I'm McKenzie M. Maxson. I'm a writer, journalist, and communications person. I'm also an enthusiast of all forms of media and spend most of my time listening to podcasts.
Last spring, I graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. (I also have a Bachelor's in European history, but they don't put that on your diploma.) I've been sure I wanted to write since I learned how to hold a pen, but the type of writing I enjoy has changed a lot over the years. In college, I did everything from investigative journalism to fashion and fitness, and even threw some fiction in the mix. My love for storytelling now extends to many more mediums—interactive storytelling, data journalism, public radio, and podcasts are some of my favorites. I want to spend my life exploring new perspectives, amplifying voices that aren't always heard, sharing information, and digging up answers to the hardest questions.
Right now, I'm taking a break from full-time writing and working in communications and media relations instead. I'm based in D.C. and working in Atlantic Media's corporate office as the assistant to the SVP of Global Communications.
I'm currently accepting freelance work, so if you have any writing, editing, or research inquiries, shoot me an email.