Money intern Laynie Rose found a love for journalism at an early age and is now living out her dream. Her interest in journalism sprouted as a 14-year-old high school newspaper reporter for the Centurion in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was there that she fell for magazine journalism. "My junior year we retired [the newspaper] and created a newsmagazine ... the Raider Script," Laynie said. This go-getter moved on to become the Editor-in-Chief of Raider Script and took the skills she learned to the University of Georgia to study journalism. She has taken over as the editor-in-chief of the campus magazine, Ugazine, and when that isn't monopolizing her time she works for the Georgia Scholastic Press Association.
Laynie says her favorite part about being in New York for the summer is "being surrounded by all of the other ASME interns who are as weirdly obsessed with magazine journalism as I am." So far the big city hasn't scared her off, she plans to come back and work at a magazine post-college. "In a perfect world I'd be covering general interest news and doing some feature writing. But I'm also loving the smaller niche Money caters to," she said.
-Devon O'Brien, ASME Intern, Food Network Magazine