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Kate Gardner

Kate Gardner

Writer

The Forecaster

Portland, ME

I tell stories – my own, strangers’, and the ones I make up in my head. I’m interested in sharing real human experiences through storytelling, whether that’s with a news article, a blog post, or a piece of fiction.

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The Forecaster

Reporter

• Cover the areas of Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth
• Write about town issues, Town Council meetings, events, local and state politics, education, and features
• Take photos on a regular basis and create video to accompany articles when applicable
• Implemented video production – saw the need to move the paper forward digitally; enhanced storytelling methods, engaged readers in new ways, and increased website traffic
• Assist in editing other reporters' stories; also edit page layout and design before paper goes to print
• Use social media to live tweet meetings and events, and to promote articles written by myself and other reporters

Skills

Writing

Reporting

Blogging and social media

Video and Photography

The Junior League of Portland, Maine

Community Impact Committee Member

• Member of an organization of 300+ women working to better Portland through volunteer work
• On the marketing team within the Community Impact Committee; manage internal and external communications of committee - write newsletter submissions and create social media posts and graphics
• 2015-2016: Developed a healthy living initiative with the Boys and Girls Club

University of New Hampshire

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

• Graduated Magna Cum Laude
• Minor in psychology
• Honors or high honors, and Dean's List, every semester
• Awarded the Theodore "Ted" Ackman Jr. scholarship for "excellence in the English/Journalism major"
• Staff writer for the university newspaper, The New Hampshire, for two years
• Studied abroad in London during January term 2014
• Chosen for UNH Leadership Camp 2013