Bio

Greetings! I’m Greta Anderson, a junior at Temple University studying for a BA in journalism and Spanish. I’m interested in international reporting in Latin America with a focus in data journalism. Last summer, I interned at a research firm in Washington, D.C. where I did journalistic research in both English and Spanish while also growing my skills and knowledge in code development. I’m now well-tuned in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python markup languages (see Github repository) as well as application and data visualization programs like Django, High Charts and d3. At the Washington firm, I learned how to hard code a database scraper to build data from large sources and worked in a Django application to collect, display and analyze our database.

I’m also dappling in Photojournalism and own a Canon Rebel DSLR, as I attempt to create multimedia content in our ever-stimulating world of news. Otherwise, I’ve been working as a Peer Writing Tutor at the Temple University Fox Business Communications Center since January 2017, where I tutor business students on writing assignments.

My freshman and sophomore year at Temple I worked on Temple’s student-run magazine, Fourteenth Street (@14thStreetMag on Twitter); I’m the student mag’s former online managing editor. I’m originally from Rockville, Md., where as a senior I was the Editor-in-Chief of my high school print newspaper, the award-winning Rampage. At the end of my high school career I received of the Journalism Education Association’s Journalist of the Year award for the state of Maryland and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association’s High School Journalist of the Year award.

This blog serves mostly as a portfolio for the work I do in my journalism classes, as well as my archives from writing Fourteenth Street. But starting this semester, I’ll try to post at least one blog post a week, sharing my thoughts on current topics, my own experiences and those of people I meet. #Relaunch!!

I can be contacted directly at greta.anderson@temple.edu. All published work belongs to me, unless otherwise specified.

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