Digital First Media

I currently work as the online editor for Washtenaw Now — a new newspaper that combined the Chelsea Standard, Dexter Leader, Manchester Enterprise, Milan News-Leader, Saline Reporter and Ypsilanti Courier newspapers into one print paper. As online editor, I manage the website, utilize social media websites and community engagement efforts, continue to contribute to the data journalism team, work on a digital team and have recently been chosen as project manager for our new mobile app and newsletter system.

Here are some interactive projects I have done:

A history of Michigan tornadoes

See a map of fireworks displays around southeast Michigan

Washtenaw County live primary election results

Photos: Bill Nye The Science Guy makes surprise visit to Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Tax foreclosed properties in Oakland County

Heritage Media

I worked as Editor of the Chelsea Standard and Dexter Leader newspapers — two weekly Digital First Media newspapers in Washtenaw County from April 2013 until April 2014. I started this job one day after graduating from Oakland University and have spent the last year building our social media and community engagement efforts, paginating pages, writing stories and contributing to DFM’s Michigan data journalism team.

Here are some of my favorite stories:

Chelsea High School parents claim One Direction song violates district’s sexual innuendo policy

Amtrak train collides with car in Depot Town, teen transported to hospital

Residential property values rise in Washtenaw County, housing prices soar

Ann Arbor couple gets engaged after DOMA rulings

Chelsea’s Jiffy expansion means a lot more muffins

Firefighters push back against CAFA board members, department employee

Chelsea Fire chief expected to file harassment complaints at Tuesday CAFA meeting

Dexter artist to feature mixed media art at Art Fair

Dexter High School graduate prepares for move to LA to attend prestigious dance school

The Oakland Post

Throughout my career at Oakland University, I worked at The Oakland Post, Oakland University’s Independent Student Newspaper.

I started off working as a senior reporter for two issues during the summer of my freshman year and was promoted to Features Editor for the duration of my sophomore year. For the first half of my junior year I worked as Managing Content Editor. During that time, I covered the growing housing situationPlanned Parenthood efforts and the unfortunate death of two students. I was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in December 2011, where I monitored and assisted with the redesign of the entire newspaper, created a multimedia team and built up online traffic through breaking news stories, and a complete online redesign.

Here are some of my favorite stories:


Focusing on higher education

REPORTS: 2 Oakland University students killed in crash, 1 critically injured

Reader, rider and writer — Sophomore English major remembered for her strong passions

Former student files $2.2 million lawsuit against university

Trustee Henry Baskin pleads no contest, seeks no-discipline charge

Moudgil bids farewell, accepts presidential job at Lawrence Tech

Battling an eating disorder

Cultural Foundations and Historical Development of Rock Professor passes away at age 59

OU receives largest individual donation in school’s history — $21 million

Student thefts increase

Hotel becomes housing site

Board of Trustees approves schematics for new housing facility, parking structure and more

Student housing overload

Professor sentenced to 30 days in jail

The life or death situation — Student organizations debate over Planned Parenthood efforts at OU

Identity: What is Oakland’s? — President Russi seeks to further develop the university’s image

Detroit lives: restoring the city one project at a time

Problem with parking incurs unwanted fines


Miracle Shannon moves forward

Adventuring into the wild

A second chance

Dictated by rigorous schedule: Oakland University President enjoys busy lifestyle

Showcasing diversity: Grad student writes confidence-boosting books for kids

Helping students on all fronts: VP Snyder: ‘I love to be a part of change’

Exploring human rights growth


Graduating with honors, not family

Support organizations by voting yes on Proposal 1

Crying Wolf: OUPD’s text message system erroneously reports ‘shots fired’

Give parking the green light

It’s a little too late to preach about the birds and the bees

OUSC should not have forgotten about elections

The Oakland Press

Editor’s note: In the process of relinking stories due to website upgrades. Check back soon.

During the summer of 2011, I completed an internship at The Oakland Press in the Marquee/Arts section. On my first day, I was approached to apply for a part-time copy editing job as a contract worker, which I ended up accepting. I continued to do both jobs for two months until my internship eventually ended, then continued my job as a paginator.

Here are some of my favorite pieces:

Quidditch lives on: Henry Ford Museum hosts tournament for Harry Potter fans

Protesters, supporters gather for Planned Parenthood comedy event in Pontiac

OU student creates nonprofit, raises money at benefit concert 

Concert Review: British songstress Adele moves the crowd in Royal Oak

Michigan native Sinbad returns to support Forgotten Harvest

At Southfield luncheon, ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger teaches women how to attract their perfect mate

Rapper Drew32 focuses on rising career, education at OU

Fiasco’s turnout at OU a hit


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