Mason Communication student Kaylyn Barnhart publishes article for the Fairfax County Times

Kaylyn's first published article is titled, "Bald eagle returns to the wild after successful rehabilitation"

by Kaylyn Barnhart and Megan Edmondson

Mason Communication student Kaylyn Barnhart publishes article for the Fairfax County Times

Mason Communication senior and Journalism concentration, Kaylyn Barnhart, has recently published her first news article for the Fairfax County Times. Kaylyn is currently an intern for the editor of the online newspaper. Kaylyn, who is taking COMM 369: Multimedia Storytelling with Journalism Concentration and Minor Coordinator, Professor Brenna Maloney, described her experience and how she was connected with the editor. "Professor Maloney always shares with us great journalism opportunities that she comes across, and interning for Heather Zwicker, editor of the Fairfax County Times was one of them. I expressed my interest in the internship, and Professor Maloney connected me immediately with Heather. Huge shoutout to Professor Maloney!". 

Kaylyn also described the process of creating the article and story, "Heather assigned me a story to write with a hard deadline, which was about a bald eagle that was found injured by the Fairfax County Police Department’s Animal Protection Police and was successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild at Burke Lake Park on Feb. 4. The article describes the collaborative rescue of the eagle and his six-week rehabilitation journey with Dr. Belinda Burwell, a wildlife rehabilitator of Wildlife Veterinary Care in Clark County. Writing this article was such a great opportunity to be given, and I made great connections from it. I am so excited to tell more great stories like this one, as an intern for the Fairfax County Times and in my future endeavors as a working journalist one day.".

Congratulations Kaylyn!

 

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"Bald eagle returns to the wild after successful rehabilitation" by Kaylyn Barnhart

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"Bald eagle returns to the wild after successful rehabilitation" by Kaylyn Barnhart