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Sports Intellectual

Location:Columbia, SC, United States (From home)

Education level: College/University
Education field: Communication and journalism
Years of experience: 2 - 5 years
Attributes that best describes:
Strong analytical skills
Good communicator

As a millennial, I have grown up in a shifting media landscape that has been a boon for creativity. As media consumption habits grow more specific, the once ubiquitous news and opinion outlets recede, leveling out the playing field and ushering in a golden age of creativity.

As a consumer, this is great news: I like knowing that there are people that enjoy writing articles about what would happen if Frank Underwood (the protagonist of Netflix' "House of Cards") ran the LA Lakers, even if I can't share such a specific piece of media with anyone I know.

It's is unfair to say that my unique writing ability and style is exclusively a product of my upbringing, but growing up reading writers like Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell has taught me to think in unique ways. Whether it is finding the the confluence of sports, media, and pop culture that has characterized Simmons' success, or Gladwell's ability to flip an idea that has been taken for granted on its head, shedding light on a topic that people didn't even realize they should be considering, my intellectual influences have taken mainstream journalism in a new direction.

I am a product of this generation of thinkers. The way that I think and write is simultaneously analytical and empathetic. Numbers never lie, but they also don't tell the whole story. Context is key, and every story has two sides worth exploring.

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