Specializes in: Arts, Profiles, Business, Government, Entertainment, Medicine, Health/Wellness, Lifestyle, Travel, Outdoor, Education, Personal finance, Animals, Environment, Religion/Spirituality, Photography, Graphic Design, LGBT, Business, Lifestyle, Features, Industry, Jobs, Government, Investigative, Watchdog
M. A. Smith is a devoted reporter, photographer, writer, and designer who strives to report the news in a fair and accurate fashion. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla. with his B.A. in Mass Communication (Journalism Emphasis). In addition, he received an A.A. in Broadcasting and Journalism with Honors (Print Emphasis) from Oklahoma City Community College.
As a young journalist in an ever-changing, converging market, Smith is proud to announce he has received training in broadcast and print journalism, graphic design, photography and social media while interning with The Oklahoman, the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma; The Working Press, the Society of Professional Journalist’s national convention publication; and Unity News, Unity Journalists, Inc. convention publication.
He has received several awards, including first place in the 2010 National SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards. The Mark of Excellence competition is designed to recognize top journalist students for their college newspaper achievements. His awards also include placing in the Region 8 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association, and a competitive scholarship from the Oklahoma City Gridiron Foundation. He has also been invited to become a member for several honor societies, including Golden Key International Honour Society and Phi Theta Kappa.
When not writing, Smith enjoys researching legal matters for his blog and playing with his cat, Boots. One day, Smith hopes to work for the Associated Press as an investigative reporter.
Last updated: 10/18/2016 ()