Carla McCanna

Student/Editorial Intern

United States

Welcome! I'm Carla McCanna, a soon-to-be journalism graduate (2023) at Southern Methodist University with a passion for storytelling and media.

Creative and self-motivated, I have published content for traditional news outlets, magazines, blogs, and social media. The invaluable experiences I have gained, including writing, editing, and working on multimedia projects, have sparked my interest in digital media, entertainment, and culture specifically.

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Featured Published Writing

D Magazine
My Roots: Dalia Powers

'Roots' feature story published online and in October print magazine by Carla McCanna. "After earning a computer science degree at The American University in Cairo, Dalia Powers moved to Dallas to work on a project with Texas Instruments..."

D Magazine
Today is National Hire a Veteran Day

Story for D CEO Magazine by Carla McCanna. "Every year, about 200,000 veterans leave the armed forces-a process that the U.S Department of Labor calls "the military to civilian transition." According to the Pew Research Center..."

D Magazine
Ray Nasher Was Dallas' King of Art and Commerce

Feature story for D CEO by Carla McCanna. "Raymond Nasher was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1921. He grew up an only child to European parents who emigrated to Boston in his early years..."

D Magazine
The 2022 Byron Nelson Set a Fundraising Record

Business brief for D CEO Magazine by Carla McCanna. "Salesmanship Club of Dallas' 54-year-old AT&T Byron Nelson PGA tournament raised $7.6 million this year for the Momentous Institute-a new fundraising record..."

Addison Magazine
Outcry Youth Theatre Presents Charlotte's Web

Arts/Culture story for Addison Magazine by Carla McCanna. "Continuing their integration of arts into the lives of local youth, the Outcry Youth Theatre presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Addison Theatre Centre this spring..."

All Published Writing

D Magazine
Real Estate Briefs

Weekly Real Estate Briefs for D Magazine written and edited by Carla McCanna

SMU Daily Campus
SMU Provides Way for Mustangs to help Ukraine

Article for SMU’s student newspaper written by Carla McCanna. “Dallas is nearly 6,000 miles away from Ukraine, but SMU Mustangs still have plenty of opportunities to show their support for Ukraine…”

Addison Magazine
The Importance of Getting an Annual Physical

By: Carla McCanna "A yearly visit to the doctor may seem excessive. Most people fight shy away from visiting a doctor’s office unless burdened with current, active health issues..."

Addison Magazine
Local Resources for North Texas Entrepreneurs

By: Carla McCanna "Taking the first steps to start a new business can be a daunting road. Despite this, many new entrepreneurs fail to seek assistance and choose to walk the path alone..."

Addison Magazine
5 Tips for Increasing Productivity

By: Carla McCanna "If you have ever gotten to the end of the workday and realized the work was not as fruitful as you intended, perhaps it is time to change a few things..."

Addison Magazine
Coffee Spots in the Corridor - Addison Guide

By: Carla McCanna "If you depend on a caffeine kick to get your day started out on the right track, the North Dallas Corridor has a plethora of popular hotspots for fresh and tasty coffee..."

Addison Magazine
Healthy Habits to Adopt Today - Addison Guide

By: Carla McCanna "With the last few years of incessant case spikes plaguing the news reports and A-Z variants headlining CDC reports, most of us have a new appreciation for our health..."

Addison Magazine
Fight Spring Allergies with These Tips - Addison Guide

By: Carla McCanna "Spring has officially sprung, and North Texas is heating up quickly. The unlimited sunshine entices most to venture outside and enjoy the warm weather. Yet, a lot of people are held back..."

Addison Magazine
How Warm Weather Affects Your Body - Addison Guide

By: Carla McCanna "The hot spells are approaching quickly as Texas weather turns a corner this spring. Abundant sunshine and high temperatures have already graced the North Dallas area, which means..."

Addison Magazine
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in North Dallas - Addison Guide

By: Carla McCanna "Educators are truly the backbone of society and progress. Teachers play a critical role in the lives of youth everywhere, offering their daily dedication to the advancement of education, offering guidance to children, and raising the leaders of tomorrow..."


Hunt Institute Digest Blog
Author: Carla McCanna

List of all blogs and articles written for The Hunt Institute Digest, while working as a journalist and blog manager for the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University's Lyle School of Engineering.

Equestrians of Color Photography Project
Carla McCanna

Blog post written by Carla McCanna for a photography project highlighting equestrians of color.

Black Equestrian Voices: Carla McCanna

A blog for retail company, CorroShop, written by Carla McCanna. As a part of a social media ambassadorship, this blog (highlighting personal stories) was written to provide the company with content.

Unpublished Writing Samples