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Fayette, MS
January 29, 2024

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Joy Thornton




Alcorn State University Lorman, MS —Chronicle Editor-in-Chief

August 2021-Present

●Research and gather information for a story

●Set up and conduct interviews with persons of interest

●Construct factual and entertaining articles

●Edit and proofread articles

●Turn in assignments by specific deadlines

Film JXN Camp Jackson, MS— Mentor

June 2023-July 2023

●Conducted workshops and training sessions on various filmmaking aspects, such as scriptwriting, storyboard creation, and directing.

●Collaborated with participants to refine their ideas, assisting with script development, shot planning, and production logistics.

●Offered guidance to camp participants, helping them explore their creativity and develop their unique artistic voice.

O’Dwyer Realty Pass Christian, MS —Real Estate Agent Assistant

April 2019-January 24

●Welcome patrons into the office and direct them toward an agent

●Answer and take notes during phone calls

●Manage and organize files

●Assist agents with the organization of their workspaces

Gazebo Gazette Newspaper, Pass Christian, MS— Journalist Intern

July 2020-September 2020

●Interview sources, contacts, and leads to gather information for stories

●Develop and pursue stories independently and for assignment, covering a range of topics, including local and statewide subjects


Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS — Mass Communications

August 2021-Present

●GPA: 4.0


●Public Speaking

●Media Experience

●Effective Writing

●Public Relations

●Active Listening


●Customer Service

●CPR certified

●Live Radio Host



●National Geographic HBCU Media Scholarship 2023

●ASU Media Day

Most Diverse Radio Show 2023

●Campus Chronicle Editor-in-Chief 2022-23

●Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society President 2023-24

●Mississippi Press Assoc. Award 2020

●National Society of Leadership & Success 2021-present

●President’s List Fall 2021-22 & Spring 2022-23

●President of Pink

●Pearls Service Group 2019-2021

●Trent Lott Leadership Program 2020

●Girl Scout Gold Award 2020

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