Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it – Horace Greeley
My name is Maycee Dukes. I’m a third-year Honors Journalism major at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. I’m also pursuing a minor in Women’s Studies and two certificates, one in interdisciplinary writing and the other in new media.
I have been published in The Red & Black, The Newnan-Times Herald, and infUSion Magazine, among others. I’ve also launched my own online publication, Youngov, focused on making politics more accessible to a younger audience.
Proofreading is my passion. In the future I want to go into editing, management, and using fun, accessible multimedia platforms to get information out to an increasingly-digital audience.
My favorite piece I’ve done was a local award-winning poem I wrote in the first grade about monsters under the bed. I still aspire to reach the level of linguistic mastery that I had at age five.
I’ve been writing since I was four. I love blogging, going to concerts, and endlessly watching makeup tutorials. My heroes are Hasan Piker and Joan Jett. In my spare time I’m probably watching news recaps on YouTube or researching oddities and subcultures.