Where I’ve Been
May 2013 – Aug. 2013 (expected)
News21 is a Carnegie-Knight initiative headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The program brings young journalists together to produce investigative reporting projects. This summer’s assignment will focus on post-9/11 veterans reentering into civilian life.
Jan. 2013 – present
Working with WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM, local PBS and NPR affiliates, I help manage newsroom integration between radio, television and web platforms. I manage reporters, assign stories, transcribe audio scripts and publish content.
Breaking News Editor
Aug. 2012 – Present
Gainesville, Fla. (telecommute)
After completing an internship with BreakingNews.com, I’m working as a part-time editor for the site.
Breaking News Intern
May 2012 – Aug. 2012
I maintained BreakingNews.com and its social media feeds, including a Twitter account with 5 million followers. I selected, edited, prioritized and posted news as it happened.
The Gainesville Sun
Jan. 2012 – May 2012
I wrote daily articles for a readership of 125,000, specializing in features and news.
University of Florida
News Bureau Intern
Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011
I wrote stories about UF for its website and drafted press releases for the local media.
The New York Times Co.
Digital Media Intern
May 2011 – Aug. 2011
I worked with the Regional Media Group, which managed 16 NYT-owned newspapers and their websites.
On Campus Integrated Media Producer
Aug. 2010 – May 2011
Working for the ABC News on Campus program, I wrote web stories and helped produce video packages for ABC platforms.
The Independent Florida Alligator
Aug. 2009 – May 2011
I learned AP style, how to write on deadline, how to work with editors and how to be generally fearless.
University of Florida
Aug. 2009 – May 2013
Bachelor of Science, Journalism
Certificate, Political Campaigning
What I Can Do
Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Tumblr, Foursquare
Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Canon EOS Rebel, Flip UltraHD
Soundslides, Audacity, iMovie, Final Cut Pro
Familiarwith (X)HTML and CSS
Interviewing, deadline writing, public record searches
2012 student representative, Society of Professional Journalists’ national board of directors
2012 president, SPJ’s University of Florida chapter
2012 graduate, SPJ’s Scripps Leadership Institute
2012 member, Dean’s Student Advisory Council, UF College of Journalism & Communications
2012 & 2011 recipient, Buddy Davis Scholarship
2009 student journalist of the year, Florida Scholastic Press Association
Who I Know
Tom Brew* editor, breakingnews.com/NBCNews.com
Mike Foley* professor, University of Florida
Nancy Ramsey* editor, ABCNews.com
*Reference contact information is withheld for privacy. Please contact me if you’re interested in reaching them.