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Kailyn L

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Last Login 7/28/2016
Location New York, NY
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Experience
Summary of Experience
May 2012-May 2014 Reporter at The Metropolitan (Student Run newspaper at MSU Denver)
December 2012-May 2013 Assistant Features Section Editor
May 2013-December 2013 Features Section Editor
Reported features stories that for the student community at MSU Denver. As a
student run paper, the staff at The Metropolitan made all editorial decisions for
their own section. Assigned stories to reporters and copy edited their work. Did the
design for all pages of the features section. Posted all stories to the paper’s website
with headlines curated for SEO.

August 2012-December 2012 Press Relations and Marketing Intern at Colorado Ballet
Shot video and photos of both rehearsals and special events, edited video for You-
Tube, wrote Press releases, and maintained social media accounts.

January 2014-May 2014 Intern at Out Front Magazine (based in Denver, CO)
May 2014-June 2014 Part-Time Reporter at Out Front Magazine
Wrote articles for both online and print while working as an intern and staff writer,
pitched and wrote blog posts, photographs for print and online, performing arts
reviews, and copy editing before going to print.

August 2015-May 2016 Student at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism (New York)
Coverage in all five boroughs, expansion on multimedia skills such as video
and online centric writing. Photo Editor for the Off the News class, which
focused primarily online deadline writing. Wrote a master’s project focusing
on environmental journalism, specifically the human impact on the sea
turtle populations in the North Atlantic Region. Second semester courses
included Food Writing, Managing the 21st Century Newsroom, and Multi-
Platform Design and Storytelling. Articles written for class have been published on theink.nyc, thebrooklynink.com, as well as nytable.com.
Specialties
Features stories, long-form articles, food articles, environmental articles, reviews (books, theater, movies, music), arts and culture stories, news stories.
Interests
Music, Theater, Literature, Environmental, Climate Change, Oceans, Marine Biology, Photography, Cameras, Film, Movies.
Education
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Aug 2015 – May 2016
Journalism, Master of Science

While attending Columbia, Kailyn Covered all five boroughs. She concentrated on expansion on multimedia skills such as video and online centric writing. She was the Photo Editor for the Off the News class, which focused primarily online deadline writing. Kailyn's masters project focused on environmental journalism, specifically the human impact on the sea turtle populations in the North Atlantic Region.


Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Aug 2009 – May 2014
Multimedia Journalism, Bachelors of Science

Kailyn took courses in magazine and newspaper writing, copy editing, video editing, photojournalism, page layout and design, as well as courses on magazine design and production. For a Social Documentary class, Kailyn traveled to Washington D.C. during the government shut down to cover stories there.


Projects by Industry
Science

As part of her degree at Columbia, Kailyn completed a long form article on a subject of her choice. Her article was on human impact on sea turtles population in the North Atlantic. She interviewed rescue organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, on some of the problems sea turtles face on a daily basis in this area.

Projects by Asset Type
Book

Kailyn is currently finishing a "ghostly travel guide" entitled Ghosthunting Colorado. The book is broken into chapters and each chapter features one location in the state that has a haunted reputation. Kailyn's book details some of the spiritual activity in the area along with the history of the site. The book is part of the America's Haunted Roadtrip Series by Keen Communications.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Kailyn has been working as a journalist for four years. She has written short, news and features stories, as well as long-form articles covering science and technology. Kailyn has experience in pitching stories as well as writing assigned stories. For two years Kailyn worked as a reporter for The Metropolitan, a student run newspaper publishing out of MSU Denver. She then interned at Out Front Magazine where she wrote several theater reviews for the magazine's website, as well as articles for their print edition.

Projects by Writing Style
Journalistic

Kailyn has been working as a journalist since 2012. She has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. While studying in New York she covered all five boroughs on a wide range of subjects such as food insecurity, stray and feral cat control, public opinion on GMOs in Brooklyn, and K-12 student Internet access in Queens. Her masters project was a 5,000 word article on human impact on sea turtle populations in the North Atlantic Region.
Before coming to New York Kailyn received a bachelors degree from MSU Denver in Multimedia Journalism. She worked for the school's student run newspaper for two years covering arts, music, and theater in the area. As an editor she would assign stories to reporters. She also worked at Out Front Magazine, the second longest running LGBT magazine in the country.

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