It's all about people. Everyone has a story and a journalist's job is to find the fantastic, important and moving stories and document them.
Melody Stone's childhood unfolded across the world, with stints in Mongolia, Barbados and Malta. She started documenting her unusual upbringing in a grey composition book after reading "Harriet The Spy."
Her journeys landed her at Humboldt State University where she studied print journalism with an emphasis in music reporting. Right out of college she landed a job as a section editor for a daily newspaper in Eureka California. She wrote for and edited three weekly sections, entertainment, home and life.
However this dream job was just that and the dream ended with the collapse of the global financial system in 2008. The paper folded and Melody moved to Sacramento to seek her fame and fortune.
She worked at several small daily papers until finally transitioning into tech starts ups and learning design and digital production.
In 2013 she gathered up all her journalism and web skills and landed a job at Capital Public Radio as a digital content producer. She quickly became the web editor for CapRadioMusic.org and then an integrated producer for News.
The through line in Melody's life has always been telling stories, whether in print, digitally, graphically or sonically.