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Mary Rickard

New Orleans
Marketing Communications Consultant and Writer — Freelance
Covers:  environment, art, dance, media, new orleans, profiles, theater, history
Doesn't Cover: technology, gossip

Generalist wanting to write for a national audience

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Biography

I am a versatile generalist who can write on a wide variety of topics. I wrote home stories for The Times-Picayune's "Inside Out" and entertainment features and community stories for The New Orleans Advocate, as well as myriad stories about schools, festivals, people, books, artists, sex traffick...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I have always been a freelancer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Definitely - Selectric!

How is social media changing news?

Social media has made information transfer quicker but less accurate. It tends to be reactive rather than thoughtful, but has practical uses.

Awards

Marian Boruck-Brody

2005 - Creative Feature Writing
Award given to the three best features written by undergraduate and graduate journalism students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have won 20 other awards for public relations and marketing

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2017 - Arts Criticism
Green Eyeshade Award for Southeast United States for non-dailies criticism.