Samantha Shanahan is a Photo Editor at the Wall Street Journal where she researches, edits and assigns photography. Her personal work explores topics of identity, youth, family history and coming of age. Samantha’s photography has been featured in The Wall Street JournalNPR, Capital & Main, The San Francisco Chronicle, The American Prospect, The Bold Italic and KQED.


Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal, October 2021 - 
Photo Editing Intern, The Wall Street Journal, January 2021 - March 2021
Sulzberger Scholar, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
MA Journalism, Photography and Interactive Design, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, December 2020
Freelance Photographer & Photo Production Assistant, San Francisco, Summer 2018-Fall 2019
Photography Intern, KQED, Spring 2018
BS Human Ecology, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2017

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