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Biography

I'm a writer/journalist for hire based in Illinois, currently serving as the Decatur Herald & Review's breaking news reporter.

I received my B.S. in Journalism from Bradley University in 2015. There, I served as a reporter-turned-editor for the Bradley Scout.

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@yasiin_jay42 — 250 followers, 7,060 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

RT @desusnice: Thread: Why lavar ball will go down in history as a greater patriot than Paul revere (1/25)

Nov 21, 2017

RT @SBNation: *squints* Is that the Jumpman logo … with a butt? https://t.co/KnJWx7uG9V

Nov 21, 2017

RT @micahpeters_: you show up to my house with brussel sprout sliders and I am absolutely, without question, calling the cops

Nov 20, 2017

RT @jemelehill: My complete support and sympathy are with these women. Charlie Rose was one of my favorite journalists. This is bey…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for the Bradley Scout – the best college newspaper in the state, if not the world (I'm biased).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A few times when I was young. I mostly wrote stuff like "jkslfalkhfdjfas."

How is social media changing news?

We get it faster, and the amount of people that receive it within seconds is out of this world.

Awards

Illinois College Press Association Award

2015 - Critical Review - First Place
I received an ICPA award for a "dueling review" of the movie "Interstellar" with an ex-Bradley Scouter. A link to the review can be found here: http://www.bradleyscout.com/voice/interstellar-head-to-head/ The awards are bestowed upon students who write for college/university publications throughout the state of Illinois.