Jillian Keenan

Jillian Keenan is a freelance writer in New York with interests in press freedom, Shakespeare, international human rights, theater, and travel. As a 2010 - 2011 Fulbright Scholar in Singapore, Jillian used Shakespearean literature to examine local perspectives on taboo socio-political subjects such as government control and the death penalty. She received her master's degree from Stanford University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on long-form magazine writing and press freedom. For her master's thesis, Jillian travelled to Havana to cover the ongoing conflict between new-media dissident journalists and Cuban government censors. She also received her B.A. in English Literature from Stanford. Jillian speaks English, Spanish, and just enough Omani colloquial Arabic to get into trouble. To learn more, please visit www.jilliannyc.com or find her on Twitter at @jilliankeenan.


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I’ll let you in on a secret: most of my career thus far was built with other people’s money.

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5 tips for finding mentors in journalism, even if you don’t work in a newsroom

In 2009, I left journalism school full of vim, vigor, and visions of a working in a newsroom. I imagined myself reporting under a crack team of editors, who would push me to greater heights of professional success by day … Read more

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How to pitch (stories) like a girl

Hours after yet another study confirmed that male bylines continue to dominate the media, hundreds of women (and a few men) crammed into a standing-room only bar in Brooklyn to discuss ways to close the byline gap.

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