Matthew L
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Joined 2/17/2020
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2016 - Present

Creator/Editor - Freshly Popped Culture

In the summer of 2016, Matthew created a new entertainment blog powered by the Medium blogging network. Here Matthew provides both long and short-form commentary on the biggest news and events hitting entertainment.

May 2019 - December 2019

Freelance Writer - DotDash

Wrote articles and consumer guides for the Lifewire vertical under the DotDash network.

January 2019 - August 2019

New Writer - New Mexico State University (Department of Marketing and Communications)

As a writer in the Communications Department at New Mexico State University, Matthew was responsible for formulating, writing, and sending out press releases, news stories, and other features about the NMSU College of Arts & Sciences. =Matthew also helped manage the NMSU News social media platforms, and took photos and created video packages for use in press releases, social media postings, etc. Designed and created through Adobe InDesign the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences newsletter, an 85-page, magazine-style document comprised of all news and feature stories released in the previous semester.

January 2017 - May 2017

Copy Editor - The Scoop Alumni Magazine

As a Copy Editor for The Scoop magazine, Matthew wrote and researched news stories related to the NMSU Journalism department. He also edited the writing of others for clarity, grammar, etc., in addition to creating magazine pages through Adobe InDesign, and creating the main logo and other essential images for the publication

August 2012 - December 2015

Editor-in-Chief - Geek Binge

Matthew created and ran an entertainment news/editorial website for three years, where he personally wrote over 5,000 articles in this time. Overall, Matthew managed to obtain an average of over 50,000 unique page views a month. Matthew directly oversaw and coordinated a staff of 12 writers and other editors to reach daily quota of content. As part of his duties, Matthew read and edited thousands of articles to reach maximum publication standards. In addition, he created and ran multiple social media pages, posting updates and content to thousands of subscribers daily.

July 2010 - January 2013

Lead News Writer - Cinelinx

At Cinelinx, Matthew was responsible for producing multiple articles a day about the entertainment industry, writing over 480 articles that he both pitched on and that were assigned to him.
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Entertainment news, film/TV reviews, editorials, features, press releases, articles, research


The main interests that Matthew has as his kind of "go to" in his writing are film, TV, video games, entertainment, and technology. Pretty much any general cross-section between these fields, and specifically how the people within them operate, is of the most interest to him as a professional writer.


New Mexico State University

Matthew graduated in 2017 from New Mexico State University as a duel degree recipient, majoring in both Journalism and Digitial Filmmaking. Matthew was awarded the Honor Excels Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for all four years. Matthew was also honored as a Dean's List student twice.

American Film Institute Conservatory

Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the American Film Institute Conservatory, studying the field of Screenwriting. Matthew was also a recipient of the James Bridge Memorial Fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship for both years of the program. Matthew's projects include writing, developing, and working on three short films; writing a TV comedy spec script, a TV drama spec script, and a full-length feature film script.


500 Projects Completed

Matthew wrote about entertainment for multiple websites before starting his own, completing news articles, reviews, lists, and anything else that could foster an interest in entertainment fans. Matthew worked both on assignments given to him by his editor, and work that he pitched himself for online publication.


25 Projects Completed

Matthew wrote about video games and consumer technology for Lifewire for a few years, doing freelance articles for them in which he had to rank various pieces of technology. This was a research-intensive gig with a consumer focus, and included also using e-commerce links for both SEO and promoted content purposes.

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5,000 Projects Completed

Matthew has written thousands of blog posts for his own websites, in which he shared his own thoughts on the world of entertainment - and everything else - on the websites that he created and ran.


601 Projects Completed

Matthew has written hundreds of articles on the internet for others, with a freelance career branching over a decade strong of writings.

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