ABOUT DANNY McCARTHY

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I am currently a graduate fellow pursuing a Master’s of Journalism from the University of Southern California. I am also a recent college graduate from Boston University (May 2017), where I received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English. I’ve worked freelance as a copy editor and journalist for a content marketing company and as a writer for a local magazine.

My interests include politics (particularly LGBTQIA+ policy and healthcare), local reporting, television (I’m an avid fan of reality television and will tell anyone I meet about it).

I try to write from the intersection of those things (the corner of pop culture and politics) because I believe that things that seem complex (healthcare, politics, law) can be broken done into digestible, understandable and enjoyable content. You can be intelligent, well-informed and still have fun.

In addition to my work here, I’ve written for Mediaplanet, Westchester Magazine,  The Odyssey Online as a staff writer and the BU Buzz as a men’s fashion writer and the City Editor. I interned for Quintessentially Creative in London as an editorial assistant. While working as a freelance writer and editor in New York City, I worked my weekends as a Trader Joe’s crew member.

The title of my blog, The Wunderkindof, is a play off the German term “wünderkind,” which essentially translates to someone who has achieved a lot of success at a very young age. The Wunderkindof, in comparison, is someone who is failing upwards at everything; the classic millennial, they are trying to figure things out without sacrificing their humor, their desire to learn and their own deep delusions of grandeur.

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If you would like to contact me, you can reach me here, via Twitter, or on my LinkedIn. Feel free to check out my journalism portfolio, which contains all of my recent clips, as well as some collegiate multimedia!

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