Digital, print & video journalist.
Ariana Igneri is a multimedia journalist from New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, on Narratively and on BDCwire, among others.
After graduating from Red Bank Catholic High School in 2011, Igneri attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She double majored in English and philosophy and minored in French. While at BC, Igneri was an Arts Editor at the university’s independent student newspaper, The Heights. She transitioned her section from rehashed pop culture news to originally reported stories about on campus artists and musicians and instituted a weekend arts calendar that became a lasting feature of the paper. She also wrote a weekly column for two years titled “The Finer Things,” which tied together BC culture and news in the arts.
As an undergraduate, Igneri interned at Greater Media, a local news publishing conglomerate in New Jersey, and with Boston magazine, where she fact checked and collected data for the magazine’s September 2014 “Best Schools” issue. Igneri also freelanced for Boston Globe Media while at BC, covering the city’s underground art scene for BDCwire, the newspaper’s digital culture blog.
In May 2016, Igneri received an M.S. degree from Columbia Journalism School where she focused on multimedia reporting and refined her skills in video, photo and design. While at Columbia, Igneri produced a 5,000-word master’s project about the $500 million Instagram dog influencer industry, part of which was picked up by Bloomberg Businessweek and published in print. She also produced a multimedia feature about one of the country’s last traditional carousel carvers as well as a short film about the life and legacy of a celebrated WWII photographer from Queens, both of which Narratively published.
Right now, Igneri is freelancing and working on journalism and branding projects for various publications, media outlets and clients. Feel free to reach out if you have a story idea or are interested in collaborating.