Cullen McIntyre

Editor in Chief

Cullen is a junior Media Studies major along with a Sports Media minor. He joined the Free Press his freshman year as a writer before becoming the Sports Editor for the past three semesters. He takes photos for the paper with a Nikon D7500 as well as for his photography page @cullenmcintyrephotography. He also hosts a talkshow at WMPG titled “Sports Jam” on alternating Sundays from 9-11pm.

Abigail Nelson

Arts & Culture Editor

Abby is a junior Media Studies major with a minor in Spanish. She started working at the Free Press last year as a staff writer after transferring from Husson University her freshman year. When she’s not working on an assignment she’s taking photos for her photography page @abigailnelsonphotography.

Connor Blake

Sports Editor

Connor is a Senior Media Studies major with a Sports Media minor. He joined the Free Press his sophomore year as a writer for the Sports section before becoming the Sports Editor for the 2020-2021 school year. Alongside writing for the Sports section, he also is a Co-Host on the WMPG FM radio talkshow titled “Sports Jam” on alternating Sundays from 9-11pm. He is going on his third year as a Lead Resident Assistant in the Residence halls on the Gorham campus.

Zoe Bernardi

Community Editor

Zoe is entering her Junior year here at USM, with a double major in Communications and Media Studies. Zoe is from upstate New York and wanted to move to Maine for school for a change in pace and to explore the lovely city of Portland. When she is not working on a new assignment, she enjoys joking around, eating gluten-free baked goods, and listening to good music.

Nora Devins

Director of Photography

Nora’s a senior this year and also the director of photography here at the Free Press. She’s a 21 year old media studies major from Virginia and photography has always been a passion of hers. For her, photography is a way to feel the softness of the world. She feels that documenting your life is essential and that photography is a great way to do that. After she graduates she plans to take a year off go on a road trip around the country with her camera and see where it takes her.

Amelia Bodge

News Editor

Amelia is a Senior Communications Major at USM. She’s the News Editor here at The Free Press and last year won a Maine Press association scholarship. She transferred to USM last year after getting her Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from York County Community College. When she’s not working on an assignment she likes to look for new vinyl to add to her collection and read anything she can get her hands on.

Emma Walsh

Staff Writer

Emma is a junior with a double major in Communications and Media Studies and a double minor in Public Relations and Marketing. As well as being a writer for the Free Press, she is also a student ambassador and a marketing intern at the Bioscience Association of Maine. She enjoys dancing and spending time with friends.

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