valley Dispatch. She has covered city government for the Free Times and village and school boards for the Warwick Valley Dispatch.