I’m a third-year undergraduate majoring in Political Science at Oregon State University with a minor in Applied Journalism. I have worked in a variety of roles for our student newspaper The Daily Barometer and the umbrella organization for our college media program Orange Media Network. In my spare time I enjoy backpacking, reading and podcasts.
2018 / The Daily Barometer
After extensively interviewing student government Rep. Andrew Oswalt, I broke a story detailing his white nationalist beliefs, drawing over 20,000 unique pageviews. My story was linked to by the Associated Press and other news outlets. I provided timely updates as Oswalt was convicted of a hate crime charge, his landlord attempted to evict him and he was recalled from student government.
December 2017 / The Daily Barometer
As part of my reporting on politics and student activism, I wrote a cover story detailing Oregon State’s policies surrounding freedom of expression. I spoke with university administrators as well as representatives from multiple political groups on campus.
Spring 2017 / The Daily Barometer
I created and tracked posts for The Daily Barometer on Facebook and Twitter, as well as content on our website. I worked to fine-tune our digital strategy to grow engagement and cover breaking news/developing stories.
2017 / Orange Media Network
Over a year I co-produced and hosted a podcast called Perspectives with my friend Jack Woods. On the show, which is available both on iTunes and the Orange Media Network website, we interviewed experts and students to help put complex political issues in their full context. My final episode comprised an extended interview with Oregon Sen. Sara Gelser.
July 2017 / The Daily Barometer
I managed a staff of eight reporters and two editors to create three print issues during the summer term. For each edition, I assigned all content and met with each reporter for multiple editing sessions, as well as producing much of the layout of the print product. This issue’s cover story dealt with the impact of a rare total solar eclipse.
February 2018 / The Daily Barometer
As a Student Government Beat Reporter I shot and edited weekly video stories, wrote scripts for our nightly News Blasts and assisted with production in the studio. This story dealt with an increase to the student fee level to fund services for low-income students.
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Orange Media Network• September 2018 - Present
I currently oversee digital strategy for a college media organization with six mediums: The Daily Barometer newspaper, three magazines, a radio station and a TV station. I directly manage three staff members, write quick-turnaround news stories and utilize Google Analytics to inform coverage decisions. I routinely use BLOX CMS to publish web content and moderate user comments.
The Daily Barometer• February - May 2018
I created social media plans and tracked daily content on web, Facebook and Twitter, increasing website pageviews 28 percent above the revious term. I also covered breaking news/developing stories on multiple platforms.
The Daily Barometer• September 2017 - February 2018
In addition to writing an investigative story exposing a white nationalist in student government, I wrote weekly enterprise articles and developed strong source relationships. To bring a multimedia approach to coverage I shot and edited video stories using Sony NX5 cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro.
The Daily Barometer• June - August 2017
In this position I assigned and edited all content for a monthly print product, designed pages using Adobe InDesign and oversaw production of weekly news videos. The best part about this position was coaching eight print/multimedia reporters to improve their skills.
The Daily Barometer• January - May 2017
I line edited and fact-checked stories before publication while also reporting breaking and spot news.
Orange Media Network• January - December 2017
I co-produced/hosted a political news program and edited audio using Adobe Audition.
Oregon State University• September 2016 - Present
As an Honors College student I work under Dr. Rorie Solberg in the American Politics Research Group, focusing on how the judiciary is covered in the era of fake news. I'm also pursuing a minor in Applied Journalism to prepare for work in a newsroom after graduation (June 2020).
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