Cornerstone Web & Communications

Sometimes, my role at Cornerstone extends into digital marketing, communications, and general design. Though youth ministry is my primary role, I see these responsibilities as vital to the life and ministry of our church. Here are some of my major projects. Web Development I have been managing Cornerstone’s website, keeping it up-to-date with announcements, onlineContinue reading “Cornerstone Web & Communications”

Beat Work

Celebrity Marketing After writing Politwits and completing my social media marketing internship, I started looking more into Instagram’s influence. I chose to write about celebrity marketing as my online storytelling beat for a whole semester, exploring the issue through different kinds of stories: a listicle, an opinion piece, an interview, and a video. The researchContinue reading “Beat Work”


This project was one of my first forays into social media-related research. Politwits is an in-depth essay on how American politics are affected by Twitter, and it includes a Prezi reinforcing the essay’s main points. After this assignment, I had a much deeper respect for social media. I also learned how to adapt longform journalismContinue reading “Politwits”


Instabrand is a news feature on celebrity and influencer marketing. This projected includes in-depth interviews and original images. Most of my photos were taken in a Walmart. I chose to write on influencer marketing because I was noticing a lot more of it at the time, but I had no idea exactly how prevalent itContinue reading “Instabrand”