Resume

Reporting Experience

Sports intern, The Virginian-Pilot, Aug. 2013 – March 2014

  • Covering college and high school athletics in the Hampton Roads area
  • Previously worked on the night desk, copyediting stories and writing headlines, decks and cutlines

Features intern, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June – Aug. 2013

  • Wrote about e-cigarettes, extramarital sex, the Kiss Cam and butterflies for the lifestyles team
  • Wrote movie, book and beer reviews for the arts and entertainment team
  • Reported on the first samesex marriage licenses and weddings in Minnesota

Sports intern, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May – Aug. 2012

  •  Wrote Cardinals baseball and postgame game stories on deadline in addition to keeping live game blogs
  •  Wrote enterprise features about a local UFC fighter, Title IX and women’s rowing, and a 25-year retrospective piece on the pro football Cardinals’ last season in St. Louis
  •  Covered the Rams football training camp and University of Missouri sports
  •  Worked copy desk print shifts

Reporter/copy editor/designer, Columbia Missourian, Jan. 2011 – May 2013

  • Provided creative coverage of the 2011 University of Missouri football and baseball teams
  • Covered Missouri’s move to the SEC and the school-wide implications of conference realignment
  • Gained experience photographing, audio recording, videotaping and video editing
  • As an interactive copy editor, worked as both a web producer and a traditional print editor while also managing the newspaper’s social media accounts
  • As a sports desk TA, designed pages for the sports section, edited stories and managed web content

Editorial intern, New Europe weekly newspaper, Aug. – Dec. 2012

  • Covered a wide range of current affairs related to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium
  • Covering this range of subjects well required concentrated, efficient pre-reporting

Reporter/interactive copy editor, Columbia Missourian, Jan. 2011 – Present

  • Provided creative coverage of the 2011 Missouri football team. Wrote game stories on deadline, developed narrative and non-narrative elements for our Tiger Kickoff weekly section and maintained newspaper’s online sports blog
  •  One of six reporters assigned to write day-in-the-life features on the SEC cities as part of an “SEC Road Trip” special section, which won 1st place in 2012 APSE project reporting (under 30,000 circulation)
  •  Gained experience photographing, audio recording, videotaping and video editing
  •  As an interactive copy editor, worked as both a web producer and a traditional print editor while also managing the newspaper’s social media accounts

Sports intern, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), May – August 2010

  • During 12-week paid internship, wrote game stories on deadline about professional sports such as Phillies baseball, Eagles preseason football, NASCAR, professional golf, and more
  • Wrote A1 story about the economic impact of the Triple A All-Star Game on Lehigh Valley
  • Wrote enterprise features and profiles on Lehigh Valley-related people and events
  • Posted Continuous News items online and participated in newsroom’s transition to new system, CCI Newsgate, which emphasized SEO tools.

Sports reporter, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, Mo.), Sept. 2009 — Dec. 2010

  • Covered area high school and college athletics while also working as an evening agate clerk

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia, Class of 2013

Bachelor of Journalism, Emphasis in Print and Digital News

Magna cum laude

Honors

APSE writing awards (4)

  • 2012 project reporting category, under 30,000 circulation (1st place)
  • 2012 and ’13 explanatory writing category, under 30,000 circulation (top ten)
  • 2011 project reporting category, under 30,000 circulation (top ten)

2013-14 Hearst Journalism Award

  • Fourth place, enterprise category

2014 Missouri Press Association,  sports news story (1st place)

2012 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholar

2013 Dean’s Award for Mastering the Method, enterprise reporting

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society (journalism)

Skills

  • Experienced in Adobe InDesign; understanding of Final Cut, iMovie

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