Biography

A storyteller at heart, Jennifer Harrison, works as an independent journalist, content provider, marketing strategist and public historian. She has an abiding interest in media, history and politics; change and trends; culture and community; travel and food; as well as spirituality and health.

 

Her multi-disciplinary outlook fosters creativity, brain-storming and problem solving. The curious type, she asks questions that aid with strategic analysis of messaging and communication. She carefully works on understanding goals, audiences and markets, which allows her to engage and advocate for market segments, audiences and communities.

Harrison's work has appeared in American Demographics, Nation's Business, AAA’s Home and Away, Indianapolis Star, Webmaster Report and other publications. She has written for Traces of Indiana & Midwestern , and developed online content, websites and digital marketing campaigns.

Her interpretive research papers guided development of several You Are There exhibits at the Indiana Historical Society with first-person narratives and interpreters (i.e. re-enactors). These include David Beem’s Letter Home from Gettysburg; as well as Religion and the Divided Frontier about a colorful Methodist circuit rider, Eli Farmer during an era of populism, and religious growth and schisms.


Education & Background. Harrison holds degrees in journalism and business. She has also studied communication, public history, storytelling and play writing.

Memberships and Awards: 2005 Creative Renewal fellow of the Indianapolis Arts Council. In 2011 a profile of Charlie Deam, published in Traces of Indiana, won the Jacob Dunn award.

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