My Philosophy: During my tenure as a staff Visual Editor with The Columbia Missourian, I had the privilege of working with several talented photographers and implementing their beautiful images into a multitude of mediums. I find print, in particular, to be rewarding. There's nothing like seeing a piece you helped compose on display at the next morning's newsstands. While each story is different, I find that finding visually compelling focal points is at the core of selecting images for print. A photo should be able to draw the eye, yet also lend a hand to the story. Images are critical parts of storytelling and serve as the first impression. Along with daily issues of the paper, I supervised the Visual Editing of 'Boomtown' a special issue focusing on the diverse, working population of Columbia.