Meet the SEO Team
We hope everyone is having a productive 2018. With a new semester comes the start of production for a new edition of the award-winning Southeast Ohio magazine.
The Southeast Ohio staff is in the midst of a busy semester consisting of creating a range of content from hard news and sports to cultural stories and personal profiles from all 21 counties. The magazine’s fall staff of 23 members showcases talent in many shapes and forms, so you’re guaranteed a good read in every section when the magazine comes out this winter.
The magazine’s experienced reporters bring a variety of writing styles and flavors, having worked at Ohio University publications like The Post, The New Political, Thread, WOUB News and Speakeasy. Editor-in-Chief Nick Battaglia and Managing Editor Mackenzie Schoenherr are hard at work to make sure our final product is of the highest quality.
SEO’s digital presence will be ramped up this semester, so be on the lookout for more online content. Multimedia Editor Macie Moneypenny, Digital Editor Lauren Flum and Social Media Editor Ambrielle Coleman are actively developing strategies to sharpen our online footprint.
Lastly, we will regularly post on social media to strengthen the already robust relationship between the magazine and its readers. Make sure to stay in the loop by liking our Facebook and following our Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you for your support. Here’s to a new year and a great new issue!
Southeast Ohio magazine
Nick Battaglia: Editor-In-Chief
Nick Battaglia is a senior majoring in Journalism’s News & Info, with a specialization in Design. He currently writer and edits for an Ohio University fashion magazine, Thread, having been a part of the team for over 2 years. Alongside Thread and Southeast Ohio magazine, he also runs a personal menswear and music website of his own. After graduation Nick hopes to find his own footholds in the magazine industry as a member of a creative team.
Mackenzie Schoenherr: Managing Editor
Mackenzie Schoenherr is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a minor is Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development. She has experience working for multiple media outlets, including Scene Magazine at Ohio University and Organic Spa Magazine in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation, she hopes to continue in the media industry, preferably focusing on editing and fashion.
Maddie Capron: Copy & Research Editor
Maddie Capron is a senior studying journalism and political science. She also is the managing editor at The Post, has severed on the executive board of Ohio University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for three years and spent her summer interning at the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. After graduation, she hopes to use her writing and research skills to work on projects in political journalism.
Amelia Kibbe: Copy & Research Editor
Amelia Kibbe is a graduate student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During her undergraduate career at St. Bonaventure University, where she studied journalism and English, she served as the editor-in-chief, managing editor, feature editor and copy editor for the university’s newspaper. She also worked for the university’s television station, its communications office, and has interned for daily newspapers and in corporate communications. She plans to work in corporate communications after graduation.
Macie Moneypenny: Multimedia Editor
Macie Moneypenny is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a minor in Sports Administration. She has written for several media outlets. She also has had experience doing media relations work at an internship in Washington D.C. After graduation, she hopes to continue working in the media relations industry.
Ying Xiao: Photographer
Ying Xiao is a senior majoring in Journalism, with specialization in Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development. She is planning to move to the UK for graduate school to study fashion media. She spent the summer of 2018 as an intern in China National Radio. She is passionate about her family, friends, fashion, music and traveling.
Alex Mason: Design Director
Alex Mason is a student studying publication design and marketing at Ohio University. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio. When she isn’t designing for Southeast Ohio, she is an ambassador for the Scripps College of Communication. She also creates weekly page layouts for The Post. Alex hopes to move to New York City and work for a creative design agency after graduation.
Lauren J. Fisher: Feature Well Editor
Lauren is a senior studying journalism with a specialization in international politics. She is also editor-in-chief of The Post, the editorially independent student news outlet serving Ohio University and the greater Athens area. Lauren is a White House Correspondents Association scholar, and spent her summer interning for The Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. In previous years, she interned with Cincinnati Magazine and The Clermont Sun. Someday, Lauren hopes to work as a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper.
Alexis Eichelberger: Department Editor
Alexis is a senior studying journalism with minors in English and Spanish and a certificate of environmental studies. She is also the culture section editor for The Post. After graduation, she hopes to write online content on arts and entertainment topics for a regional publication.
Spencer Holbrook: Department Editor
Kayla Hawthorne: Department Editor
Kayla Hawthorne is a senior studying Journalism and Nutrition. She grew up in the Southeast Ohio region in Meigs County. Kayla is the editorial director for Spoon University OhioU’s chapter. She is an intern with Ohio’s Country Journal and freelances for a local newspaper.
