Our Contributor of the Month series shines a spotlight on the amazing writers and video creators who make NewsBreak the vibrant space it is today.
Our November Contributor of the Month is Tina Howell, a New Orleans-based writer who covers sports, food, music and all things NOLA. She has written more than 80 articles and has over 2200 followers. Continue reading to learn more about her NewsBreak journey and tips for fellow contributors.
Why did you apply to become a NewsBreak Contributor?
I have always enjoyed writing and I love sharing the culture of New Orleans. Whether it is our festivals, food, sports or music, I want people to experience the city as I do.
What's your favorite part about contributing to NewsBreak?
The contributor tips are very helpful, and the site is easy to use. I have learned a lot and met some great people in such a short time.
What advice would you give to other contributors who want to be successful on NewsBreak?
Just be yourself and write about things that you like and makes you happy. You would be surprised how many people are interested in the same things too.
What’s a favorite story that you’ve published?
I am Italian and from New Orleans, so I am always cooking. It seems whenever I write a piece about food, it seems to do well. I love sharing my recipes and I love reading others as well. There are quite a few that I have on my list to try. I think my favorite story so far is the one about gumbo. It's one of my favorite meals and I was happy to have an opportunity to share it with others.
What makes your community unique?
New Orleans is such a unique place to live, there is always something going on or somewhere to go. We are filled with so many wonderful people, with different stories and backgrounds, always willing to chat so you will never meet a stranger. Plus, the food here is second to none. I have proudly been a promoter of the city for years, through my podcast and now, I have another outlet by writing for NewsBreak.
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