Alana Baranick

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Obituary writer
Location Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Introduction I am the chief author of "Life on the Death Beat: A Handbook for Obituary Writers," recipient of the 2005 American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for Obituary Writing, "Death Beat" columnist for the National Newspaper Association's Publisher's Auxiliary and instructor for Poynter Institute's NewsU ( online obituary writing course.
Interests Visiting places called "Cleveland, " meeting the locals, taking pictures, and picking up indigenous stones for my collection of "Cleveland Rocks!"
Favorite Movies All "Star Wars" movies, "Young Frankenstein, " "Sixth Sense, " "Unbreakable, " "What About Bob?"
Favorite Music Machine Go Boom, The Kinks, Gaither Vocal Band, Four Lads, oldies from the 1950s that don't get much airplay.
Favorite Books "Basket Case, " complete "Chronicles of Narnia, " extended "Star Wars" universe.