My name is Sophie Cannon and I am a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a journalism major with a minor in international affairs. I am looking forward to graduation in December of this year!
I am currently working at The New York Post as the Digital Intern. I will be writing for the Post as well as their other online outlets like Page Six, Page Six Style, and Decider.com. I will also be working behind the scenes on packaging, social media, and copy.
Back on campus, I am continuing on as the the Editor-in-Chief of Artistry Magazine, Northeastern’s art and culture magazine and the Outreach Coordinator for the new chapter of Society of Professional Journalists at Northeastern University (SPJNU). Off campus, I am an English tutor for an amazing 11th grade student, who is blind. We published her first article in Education Week, published here! I also work as a sales and marketing representative for a screen printing start-up in Minneapolis.
Last semester (Jan. – July 2018) I was working at The Boston Globe as a Living/Arts department correspondent. On campus, I was previously the managing editor at the Huntington News, the independent newspaper of the Northeastern community, and before that, I worked as the Deputy Arts and Entertainment Editor for the 2016-17 academic year.
I am from a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and after growing sick of the snow and Midwestern twang, I came out to Boston and have loved every second of it. Before Boston, however, I decided to take a break from the Twin Cities, and spent a semester of my junior year of high school abroad in Israel at the Alexander Muss High School. That trip inspired my passion for travel and embracing culture shock and I have had the travel bug ever since. Aside from Israel, I have visited Poland, India (where I helped film a documentary about feminism) and most recently Greece. While in Greece, I participated in a five-week journalism intensive where I reported on Greek culture and the refugee crisis.
In the past, I have written for publications such as MinnPost out of Minneapolis, the Head of the Charles River regatta website, Introspxct Magazine, New England Newspaper and Press Association e-Bulletin and my high school publication Zephyrus.
I was just awarded the Paul E. Hirshson Byline Award from Northeastern University, given to “a graduating student for academic excellence and a concern for professional ethics.” Along with the award, I was given $800 to further my academic ventures post-grad. Very excited to graduate and see what comes next!
This summer I will be working at the New York Post as a digital intern! Find me in the city from June through August.
From Jan. 2 – June 29 I worked at The Boston Globe as a Living/Arts section correspondent.
I was on television! Check out Boston’s Channel 5 News segment that featured some of my photography and work I did while in Greece! Watch the full episode here.
On my calendar:
May 31-June 2: Future Now Media Conference, The New School, New York City
Oct. 4 – 7: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Oct. 19 – 20: Head of the Charles River Regatta, Cambridge MA
Dec. 3: Artistry Magazine Fall/Winter magazine release. Boston, MA
Jan. 3 – April 25: Studying at Universitat Autonima Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain.