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402.649.2771 | courtneylpitts@gmail.com | @courtneypitts

EXPERIENCE Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, DAILY NEWSPAPER, LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Copy desk internship May 2011 to August 2011 Edited international, national, business and local news Shadowed night editor and wire desk editor Wrote more than 150 headlines; more than 30 deemed among “Best of Day” by deputy editor

Norfolk Daily News, DAILY NEWSPAPER, NORFOLK, NEB.

May 2010 to August 2010 Reporting internship Wrote more than 50 news and feature stories Took photos and shot video Produced three-day series on the state’s sex offender program; won first-place feature series in the Nebraska Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest December 2008 and 2010 Freelance work Wrote several stories for the annual business edition

Daily Nebraskan, DAILY CAMPUS NEWSPAPER, LINCOLN, NEB.

August 2011 to present Managing editor Manage a newspaper staff about 150 employees Find and assign story ideas to more than 35 news reporters Assign multimedia and determine daily prominence Edit one on one with reporters, help with breaking news Run weekly budget meetings, teach seminars for beginners News assignment editor August 2010 to May 2011 Copy editor and night editor June 2009 to May 2010 University beat reporter August 2009 to December 2009 Staff reporter August 2008 to July 2009

ACTIVITIES

American Copy Editors Society, vice president of UNL chapter UCARE project, research assistant for Sue Bullard’s editing textbook Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women, student board Resident Assistant, 2009 to 2011, supervised residence hall floor

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications Bachelor’s of Journalism, expected May 2012 Cumulative GPA: 3.79

CLASSES OF NOTE

Immigration Depth Report Produced video, radio and print pieces. Also used social media to stream legislative sessions Mass Media Law Developed understanding of open records, libel, privacy laws and the First Amendment

HONORS • Selected as a Dow Jones editing intern in 2011, already had an internship • Nebraska Press Association Better Newspaper award, firstplace feature series in 2010 • Harold W. and Marian L. Andersen scholar (top newseditorial scholarship) • Daily Nebraskan Publications Board award winner; first-place enterprise 2010 • Dean’s List, five semesters

REFERENCES

Sandra Tyler, news editor Arkansas Democrat-Gazette styler@arkansasonline.com 501.378.3886

Kent Warneke, editor Norfolk Daily News kwarneke@norfolkdailynews.com 402.371.1020 Sue Burzynski Bullard, professor UNL College of Journalism sbullard2@unl.edu 402.472.7110


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