Founder/Editor, Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism|Hämeenlinna
Reporter, photographer and video producer with a knowledge of hyperlocal news, trending topics and startups. See my full body of work at kjohnsonmedia.com
Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism
Assign stories to contributors, monitor crowdfunding platforms and report on innovative or successful crowdfunding campaigns to enable journalism and storytelling
9/2014 - 12/2014
Created tasks for a global community of smartphone photographers, followed trending hashtags, curated and promoted select content in social media and interacted with users of the crowdsourcing app.
8/2010 - 1/2014
Worked with freelancers, engaged citizens and others to report multimedia breaking news and general assignment stories. Managed social media accounts, responded to reader story tips and moderated website activity and user generated content.
SDNN.com (San Diego News Network)
9/2009 - 6/2010
Reported politics and general assignment stories with elements of writing, photojournalism and video
Media Arts Center of San Diego
4/2009 - 8/2009
Shot, edited and published 3-minute videos about people or issues featured in voiceofsandiego.org articles for The People’s Post, a Media Arts Center of San Diego, Knight Foundation and voiceofsandiego.org partnership.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
6/2008 - 8/2008
Assigned to Metro and Online desks to cover breaking news, events and pitched enterprise stories; one of two reporters dispatched to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo. by sunsentinel.com.
Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism
9/2007 - 5/2008
Helped Mission High School newspaper staff become better reporters. As a researcher I helped compile the 2008 Native American Journalism Association’s Reading Red Report.
Colorado Springs Gazette
6/2007 - 8/2007
Covered breaking news, events and pitched enterprise stories to Metro desk editors.
Business 2.0 Magazine
1/2005 - 5/2007
Some magazine writing but primarily worked with editors and reporters to fact check stories and other content.
Journalistic writingwritingDigital photographyVideo and movie productionHTMLEngagementSocial mediareportingResearchAdobe CS PhotoshopApple Final Cut ProCommunity engagementBlogging
San Francisco State University
8/2003 - 6/2008
B.A. Journalism with emphasis in print and online; Political Science minor
Danish School of Media and Journalism
1/2006 - 6/2006
Reporting from Denmark, France and Italy with a multinational team of reporters as part of the Europe in the World international journalism program.
Hogeschool von Utrecht
8/2005 - 12/2005
Reporting from Holland and Turkey with a multinational team of reporters as part of the Europe in the World international journalism program.