Profile: Josh Compton

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By Jared Hanner, NewsNetNebraska

Josh Compton has walked countless computer users through setting up their new machines and software.

But while we might walk our parents through uploading songs to their iPod over the phone, Josh did it through one of several tech publications he wrote for over the summer.  Josh wrote for five computer magazines during his summer internship at Sandhills Publishing. He specializes in how-to articles that help readers solve everyday computer problems.  One publication Josh worked on, “First Glimpse,” is carried in Best Buy stores nationwide.

The 22-year-old Auburn, Neb., native is a fifth-year senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Josh is  working on a News-Ed Journalism major and hopes he’ll continue working for Sandhills after graduation.  Josh isn’t limiting his job search to tech publications. As long as he can write, be it for a newspaper, website or magazine, Josh says he’ll be happy.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing guitar and once belonged to a local pop-punk band, O For 7.  Josh left the group in 2008 even though it still plays in Lincoln under the name A Summer Better Than Yours.

Josh enjoys Lincoln’s many restaurants even though his favorite, the Ville Grille at 48th and Adams Street, is no longer in business.

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