Photo credit William Yan 

Photo credit William Yan 

Photo Joe Ferrucci 

Photo Joe Ferrucci 

Hi! 

I am MJ, I have been living in New York City since January 2009 where I work as a multi-media journalist.

Most recently, I worked with Canadian media agency Quebecor Media Group from 2009 until 2015 as a multimedia correspondent, providing print and television reporting, photography, video editing, and content development in both French and English languages, with a primary focus on the US market. My coverage of unfolding events included major news stories such as Hurricane Sandy, the Ferguson riots, the Sandy Hook school shootings, the reelection of Barack Obama in Chicago, and the Boston Marathon bombing. I also wrote many celebrity and entertainment features.

One of my 2015 highlights has been the completion and publication of my guidebook, 300 Reasons to Love New York, one of a series of guides sold in Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. I leveraged my background in content development, journalism, and photography to create an innovative and graphically intriguing alternative to the typical travel book. Currently, I am working on a television adaptation of the book, along with projects about San Francisco. 

In 2013, my Instagram account, which comprises of nearly 11,000 photos of New York, was named one of the top 10 accounts to follow by French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur

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