Meet Our Urbaanite Summer 2024 Interns


Urbaanite is a labor of love and we have a small, yet mighty team who help us share the culture and soul of Nashville each day. This includes our interns.

This summer we are excited to welcome two journalism interns, Jayden Blair and Jada Thompson. Learn more about them below, make sure to look out for their stories and say, hi when you see them.

Interested in working with Urbaanite during the fall semester?  Email with your resume and writing samples.


Jayden Blair

Senior at MTSU, Class of ’24

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Nashville, TN

“I’m excited to see all these different parts of Nashville and help shine a light on the Black experience throughout the Middle Tennessee area!”

Jayden’s interest: I love doing are writing anything from reviews to personal stories, I love music, especially rap music, and I love connecting with people.

Nashville spot he is digging right now: Slim & Husky’s used to hold the title for my favorite Nashville spot, but it has since been dethroned by Sunda Nashville; amazing Asian cuisine.


Jada Thompson 

Recent University of Chattanooga Graduate Class of ’23

Major: English Rhetoric & Professional Writing, Minor: Communications

Hometown: Nashville, TN

“I am so excited to be an Urbaanite summer intern because it will not only give me the opportunity to use my love for writing in such a fun way, but it will also give me more insight into the city I was born and raised in. I am excited to learn, explore and experience Nashville while working with Ashley and the talented Urbaanite team and gain more writing experience.”

Jada’s interests: I enjoy going to concerts with friends, listening to R&B music, and watching movies. My favorite artists are Frank Ocean and Brent Faiyaz but more importantly—Beyonce.

Nashville spot she is digging right now: I am loving Otaku Ramen on Charlotte Ave and the Members Day Parties on Sundays at Flamingos.


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