Here, There, and Everywhere (since I’m a “Daytripper” and a “real Nowhere Man”)
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Journalism. Howard University School of Communications, Washington, D.C. Major: Online/Print Journalism. Minor: French.
Police/Crime Reporter. Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia, Pa. January 2013-
Covering Philadelphia police department and breaking news crime. Writing for PhillyConfidential, the paper’s crime blog. Event coverage of education reform hearing and winter emergency procedures.
Editorial Intern. Washington Monthly, Washington, D.C. August-October 2012
Wrote for College Guide and Ten-Square Milesblogs. Coded print edition for online publication. Covered education policy. Copy edited and fact checked articles.
Online News Editing Intern. WSJ.com, New York, N.Y. June-August 2011.
Ten-week internship through Dow Jones News Fund. Created and updated interactive timelines using Méthode content management system. Edited photo captions. Created interactive Flash polls. Used Factiva to gather data and historical information to assist graphics desk.
Multimedia Editing Intern. Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Workshop, Bowling Green, Ky. June 2011
Collaborated with group to create multimedia project. Specialized in creating dataviz and infographics with Photoshop. Sifted through a decade’s worth of sales records for sport scar automakers; did on-the-spot interviews with sport car aficionados.
Copy Editing/Reporter. New York Times Student Journalism Institute, New Orleans, La. May 2011
Copy edited daily articles for website and print edition. Created captions for photo galleries; Data-mined BP claims facility’s claims database. Wrote in-depth feature on BP claims process.
Journalism Intern. Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. September-December 2010
Wrote a weekly blog for the online site Campus Progress. Covered events sponsored by CAP and other think tanks. Wrote several features covering politics and culture. Conducted a “Five Minutes With…” Q&A segment.
Editorial Assistant/Staff Writer. The Hilltop, Washington, D.C. May 2009-September 2010
Wrote and uploaded at least two published articles, Internet-only features, videos and slideshows. Formatted videos and slideshows. Edited articles for grammatical and spelling errors according to AP Stylebook. Transcribed interviews. Covered campus beat, highlight: Investigative article on administration changes.
SKILLS: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Video editing with Final Cut Express, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie. Excel and Oracle spreadsheet programs. Data-scrubbing with Google Refine.
HONORS & AWARDS
2012 National Association of Science Writers Travel Fellow to AAAS Conference
Finalist, 2011 Junior Summer American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Internship
2010 White House Correspondent Association Scholarship