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Breaking News Reporter, The Birmingham News and AL.com

Alabama Media Group | Birmingham, Alabama

February 2016- current position

Covered breaking news dealing with crime, such as shootings or hostage situations. Wrote news stories in the field and in the newsroom. Shot, edited, and published photographs and videos. Used social media to reach an audience for certain stories. Covered federal and state court proceedings including preliminary hearings, Stand Your Ground hearings, mental evaluations, sentencings, and jury trials. Worked with judges, defense attorneys, the public defender’s office, and the district attorney’s office for statements in stories. Worked to translate law jargon into language understandable for the audience.

Editorial Assistant, Birmingham Magazine 

Alabama Media Group | Birmingham, Alabama

August 2015- January 2016

Created storyboards, worked with freelancers, wrote stories, assisted in layout and design, helped in production and distribution of magazine. Managed social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by posting provocative articles, social events, and entertainment schedules. Formed relationships with media representatives from other media companies in the area. Represented the company at events in Birmingham.

Intern, The Birmingham News, AL.com

Alabama Media Group | Birmingham, Alabama

June 2015 to August 2015

Research, wrote and posted stories for the state’s premier news source. Developed stories with a focus on business, people, style and trends. Created polls and surveys in an online, user friendly format. Assisted reporters in interviewing, taking photos, researching and creating stories for print and digital mediums.

Intern, WVTM 13

Hearst Corporation | Birmingham, Alabama

September 2014 to April 2015

Filmed B-roll and interviews, practiced stand-ups, edited packages and voice overs. Assisted digital reporters in shooting stand-ups. Practiced writing scripts. Edited film to be used for primetime news reports. Contributed to daily story ideas.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

B.A. Journalism | December 2015

Birmingham, Alabama

Skills/Programs

– Photo editing (Adobe Photoshop CS6); video production (Adobe Premiere, EDIUS Pro 7, Aurora); page design, web production (blogger, Movable Type, InDesign, Simon)

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