Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lighting Up The Sky In Yellow Springs, Ohio (July 4)

The downside to poor connections..

And I don't mean people connections. I'm talking about that pesky Internet.
At my house, my mom has this server system called Embarq, and well, it sucks. And her computer (a desktop!) only has 13 gigs on it. Ridiculous.
So, with that being said, my friends (if there are any actual readers) I apologize for the delay in posting. More to come as the day progresses..

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Royal Guard Unexpectedly Plays 'Thriller'



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Resume Revamped

Hey readers,
I am revamping my resume and would love your feedback! Or if you're a prospective employer, let me know if you have any questions. Let me know what you think of the style, and mainly edit for grammar and usage. As far as facts on circulation size goes, I went with what the wide world of Google suggested, but if you know something about one of these newspapers that I don't, let me know!


Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
May 2009 graduate with a Print Journalism major with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.
Self-funded 100% of college expenses through employment, scholarships and loans
Awarded Community Service Appreciation Award for the Family House Homeless Shelter Art Program


Assignment Editor – WHIO-TV, Channel 7, Dayton, Ohio (May 2009-Present)
Assign breaking and developing news to reporters and photographers for the No. 1 CBS affiliate in the country (according to data collected by the network in May 2009).
Updates with recaps of each broadcast and is familiarized with Phaedra Web writing software, iNews broadcast software and World Now video upload software.

Freelance Reporter – The Register Herald, Eaton, Ohio (May 2009-Present)
Work closely with editors to develop story ideas, cover local events and features and take own photos for weekly newspaper published Wednesdays (6,700 circ.) and Saturdays (14,200 circ.).

Reporter, Campus Editor – The BG News, Bowling Green, Ohio (August 2006-May 2009)
Covered and assigned campus news for daily independent student-run newspaper that served BGSU and the surrounding community.
Became familiarized with pulling wire stories through AP Exchange, shooting and editing video using Final Cut Pro and providing design input using Adobe suites such as InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator.

Intern – The Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green, Ohio (August 2008-January 2009)
Covered twice monthly Bradner and Portage village council meetings and wrote feature stories for Bowling Green daily afternoon newspaper (roughly 20,000 circ.).

Intern – The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana (May 2008-August 2008)
Worked as a general assignment reporter writing local news (including festival and fair coverage) and weekly features and spent five weeks as a copy editor for the daily afternoon newspaper (60,000+ circ.).

Intern – The Bluffton News, Bluffton, Ohio (January 2008-May 2008)
Wrote feature articles and communicated with staff of two reporters and three interns for weekly Bluffton newspaper (roughly 14,000 circ.).

Saturday, July 4, 2009

And today... on this day.. we celebrate..

our independence day.

I love that movie.

I am sitting in the newsroom listening to the 10 scanners we have going right now and absolutely nothing is going. I just sent our photographer, Trey, to Centerville to cover the Americana festival and then he is going downtown to be our media prescence at Kettering's "Go Fourth!" event.

I am starting to apply at some new jobs, so if anyone reading this out there knows of any newspaper or even a TV station hiring, keep me posted.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My to-do list

Today at work I decided I am going to be productive in planning my life, and you know, the idea of moving to Houston with Katrina is looking more and more appealing. But, don't tell her I said that. (Ha, hi Katrina!)

So today while I work, I am going to whistle. Ha, just kidding, I don't know how to whistle.
I am going to update my resume and send it out to places all around for possible freelance opportunities.
I am also going to send it out to several hundred newspapers just reminding them I am still alive. I think that sounds productive.
Oh, and actually do stuff like assign reporters tonight, take calls, listen to scanners and write for the Web.
This is my ninth day of working straight and I am going to make the most of it since I only have three days next week to work.
Will post my finished resume upon completion.
Happy reading!