Alana Taylor

Alana Taylor is a junior at New York University, double-majoring in journalism and history with a strong interest in film, entertainment, new media and technology. She currently manages her own blog, and works part-time as both a freelance social media consultant and a correspondent for Mashable, the world's most popular social networking blog.

by Alana Taylor

I have no idea what I will do when I graduate. I am majoring in journalism at New York University — a fantastic university in an incredible city — but my confidence in what career I will pursue after graduation remains unclear. Should I go after my passion for writing? Should I take a crack [...] more »

by Alana Taylor

Journalists are obsessed with Twitter. Obsessed. They use it, talk about it, analyze it, deconstruct it, reconstruct it, love it, hate it, capitalize on it, become experts on it, monetize it, argue about it, and become micro-famous on it. They are mesmerized with what it is and they are as giddy as Tom Cruise on [...] more »

by Alana Taylor

The idea for NYU Local, the newest addition to New York University’s list of publications, was born last year when founder and editor Cody Brown, 20, came up with the idea for a survey to be conducted by the Foundations of Journalism class. The survey question asked other NYU students: “Would you trade your right [...] more »

by Alana Taylor

Alana Taylor “Nowadays it’s essential for journalists to blog,” says Professor Mary Quigley to a class of 16 NYU journalism students. The class is titled “Reporting Gen Y (a.k.a. Quarterlifers),” and it’s one of the few NYU undergrad journalism classes that focuses on new media. I sit in Professor Quigley’s class unsure of what to [...] more »