Updated: May 30
AIRED: April 29, 2020
Emma Way is the Managing Editor at Charlotte Agenda. Before that, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Charlotte Magazine. What's special about Emma's career is the pure tenacity and perseverance she's had. Not only did she quickly make her way up the latter at the magazine, but she took on the role of Editor-in-Chief at only 23-years-old. For any field, especially journalism, that is an incredible accomplishment -- but also a tremendous beast to tackle. But she did it, and she did it well. Though her tenure at the magazine was short, her new role at Charlotte Agenda felt right and it has allowed her to step into new opportunities.
In this episode, Emma shares two articles that really put her on the map. The first, a longform piece that covered Lumberton's recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Emma published this in 2017, when she was a freelance writer for the magazine. During our time together, she shared some of the hardships that came from reporting on this event.
It's likely that many Charlotteans know Emma from her investigative pice on EatWorkPlay CLT. The online lifestyle guide postponed its black tie gala, which left many furious and filled with questions. Emma's follow up piece, now published with her current publication, can be found here.
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To connect with Emma, email her at email@example.com