Haley Rischar: Department Editor
Haley Rischar is a senior studying journalism with a specialization in history and political science. She currently works as a student writer for ohiotoday, Ohio University’s alumni magazine. She has written for Backdrop magazine for three years, now holding the position of an associate editor, and is the copy chief of Variant magazine. After graduation, she hopes to start a career in the magazine journalism.
Bailey Gallion: Department Editor
Bailey Gallion is a senior studying journalism with a specialization in data analysis. She has interned with the Dayton Daily News and is the investigative editor for The Post. Her coverage has involved topics such as crime, sexual harassment and police misconduct.
Amanda Weisbrod: Department Editor
Amanda Weisbrod is a senior studying journalism with specializations in English and music. She is a current editor at Speakeasy magazine, the longest-running online student publication at Ohio University. She is a former associate editor for Backdrop magazine, another Ohio University publication. Amanda has had editorial internships with Cincinnati Magazine, The Athens Messenger, CityBeat Cincinnati and On Tap magazine. She hopes to report local news for a small-town newspaper in the near future.
Lauren Flum: Digital Editor
Lauren Flum is a senior studying Journalism with a certificate in Environmental Sustainability. She is the editor-in-chief for Speakeasy Magazine, the longest running online student-run publication at Ohio University. She has worked with Environment America and is currently interning for Green World Alliance, an online publication highlighting innovative and sustainable businesses around the world. She also writes for University Communications and Marketing. In the future, she hopes to continue working for environmental organizations advocating for a greener and more sustainable future.
Ambrielle Coleman: Social Media Editor
Ambrielle Coleman is a senior from Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Journalism News and Information Studies. Ambrielle co-hosts a radio show called “The Relevant” aired through WOUB Ohio University student media. She also manages social media cites for the Ohio University Recruiting Society, her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Ohio Southeast Magazine. She enjoys listening to music, writing for her personal blog, watching movies and being with friends and family. Her goal is to become a public spokesperson for a major non-profit organization.
Jennifer Castaneda: Writer
Jennifer Castaneda is a senior studying journalism with specializations in history and African American studies. At one point she wrote for ACRN and enjoyed interviewing local musicians, and interned with Rural Action’s communication department. After graduation she hopes to have more time for sleeping and spending time with her cat.
Trevor Colgan: Writer
Trevor Colgan is a senior studying journalism on the news and information track in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He will graduate in May. He was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where Old Bay runs through his veins.
Georgia Davis: Writer
Georgia Davis is a senior studying journalism at Ohio University. She grew up in a small town near Marysville. She is often found hanging out at the local movie theaters or eating a sandwich at Bagel Street Deli.
Cameron Fields: Writer
Cameron is a senior studying journalism with specializations in Chinese and English. He is currently a contributor at USA TODAY’s Sixers Wire, the Philadelphia 76ers blog for the outlet’s sports media group. During the summer of 2018, he was an intern for The Toledo Blade. He wrote for The Post, an editorially independent student newspaper at Ohio, for three years. While there, he primarily wrote about the football and women’s basketball teams. Cameron hopes to write about basketball during his career, whether it’s the NBA, WNBA, college hoops, pro-am leagues, or streetball.
Purva Indulkar: Writer
Purva Indulkar is a graduate journalism student at Ohio University. She wrote lifestyle stories for 4 years in Mumbai, India and is now writing for student publications. She is interested in women’s magazines and passionate about issues of diversity in the media.
Jennifer Prempeh: Writer
Jennifer Prempeh is Senior from Columbus, Ohio majoring in Journalism the News and Information track. She is a writer for Thread Magazine, and Ohio Southeast Magazine a MMJ for WOUB, a Co-Host on the radio show “The Relevant”, and currently the Vice President for the organization Black Student Communication Causes and a leader for the Christian organization Impact. She enjoys being a woman of many talents from broadcast, to writing and arts, and has a passion to help others. She has aspirations to become a news broadcaster and continue to be an advocate and a voice for the voiceless.
Lexie White: Writer
Lexie White is a senior from Charlotte, North Carolina with a major in News & Information Journalism with specializations in marketing and visual communications. She plans to start her career in magazine writing, focusing on music, lifestyle, pop culture and/or social justice.