Newspaper Journalism

During my journalism career, I have spent more than five years as a writer and an editor of various newspapers, including Nuvo Newsweekly, a free weekly arts, entertainment, and culture publication with a circulation of 46,000 readers in Indianapolis, Indiana. As Nuvo’s Music Editor, I managed, assigned, and edited content from freelance photographers and writers; conducted interviews; contributed informative and enriching originally written editorial content; adhered to a demanding production schedule; and co-hosted a local music show on IMC-TV. Prior to that, I was a freelance food/dining reporter for AOL CityGuide and tackled pop culture and arts/lifestyle news for the Dayton City Paper (formerly Impact Weekly), during which time my cover story won a First Place Feature Writing Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. I also wrote the weekly “Soundboard” column for Impact Weekly, covering the Dayton music scene.

As the Editor in Chief of the Indiana Daily Student Weekend, the newsweekly for Indiana University Bloomington in Indiana, I wrote, assigned, and edited news stories; oversaw the design and production of the publication; and managed a staff of writers, photographers, and graphic designers. I later served as the Special Projects Reporter for the Ball State Daily News during my graduate journalism studies, producing front page in-depth news stories. Prior to that, as the Managing Editor of The Guardian newspaper at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, I managed a team of writers and designers to produce a weekly newspaper. I was promoted to the position after serving two years as the Features Editor, having won the “Most Improved Writer” award as a sophomore in college.

As an active journalist in my community, I am also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Marketing Association. The following articles are samples of my published newspaper journalism.

Impact Weekly (now the Dayton City Paper):

Cover Story: “Painter for the People,” Impact Weekly, Won First Place Feature Writing Mark of Excellence Award, Region 4, from the Society of Professional Journalists


Global Cosmetic Industry, Allured Business Media: 

News: “GO! What’s New and What’s Next: Home O2 Devices and Red Wine Grape Antioxidants,” GCI 

News: “GCI Reports from HBA Global Fragrance Business Expo in New York,” GCI

News: “Ulta Beauty Rises Above U.S. Economic Hardship,” GCI


Nuvo Newsweekly

Cover Story: “Alternate Routes: Nine Local Women Talk Songs and Success,” Nuvo

Cover Story: “Where are They Now? Highlights of Indy’s Rich Musical Past… and Future,” Nuvo

Cover Story: “Waking Up ‘Naptown’ (The Mudkids),” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Tori Amos,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Paul van Dyk,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Assemblage 23,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Debbie Harry,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “The Rapture,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Laura Veirs,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Shiny Toy Guns,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “The Crüxshadows,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Grammy Award-Winning Bill Miller,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Over the Rhine: Back Porch Roots Folk,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Brandi Carlile, A Fine Frenzy,” Nuvo

Profile/Feature: “Vocalist Bashiri Asad Evolves through Story and Song,” Nuvo

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University Bloomington: 

News: “Going Hog-Wild: Motorcycle Sales Increase Among Women and Young Adults,” Indiana Daily Student  


IDS Weekend magazine, Indiana University Bloomington

Cover Story: “Rockabilly Rebel Weekend (Wanda Jackson and Deke Dickerson),” IDS Weekend

Concert Preview: “Snake Oil Medicine Show,” IDS Weekend

Concert Review: “David Bowie’s ‘Reality’ tour,” IDS Weekend

CD review: “Avril Lavigne – ‘Under My Skin,'” IDS Weekend

CD Review: “‘The Cure’ by The Cure,” IDS Weekend

DVD review: “The Butterfly Effect,” IDS Weekend

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