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EllenHirst achievements

- First place in 2012 Hearst Journalism Award Program for enterprise reporting - 2011 Chips Achievment Prize for “outstanding features writing” - Graduate of UNL honors program, 2012 - Initiated into journalism honors fraternity, Kappa Tau Alpha, 2011 - Member of National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 2008-present - Dean’s List, 2008-2012 - National Hispanic Scholar Achievement awarded by College Board, 2008-2012 - First place in “Courage in Education Essay Writing Competition,” 2008

Leadership Multicultural Students in Media at UNL Co-founder/Leader — 2010-present Student Advisory Board for CoJMC Member — 2010-2011 CoJMC mentor — 2010-2011 UNL Neihardt Residence Council Senator — 2008-2010 UNL Academy of Hispanic Scholars Volunteer committee chair — 2009-2010 Fundraising committee — 2008-2009

classes of note

Immigration Depth Report

- Covered immigration in Nebraska in-depth for one semester - Wrote religion-beat and general assignment immigration stories - Planned and produced an “Immigration Forum” at end of semester

Bolivia Depth Report - Organized travel plans within the country

- Scheduled and conducted Spanish interviews - Shot photos and video for magazine and Web - Wrote two in-depth articles published in “Bolivia Reborn” magazine

Skills - Videography and photography - Final Cut Pro, Premier, InDesign and Photoshop - Spanish Language speaking fluency


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Degrees: Journalism and Psychology Minor: Spanish Graduation: May 2012 GPA: 3.96

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Daily Herald reporting intern, 2011 Wrote articles for print and Web, including centerpiece package, with photo and video components for Health and Fitness section Filled in for cops reporter, writing stories for Web and print.

Omaha World-Herald reporting intern, 2011 Wrote daily and enterprise stories as a full-time summer intern Covered general assignment stories, cops, education, city council Shot, edited and produced five news videos for the website Provided live coverage with iPhone for the College World Series, including stories, blogging, video and photo.

The New York Times Journalism Institute, 2011 Wrote five stories in a two-week student institute for print and online, working with The New York Times and Boston Globe editors Covered breaking news in Miami and blogged for institute website

Chips Quinn Scholars Program, 2011 Selected to participate in internship placing and preparation camp Took seminars in mobile media and multimedia Shot and produced audio slideshows and videos for the website

The Grand Island Independent intern, 2010 Wrote more than 80 stories in 10 weeks on various beats Generated original story ideas, including Sunday specials

Daily Nebraskan, associate news editor, 2011-2012 Hired reporters, edited news, taught weekly journalism seminars. Also worked as DN Visuals videographer (2011-2012) Previous beat reporter: Nebraska Legislature (Spring 2010); city/ government (Fall 2009); religion (Spring 2009); general assignment (Fall 2008)

Christa McAuliffe prize media intern, 2010-2011 Wrote articles, shot photos for winning teachers. Developed public relations campaign to promote nominations Created a website for internal business communications

Emmis Communications radio marketing intern, 2009 Managed and staffed promotional events, including Lollapalooza Managed street marketing campaigns for various radio events

References Don Hecker The New York Times Training/staff editor 212.556.1576

RJ Post The Grand Island Independent Assistant managing editor 308.381.9419

Joe Starita UNL Journalism professor 402.472.8280

Ellen Jean Hirst Resume 2012  

My resume as of Feb. 24, 2012

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