About me

I’m Julie, a reporter, a writer and (though not officially anymore) a student of journalism.

I work as a news reporter for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a local publication specializing in legal news.

Most recently, I was an editorial intern for The American Lawyer and reporter for Law.com.  In 2012, I received my master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, part of Syracuse University. For my capstone project, I helped to create, from the ground up, an iPad magazine for 20-somethings.

During my time in Syracuse, I also interned with the local paper, The Post-Standard and reported for the award-winning politics and news website Democracywise. I traveled to New Hampshire, where I covered the 2012 presidential primaries.

I went to Newhouse immediately after graduating from SUNY Geneseo, where I studied English and philosophy, and learned a lot about myself. I was editor-in-chief of The Lamron, the student newspaper, where the seeds were sewn, so to speak.

I love journalism deeply. I am motivated and happy to say that I’m on way toward finding my place in the landscape of responsible, meaningful dissemination of information. Journalism is my perfect fit: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I can remember, but it all started with being thinker first. This field gives me the chance to ask questions, be inquisitive and expose myself and others to knowledge — in a very exciting wide variety of new ways.

For more on me professionally, see my resume.
Skills include: writing, reporting, editing, AP style, spot news, enterprise reporting, beat reporting, civic engagement, community news, political reporting, search engine optimization, leadership, team management, graphic design, page layout (Adobe Suite), blogging, social media, live tweeting, website management, web writing, new media theory, ethics.

About this blog

This blog is two-fold.

To view my past work or learn more about me professionally, check out the “Portfolio” section of this site, found in the navigation bar.

To learn more about the things I think about, check out “iDentity,” a good old-fashioned, sometimes-but-I-promise-not-too-much-navel-gazing blog about “the art of living deliberately in the 21st century.” For me, this means positively identifying myself in a digital space, which you can read more about in the first two posts, “metablog” and “living deliberately.” As a journalist and as a thinker/writer/human being living in a time when positive digital identification is a serious concern, and a serious opportunity, it’s my way of trying to meaningfully connect with the world I live in.

*Protected articles require a passcode due to original publication behind a paywall. To view protected articles, please contact me at jmcmahon20@gmail.com.

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  1. Brother Brian September 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

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  2. Aaron Stupple September 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Awesome.

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