I am a dedicated and enthusiastic multimedia student journalist covering politics and local communities in northern and southeastern Ohio. I, also, specialize in and have experience with strategic communication. I am set to graduate from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with my Bachelors of Journalism and a minor in political science in May 2023.

Sample writings

For educational purposes, I wrote a sample direct mail, news release, feature story, policy memo and a cover letter. I chose HOLA Ohio, an Ohio-based nonprofit, to act as a client to help me grow my interviewing and professional writing skills.

Articles

Students voice outrage over racist incidents in dorms — The New Political

Content Warning: The content of this story depicts acts of hate and racism. Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included an image of the racially derogatory note. It has since been removed from the story. A trash bag with a racially derogatory note attached was left outside of a student’s room on the third floor of Sargent Hall Sunday morning. An image of the incident has been making its way around social media as students and others share their outrage. An image of the scene was

Q&A with President Hugh Sherman — The New Political

As Ohio University moves further into its first relatively normal semester since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio U President Hugh Sherman sat down with The New Political to discuss the pandemic, his past in the private sector, the College of Business and his legacy as President. TNP: Could you tell me more about the Appalachian scholarship you and your wife set up after you left the College of Business? SHERMAN: My wife grew up in upstate New York, and she had a single parent. The onl

Who’s Hugh? — The New Political

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story originally appeared in The New Political’s Summer Magazine: “Coming Home.” Wording in this story was also updated to reflect that The New Political was unable to interview President Hugh Sherman. In his first message to the Ohio University community after being appointed the university’s next president, Hugh Sherman spoke about his previous positions at Ohio U, his time spent there and the accomplishments of Ohio U –the institution, its alumni, it

About me

Izzy Keller is a driven and innovative student journalist who specializes in strategic communication and multimedia journalism. She is from Huron, Ohio, a small town near Sandusky, Ohio. Izzy is set to graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism on the strategic communication route and minor in political science. She, also, graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University: Firelands in May 2020.

Izzy’s journalism career began in 2021, as a staff writer for The New Political, an online political publication run by Ohio University students. She quickly moved up the ranks to become the 2021-2022 assistant digital editor and digital editor, where she restarted the publication’s digital section and assisted with posting social media and PR content. Izzy is the next managing editor of The New Political, managing both the written and digital sections. In this position, she will create a more cohesive relationship between the two sections.

In summer of 2021, Izzy was selected to be The Sandusky Register’s summer news intern. The Register is a daily newspaper covering communities in northern Ohio. In this position, Izzy reported on a variety of issues, events and places that matter to the community. As the Register’s intern, she was able to grow as a reporter and interviewer. When her internship was set to end, the Register offered her a freelancing position to act as their entertainment reporter. Izzy writes a weekly entertainment page that contains three to four stories. She loves it because it allows her to keep in touch with what’s going on at home and keep her journalistic skills sharp.

Contact Me

My inbox is always open, you can contact me with the contact form here or with the details below:

Email: ik926119@ohio.edu

Cell: 216-224-9143

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