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Aleda Johnson

Features Writer, Daily News-Record. Lifestyle Blogger, RoarinTwenties

Location icon United States of America

Journalist hunting for the latest trends, but ready to step into roles as a writer, copyeditor, paginator or social media editor.

I read almost as much as I write.

Portfolio
Issuu
01/26/2017
Bloom - Winter 2017

In "Roadmap to Service" on page 10, Harrisonburg's first black, female mayor explains how her upbringing influenced her dedication to the community.

Issuu
05/19/2017
FLAVOR May 2017

In "A Pinch of Petal" on page 14, area restaurants talk about their use of Spring flora in their savory and sweet creations.

Daily News-Record
05/13/2017
"God Wants Us To Help"

A coverage piece of a local Christian School's day of service to the community.

Daily News-Record
12/26/2015
A "Force" For All Generations

A Weekend feature article on how local fans of all ages connect to the themes of George Lucas' Star Wars universe.

Issuu
07/28/2016
Bloom - Summer 2016

In "The Stuff of Fantasy" on page 14, The New York Times Best-Selling author Maggie Stiefvater discusses her career success and living beyond her childhood dreams.

Daily News-Record
02/13/2016
"A New Lease On Life"

Celebrating Feb. 14 as more than just Valentine's Day but also National Donor Day, I feature a local family who benefitted from the organ donor process.

Issuu
09/15/2016
Fall Home and Garden

The centerfold story, starting on page 8, "Simple Succulents" investigates the growing trend of succulents as an easy and inexpensive household flora.

Daily News-Record
07/29/2016
Marketing, I Choose You!

A trend piece on local businesses drawing patronage to their establishments using the popular Pokemon GO app.

Production

Rocktown Weekly
11/18/2016
Let's Get Physical

Every week, I lay out the Rocktown Weekly tab for distribution to the two universities in Harrisonburg.

Daily News-Record
12/06/2016
"A Shoe In" Photostory

Stepping in for my editor, I edited and paginated the entire Skyline section including the photostory "A Shoe In."