Maine: the way life should be.

Maine: the way life should be.

MICKY (a.k.a MICAELA) BEDELL

Photographer. Videographer. Reporter.

Everything in between.

Experienced in social media management.

Numbers obsessed analytics nerd.

Starting a new chapter across enemy lines - PR.

Five years at newspapers across the Northeast.

Four years in Boston University's photojournalism program.

Lover of life, stories, and all things New England.


AWARDS

Better Newspaper Award: News Video, First Place

Maine Press Association, October 2016

When Jonathan Grinstein-Camacho moved to Searsport from Massachusetts with his parents last June, the 27-year-old with autism was a shy, smart man who liked Japanese anime, visiting grocery stores and teaching himself Morse code. But his relatively stable life soon would unravel, coming to an abrupt and tragic end just months after his family made their home in Maine.

Better Newspaper Award: Entertainment Video, Second Place

New England Newspaper and Press Association, February 2016

What do a dozen Northampton inmates and a chorus of senior citizens have in common? Young@Heart’s new Prison Project is still in its early stages, but the mission is simple: to cultivate a fun and ongoing relationship between the main group’s seasoned cast of singers and interested members of local prison populations through on-site rehearsals.

Better Newspaper Award: Sports Video, Third Place

New England Newspaper and Press Association, February 2016

Local non-profit All Out Adventures, with help from the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program, offers accessible cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sled skating and snowmobile rides on winter Saturdays for individuals with disabilities at Wendell State Park -- including free use of accessible equipment and staff assistance.

Better Newspaper Award: Photo Illustration, Second Place

New England Newspaper and Press Association, February 2015

In this photo illustration, Mahar's Caitriona Cronin is caught between stopping her stride and releasing the javelin during her visiting Senators' 95-50 girls' track loss to host Mohawk Monday in Buckland. Cronin threw 106.6 feet for first place in the event by almost 20 feet, but Mohawk won the meet and in the process clinched the Franklin County League title.

BREAKING NEWS, Small + STUDENT PROJECTS, Large, First Place

Online Journalism Awards, Online News Association, October 2013

Boston University News Service took first place in two categories for their student coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings -- more specifically, they won for a video I created from the work of our entire photojournalism department. "A week of Triumph and Tragedy."