New media experience
Contributor | 2010 – Present | Forbes.com New York City, NY
Write a tri-weekly blog about the convergence of technology and entertainment.
+ Interview experts and research latest trends around the topic of technology.+ Write profiles, opinions and essays connecting entertainment with technological applications.Web Assistant | 2010 – Present | NewYorker.com (via NYU) New York City, NY
Coordinate migration of Goings On About Town venues from print to searchable web database.
+ Edit a 1,000-file online database of New York venues based on style book and SEO.+ Train GOAT editors on accuracy and search-ability for future venue entries.Contributing Writer | 2007 – 2010| NCRonline.orgKansas City, Mo.
Write political and cultural articles for the web and print version of
National Catholic Reporter.+ Wrote news analyses about climate change and nuclear disarmament before Obama’s visit to the UN.+ Wrote daily reports from the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN.Contributing Writer | 2001-2005 | AOL City GuideKansas City, Mo.
Researched and wrote preview articles of major cultural and sporting events in Kansas City and reviews of restaurants, bars and recreation areas in the metro area.
+ Filed 10 reviews and previews each week to the Chicago office.
Traditional media experience
Contributing Writer | 2000 – 2009 |
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Mo.
Wrote profiles and feature pieces for the cover
The Star Magazine,
as well as reviews, profiles, event previewsand how-to articles for the daily newspaper.
+ Wrote about topics ranging from celebrities visiting Kansas City to poverty-prevention programs.+ Won the 2005 National Association of Black Journalists award for “Best Feature.”Contributing Writer | 2007 – Present |
National Catholic Reporter
Kansas City, Mo.
Write breaking news, investigative, feature and profile pieces for the bi-monthly independent newspaper.
+ Covered the Republican Party in the 2008 election; cover ethics, education and entertainment.+ Won the 2009 National Catholic Press Association award for “Best Feature.”Also published in: New York, NewYorker.com, Salon.com,
Native American Times, AAA Midwest Traveler
Indiana Alumni Magazine, Marriage, St. Paul Pioneer Press
.Publications Editor | 1996 – 2000 | Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City, Mo.
Planned, budgeted, wrote and designed all publications for the KCMO library system.
Editor | 1993 – 1996 | District 1 NewsSt. Paul, Minn.
Assigned, wrote and edited all content for monthly news magazine covering eastern St. Paul.