Gladden joins paper's staff for summer
Alex Gladden has joined the staff of Carroll County Newspapers as a summer intern.
Gladden began work on Monday and will continue through the first week of August. She will be working at both the Carroll County News in Berryville and its sister paper, the Lovely County Citizen in Eureka Springs.
Gladden, 21, graduated from the University of Arkansas in May with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and a new editorial focus.
She is a native of Van Buren.
“We’re so glad Alex is here, and she’s already contributing on her first day,” said Scott Loftis, managing editor for Carroll County Newspapers. “There were some really good applicants for the internship, but what set Alex apart in the interview process was that she asked specific questions about our publications. That let us know she was really interested in being here.”
At UA, Gladden was a contributor for The Arkansas Traveler and the editor of Hill magazine. Gladden also worked as an intern at the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith last summer.
“I’m excited to get to report in a smaller town,” she said. “I have some experience reporting in larger cities like Fayetteville and Fort Smith. There is a unique culture here, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Gladden said she is also looking forward to catching up on her reading this summer.
“I like reading and writing and also camping and hiking, which there will be plenty of opportunity for in this area,” she said. “I’m looking forward to checking out Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest and finding cool places at each.”