Media Reporter, POLITICO Media (July 2014 – Present)
I cover the media industry for POLITICO Media (formerly known as Capital New York), the New York-based media vertical of national politics site POLITICO. From July 2014 through July 2015, I also edited POLITICO’s daily “Media Pro” email newsletter.
Intern, Capital New York (Sept. 2013 – June 2014)
I worked part-time for Capital New York’s media desk, covering media events and contributing to the daily “Media Pro” newsletter. I wrote about 30 posts — including an investigation into a white collar criminal who hid his identity and became the managing editor of a journalism website — before being hired as a full-time reporter in July 2014.
Intern, New York Observer (June 2013 – Aug. 2013)
I wrote a number of stories about the media industry for the New York Observer‘s print edition and Observer.com. I also fact-checked print stories that ran in the print edition and curated stories for Observer.com’s daily “Morning Media Mix” feature.
Intern, Columbia Journalism Review (May 2012 – May 2013)
I wrote a dozen pieces for CJR.org and fact-checked feature articles and book reviews that ran in the Columbia Journalism Review print magazine.
Intern, National Memo (June 2011 – Dec. 2011)
I wrote about 30 posts for Joe Conason’s progressive politics news site, covering campaign finance lawsuits, redistricting and the political media. I also wrote compiled AP stories for National Memo’s real-time news ticker.
Columbia University (2010 – 2014)
B.A. in Cultural Anthropology
Founder, Who Pays Interns?
I created a website that tracks how much different media companies pay their interns. I appeared on HuffPost Live and American Public Media’s “Marketplace” radio program to discuss the site and the problem of unpaid internships.
Managing Editor, Bwog (Columbia University, Nov. 2011 – Nov. 2012 )
I wrote more than 300 blog posts — including news round-ups, investigative features, and event reports — for a Columbia University blog with 80,000 monthly unique visitors. I also administered the site’s WordPress content management system, managed the reporters’ listserv, and ran Bwog’s social media accounts.
Contributing Writer, The Blue & White (Columbia University, Jan. 2011 – Sep. 2012)
I reported eight pieces for a monthly magazine at Columbia University—including an investigation into the academic politics that led two college deans to resign and a critical analysis of the New York Post’s coverage of scandals at Columbia.
I am proficient in WordPress, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, HTML, social media and fact-checking. I have a working knowledge of Drupal, Typepad, and iMovie.