Hi, I’m Allie. Thanks for stopping by the site.

I’m a young reporter embarking on a journalism career that will allow me serve and engage my community to the best of my abilities, as well as to learn as much as I can along the way.

In April 2016, I joined the staff of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa, where I cover K-12 and higher education.

I have experience with daily news coverage, feature reporting and writing, multimedia reporting, copy editing and content editing, among other skills I’ve honed in the past few years. Previously, I worked at The Joplin Globe, where I covered the communities in Newton County, Missouri, writing about a little bit of everything — in-depth explorations into wastewater treatment, a family starting a shrimp farm and a small community’s chicken pageant, to name a few.

I’ve also worked at the Columbia Missourian as an education reporter, community feature reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor. During my college days, I also interned at at The Kansas City Star and the Telegraph Herald.

I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2014, earning a Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in news reporting, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Missouri.

Outside the newsroom, I try to find ways to live out my other passion — working with young people. I’ve held several mentoring positions over the years and have also spent two summers working as a camp counselor. These experiences have taught me a great deal about responsibility, flexibility, integrity, communication and leadership. I have also coaxed countless children through the last mile or two of all-day hikes.

I’m originally from the suburbs of Houston, Texas, though I’ve enjoyed the cooler weather of the Midwest. I also have a not-so-secret admiration for T.S. Eliot, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the em dash. I’m also an avid reader, an average guitar player and a budding short fiction writer.

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Twitter: @alliehinga

(Main website photo by Kaylee Everly.)


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