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August 20, 2018

After spending 2002-2007 leading Saint Louis University's internal communications efforts, leadership offered me the opportunity to move into marketing the school to prospective students. The university president had big goals for enrollment in the coming years, and th...

August 18, 2018

Learning to see after you've been operating blindly for so long can be daunting. It is for me. And it is for many businesses, including media outlets. But we have to start thinking about the big picture if we want to build a truly more inclusive world.

In media, seeing...

August 18, 2018

Digital feature, Riverfront Times, May 14, 2015

I've been writing for the Riverfront Times for many years now, and I'm blessed and grateful that they let me cover pretty much whatever I want at this point. They trust me to use my news judgement to look into stories that...

August 18, 2018

Digital story, BrainJet, December 2015

Photo by Erik Drost via Flickr Creative Commons

In 2015 and 2016, I was an editor at a local content startup, overseeing two websites and making sure that our stories and slideshows about history, "Star Wars," pets, geography, caree...

August 13, 2018

  

While at HLK, a full-service digital agency, I was one of the lead digital brand stewards for a major Monsanto crop-management solution system.

For the #CompeteForClean campaign, I contributed significantly to a content series that centered around videos highligh...

August 13, 2018

Digital story, BrainJet, March 14, 2016

Photos by Allison Babka

In 2015, I was an editor at a local content startup, overseeing two websites and making sure that our stories and slideshows about history, "Star Wars," pets, geography, careers and weird stuff went viral.

I'...

August 9, 2018

Brand content, Alive Magazine, November 9, 2016

Photo via Unsplash

Based in St. Louis, Alive Magazine focuses on makers and artisans in almost 10 cities in the Midwest. The magazine, which publishes full-sized traditional magazines as well as smaller wedding- and city-sp...

August 9, 2018

On August 7, 2018, those of us in St. Louis, Missouri voted on a number of important issues and primary candidates.  I'd posted the following to LinkedIn that evening:

I voted today. 

I always become a little jazzed, a little proud and a little sad each time I walk into...