Katie Atkinson believes in short bios. She is currently pursuing a journalism and media studies double major at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. As a news and pop culture junkie, Katie has been absorbing and creating online content for years.
Katie’s work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Southern Journal Magazine and The Daily Twist. She has attended journalism programs at George Washington University, The University of Georgia and Valdosta State University.
Katie is a current staff writer for Mercer’s student-run newspaper, The Cluster. There, she writes about cool happenings in the community, highlights fellow students and reviews podcasts/shows/albums. Katie has received multiple awards for her writing and one of her pieces recently received the title of “Best Entertainment Piece” from the Georgia College Press Association (2015).
Katie hopes to help spearhead the arts & lifestyle section of the site.
When she’s not writing, you can find Katie thrift shopping, chasing stray cats through campus, or taking pictures downtown.
“Work for a cause, not applause. Live life to express, not impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, but your absence felt.”