Natalie Maggiore's Profile
Reporter for the Columbia Missourian and Vox magazine Beat, Natalie Maggiore
Student, Missouri School of Journalism.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MISSOURIAN?
I am a student reporter from the J4450 News Reporting class. I work for both the Missourian, doing general reporting, and for the Vox Magazine beat as well. I am both learning the ropes for working for such publications as well as beginning to create a name for myself in the world of journalism.
WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISM KEEPS YOU GOING?
Personally, I have always been a fan of journalism that involves the entertainment culture, traveling, nature, and history. This wide variety has been only more influenced by my love of writing lengthy and flowing pieces that contain humor, wit, and a large amount of literary devices. I like to entertain the masses as well as be entertained myself. The journalism that inspires me relates directly to the topics that I enjoy most as well as my preferred writing style.
WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND?
I am originally from the west suburbs of the Chicago. I came to Mizzou to pursue a career in journalism that has led me to this very place here at the Missourian. I am a junior in the Magazine emphasis area and I hope to graduate and pursue a master’s degree here. My first real foothold in the journalism world began last summer when I had the privilege of interning for 93 WXRT, a rock radio station located right in the heart of downtown Chicago. There I was able to write feature stories for their website along with a personal blog and promote for the station at large events in the area such as Lollapalooza and the Taste. It was a largely beneficial experience for developing my voice as a journalist. I hope to further the skills I was fortunate to learn and enhance during my time here at the Missourian.
WHAT’S YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK LIKE?
Outside of work, I spend most of my time working with organizations around campus such as Dance Marathon, Phi Sigma Pi, and Alternative Spring Break. When I’m not doing school related things, I like to spend time with friends and family. I enjoy being outside and staying active as well as cuddling up with a great book or movie. I enjoy traveling as well and finding new places and things to learn about.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COLUMBIA?
I love the opportunities that Columbia presents on the average day. It’s such a beautiful place to explore, whether it’s just taking a walk, hiking in it’s many forest preserves, checking out local vintage stores, or finding cool places to eat. There’s always something to do. Columbia’s a great place to be during any season. I’m lucky to call this beautiful city my home away from home.