A 2011 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington’s journalism program in the Media School, CJ Lotz landed her dream job as research editor at her favorite magazine, Garden & Gun in Charleston, South Carolina.
CJ has also written for the Associated Press in Haiti, Field & Stream, BuzzFeed, St. Louis Magazine and Indianapolis Monthly – yet she is quick to remember her roots, often coming back to campus to speak to journalism classes and student media groups at IU. “We have a really wonderful group of alums out there,” said Nancy Comiskey, Media School lecturer and CJ’s former instructor. “They are just determined to give back.” CJ enjoys discussing her experiences as a young professional with Media School students, sharing practical tidbits about navigating job searches and the workplace. “You learn a lot in the real world,” CJ said, “and then you teach the people who are coming up behind you. To me, it’s essential to the experience.”