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Alexia Campbell Swanson 9807 Bristol Square Lane, apt. 303  Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 202-270-6111  E-Mail:

Education American University – Washington, D.C.

July 2013

Master of Arts in Journalism and Public Affairs, broadcasting Journalism fellow at the Investigative Reporting Workshop Rubén Salazar Scholarship recipient 2012-2013 (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tenn.

May 2004

Bachelor of Science in Communications ~ major in print journalism ~ minors in Spanish and Italian Exchange student at University of Urbino, Italy (2000) and the University of Legon, Ghana, West Africa (2001)

Experience Investigative Reporting Workshop, American University Journalism fellow

July 2012 – present

Investigate use of solitary confinement in immigration detention  Trace political money used in federal elections South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Crime and safety writer

Oct. 2007 – June 2012

Developed enterprise stories on crime and safety trends  Coverage of fake cocaine abuse led to emergency state ban in 2012  Spent one year covering Hispanic affairs and Immigration beat La Palma/The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Spanish-language reporter

Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2007

Covered Hispanic community news for Spanish weekly  Copy edited La Palma’s entertainment section  Translated articles from English to Spanish  Co-authored La Palma’s Spanish-language stylebook

Skills Language skills: Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese (verbal and written) ~ Intermediate French and Italian Computer skills: Adobe Final Cut Pro, Garage Band, Audacity,, Assembler, database reporting Social networking: LinkedIn, Twitter, Storify,

Training & Awards International Center for Journalists Spanish-language multimedia trainer (2012); South Florida Black Journalists Community Impact Award (2009); Tribune newspapers Minority Editorial Training Program METPRO (2007)

Additional Info Dual citizen of the United States and Mexico ~ Permanent resident of Brazil ~ Founding board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, South Florida chapter ~ Tae Kwon Do black belt

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