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So You Want to be a Journalist? Meet our Inspirations.

The Hub values its alumni, mentors, professors, and fellow media professionals. Without these esteemed friends and/or alumni, we could not exist. We are excited to host a workshop tonight featuring these talented people:

Taken from @saraherib.

Sarah Ribeiro

Ribeiro graduated in 2013 from Emmanuel with a BA in English Communications, Media, and Cultural Studies with a double minor in theatre arts and photography.

At Emmanuel, she was a DJ and treasurer of EC Radio. She was also a staff writer, photographer, and content/design manager for The Hub. Fun fact: when she first started, The Hub was actually called Le Renard. Ribeiro didn’t stop there though. She helped found and direct Emmanuel’s first all-female a cappella group, For Good Measure, and served as their vice president. Ribeiro was an active participant of theatre at both Emmanuel and MCPHS University, a member of Sigma Tau Delta, as well as, a member of the Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project.

Currently, she is the head account manager at Metter Media LLC, where she likes to be considered “Social Media Princess.” Beyond that, she writes content for MASS EDMC, which focuses on the Northeast electronic scene.

To understand her true dedication for social media, give her a follow on Twitter @saraherib. You won’t regret it.

She will be at the workshop discussing  social media professionalism, Twitter tricks, and developing your own personal brand.

Taken from @paigekennery.

Paige Kennery

Kennery graduated from Emmanuel College in 2015 with a BA in English Communications, Media, and Cultural Studies and a minor in Graphic Design.

While at Emmanuel, she worked in the graphic design lab and contributed to The Hub as a staff writer and Executive Managing Editor.

After graduation, she worked in public relations as the Social & Digital Media Account Leader at Nickerson PR. She managed clients’ social media accounts and also ran the internship program there.

Currently, she works in hiring and recruiting, which she will be discussing at the workshop in addition to her other experiences. She is a Candidate Development Specialist at CarGurus, a car search platform that is changing the way people find and purchase cars. There, she seeks out and recruits talent, oversees the internship program, etc.

She will be available tonight to talk about her own internship experience, what she looks for in recruiting, her tips for the worlds of both PR and journalism, and more!

While you’re at it, give her a follow on Twitter @paigekennery.

The Buswell Street Duo: Kyle Clauss and Alex Reimer

Taken from @BuswellStreet.

Clauss graduated in 2014 from Boston University with a BS in both Journalism and Political Science. He wrote for BostInno and The Lowell Sun, but currently works for Boston magazine as a Digital News Writer.

Reimer graduated in 2015 from Boston University with a BS in Broadcast Journalism. He went on to be a digital contributor at Boston magazine, an NFL Newsdesk Writer at SB Nation, and a SportsMoney Contributor at Forbes–just to name a few. Currently, he’s a host on Kirk & Callahan at WEEI Sports Radio Network.

Together, Clauss and Reimer are Buswell Street which according to their iTunes description, is “an incisive weekly podcast of news, politics, interviews and self-loathing.” To truly understand this, you really just have to listen for yourself.

For even more laughs, check them out on Twitter: @BuswellStreet @KyleClauss @AlexReimer1.

Chelsea McDonnell

Taken from ActBlue.

McDonnell graduated from Emmanuel in 2015 with a degree in English Writing and Literature. While at Emmanuel, she was a member of the 1804 Society. She was also a staff writer and Assistant Managing Editor of The Hub. During her senior year, she interned at ActBlue, a nonprofit focused on raising money for Democrats and progressive movements, and was able to secure a full-time position upon graduation.

She is now the Senior Digital Content Associate at ActBlue.

She will be at the workshop to discuss her experience in journalism, her field of digital content and fundraising, and how her internships and experiences helped her get where she is today. Follow her on Twitter @chelsea_lynn_.

Oset Babur 

Babur worked with McDonnell at ActBlue before transitioning to Harvard Magazine. Babur provided us with the following photo and biography:

Provided by Babur.

Babur graduated from Wellesley College in 2015, having majored in Political Science. On campus, she was Editor-in-Chief of Counterpoint: The Wellesley College Campus Journal of Student Life. She also contributed to Wellesley’s International Relations Council Journal, and spent her junior summer as a Public Policy and Communications intern at the EastWest Institute, a think tank based in New York City. At EWI, she relaunched a blog featuring perspectives from young professionals working in international relations, and was the primary editor for the site.

For the 2016 election cycle, she worked in digital content at ActBlue, a progressive political fundraising organization. Following the election, she joined Harvard Magazine (@HarvardMagazine), where she is now Digital Media Manager. She runs the digital strategy for the magazine, which is editorially independent from the University, in addition to editing and writing for print and digital. She also contributes writing to a number of publications in topics ranging from health and wellness to Middle Eastern politics. Recent articles appear in VICE, The Guardian, Man Repeller, and Teen Vogue. You can find some of her published work at, or follow her at @baburoset.

Lannan O’Brien

A 2013 graduate of Emmanuel, O’ Brien fulfilled her degree in English

Taken from O’Brien’s Twitter.

Communications, Media, and Cultural Studies. She was a staff writer for the previous EC publication, Le Renard. Following that, she co-founded The Hub and served as Editor-in-Chief. In addition, she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa: the National Leadership Honor Society and Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.

Following graduation, she worked as a general news reporter for Falmouth Publishing, Inc., and now serves as Digital Content Manager and Writer for Lighthouse Media Solutions.

She will be at the workshop to discuss her impressive journalism resume, tips for maintaining relationships with your news sources, and important interview skills to hone in on.
While you are at it, go like her tweets @LannanOBrien.

The workshop will be held in the Fenway Room tonight 6-8 p.m. Come on by to learn more about media and how to get started in the field–whether it be journalism, PR, social media, digital content, or communications of some kind. We hope to see you there!

Heather Alterisio ’17 is the Executive Managing Editor and a Staff Writer for the Hub. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @HeathAlt.

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