Ariane Kunze is currently a video producer at The Columbian newspaper where she produces and edits multimedia content for the web and print.
Kunze received her bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in Journalism and Communication. She went on to receive her graduate degree from the UO in Multimedia Journalism.
She is best known for her work regarding the issue of sex trafficking in Oregon. Through her domestic and international work on sex trafficking and gender-based violence, Kunze has implemented media campaigns that not only educate and promote awareness for these global issues, but also empower survivors and provide creative platforms for resolution.
As well, Kunze has worked with various non-profits, companies and publications to produce award winning digital story packages. Her photos and videos have been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, BuzzFeed, Associated Press, Agency France-Presse and Seattle Times.
Her most recent accomplishment was winning first place in the extra large division of the Society of Professional Journalists 2016 Excellence in Journalism contest, with her film Vancouver rower aiming for 2016 Paralympics.