This is my personal website, where you can access some of the content I have created over the years, look at samples, and track my professional developments. I’m in my last year of university at the George Washington University, majoring in Journalism with a focus on web publication and digital content. I am more of a generalist than an expert in any one area. I work with content across multiple mediums: video, print, web design and web production. In recent years it has become apparent to me that, despite the misgivings of our media elite who decry the current state of Journalism (with a capital J), that the Internet is the best thing that has ever happened to the discipline.
Look at the amazing content for The Verge. The remarkably, interactive stories coming out of the New York Times online. The rapid, viral news of Buzzfeed. The cross-media power of CNN. There are a lot of problems with journalism and news today, oh lord yes (I’d like to take this moment to say I despise Buzzfeed, but that’s neither here nor there) but the Internet as a digital distribution platform has given us tremendously powerful tools to spread information.
So that’s where I live: on the edge between content and distribution. I focus in working with content creators to optimize their work for the web and all of the powerful tools it provides. Data visualization, high quality presentation, multimedia collaboration. I grew up on the Internet. I’m a major technology geek who loves reading and writing on the subject. Most importantly, I understand the needs of the content creator and the distributor. I speak both HTML code and AP-style. I have an eye of typography, web design, gripping story telling, new video production software and the hardware needs to do it all.
I’m currently working as the Senior Web Producer for my college newspaper, The GW Hatchet, where we are hard at work on a next-generation platform. I also serve as an intern for a great company called Industry Dive, a media company out of Washington D.C that is completely built for mobile and focuses on the kind of laser-focused, specific industry news coverage that I like to do myself.
In the words of Anthony Bourdain, I’m hungry for more.