Mary Bernard

audience engagement editor

Founded and executed the social media team at the Observer, Notre Dame’s daily paper.
First audience intern to accompany the video and entertainment teams to San Diego Comic Con.
Now, an intern at the Dallas Morning News, managing social promotion for the recently launched City Matters newsletters.

Social Media

Creating a social media plan for The Observer, Notre Dame’s daily, independent paper, from home.

I found social media and audience engagement during a communications internship. Now, I live and breathe social. I think having a grasp of social media and audience is essential in this age of journalism.

Writing & Reporting

Conducting an unexpected phone interview in the souq in Rabat, Morocco.

I’ve been reporting my entire life — I have a notebook from when I was 7 full of interviews I conducted with my family. I’ve learned a lot since then, but I have the same driving force: I love to tell people’s stories.

Video, Audio and Photo

Getting ready to cover a story at night on Notre Dame’s campus, camera in hand.

While at Notre Dame, I took classes in photography, audio and videography, and was able to put it to work in my reporting. Even my senior thesis was a five-episode podcast series about Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Through audience engagement, I want to give others the tools to understand the world and people around them.

Learn more about me.

Recently, I finished my senior thesis, a 5-episode podcast series on Mayor Pete Buttigieg, his run for president and the impact on his hometown of South Bend. Listen here.

To keep up with my latest work, follow me on Twitter.

About Me

I’m a recent graduate from Notre Dame, looking for a position in audience engagement or social media.

More about me

See Work Samples

Recently, I’ve interned at the L.A. Times and the Brookings Institution. I’m currently at the Dallas Morning News.

My work history

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