My name is Nick Lingerfelt, and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I am pursuing my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Social Media Marketing at the University of Memphis, where I expect to graduate in May 2019. I have a GPA of 3.9.
I contribute to Focus Mid-South, a Memphis-area LGBTQ-centered publication, where I generate ideas for stories and features that interest the magazine’s readers, specifically about gender and sexual minority interests. I am a freelance writer for Salon, where I report on stories about national issues from Tennessee’s perspective in response to Donald Trump’s election. I am a managing editor at The Daily Helmsman, the University of Memphis’ campus newspaper, where I directly supervise its day-to-day operations, and before I attained this position, I was a reporter then a copy editor. I was the communications intern for ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit focusing on Memphis-area artists, during the Fall 2017 semester. I drafted marketing and social media copy to help ArtsMemphis tell stories related to their mission and grantee organizations.
I was published in Tennessee’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology and reported for the documentary Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM, both in 2018. I hosted season one of the podcast Mirror Mirror in 2017. I got my Google Digital Garage Certification in 2018, and I am also skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud, basic HTML, Social Media content and technology optimization, and WordPress.
I received the Kathy Krieger Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year and the Variety Club Robert Johnson Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. I have been a supporter of OUTMemphis and Planned Parenthood since Aug. 2017, and I also have supported WKNO, Public Broadcasting for the Mid-South since July 2018.
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