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Jayna Taylor-Smith

Digitial Journalist & Media Strategist

Location icon United States

I'm a journalist who is passionate about telling stories about trending topics, dance, millennials and women's health and lifestyle issues.

I recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in innovation. Learning about journalism during the age of the internet has allowed me to appreciate and understand its transition from print to to the web.

My strengths are in SEO, headline writing, and producing articles in various content management systems.

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HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville
08/01/2018
Camp Crystal Lake - HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Nervous. Excited. Feeling like she was exactly where she needed to be, and then not sure if she wanted to go home. This is how Sara Kitts Jackson felt within the first few hours of arriving at Camp Crystal Lake Summer Camp back in the '80s.

Sparks Magazine | Issue No. 14
Choreographing Culture

Why South Asian Americans choreograph fusion. Professional dancers from around the world tell the stories of where their heritage and hobby collide.

Orange & Blue Magazine | Spring 2018 Issue
Dear Dance, Thank You

The impact dance has on the youth of Gainesville.

Youtube
04/27/2017
Jennifer Medina

A story following a young girl whose brother has cancer. The photo story was created in a photojournalism course at the University of Florida.

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