Shania Russell

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Location
NY
School
Macalester College
Expertise
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Romantic Comedies, YA Books And Adaptations
  • In her prior position, Shania worked as a mentor to budding filmmakers at a community media center by teaching various classes about the production process.
  • During her time as an entertainment journalist, Shania has covered Sundance Film Festival and SXSW for various publications, including /News.
  • In addition to writing, Shania also enjoys having in-depth conversations with artists and creatives about their work, process, and experiences. One of her favorite career highlights was putting together an oral history of Disney's Meet The Robinsons.

Experience

Shania is a Bronx-born digital journalist who first dabbled in film criticism during her final years of undergrad, writing for the independent publication FlipScreen. Since then, she's been exploring the realm of entertainment journalism as a freelance writer. She is an avid consumer of stories, especially those that feature musical numbers, queer characters, unhinged women, or — ideally — all three. Shania is currently writing on the News Desk at /News, but additional bylines can be found at various publications, including Paste Magazine, What To Watch, ButWhyThoPC, and Flip Screen.

Education

Shania has a bachelor's degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Macalester College.
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