It's Newsletter Time ✔
Here we go!
Welcome to my Substack!
If you’re reading this, you probably vaguely know me. But if you don’t: hi, I’m Melissa! I’ve been in media and journalism for over 10 years, and am committed to chronicling public affairs of this turbulent, traumatic, and still-somehow-magical moment in time.
I live outside of Palm Springs, California, and have loved the opportunity to write about life in the Coachella Valley (you’ll find me writing about local civic goings-on at CV Independent and contributing local features to Visit Palm Springs.) This year, I’m finishing up a graduate degree in digital audience strategies through the Cronkite School at Arizona State University, and I’m looking forward to putting those skills to work for journalists, artists, and other changemakers.
As far as what this publication will become, this will be an exercise in curating my work and sharing it with the wider world of Substack writers, readers & thinkers. Expect to see fresh clips, some highlights from the archives that tie into current events, and a few of the stories/songs/videos that are sticking with me.
Stay tuned for more from me next week!