Shayna Greene

Becoming a journalist has been my dream since before college. I grew up in Long Island, NY only an hour away from the city. As I became more aware of the world around me, I began consuming more and more news. I wanted to make an impact somehow while also pursuing my first love in life — writing. That’s when I turned to journalism.

I am now a college graduate from The George Washington University where I studied journalism and mass communications. During my last semester, I contributed to a story in The Washington Post, interned at Foreign Policy Magazine and served as editor for the international section of MediaFile, an independent student-run digital news outlet that analyzes the news.

Throughout the pandemic, I have contributed obituary coverage to Newsday’s ongoing project to honor Long Islanders who have passed from COVID-19. This experience has allowed me to connect with people who have gone through the unthinkable but are still open to letting me into their family’s legacy.

My experiences have led to a passion for multimedia journalism where photography, video and social media complement text to inform audiences and tell stories that often go untold.





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