Aspiring Documentary Journalist
A recent graduate from Ohio University and the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, I'm an aspiring documentary journalist looking to do long form and multi-media storytelling.
Fall 2018 — Present
As a General Assignment Reporter at The Logan Daily News, I created two to three stories a day, doing 10 to 12 stories a week. The paper was both digital and print, but being the only reporter for the majority of the time has given me more hands on experience than I ever expected when it comes to working with a newspaper. I wrote stories, conducted interviews and took my own photos to produce stories for the three papers published each week.
Here are five of the stories I enjoyed the most while producing them. Click on the attachment icon to view the PDF and photos.
As a Ginghamsburg Church media and design intern I created videos highlighting the impact programs and projects have on the community and church family. Working closely with social media and design supervisors to coordinate with branding & promoting content about the church.
Southeast Ohio Magazine is a publication that highlights the people of southeast of Ohio and what the area has to offer. As a part of capstone, I was named the multimedia editor to add elements such as video, audio etc., to the stories our writers produced.
Ohio Journalist Magazine is a student produced publication that is dedicated toward sharing stories of alumni and where they are at in the field of journalism today since graduation. In the fall of 2017 I began volunteering with them to gain more long-form story telling technique in writing.
June - August 2017
For three months I interned with a non-profit organization called Athletes in Action. Their mission is to use the platform of sport to share the gospel with athletes. I had the opportunity to serve on their digital content team. While there, I created a multimedia profile of all the interns to show their transformation during the summer. I also created five videos to highlight what the organization did on their campus headquaters with camps that came to visit frequently.
2014 - 2017
WOUB Public Media is the radio and TV station that serves roughly 55 counties in four states. Beginning my freshman year I volunteered for their podcast and radio show The OUtlet, which features campus and community news. Since then I have served as their co-producer and would like to implement more multi-media storytelling with the program.
The Soul of Athens has been a multimedia course in the School of Visual Communications that has taken off. Students create a website with a topic of their choice to showcase and tell stories about. My partners and I decided to showcase a woman who has encouraged Appalachian women through their art work.
2015 - 2017
As a student ambassador for the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, it has been a pleasure showcasing this school to prospective students. Professional guests, alum, and prospective students are met with an ambassador to tour and gain knowledge on what Scripps has to offer.
2014 - 2018
A graduate of Ohio University with a bachelors of science in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Finalist in the Region 4 Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Online Feature Reporting in March 2018
Placed 14th in the Hearst Multimedia Awards in January 2018
More Portfolio Work
This website is dedicated to my family's non-profit organization for suicide awareness and prevention. Photos and videos on the site are provided through my work during the event.