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[JOSH MOORE Leader-News | 270.977.1717 | 259 McGinley Loop | Beechmont Ky. 42323 | @joshrmoore


weekly in Central City, Ky. June-August 2007 & 2008 wrote features/sports, took photos

tri-weekly in Shelbyville, Ky. June-August 2009 wrote news/features, took photos, copy edited, designed fronts

Student Press Law Center nonprofit in Arlington, Va. June-August 2010 wrote news reports and in-depth stories for organization’s website and magazine

College Heights Herald | twice weekly & website | September 2007-May 2011 Editor-in-chief (spring 2011), also: managing editor, copy/design desk chief, reporter, page designer Staff won three Pacemaker awards during that period; Website was ranked No. 1 in nation by SPJ in 2011






Paxton Media Group production & design hub

13 newspapers in Owensboro, Ky. May 2011-present • Lead copy editor: oversee 2-3 papers nightly by instructing paginators; edit; write headlines; communicate with editors • Lead designer: oversaw transition of new papers to hub; redesigned flagship and other papers; create and update stylebooks; maintain libraries and establish best practices for hub





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Western Kentucky University | Bowling Green, Ky. | Bachelor of Arts major: news/editorial journalism | minor: political science | GPA: 3.6

Muhlenberg South High School Greenville, Ky. started student newspaper GPA: 3.97 | ACT: 32

Presidential Classroom one-week workshop in D.C. July 2007 communications/journalism session featured various national reporters

Italy in Motion

three-week study abroad in Capri/Rome May-June 2009 produced multimedia stories for class website, helped manage site

Conferences/conventions attended

Society of Prof. Journalists | national: 2010, ‘11, ‘12; regional: ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Associated Collegiate Press | national: fall 2009, fall ‘10, winter ‘11 Investigative Reporters and Editors | Watchdog Workshop: fall 2010 Kentucky Press Association | winter 2010, winter ‘11 Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association | 2008, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11

[ KEY SKILLS [ [ OTHER PROJECTS/WORK [ • Page design • Copy editing • Reporting • Writing news • Writing features • Web management • Leadership • Organization • Best practices

Kentucky Student Media | editor, August 2012-present | Write blog posts, collate resources, create relationships with student media stakeholders throughout Kentucky.

Kentucky Student Press Bill | project coordinator, 2008-2011 |

Supported a bill to give high school students freedom of press. Organized supporters, communicated with legislators, maintained website.

Society of Professional Journalists | WKU chapter president, October 2009-May 2011

[ SELECT HONORS [ Outstanding senior

news/editorial journalism, WKU, 2011


ACP national convention: editor panel and staff handbook session | March 2011

Oversaw organization, led meetings, organized activities (high school newspaper contest, conference trips, fundraisers, etc.).

ACP national convention: students’ First Amendment rights session | October 2010

WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting | student assistant, August 2009-May 2011

University of Kentucky’s panel for First Amendment Week | September 2009

Helped Neil Ralston with planning, organizing journalism classes along with his duties as SPJ’s vice president for campus chapter affairs.

Josh R. Moore résumé, July 2013  
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