britt-johnsen-photoMy name is Britt Johnsen. I’m an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and even nytimes.com, among other publications.

I’ve been a reporter and editor based in Minnesota since I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006. My experience is wide-ranging: I’ve worked at daily and weekly newspapers, as well as daily hyper-local news websites and even a few magazines. I have received recognition and honors from SPJ, the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Gannett Awards of Excellence, among others.

My heroes are Pulitzer winners and small-town newspaper editors alike. I believe the work that journalists do shapes the psyches and lives of people worldwide. It is critical and deeply rewarding work.

When I’m not doing journalism, I can be found meditating, practicing yoga (I’m a certified teacher at the 200-hour level) and doting on my two sweet cats I love very much. I also love cooking, music, nature and trying to better understand Minnesotans’ passive-aggressiveness. I’m always trying something new; for example, I’ve played the washboard in a jug band and recently I joined my friend Hannah in the Sunday Fish Sketch, a weekly Twitter gathering of people drawing fish.

To read my official resume, with more detailed position descriptions, meet me on LinkedIn.