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Kassondra Cloos 401.595.8190 | 46 Frank Street, Pawtucket, RI |

Journalism experience Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Havana, Cuba Fellow, October 2012 to Present • Will report on sustainable farming practices in Cuba in January 2013 • Will coordinate with the Pulitzer Center to produce multimedia projects including photo stories and videos • Work will be published by the Pulitzer Center, other major media outlets News21, Phoenix, Arizona National Reporting Fellow, January 2012 to December 2012 • Worked under Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post • Investigated voting rights in the South for story published by • Submitted more than 100 public records requests for extensive voter fraud database • Worked on the project’s blog as a writer and a copy editor The Pendulum, Elon, NC — October 2009 to Present Copy Editor, April 2012 to Present Producer of The Swing, January 2012 to May 2012 International Editor, August 2011 to December 2011 News Editor, January 2011 to December 2011 Reporter, October 2009 to December 2010

Education Elon University, Elon, N.C. B.A. in Journalism, Jan. 2013 Minor: Political Science Current GPA: 3.57/4.00

Leadership Experience Team Leader, Belk Library Elon University, Elon, N.C. May 2011 to Present • Manage student workers • Make schedule • Lead staff meetings AP Style Tutor Elon University, Elon, N.C. September, 2010 to Present • Serve as a writing coach for students struggling with journalistic and AP Style Resident Assistant Elon University, Elon, N.C. February 2010 to May 2011

• Wrote long-term and investigative stories, reported breaking news on deadline and led team of four staff reporters as a news editor

• Planned, budgeted and led community events

• Established international section and led a team of more than 20 student reporters studying abroad around the world

• Administrative office duties

• Managed contributors and shot and edited video as a producer and multimedia reporter • Responsible for copy editing all aspects of publication and assisted with page design Al Jazeera English, Washington, D.C. Newsroom Intern, June 2011 to August 2011 • Assisted with video production and editing, wrote scripts, shadowed reporters, logged, transcribed and conducted interviews, and pitched and researched story ideas • Attended editorial meetings and gave feedback Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Washington, D.C. Intern, June 2011 to August 2011 • Covered relevant events in D.C. area for the print publication • Expanded WRMEA’s Facebook and Twitter presences and gave staff guidelines for maintaining and increasing its social media outreach U4U Magazine, web-based Writer, September 2009 to December 2009 • One of eight students selected from more than 500 to write a feature story for the spring edition of U4U, circulation one million

Skills AP Style and copy editing, video editing, photography, advanced Spanish, database reporting, social media/SEO Software Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, After Effects, Apple Motion

Honors Elon University Honors Fellow, Class of 2013 Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, 2012 Dean’s List, President’s List 2009-2012 Al Neuharth Free Sprit Journalism Scholar, 2009

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