Biography

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My passion for journalism is rooted in the belief that above all else, it’s a form of community service. Stories and the conversations they inspire have the power to change lives for the better. That’s why it’s so important journalists find the best ways share their work and build dialogue around it - even if that means abandoning storytelling methods that have worked in the past.

I’ve built my career on finding innovative ways to reach audiences online, engaging with those audiences and encouraging the community’s involvement in my news organizations' coverage.

Most recently, I was news editor at the Standard-Examiner — an Ogden, Utah, news organization that covers a region that’s home to about 560,000 people. In addition to co-managing the newsroom, I oversaw a digital desk dedicated to keeping our website fresh, running our social media accounts, experimenting with new digital tools, editing stories, engaging with audiences online, covering breaking news and much more.

In November 2017, I found myself with a unique opportunity to backpack around Southeast Asia for several months. Though I loved my job at the Standard-Examiner, I decided this was a valuable life experience I couldn't pass up. Now that I'm back in the U.S., I'm in the market for another position in journalism or at a nonprofit organization.

Please feel free to get in touch with me by emailing aetaylor7@gmail.com.