•Dedicated reporter with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics.
•Four-year record of commended performance as a staff reporter and news editor for print and online editions of The Eastern Echo.
News Editor, Jan. 2010- present
The Eastern Echo—Ypsilanti, MI
•Generated and assigned story ideas for each issue of the newspaper as editor.
•Managed a staff of writers and held mandatory meetings with them often.
•Edited articles and uploaded them onto the Filezilla server.
•Maintained a news blog on the Echo website that contained breaking news that occurred on campus and within Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.
•Conducted interviews with several officials from the university and local community, national officials within the government, and members within the president’s cabinet.
Staff Reporter, Oct.2007 to Dec. 2009
The Eastern Echo--Ypsilanti, MI
•Covered a range of areas--news, business, education, healthcare, and lifestyle-- as a general assignment reporter.
•Provided complete, accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media.
Eastern Michigan University -- Ypsilanti, MI
BA in Journalism, in progress
•Research & fact-checking
•Proficient in file servers, Windows & MAC OS Platforms
•2011 recipient of Michigan Press Association Foundation Scholarship
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