Shannon Johnston

A picture of the Empire State Building in Manhattan, New York City
New York City. Photo obtained from

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

Hi! I am Shannon. I am in my third year of communication studies with the applied digital option at Wilfrid Laurier University. Above I included a picture of Manhattan, New York City which is my favourite travel destination! All big cities inspire me: I love the architecture, fashion and bustle of urban spaces. The lyric above by Leonard Cohen describes my eternal optimism: I really do believe there is lots of love and kindness to be found in the world.

My role as a digital editor is to…

Transcribe and read archival material and use a digital platform to bring these interesting letters into public access. As well, I will collaborate with other students and hopefully my analytical, reading and technological skills will help myself and my group members create a great final product!


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