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Lauren Maslen

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I'm a multimedia journalist from Colorado. Music is my alibi. Travel is my defense. Contact lauren.maslen@gmail.com for further inquiries.

That’s What She Said

From August to December 2015, I worked on my master’s thesis and professional project in journalism: a project documenting what it meant to be a woman working in Colorado’s independent music industry in 2015. I wrote about my research, interviews and study into the topic on a regular, weekly basis (with corresponding mini tumblr posts) on the aptly titled blog, That’s What She Said. Have a peek below…

That’s What She Said blog

That’s What She Said (on tumblr)

Published Work

Your Right to Say No: a short history of the American boycott | Shakti Yogi Journal

Mommy Long Legs wants to be on your level | PreAmp Magazine

Colorado’s new riot grrrls | CU-Boulder MA Thesis in Journalism

Micah Parkin, a Fresh Face in Boulder Politics | The Blue Line

Andrew Shoemaker: Attorney and Businessman | The Blue Line

Review: Typhoon’s “White Lighter” | Radio1190.org

Review: Typhoon at the Hi-Dive, Denver | Radio1190.org

How the Boulder Tattoo Project inked and linked a community | CUIndependent 

The artistic upbringing of the Boulder Tattoo Project’s Chelsea Pohl | CUIndependent

15 ways to deal with a flight delay | My Bad Flight 

Yoga and meditation articles published on Oregon Sports News and Oregonlive.com

Yoga Journal

In print:

2014 Telluride Yoga Festival Review | Shakti Yogi Journal

Yoga Journal | June 2014

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About

My name is Lauren.

I’m a writer, editor, multimedia producer, photographer and educator.

Take a look at my published work and blog to read my writing.

Don’t forget to check out my audio and photography portfolio while you’re at it.

Find me on LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Questions? Email me: lauren.maslen@gmail.com

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Photography

Check out my photography portfolio.

My photography has appeared in:

Boulder Daily Camera

Westword Denver

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China’s CCTV6 in Juneau

This story was produced for Juneau, Alaska’s KINY-AM in June 2015. I had a lot of fun interviewing Jesse Carlstrom for this piece, but it was no easy task cutting our hour+ long interview down to less than three minutes…

 

A Brand New Year

I wrote the following for my school’s monthly student/parent newsletter in December 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. At 23-years-old, these musings were the beginning of my writing career.

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Why I practice yoga

My mantra during finals week of my first semester of graduate school was “Namaste and I hope I get an A.”

This audio documentary explored exactly what “my yoga” was during that week.

A Learning Process: How Boulder Valley schools found strength through the floods

Hallway chair races, classroom dance parties, and group sing alongs. Morale boosters like these were the ingredients that helped boost the spirit of some teachers and students across Boulder Valley schools after floods poured through their classrooms in September.

“Some children donated their life savings – their piggy banks – to the Crest View fund,” Merlyn Holmes, a parent of a Crest View Elementary first grader, said. “They were aware that this was a big deal and they were really happy to have a school to go to and to help.”

When heavy rains and disastrous floods hit Boulder County in September 2013, they not only impacted educators all over Boulder Valley School District, but students as well. Teachers and staff were able to keep their cool, though. They not only handled the event well and managed problems as they arose, but they taught valuable lessons to their students along the way. Lessons like: how does a rain cycle work? Why is rain good for our planet and how could it be harmful in a flood? And maybe most importantly: how can we help our community?

This lesson wasn’t just one for the kids. It was one for the adults, too.

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G is for Gangsta

‘sup with all these white kids listening to gangsta rap? I tried to figure it out. Three 20-somethings who grew up in the suburbs of America explain why they love the genre.

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