Chris Boyette (BA ’10)
“I rely on my English degree from UNCG every day, but it goes beyond grammar, diction and syntax. As I tell news stories, help reporters shape stories and decide what stories we cover, I draw on my education in the fundamentals of storytelling and what it means for a narrative to be interesting, characters compelling and ideas clearly presented.
As I began my career I combined this education with lessons first learned in the department’s Fundamentals of Newswriting class and my own experiences in newsgathering and reporting to strive for honest, impactful and engaging journalism.
And who knows? Maybe I’ll still write that novel someday.”