Southeast Ohio

award-winning student-produced regional magazine engaging readers within and beyond Southeast Ohio

Staff

Editorial


Editor-in-Chief

Morgan Spehar

Morgan is a senior majoring in journalism and environmental studies with a minor in history. She is the founder and has served as the editor in chief and managing editor of The Athens Effect, an online science, research and technology magazine, and she spent six months as a communications intern for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Morgan hopes to spend her career helping people understand and solve complex scientific and environmental issues. 


Managing Editor

Julia Howell

Julia is a senior studying Journalism New and Information with an emphasis in Law, Justice, and Culture with a minor in Spanish. She is a digital and newscast producer for WOUB News Media and the Public Outreach Chair for Students for Law, Justice, and Culture. After graduation, Julia hopes to use her law and journalism experience to tell important stories in mid-western communities. 


Feature Well Editor

Nathan Hart

Nathan is the feature well editor for Southeast Ohio. He is a fifth-year senior with a double-major in journalism and political science. He has previously worked as a reporter on Capitol Hill and in Ohio’s statehouse. Nathan is from a suburb just outside of Dayton where he has been spoiled with the nation’s finest donuts. When he’s not working for Southeast Ohio, you can catch Nathan performing stand-up comedy in Athens with Blue Pencil Comedy. Follow him on Twitter @PartofMyHart or reach him via email atnh391516@ohio.edu 


Department Editor

Mady Lewellyn

Mady is a senior studying Journalism News and Information and is specializing in Retail and Fashion merchandising. She is a section editor at the student newspaper The Post and has completed internships with Nelsonville Music Festival and Cleveland Magazine. After graduation, Mady plans on traveling the world and hopes to find a job in magazine writing in Denver, CO. 


Department Editor

Jaelyn Smith

Jaelyn is a senior studying Journalism News and Information, with a specialization in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, at Ohio University. She recently interned with KTC Broadcasting, where she focused on photography and radio/podcast production. After graduation she hopes to explore women in the world of scuba diving and immersive journalism. 


Department Editor

Jorja Butt

Jorja is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a specialization in History at Ohio University. She has completed an internship with Cincinnati Magazine and continues to publish stories featured in VARIANT Magazine. After graduation, Jorja hopes to continue her career in the magazine industry, while making time to travel and immerse herself in different cultures. 

Copy Chief

Molly Powers

Molly is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a minor in English at Ohio University.  Originally from Cleveland, Molly is a communications and development intern at Star House, a Columbus non-profit providing basic needs and stabilizing resources to youth experiencing homelessness. She has previously worked as a copy editor for the student newspaper, The Post.  After graduation in the Spring, Molly hopes to pursue communications work for non-profits and community-based organizations.

Research Editor

Lane Moore

Lane is a senior studying journalism with a specialization in sociology. They are also pursuing a certificate in women’s, gender and sexuality studies, which they hope to research in the future. Lane’s other interests include music journalism, and they are the reviews editor for OU’s music journalism publication, ACRN Editorial.


Writers

Writer

Camden Gilreath

Camden is a senior studying Journalism News and Information at Ohio University with a minor in Psychology. He has interned and written for The Borgen Project, a nonprofit organization and publication focused on the intersection of American legislative policy and global poverty. He writes for the student newspaper, The Post in the opinion and beat sections, covering a wide variety of topics from music and art to politics. Camden aspires to be an investigative journalist and work adjacent to labor movements in the United States and across the globe.

Writer

Will Price

Will is a writer for Southeast Ohio. Will is a senior majoring in journalism at Ohio University. He has reported for WOUB during his time at OU. Will is from Columbus, Ohio. You can reach out to Will on Twitter @will_price3 or by email at wp370617@ohio.edu


Writer

Mallory Porvaznik 

Mallory is a writer and part of the digital team for Southeast Ohio. She is currently a senior in the E.W. Scripps school of Journalism at Ohio University. Mallory is from Toledo, Ohio. You can reach out to Mallory on twitter @malp34 or by email mp397417@ohio.edu


Writer

Zach Paquette

Zach is a senior at Ohio University where he plans to earn a degree in Journalism News and Information with a minor in Sports Management. He has worked with WOUB Public Media on some platforms such as Gridiron Glory, Hardwood Heroes and others. Zach plans to graduate in the Spring of 2022 where he plans to pursue a career in the sports industry. His goal is to be a team reporter for a professional sports team.    

Digital

Digital Editor-in-Chief

Bryan Kurp

Bryan is the digital editor-in-chief for Southeast Ohio. He is currently a senior at Ohio University and the sports director at WOUB. Bryan covered several unique athletic events such as the NCAA Tournament, MAC Tournament and Ohio football’s trip to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. In addition, he is a senior reporter for WOUB’s high school football show, Gridiron Glory.

Social Media Editor

Taylor Linzinmeir

Taylor is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a specialization in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio University. She has a passion for music journalism and freelances regularly for Alternative Press Magazine. She has also worked at Ohio University’s Women’s Center for the last three years. After graduation, Taylor is set to move to Nashville to continue writing about the intersection of music and feminism.  


Web Editor

Michael Roth  

Michael is a member of the digital team for Southeast Ohio. He is a senior majoring in journalism at Ohio University. He is the producer for WOUB’s Gridiron Glory, covering Southeast Ohio football. Michael is from Fairview Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. You can also catch Michael scouting high school basketball prospects for Prep Hoops Ohio. You can reach out to Michael on twitter @mikerothou or by email mr310117@ohio.edu 


Multimedia

Joey Madore

Joey is a senior at Ohio University, earning a degree in Journalism News and Information and minoring in Sports management. He is currently an on-air talent and play by play broadcaster for WXTQ/WATH in Athens. He also does social media content and play by play broadcasting for the Ohio University Athletics Department. He hopes to become a play-by-play broadcaster for a major sports network. 

Multimedia

Alex Porter

Alex is a broadcast journalism major at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, with a specialization in sport management. He has contributed to WOUB Public Media since his freshman year, working with Gridiron Glory, Hardwood Heroes and other publications. Alex graduates in the spring of 2022, and after graduation, he plans to pursue a broadcasting career, where his goal is to be an analyst for a major sports network. 

Visual

Design Director

Isaac Miller

Isaac is a senior studying Journalism news and Information with specialization in Political Science and Communication Studies. He has lived in Southeast Ohio his entire life and graduated from Federal Hocking High School in Stewart in 2017. He currently works as a public relations assistant with University Communications and Marketing and writes stories of various types to be published on the OHIO News site. Isaac is an avid train enthusiast who volunteers on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville. He is a social media editor for the railroad and the editor of The Valley Flyer, a bi-monthly newsletter for members. 


Photo Editor

Emma Stefanick

Emma is a senior studying journalism and biology with specialization in Spanish at Ohio University. She has a strong interest in science and travel and loves getting to share unique stories with her readers. In the past she has written for Ohio magazine, the Northeast Ohio Weddings magazine, Backdrop and The New Political. She is currently managing editor for The Athens Effect.


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kelly K. Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson is Associate Professor of Magazine Media at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and Southeast Ohio magazine’s biggest fan.