Alanna Madden

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Professional Experience

Creative and experienced section editor with a passion for the arts, community, and education. Past experience in newspaper editing, online website management, and content strategy for SEO best practices.

Expertise

Editor
4 Years
Reporter
3 Years
Researcher
8 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
3 Years
Science
8 Years
Education
1 Year

Industries


Newspaper - Community
3 Years
Online/new media
4 Years
Academia Other
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Technical Skills

Content management, news editing, reporting, fact-checking, interviewing, AP and Chicago style guides; SEO best practices, data development, online content strategy; team collaboration, conflict resolution; photography and graphic data design.

Foreign Language Skills

Rudimentary Spanish and French

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Sheets, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Wix, Google Analytics, Ahrefs, and general research sources involving academic journals, public records, data scraping platforms (e.g., skyscraper, Python, etc.)

References

Colleen Leary, PSU Vanguard, Former Editor-in-Chief Evan Smiley, PSU Vanguard, Former Editor-in-Chief Wyatt Mayham, SEO Director for My Health Teams and Syndicate Media Group (former) *Please inquire for contact information.

Awards

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Awards (2017 & 2018) - Best News Section - 1st Place: General Excellence Wilma Morrison Award for Outstanding Student Journalism (2017) “Students Take It Off to Pay It Off,” Vanguard, Nov 2016

Associations

Society of Professional Journalists

Work Samples

Arts & Culture

Erykah Badu's performance in Portland, Oregon for the 2018 Soul’d Out Music Festival.
Portland State alumna Walidah Imarisha spoke at “Living the Legacy: Afrofuturism and Possibilities for Oregon” Monday, Jan. 22.
Portland State Vanguard spoke with Walidah Imarisha Jan. 24 to discuss some of the main points from the MLK Tribute presentation.
Los Angeles neo-soul-jazz trio, Moonchild performed Thursday, April 19 at the Star Theater with Momo Pixel as one of many performances comprising Portland’s annual Soul’d Out Music Festival.
De La Soul was one of six headlining acts around Portland to end the four-day long Soul’d Out Music Festival Sunday, April 22.
Michael James Schneider has gone viral upon his March 8 opening reception and gallery debut ‘Notification’ at PSU's Littman + White Galleries.
Thievery Corporation made its way back onto the Portland stage on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Roseland Theater with opening guest That 1 Guy aka Mike Silverman.

News

Thousands of people gathered around the San Francisco Bay area on the weekend of Aug. 25 to demonstrate in unity against recurring systemic racial oppression in the United States, more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, two weeks prior.
Interview with keynote speaker Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III for Portland State’s 18th Annual Simon Benson Awards Dinner, held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Oregon Convention Center.
Sex work, especially in the form of erotic dancing, is a common trade in Portland, Oregon. PSU Vanguard took a look inside the university's underground work study and spoke with students who are dancing to pay off their student debt.
Portland State University students joined thousands of other activists in downtown Portland on Friday, Jan. 20 to protest the inauguration of United States President Donald J. Trump.
Thousands of naked cyclists from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at Fernhill Park in Northeast Portland for the 13th annual PDX World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, June 24.
Portland State Community Environmental Services graduate student Monica Fleisher met with local press on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Portland International Airport to announce the success of a recent research collaboration between PSU and the Port of Portland to reduce around 2,700 tons of food waste at PDX.
On Nov. 18, Portland State President Wim Wiewel addressed mounting concerns over campus immigration policies by stating that PSU would become a “sanctuary campus.”
Influenza season is upon us at Portland State, and if you haven’t received your flu shot yet, there is still time to protect your health and precious study time before looming exams.
Portland State Aerospace Society announced a major milestone on March 6 after receiving approval from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for its CubeStat Launch Initiative, which is set to launch into orbit from the International Space Station between 2019 and 2020.