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I have since left the journalism world and now work at Sightline Institute as their communications associate. I’m both saddened and relieved to have left the journalism world.
I am now in an industry that values my work, monetarily, self-care-wise, you name it, which are all things the journalism industry does not do internally (not to even speak of what goes on outside the workplace itself). Then there’s the struggles with egos, the Trump administration, elitism, and business models that can and most often do make journalism a fundamental wreck today. I’ll probably still occasionally post here when I have thoughts on journalism—and I do have a lot of them. It won’t ever really go away.
This is what I did in with 3/4 of my years as a full-time undergraduate and one year after:
- Freelanced primarily with nonprofit publications South Seattle Emerald and International Examiner
- Journalism B.A. from the University of Washington (UW) with Interdisciplinary Honors and a minor in Law, Societies & Justice
- Internships at The Seattle Times, KCTS9’s Spark Public, and South Seattle Emerald
- Reported for the UW’s student-run newspaper, The Daily
- President (2016-2017) and VP (2015-2016) of the Society of Professional Journalists UW student chapter
Categorical expertise: Politics, legalities and policies, immigration, and homelessness.
There’s a separate website for my undergraduate experience and what I accomplished.
I felt my route in journalism involved the moment legalities, systems and policies touch people’s everyday lives. Now, it still kind of does. I focus on systemic issues around sustainability (environment, the Thin Green Line, fossil fuels, housing, transportation). And I do media outreach.