We hope everyone is having a productive 2018. With a new year 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 spring 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 summer.
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Many of the upcoming issue’s stories are features. These in-depth pieces include the closure of the Hocking Correctional Unit, a look into a B&B related to the Underground Railroad, a museum commemorating an air disaster and an ultramarathoner, just to name a few. Our coverage also includes a Q&A profile with Athens High School football coach Ryan Adams and a glimpse behind the scenes of several local restaurants and businesses.
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 and WOUB News. Editor-in-Chief Kenyetta Whitfield and Managing Editor Ellen Bardash 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 Grace Warner and Digital Editors Kevin Biggs, Tiffany Goldstein and Joseph Cooke 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
Keke Whitfield: Editor-In-Chief
Kenyetta Whitfield is a senior majoring in Journalism with a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies certificate. She is currently finishing her second year as an editor for Ohio University’s longest-running fashion magazine, Thread. She previously worked as a student journalist for the national reproductive health non-profit URGE, where she was able to focus on her love of all things reproductive health. In the future, Kenyetta hopes to work as a writer or editor at a magazine or digital media outlet focused on entertainment or progressive issues.
Ellen Bardash: Managing Editor
Ellen Bardash is a News & Information Journalism major with a Spanish minor and specializations in visual communications and political science. She has written for The New Political, The Athens News and The Black Sheep and hopes to soon work as a community reporter.
Matt Fout: Copy & Research Editor
Sarah Parker: Copy & Research Editor
Grace Warner: Multimedia Editor
Nora Jaara: Photo Editor
Ashley Marchetti: Creative Editor
Abbey Knupp: Feature Well Editor
Jeremy Hill: Department Editor
Jessica Johnston: Department Editor
Jess is a senior news and information journalism student. She has spent her time at Ohio University as a reporter, copy editor and slot editor for The Post, Ohio University’s independent student newspaper. She has interned at CE Power, Cincinnati Book Publishing and Creative Invites and Events. She continues to do freelance work for CBP in her spare time.
Alyssa Lyons: Department Editor
Jimmy Watkins: Department Editor
Kevin Biggs: Digital Editor
Joe Cooke: Digital Editor
Joe, a Columbus native, is a senior at Ohio University. He majors in News & Information (Journalism), focusing on print and digital multimedia storytelling. He refers to himself as a lifestyle journalist, conveying an in-depth understanding of a broad spectrum of topics in a manner that helps diverse audiences understand how the news impacts their daily lives. He’s had internships with the Columbus African American News Journal, Detroit Metro Times, and McClatchy DC Bureau.
Tiffany Goldstein: Digital Editor
Tiffany Goldstein is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism News and Information with a concentration in with Marketing and fashion product development. After college she would like to attend graduate school and work for a entertainment or fashion magazine.
Megan Henry: Writer
Alyssa King: Writer
Katie Pittman: Writer
Katie Pittman is a junior studying journalism news and information and Spanish. She is an Athens native and is proud to be working on a publication dedicated to the communities around her hometown. She spent summer 2017 studying linguistics and culture in Toledo, Spain. Now, Pittman serves as the editor-in-chief of Thread magazine, Ohio University’s largest student-run fashion publication.
Eben George: Writer
Eben George is a senior journalism student at Ohio University specializing in Spanish and sports administration sports management. During his time on Campus, Eben has been an active member of 1804 Communication, a student-run, full-service communication firm. In 2017, Eben interned as a writer for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, an intercollegiate baseball team located in Athens. With his degree in hand, Eben hopes to work his way to his ultimate goal, becoming the director of communication for an intercollegiate or professional sports organization.