I was the kid who wrote fake news stories in the third grade when it was time to practice writing, when I wasn't rearranging my crayons into perfect color order. I later got acquainted with a polaroid camera and photographed flowers on road trips. I produced fake news videos when I got a digital camera. I was obsessed with learning enough html to perfect my MySpace profile. I guess you could say all those years of content creation really paid off. (and I thought I wanted to be a scientist. sheesh.)
An upcoming graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, I have learned how to hone all those writing and visual skills and combine them into something that tells a story through both coursework and hands-on experience with student media outlets.
My writing and reporting experience (real, not fake) ranges from covering the West Virginia water crisis of 2014 and writing about campus water system damage after the polar vortex, to interviewing Ken Hechler at his 100th birthday party, and to writing a feature about the punk scene and a DIY venue in Athens, Ohio.
But, my talent does not end with the written word; I have designed more than 200 newspaper pages, photographed bands and fire breathers, hosted my own radio show, produced a crowdfunding video for a startup non-profit organization, directed multi-platform social media coverage for a Bernie Sanders rally and a President Obama drug forum, and produced a multimedia ebook, to name a few of my accomplishments.
If you need content to be created, contact me at m3g0sbo at gmail dot com. (yes, the numbers. someone stole the email that matched my url. the nerve!)