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John M. Cropper Education

829 Willow Bend Drive Wilmington, OH 45177

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

GPA 3.3

Phone (937) 527-3575 E-mail

Columbus, OH 2004-2009

Double major in Public Affairs Journalism and Italian Universit á degli Studi di Lecce GPA 3.7 Lecce, Italy Italian conversation, grammar and syntax. June 2007 – Sept. 2007 Writing/Editing Experience

Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative Public Relations Coordinator, AmeriCorps* VISTA

Wilmington, OH June 2009 - Present Manage all communications: press contact, newsletter, website, social media, photography and graphic design Blog daily for; manage all multimedia content Grant and organizational copywriting: oversee all publicity materials

The Ohio State University Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Columbus, OH Jan. 2008 - April 2008 Assisted with instruction of Communication 423, a workshop writing class. Mentored writers and editors of the newspaper and led a weekly critique of a chosen paper for that week. Lulu Strategy Advertising Copywriter / Copy editor

Columbus, OH Oct. 2006 - March 2007 Wrote, proofed and edited various forms of print and electronic media. Newspaper Experience

Suburban News Publications Columbus, OH News Intern June 2008 – September 2008 Wrote for the Gahanna News and Northland News in suburban Columbus. Generated 10 stories a week for both publications. Scooped major daily newspapers in the area on two local stories; a double murder and a $150,000 metal theft. The Lantern – OSU daily student newspaper Columbus, OH Columnist January 2008 – April 2008 Wrote a syndicated weekly column called “Cowtown Confidential”, which focused on the Columbus goings-on unknown to most students. Picked up by UWire, a collegiate wire service, in February 2008. Web Editor March 2007 – December 2007 Wrote, recorded and produced more than 50 podcasts. Produced stories with audio and visual elements for the web. Implemented new ‘Breaking News’ section for Staff writer September 2007 – March 2007 Covered Columbus City Council and the University Area Commission— a campus judicial committee.


Languages Italian (fluent) Spanish (conversational)

Computer proficiency Adobe Photoshop, News Edit Pro, Quark, Inkscape, Adobe Audition, Audacity, MS Office


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