Kailyn L
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New York, NY
Joined 6/27/2016
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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.
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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

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver)

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.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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.

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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.

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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.

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