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Laura F.

Austin, TX, USA

$120 - $240 / Day

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Top Services

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

  • On-Air Reporter / Host

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About Laura

Hi! My name is Laura Figi but most people just call me "Figgy." I'm a freelance journalist with a passion for representing the truth, nothing but the truth and the whole truth. I consider myself multi-talented; I have experience in breaking news, long-form journalism, broadcast, photography, videography, post-production editing (I'm a huge nerd about Adobe Creative Cloud), copywriting and editing, HTML, web design, social media strategy, marketing strategy and French translation, but I am always itching to learn something new. I eat, sleep and breathe AP style and I'm ready to write, edit or shoot anything you throw at me!

Top Projects

  • Haven only knows

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    In this project, I chronicled Haven on Thorpe Lane, a student living complex in San Marcos, Texas, which leased to hundreds of students but didn't open until a full year after it had promised. Some students were left homeless and scrambling to find a place to live. I was able to help students and parents bring their case to the attention of a lawyer and file a suit, which is currently underway. This article won two awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association: Second place for best headline and an honorable mention for in-depth reporting.

  • San Marcos 10 revisit Texas State for 50-year protest anniversary

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    November 2019 marked the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War protest put on by San Marcos 10, a group of Texas State students who were suspended for their peaceful protest. I met with and interviewed each of the remaining members of the San Marcos 10, plus E.R. Bills, who wrote a book on their protest. I sifted through over eight hours of interviews to put this story together. To this day, I consider this feature to be one of my all-time favorites of my career thus far.

  • Blue Dahlia hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    Drag Queen Story Hour is a children's event focused on inclusion and instilling in kids that it is okay to be yourself. Chitah Daniels Kennedy, a drag queen from New York City, hosted the chapter in San Marcos.

  • ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    I had a blast covering ACL. I attended each day from start to finish and got coverage posted on the very same day.

  • Several arrested, video streamer attacked during downtown Austin protest for Breonna Taylor

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Social Media Producer

    For this story, I attended a protest in honor of Breonna Taylor at Austin City Hall. Shortly after beginning, the protest became violent and a fellow reporter was attacked. I photographed, live-tweeted and reported the protest from the start until the protesters dispersed at the end. This was a fairly hostile environment-- physical violence ensued and I witnessed people getting pepper-sprayed by the police. However, I was present from start to finish.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Social Media Producer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - News

Laura's Clients

  • The University Star

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