“Ask questions when they occur to you and don’t wait.” – Madeleine Albright
The best, most exciting part about being a journalist is meeting the people who actually read your content.
I will forever stand by the above statement.
No matter how negative or troll-ish the Internet may seem at an point in time, listening and learning from readers is the most rewarding part of the job.
One of the most exciting things I've done as a reporter is start and operate, along with fellow reporter Lindsey Erdody, Govtracker, a blog that focused on local, state and federal politics.
Most of my experience has been working on social media, using it to talk to people in real-time about events as they are happening.
I developed digital strategies for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Medium that have shown significant growth across platforms.
I’ve also worked with email, building newsletters, surveys and sign-on pages that have a proven growth rate.
I used Snapchat to cover a Bernie Sanders rally in Reading, Pa. April, 21, 2016.
I live-tweeted from meetings, and programmed the day-to-day social media presence for the blog. A personal favorite moment? Breaking news that then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would NOT speak to local Republicans after he signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
I ran a successful re-engagement campaign that increased both active subscribers and open rate.
Sign on emails
To increase interaction, I wrote and sent sign on emails routinely to the list.