Q&A with Katie Quine, reporter and digital assistant at Our State magazine

Even if I am abandoning my homeland for slightly warmer climates and moving to S.C. soon, I will always love the state of North Carolina. Fascinating Q&A with a reporter at Our State magazine (NC’s culture and history magazine).

The Editor's Desk

Katie Quine is a writer and digital assistant at Our State magazine, which covers North Carolina’s culture and history. In this interview, Quine discusses how she generates story ideas and researches them, and how the magazine balances its print and digital presence. 

Q. Describe your job at Our State. What is your typical day like?

A. What I love about working as a digital assistant and writer at Our State is that no two days are alike. I travel around the state several times a month to report on various assignments.

In May alone, I interviewed North Carolina’s longest married couple, wrote a piece about urban beekeeping in Durham and started working on a story about a community mailbox at Sunset Beach. It’s been such a privilege to learn about all of the incredible people and places in our state.

When I am in the office, I spend some of my morning…

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