I'm Palmer Haasch, an early-career entertainment & culture journalist. My primary beats are fandom, internet culture, and all-ages programming, but I have experience covering general entertainment, video games, and queer media. I'm New York City based and am currently seeking a full-time position in the city!
I'm currently an editorial Intern at Vox Media's Polygon. In the past, I've worked as a Lead Junior Editor and entertainment media intern for GLAAD; I'm also an alumni of NLGJA's 2018 Connect Student Journalism Project. I spent two years writing for the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota's student-lead paper, as a columnist.
I recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities with a B.A. in English and French Studies with a minor in Political Science. During my senior year, I wrote an undergraduate thesis titled, "Community, Soul Searching, and Pleasure: The Significance of Real Person Fanfiction in BTS Fandom" as part of my Latin Honors requirements. You can read it on this website!
When I'm not writing for work, I'm writing music, writing my thesis, and writing for fun. When I'm not writing, I'm bingeing the latest animated Netflix Original, rewatching my favorite cartoons, and carefully crafting Twitter threads.