Aiden Strawhun

Alumni

Aiden Strawhun is a geek culture reporter specializing in video games, anime and technology in the form of writing, photography and design. She’s known for her impossibly optimistic attitude and her desire to cover tough topics such as trauma, gender and sexuality, and societal issues within her niche in an empathetic way. Aiden brings a unique voice to the games media industry as a woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

She’s been a freelance journalist since 2014, and her name can be found on major industry websites such as IGN, GameSpot, Paste Magazine, Glixel and many more. She’s also had her hand in social media as she once acted as the Associate Snapchat Editor for IGN.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Art: Journalism
    Minor in Digital Media Design
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    2018; Magna Cum Laude

EMPLOYERS

  • Weekend Editor - GameSpot
    2017 - Present
    I am a part-time editor responsible for breaking news and weekend coverage. I also fill in for staff members who are out of the office, or need extra hands during events.

  • Freelance Reporter
    2014 - Present
    IGN (Anime reviews, op-eds)
    Glixel by Rolling Stone (News)
    Eagle News (News, features, op-eds)

  • Associate Snapchat Editor - IGN
    2017
    Acted as an assistant to the social media content lead and was responsible for the creation of daily editions, asset collection, and copy editing. Our team created seven editions a week based on pop culture, entertainment, anime, and video games.

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Excellence in College Gaming Journalism
    Society of Professional Journalists Kunkel Awards

  • Naples Press Club Endowed Journalism Scholarship
    FGCU Foundation and the Naples Press Club

REPORTING INTERESTS

Anime, Geek Culture, Gender and Sexuality, Social Justice, Technology, Trauma, Video Games

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Multimedia