Hello! I’m John Buday.

My parents are writers and a major reason I began writing. I have over five years of experience writing news and feature stories for my community and college papers. While I graduated the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2021 with a journalism degree, I consider myself a storyteller, not just a journalist.

Growing up, I would write comic strips and play make believe with my friends, crafting wild stories. I also got into music and the performing arts at a young age, picking up the trombone and participating in a number of plays and musicals throughout middle school and high school. I play video games and take pride in my love of Dungeons & Dragons, where roleplaying as your fictional characters is encouraged. Through those activities, I have found not only my sense of self-confidence, but my confidence to craft stories.

More recently, I’ve immersed myself in video projects and podcasts. In addition to my journalism degree, I earned a certificate in film studies. The breadth of my major video and podcasting work can be found in my resume.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

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