Lindsay Putnam, a lifelong Maine resident, has been planning a career in journalism since she joined her high school newspaper as a sophomore. Her passion for writing eventually brought her to Colby, where she graduates this year as an English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Lindsay served as the Features Editor for The Colby Echo for two years following a year as the Local News Editor. Several of her articles investigating student sexual health on campus were published by The Huffington Post in 2010, and she has also worked as a contributing blogger on Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s satire-based feminist blog, Powered By Girl.
In the spring of her junior year, Lindsay further pursued her interest in journalism by attending Boston University’s Journalism Internship program in London, England. During her time in London she studied British Journalism & Culture and International Reporting with former journalists for the BBC, as well as completed an internship with Health & Fitness magazine, the UK’s leading fitness magazine for women.
When she isn’t trapped in the newspaper office or the library, Lindsay enjoys running, watching horror films, and experimenting with new foods after spending 20 years as a vegetarian. Following graduation, Lindsay will be moving to New York City to intern at the Women’s Media Center (WMC), a non-profit organization founded by Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda that seeks to improve representations of women in the media. The WMC does this through media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, and training women and girls to participate in media. The WMC is directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, in film, entertainment, and theater, as sources and subjects.
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