INTRODUCING the 2019 ASME EICs
Updated: Aug 3, 2019
22 - the magic number. Out of a list of hundreds of applicants from across the country, 22 rising seniors were chosen to be amongst the ever growing list of talented and revered editors, journalists and writers that hold the title of “ASME Intern.” Driving in cars, riding trains, or flying on airplanes, we all came together for two rainy New York City days at the Meredith Corporation offices before three departed for the capital of America and the rest of us remained in the capital of the world to complete highly coveted internships at a range of publications.
We’re about a month in and one thing’s for certain: being an ASME intern is an experience, in every sense of the word. And, for this summer, it’s up to us to take you along on that experience. On this blog, you’ll read stories about everything from meeting David Remnick in the offices of the New Yorker and walking the halls of the Washington Post to carrying a cow mailbox down the streets of Manhattan, as well as our best pieces of advice for any would be aspiring journalists.
Before we get too carried away with content ideas, let us introduce ourselves. Hi! We’re the 2019 ASME editors in chief, Megan Wahn and Madison Pincombe, and the D.C. editor, Sabrina Medler. The 2019 ASME interns chose us to oversee this website as well as the Instagram. We have each included a photo and a small bio below to help you get to know us.
Hey y’all! My name’s Megan and I’m so excited to be serving as one of the ASME50 editors in chief! I’m originally from Marietta, Ga. and I go to school at the University of Georgia, where I’m majoring in journalism and minoring in English and political science. My journey into journalism began in high school as a young teen, shy albeit oddly eager to shove a recorder in someone’s face in the name of storytelling, and has since led me to serve as the assistant culture editor at the UGA student newspaper, the Red & Black, and the music desk intern at a local Athens magazine, Flagpole. Now it’s taken me to HGTV, where I’ve assumed the role of editorial intern. This past year I was able to study abroad during my fall semester at Oxford University — where I developed a tea addiction but sadly no British accent — and, in my spring semester, I was a member of UGA’s Peabody Student Honor Board. In my free time, you can probably find me reading, drinking too much coffee or tweeting really terrible puns.
Hello from New York City! My name is Madison Pincombe and I am originally from a suburb of Madison, WI (but I’m not named after the city). In the fall I will begin my senior year at Iowa State University in Ames, IA studying journalism and apparel merchandising. My love for journalism started in high school English classes and while flipping through the pages of Teen Vogue. During college I have interned with the Better Homes & Gardens Home Design team through the Meredith Apprenticeship Program, served as the Fashion Editor for Trend magazine (campus publication) and worked as a fashion and beauty reporter for the nationally acclaimed Iowa State Daily. I have the privilege of spending this summer in NYC as an Editorial Intern with The Knot’s digital team through the ASME Magazine Internship Program. Becoming a magazine journalist was once only a dream, but these opportunities have reaffirmed my pursuits and transformed me into a more qualified candidate for future positions. In my free time I enjoy maintaining my personal blog Madison from Madison and traveling with friends and family (fun fact: I have been to all 50 states).
We’re so excited to serve as the Editors-in-chief for this year and we can’t wait to bring you along on our journey. With that said, we are both interning in New York City and therefore are not able to fully cover the opportunities this program provides. We are grateful to have Sabrina Medler serving as our official DC Editor. She will bring you stories and updates from the group of interns there.
Hello from the wonderful world of Washington! My name is Sabrina Medler and I’m interning at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance this summer through ASME. I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but my family recently moved out to Southern California so I’m learning to embrace the land of avocado toast and 72-degree weather. I’m a rising senior at Stanford University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Creative Writing. What drew me to journalism was a passion for hearing others’ stories. My interest in communications has spanned a variety of platforms — I’ve reported at the St. Louis Business Journal and The Riverfront Times; written copy at an advertising firm; directed political campaigns in New York; and even interned in the field and research department on the satirical television show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. I also write and edit for various campus publications including The Stanford Daily and Stanford Politics. In my free time I love to dance, play drums and eat spicy food. My goal for the summer (besides taking in everything I can from ASME’s incredible magazine program) is to try every taco in D.C. — I will keep you posted on this very important endeavor.