I’m currently a third-year student at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Previously, I was the copy desk chief for a Paxton Media Group newspaper production hub in Owensboro, Ky. In that position, I helped manage a bunch of twenty-somethings producing 13 daily newspapers.
I earned my undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in May 2011, majoring in news/editorial journalism and minoring in political science. I was editor-in-chief of the College Heights Herald, and before that I designed pages and wrote about WKU’s construction boom while I was at the Herald. I was also the project coordinator for the Kentucky Student Press Bill, a former bill in the General Assembly that would have allowed high school journalists to make the content decisions for their student media. (For more on the movement to give students a full voice, you can read about a similar bill recently passed in North Dakota.)
I was also president of the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I’m still a member of that organization.
I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, designing, and planning. I know my way around InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, the AP Stylebook, and the Bluebook, and I have experience in staff development, and team and project management. And after more than two years of law school, I’m slowly warming up to the Oxford comma.
I’m always interested in talking about First Amendment issues, student journalism, or other interesting law and/or journalism topics. Email me at josh (dot) moore (at) student.american.edu.