Who said arts and entertainment journalism couldn’t be thought-provoking? Not this media-savvy, culture-loving journalist. I say arts and entertainment journalism should be thought-provoking. I want to be a part of redefining the discourse of a journalism too often cast aside as secondary and menial.
I am pursuing a Master of Journalism degree at one of Canada’s leading media schools, Ryerson University. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with an Honours Specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) and a Certificate in Writing from the University of Western Ontario. I am extensively involved with student journalism, and have learned much about the entertainment journalism industry interning and freelancing for a magazine in Vancouver.
My love for arts and culture stretches beyond the written word. I worked for a small Canadian film distributor in a campus promotions role, and I have worked at the hub of Toronto film culture—the TIFF Bell Lightbox—during the 2011 and 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.