Imari Scarbrough

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Writer

Independent journalism, copywriting and content marketing

I'm a freelance journalist on the East Coast. I also offer freelance content marketing and copywriting.

I worked as the sole reporter for a weekly newspaper in North Carolina for five years, editing obituaries, co-managing the website, creating weekly article budgets, and writing for every beat. I shot my own photography and created/edited short videos, as well.

Before that, I managed my college's newspaper as it's editor and co-managed the literary magazine at my college. I also completed online and newspaper internships.

Through all of these opportunities, I've had a variety of experiences in creative, academic, newspaper and magazine writing, editing, photography, and video shooting/editing.

I earned five press awards, including two for first place, from the North Carolina Press Association in one year while employed at a community newspaper.

I became a freelancer in 2017.
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Montreat College, Communications
Charlotte, NC, USA|English
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carolinapublicpress.org
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Two NC school districts with major racial achievement gaps seek solutions

I wrote this piece for Carolina Public Press to examine the achievement gap between black and white students in two North Carolina school districts. The two also rank as having some of the worst racial achievement gaps in the nation. I contacted city and school officials to learn how the gap is still an issue and what solutions they are pursuing.

February 21st, 2019
ansonrecord.com
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Pushing for equality: 2017 is 50th anniversary of Anson County segregation lawsuit

This was the first of a two-part story on the 50th anniversary of a lawsuit addressing segregation in Anson County, North Carolina. The lawsuit and a school boycott were led by Ada Ford, president of the Anson County NAACP.

February 15th, 2017
ansonrecord.com
Article
Seeing past color: Anson County pastor talks trailblazing mother, memories

This was the second article in a two-part story on the 50th anniversary of a lawsuit addressing segregation in Anson County, North Carolina. The lawsuit and a school boycott were led by Ada Ford, president of the Anson County NAACP. I interviewed Ada's son, the Rev. Charles Ford, about his memories of his mother's work and his experience growing up black in the South.

February 22nd, 2017
ansonrecord.com
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Anson County defends decision to euthanize puppy Shayla after employee was bitten

After a four-month old puppy allegedly bit an animal shelter employee, the pup was euthanized and its head was sent for rabies testing, causing public uproar. The tiny North Carolina county was flooded with complaints from protesters around the world while the local government stood by the decision.

July 12th, 2017
carolinapublicpress.org
Article
FEMA deadline extension crucial for some storm victims

I checked in with a food bank representative, shelter director, and a county emergency services director to see how a FEMA deadline extension would affect victims of Hurricane Florence.

November 16th, 2018
thesnaponline.com
Article
BMC buys Locust Lumber Company

I spoke with a co-owner of a family business after his family sold the business to a larger company. He talked about his feelings regarding the sale as well as his family's legacy in the company.

February 15th, 2019
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