Kurt Nesbitt

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
7132 Valley View Road, Edina, Minn. 55439 (612) 227-4413
Kurt Nesbitt
Experience 2009- 2010 Post-Bulletin Rochester, Minn.
Reporter – Austin Bureau
? Covered an election, removal of a school board member, budget cuts, localized state educational issues, as Austin education reporter for 10,000-circulation standalone edition of 39,600-circulation afternoon daily.
? Covered several local issues, such as the fire chief search, impact of state budget cuts, flood mitigation efforts and the wind energy conversion system ordinance controversy as Austin city government reporter.
? Covered several human and social interest stories on both beats as well as outside of them.
? Sent key details from the scene of Interstate 90 bus crash via cell phone, including video and still pictures in November 2009.
? Followed local criminal cases and attended morning news briefings as substitute for police and courts reporter.
? Wrote about activity in the business community, economic development and community redevelopment.
? Kept readers up to date at least twice a day by tweeting story links on Twitter.
? Made weekly news budget for Austin bureau.
? Wrote 10 bylined stories per week.
? Took photos using cell phone or traditional digital camera when needed.
? Wrote updates for Post-Bulletin website, Twitter and Post-Bulletin Facebook page.
2001-2009 The Journal of New Ulm New Ulm, Minn.
? Broke a national story about Daniel Hauser while covering courts beat for 8,000-circulation seven-day morning daily.
? Followed three *******, two bank robberies and several felony drug cases from the initial arrest to the guilty plea as police reporter.
? Covered several local political issues as Brown County government reporter, as well as localizing state issues and covering features and profiles.
2000 Twin Cities Public Television St. Paul, Minn.
Production Intern
? Assisted ‘Health Diary’ producers with research for upcoming episodes.
? Wrote episode summaries for show’s Web site.
? Assisted in production of segments by transcribing raw footage and assisting with internal records of the show.
2000 Minnesota Sun Publications. Minnetonka, Minn.
? Covered area city councils in western Minneapolis suburbs as needed
? Covered area school boards in same area as needed.
? Covered local events, including Hopkins Raspberry Festival, as well as features and profiles as assigned

1997-2000 UMD Statesman Duluth, Minn.
Senior Staff Reporter.
Covered campus government and community issues as well as feature stories.
Education 1996- 2000 University of Minnesota Duluth, Minn.
? B.A., Communication; Minors in Journalism and Professional Writing
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing