Friday, June 07, 2013
Meet Julia! Our summer intern


Hooray! There is a fresh face on team iReport! Our summer intern, Julia Carpenter, joined us a few days ago and she is already vetting breaking news stories and creating topical assignments. We are clearly keeping her busy.

Amidst all the work, we asked Julia to write a little bit about herself. She's got an impressive background and we wanted her to share a bit about herself with the rest of the community:

Hi, I'm Julia. I'm an English and journalism student at the University of Georgia and will be graduating from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in December.

I've reported on sexual harassment scandals, reviewed Dorito's tacos (they were "sad and sandy"), Storified local elections and interviewed the guy behind the New York Times haiku.

Prior to iReport, I worked at, ELLE magazine and The New York Daily News. Also, I worked at The Red & Black, my college newspaper.

Last month, I traveled through Japan with the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition and am now a hopeless sushi snob. My perfect Saturday involves at least three of the following: friends, family, Diet Coke and Atlanta Braves baseball. I'm looking forward to working with the iReport community and connecting with its members on Twitter and Tumblr.

Say hello to Julia in the comments below! We're excited to welcome her to the team.

June 7, 2013
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Hello Julia! Have a great time there! Good luck! Markpel

June 7, 2013
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Welcome, Julia!

June 7, 2013
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Hi Julia, Good Luck

June 7, 2013
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Welcome to iReport Julia, we'll try to keep you busy from Los Angeles :)

June 7, 2013
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Welcome to iReport!! Hope you vet me soon :)

June 7, 2013
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Hi Julia! Welcome to the iReport world.

Just breathe. :)

June 8, 2013
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Way to go Julia. My grown daughter's, with a girl, Olivia, and boy Owen, name is Julia and we call her Julie. Always love to see young people succeed. One of my favorite quotes is; we are never judged by number of times we fail, but by the number of times we succeed and the number of times we succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times we fail and keep trying. Good luck.

June 8, 2013
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Hi Julia. Good luck with CNN!

June 8, 2013
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Hi Julia! Welcome to iReport!

June 12, 2013
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Hi Julie,

We are asking for your help via this medium. My father is a Barbadian who became  a naturalized citizen of the USA. He subsequently died and we have been trying to get Fidelity Investments to release the funds which he would have invested in their company as an IRA Rollover, so that we can pay the outstanding debt for the funeral arrangements,and other debts, but we continue to receive stalling from the company. Others stories seem to indicate that this is a general practice against west indians who invest their money in this company and then cannot access it.There is racism, discrimination, and corruption against west indian immigrants who are unable to access their relatives funds because they do not live in the USA.


June 12, 2013
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Congrats, Julia!

June 13, 2013
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Congratulations Julia. You'll be great for CNN iReport!

From your friend at Off the Beaten Palate;

June 14, 2013
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June 14, 2013
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How to create a blog on CNN?

June 14, 2013
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Welcome Julia!

June 14, 2013
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Hello Julia and welcome to the iReport team at CNN! 

June 19, 2013
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Hello Julia and welcome to the iReport

June 22, 2013
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Hello Julia,

Thanks a lot, and you have a friend here in Brazil!

June 23, 2013
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Do your best Julia.

June 27, 2013
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Go Grady!

July 1, 2013
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Hi Julia,

Big congrats from Teen Sisters who send books to Aboriginal children and teens living in remote fly-in only communities of northern Ontario.  To date we've sent 21,000 books in less than 1 year! 

Hope you can connect with us on

Your work will inspire teens like us around the world! Congrats!

July 3, 2013
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Why is CNN not reporting news anymore. Just that trial.You could watch it all day & just report what really happend there. So much time is waisted in court. It is very discusting that is all you are showing.

July 5, 2013
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Hello Julia.


Looks like you're having a scrumptious soup!


Welcome to CNN iReport.

July 10, 2013
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Congratulations, Julia and welcome to ireport! Looking forward to seeing more of you!!! You have an impressive Bio and will be a valued asset, and I'm sure they are keeping you verrrrry busy:). 

October 5, 2013
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Hai Julia,

I am also on iReport now and working as contributor from India and my name is Anil Kumar Upadhyaya.I am freelance journalist based in India and working since 95 in India with various German media agencies and writing on India's economic/political/social/cultural stories.I am willing to write on Benares festival means Varanasi cultural festival going to be held since 24th October in India.Pls send me mail also as you are working as summer intern in US CNN office.I am looking forward to connect myself from India to you to work more on more projects from India if you want to work on that with me,pls send me email:


with good luck to you Julia from India

Anil Kumar Upadhyaya

iReport contributor


January 9, 2014


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