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 am an Editorial Intern at StyleBlueprint, an online lifestyle publication primarily targeted toward women who live in the Southeastern United States, where I play an active role in the development of StyleBlueprint’s online community by helping to maintain SB’s presence on various social media platforms and by creating and publishing content that is relevant to company’s followers. I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Helmsman, the University of Memphis’ campus newspaper, where I come up with ways to utilize new technology, increase readership and utilize new media, and before I attained this position, I was a News Reporter, then a Copy Editor and then a Managing Editor. 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 was a freelance writer for Salon, where I reported on stories about national issues from Tennessee’s perspective in response to Donald Trump’s election.
I have penned a weekly column titled “The tea” for The Daily Helmsman since 2018. I reported for the documentary Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM in 2018 as well. I hosted season one of the podcast Mirror Mirror in 2017. I got my Google Digital Garage Certification and my Google Analytics Individual Qualification both 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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