Résumé

For a PDF version, click here: Dana Meredith résumé

EDUCATION

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, news and information emphasis
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
GPA: 3.98
Graduation date: May 2012

Language and Culture in Barcelona, Spain
University of Kansas study abroad program
Summer, 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dow Jones News Fund intern, Kansas City Star, June 2012- August 2012

  • Edited metro, business, feature and wire stories for next-day publication, looking for style, grammatical and factual errors and unclear/cluttered wording. Helped improve structure and ledes.
  • Wrote web heads, print heads, decks, overlines, kickers and cutlines.
  • Proofed pages.

American Copy Editors Society intern, October 2010-February 2011

  • Wrote stories for the ACES newsletter and website on hot topics in the copy-editing industry. Contacted and interviewed sources on a national level.
  • Helped manage the ACES blog.

The University Daily Kansan, Lawrence, Kansas

Web producer, August 2011-December 2011

  • Produced standalone and complementary content for online publication, including interactive graphics, timelines and audio slideshows.
  • Packaged related content together on Kansan.com.
  • Worked with Flash Catalyst, Fireworks, Hype and Final Cut Pro.

Copy chief, January 2011-May 2011

  • First read stories for print, web. Made notes about concerns.
  • Assigned stories to copy editors. Checked their work and answered editing questions.
  • Pulled wire stories.
  • Did final proof reviews, making any necessary changes.

Copy editor, August 2010-December 2010

  • Read stories, looking for errors in style, facts and grammar. Worked with writers to improve ledes and structure.
  • Wrote headlines, decks, web heads, teasers, kickers, refers and cutlines.
  • Looked over proofs to catch any leftover errors.
  • Uploaded content to the Internet and inserted links, photos and subheads into stories.

Correspondents and special sections editor, August 2009-December 2009

  • Helped produce page-two content and special sections throughout the semester.
  • Organized brainstorming and assignment meetings. First-read writers’ articles and returned them for reorganization, further development and style corrections.
  • Checked on progress of design elements and photos, submitting needed requests.
  • Produced content for special sections as needed, including editor’s notes.
  • Led critiques of news section once a week.

ACTIVITIES/HONORS

American Copy Editors Society

University of Kansas Honors Program

National Merit Scholarship

Ola Canfield Shade Scholarship (journalism)

School of Journalism Curriculum Committee

Volunteer for English as a Second Language program

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Global Awareness Program certification


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