Not everyone can point to both in the same career, but Corbin Crable has been both a freelance web designer as well as a reporter, sometimes simultaneously. He currently works in both capacities at the KC Hispanic News in Kansas City, Missouri, for example. Besides his quality reporting on stories of relevance to the Hispanic community in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Corbin also uses the most advanced computer programs to design pages, to set up page spreads and to create infographics to accompany his and other reporters' articles. His articles cover fashion, popular culture and trends, as well as vintage design and collectibles. One of his best attributes is his attention to detail, which probably comes from his extensive editing experience.
For example, Corbin served as a copy editor with the Grand Island Independent newspaper in Central Nebraska. There, it could almost be said he was responsible for the entire newspaper. Not only did he edit articles for the local market and articles from the Associated Press for style, syntax grammar and spelling, but he also designed every front page, as well as pages in the local, opinion and sports sections. He also posted the content for the Independent's website at the end of the day.
Looking back on what has been a phenomenally long career, Corbin Crable can point to plenty of successful experience in his background. As a general assignment reporter and editor with the small Johnson County newspaper, The Gardner News, Corbin covered and wrote feature stories, but he also covered other news, especially regarding the local government, especially the school board. Even though this was primary a journalism position, he also helped design the pages for this twice-weekly publication and he uploaded every issue on their website at the end of every production cycle.
It’s surprising to no one that Corbin Crable has a significant interest in education. He himself has a Bachelor's degree in literature and anthropology and a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University, which is impressive, but the fact that he also worked on the college newspaper, the Kansas State Collegian, in a number of editorial positions at the same time is even more impressive. That explains why he has such a knack for passing on everything he knows to others. While he was getting his Master’s at Kansas State, Corbin Crable also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he taught Magazine Production when the main professor was unable to teach. There, he wrote a style guide directed at the public relations sector.
Later, Corbin Crable served as an adjunct professor in the Kansas State Journalism and Media Communications Department for three years, before becoming the department's coordinator for six years. During his nine years there, he taught a number of courses, including Mass Media in Society , an introductory course on news writing and a course on global journalism. He later served as the faculty adviser for The Campus Ledger, which is Kansas State's official student-run news publication.
Corbin Crable also likes to give back to his community, which is he volunteers his time whenever possible. For example, he currently serves as a social media coordinator for the Kansas International Film festival, where he attempts to increase both awareness and excitement for that fun annual event, which celebrates the work of filmmakers from around the world. He does this by coordinating the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for the organizations and using those to share content with other like organizations. Corbin Crable also has assisted with hosting of conferences at both the state and regional levels.