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Tiana Kennell

Tiana Kennell

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    Tiana Kennell is a published journalist and storyteller. Her experience includes writing and writing screenplays, nonfiction works, poetry, plays, and fictional stories. She is the author of “Girl on the Moon,” a six-part fiction series first published in December 2016 for the newspaper’s digital and print editions.
  • Resume

    Louisiana Flavor Reporter
    The Shreveport Times/ Gannett, Inc./ USA Today Network
    Shreveport, Louisiana, January 2015 – Present

    Arts, culture, entertainment and dining reporter for an award-winning regional newspaper with a circulation of 234,000+ subscribers and USA Today Network affiliates. Coverage includes non-profit organizations/business welfare, human interest storytelling and profiles, event previews, as well as live social media broadcasting, celebrity interviews, and industry breaking news.

    Oversee the planning and production of the ACE (arts, culture, and entertainment) weekly print features section in The Shreveport Times, and daily features online content. Responsibilities include enterprising stories, planning publication calendar, editing freelancers’ submissions, sharing content via social platforms, and communicating with designers on the final print layout.

    Producer, writer, editor and on-screen talent for multimedia content published through The Shreveport Times print and web edition (shreveporttimes.com), and in-house produced “Eat & Sip, Louisiana” e-newsletter (circulation of 2,100+ subscribers).

    Social media brand influencer and content producer.

    Additional career highlights:

    Arts Resource Center/Media Coordinator
    Shreveport Regional Arts Council
    Shreveport, La., April 2013 – January 2015

    Produced print and digital content and e-newsletters for the council and blog entries for the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Managed public and media relations and social media communication with news outlets, artists, community members, donors, and government entities on city, state, and national levels.

    Managed city and state grant intake, review, and distribution for northwest Louisiana artists and arts organizations’ funding.

    Provided entrepreneurial training and support to artists in the nine parishes of northwest Louisiana. Managed programs, workshops, meetings, venue rentals and community events, including the UNSCENE! monthly event series which attracted 100,000+ attendees and the premier biennial fundraiser, Christmas in the Sky.

    Freelance Features Reporter, Various Publications
    2005-Present

    Produced feature news content for Food Network Magazine, The Forum, CityLife, Rangefinder, After Capture, WPPI Online, MichiganHip-Hop.com, ILL Magazine, and African American Family/B.L.A.C. magazines.

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