Hi! I'm Lindsay and I'm a senior at Macalester College. I've been immersed in journalism since my first day at Macalester, and I've risen from staff writer to editor-in-chief at the Mac Weekly.
As a Mac Weekly editor, I facilitated the shift to a digital-first engagement strategy that greatly increased our online presence. I grew The Mac Weekly's Twitter following by over 250 by introducing live twitter coverage and daily scheduled posts in spring 2019. I oversaw the transition to a new content management system. And in fall 2020 as editor-in-chief, I launched the first Mac Weekly newsletter, which gained over 400 subscribers in its first week.
My reporting has been recognized by the Associated College Press in the Best of the Midwest conference, earning two best of show honors.
I've completed several journalism internships. Most recently, I spent summer 2020 at Delaware Online/The News Journal as a Reese Cleghorn Intern, covering higher education, breaking news and business. I landed on the front page several times over the summer.
I served as part of a reporting and editing team for our special issue Colonial Macalester on the complicated legacy of our college's founder, Edward Duffield Neill. The Mac Weekly's in-depth research and reporting on the project Colonial Macalester convinced Macalester college's administration to rename the buildings previously named in Edward Duffield Neill's honor. Our work was featured in the Associated Press and the Star Tribune.
Writing, editing and digital strategy are my strengths, and my passion lies in investigative reporting. I hope to pursue a career as an investigative journalist holding power to account.
Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org!