Asbury Park Press
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In the summer of 2020, I had the opportunity to report across sections for the Asbury Park Press, with a particular focus on youth and COVID-19, and investigate false claims on social media for USA Today. This internship provided some of my most rewarding journalism experiences to date and further enhanced my interest in local news, public affairs reporting, and combating disinformation.
In addition to my reporting work for the Asbury Park Press, I contributed to the digital team –– managing the front page and creating social media content. Ahead of the New Jersey primary, I pitched, produced, and executed a series for Twitter called #MyFirstBallot, featuring quotes from first-time voters. Following a digital project through, from inception to execution, strengthened my creativity and time management skills, as well as my journalistic chops.
I joined the Marist Circle –– the college's student-run newspaper –– as a freshman, becoming Features Editor as a sophomore and rising to Editor-in-Chief as a senior. My staff and I tirelessly covered the COVID-19 pandemic and kept the college community informed throughout a uniquely tumultuous year. Our website views tripled under my leadership, and we continued to produce our biweekly print edition for the campus.
Read more clips at the Circle's website.
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In the fall of 2020, I led a collaborative initiative between the Marist Circle and Marist Votes, a student-led, non-partisan group at Marist College aimed at increasing voter participation and civic engagement on campus. We launched a site the provided the student body with voting resources, interviews with student voters (as well as the college's president), and a recent history of the college's voting trends.
Check out the website here.
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