The Brown County Democrat is welcoming its newest reporter, Dakota Bruton, to the team.
Bruton spent most of her young life in Brown County where she attended school and was involved in many extracurricular activities, including the 4-H fair. Her ties to the people of Brown County will allow her the opportunity to view each story through the eyes of a local. Bruton has always had a connection to writing, but she attributes much of her passion to the teachers she had in the Brown County School Corporation.
She began her college career in Columbus, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and creative writing. She completed her degree at Indiana University Indianapolis where she graduated as a student ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts. While attending IU, she worked closely with the media department and School of Liberal Arts. She led many virtual events for faculty and students and has previous freelance interviewing practice from before college. Bruton has done interviews with individuals in the entertainment community, psychology field, and museum staff. She also has made guest appearances on the local news channel, FOX 59, as well as WHAS 11 in Louisville.
Bruton has a background in many professions, including event marketing, acting and hosting. Because of her experience in event marketing, she is very familiar with facilitating conversations and excels at interpersonal communication. She has a familiarity with writing and public speaking. She was involved in public speaking competitions in college and enjoyed writing in many different genres. She is making her journalism debut at the Brown County Democrat, where she will be reporting on the local happenings and updates. She will also be focused on strengthening her bond within the community through her connections and writing.