Edan Zinn

aspiring journalist and photographer

Based in Boston, Edan balances writing and visual art in his storytelling.

For two years, Edan served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Gator, the Brimmer & May School's award-winning student newspaper. He previously served as Executive Editor and staff photographer.

A longtime artist, Edan also enjoys portrait and event photography and runs a small photography business, Edan Zinn Photography.

Edan hopes to join the Williams Record newsroom this fall.

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Quill & Scroll Journalism Society
2022 Photographer of the Year, Private School Journalism Competition

National Scholastic Press Association
Digital Story of the Year Finalist (2021) for "Band Improvises During COVID-19"
2x Outstanding Coronavirus Coverage (2020) for "Boston Goes Dark"

New England Scholastic Press Association
Special Achievement Awards
in Localizing (2021, 2020), Podcast (2021), News Writing (2021), Photography (2020 2x).

Best of School Newspapers Online (SNO)
Excellence in Writing Badge
in Podcasting (2021), News Writing (2021), Column Writing (2020).

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
in Photography

3x Gold Keys (2023), 2x Honorable Mentions (2023).

newsroom awards

The Gator

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Award — Crown Finalist for Online Publication (2022, 2023). Gold Crown Award — Online Publication (2021). CSPA Gold Medalist Critique – Online Publication (2021, 2020).

National Scholastic Press Association
Pacemaker Winner (2023), Pacemaker Finalist (2022). Seventh Place in Best of Show, Spring Convention (2022). First Class Ranking Critique (2020).

New England Scholastic Press Association
All-New England Achievement and Highest Achievement in Scholastic Editing and Publishing (2022, 2021, 2020). 

Suffolk University Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition
Second Place for Excellence in Online Journalism (2022), Honorable Mention (2021), First Place (2020).