Abby Bittner, Flagler College class of 2021, got her first cover story in The Daily Sun newspaper shortly after being hired for her first professional reporting position.
After graduating from Flagler, Bittner said her path was a bit unclear as she struggled to find any journalism-related positions on the market, and after a brief stint working at the Disney World parks, Bittner landed her first journalistic position at The Daily Sun in The Villages, Fla. “My role as a reporter sees me covering several beats, including pets, travel, and indoor recreation center activities,” Bittner said.
Bittner said that she writes around six stories a week in her new role and creates a pitch list for the next week. The coursework she completed at Flagler prepared her well for the professional work at The Villages Daily Sun. “I’ve used tons of skills I learned from Dr. Chapman, Professor Eaton, and many other communication instructors at Flagler.”