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EDUCATION

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY/  Expected May 2011

  • Master’s candidate with a digital media concentration
  • Neighborhood reporting in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA/ August 2010

  • Bachelor’s degree in print journalism
  • Beat reporting in Castro/Noe Valley, City Hall and Western Addition

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism/ June 2008 – July 2010

Managing Editor for Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy, June 2010 July 2010

  • Assisted high school journalists in reporting, producing and writing multiplatform stories

Projects Assistant/ June 2008 – May 2009

  • Coordinated coaching program pairing up college students with professional journalists
  • Assisted with “Reading Red Report”, an assessment of news coverage on Native Americans
  • Organized journalism related conferences, workshops and job fairs

Assistant Editor for Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy/ June 2008

  • Assisted high school journalists in the reporting, development and writing of stories

News Fellow, Salon.com/ November 2009 – April 2010

  • Assisted Salon writers with research and reporting
  • Aggregated online, video and audio content for blogs
  • Maintained Salon’s social media networks

Print News Intern, The Afro American Newspaper/ June 2009 – August 2009

  • Wrote political news stories pertaining to the African American community of Washington, D.C.
  • Coordinated live-tweeting of the confirmation hearings for Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • Summer fellow at the Institute of Political Journalism

News Editor, Golden Gate [X]Press/ January 2009 – May 2009

  • Saw to the successful weekly publication of the news section with a staff of seven
  • Traveled across the state to write timely and relevant stories concerning university budget crisis

Intern, The Western Edition Newspaper/ April 2008 – February 2009

  • Covered events pertaining to city legislation and the Western Addition in San Francisco, CA

SKILLS

  • Gathering and editing audio with Soundtrack Pro, ProTools and Audacity
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign software
  • Proficient in xHtml, WordPress and Moveable Type

ORGANIZATIONS

  • National Association of Black Journalists, Columbia University
  • Chairwoman, Community Affairs, Society of Professional Journalists, Columbia University

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