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KYLA MANDEL search

Dual Canadian and British citizenship Bilingual English / French Career objective: Online editor specialising in current affairs and digital journalism Online portfolio: http://kmandelportfolio.wordpress.com/

Profile A Canadian journalist currently based in London, UK. Experience includes in-depth reporting on fracking in Britain and investigation into 2012 Quebec student protests and riot police brutality on the McGill University campus. Recently completed a Masters in online journalism; graduated with merit. Currently enrolled in the 2014 Massive Open Online Course “Doing Journalism with Data”. Work is featured in The Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes blog, EnergyDesk, and Green Futures.

Journalism Experience Production work experience October 2013 The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4, London, UK - Shadowed the program - attended and contributed to editorial meetings, composed Tweets for live broadcast - Responsible for commissioning guests for interview on the show, including Chris Cox, the man who mowed the lawns of the Washington DC national monuments during the U.S. shutdown (featured on 10 Oct 2013) Freelance writer Horizon’s project, London UK Collaboration between Forum for the Future and Technology Strategy Board - Writing case studies highlighting sustainable business strategies

October 2013

News reporter – internship June 2013 – August 2013 EnergyDesk, London UK - My three-part series on shale and water was shared widely online and prompted discussion with the BBC - Online reporting on UK energy issues, social media monitoring, managed web content, commissioned guest-posts Editor-in-chief; sub-editor April 2013 – May 2013 Arts London News, London, UK - Managed production, distribution and edited articles / layout for University of the Arts’ student newspaper with a readership of 30,000 - Produced an Extra 8-page supplement focused on individuals’ rights online

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@Kylamandel

http://linkd.in/1fLhwT7 t: +44 (0) 78 0713 8642 e: kylamandel@gmail.com

Guest editor and researcher August 2013 EnergyDesk, London, UK - Independently managed website and Twitter account for Greenpeace UK’s news site dedicated to open data and reporting on energy and climate change

Editorial work experience Condé Nast Traveller, London, UK - Story research, sub-editing, fact-checking

Contact

April 2013

References Damian Kahya, EnergyDesk Editor (+44 (0) 20 7865 8100) damian.kahya@greenpeace.org Anna Simpson, Green Futures Editor (+44 (0) 20 7324 3651) anna@greenfutures.org.uk


Journalism Experience Editorial internship November 2012 – February 2013 Green Futures, London, UK - Wrote several articles on innovative environmental technologies for award-winning magazine covering sustainable solutions - Contributed to editorial meetings, sourced photos, managed web content and uploads Managing Editor – News and Features September 2011 – May 2012 The McGill Tribune newspaper, Montreal, Quebec - Winner of McGill University Publication of the Year 2012 - Translated interviews from French to English - Responsible for live-tweet reporting: through my initiative, on March 22, 2012 the McGill Tribune was the only student paper trending on Twitter during Canada’s largest student protest News reporter The McGill Tribune newspaper, Montreal, Quebec - Covered weekly campus and city stories for the student-run paper (print circulation of 1,100) including: Montreal hospital MRI waiting lines and public breast-feeding Freelance journalism - The Guardian: Best Bits: Students and Social Enterprise - Forbes online: article about millennial generation and work values - Green Futures: articles about 3D printing, water sanitation, bio-concrete, edible insects, future of higher education and MOOCs

2009 – 2011

Ongoing

August 2011

Education Online course: “Doing Journalism with Data” at the European Journalism Centre

2014

MA Online Journalism September 2012 – September 2013 London College of Communication: London, UK - Dissertation: “The Fracking Truth: an examination of corporate influence on the British media’s coverage of shale gas exploration.” - Graduated with merit - Scored top in the class on Media Law and Ethics examination BA Joint Honours Political Science and History Minor in Environmental Studies McGill University: Montreal, Quebec

2009 – 2012

kylamandel@gmail.com +44 (0) 78 0713 8642 25 Prospect House Donegal St, Islington London N1 9QD

Expert: Photoshop, InDesign, PremierPro Wordpress / CMS, Blogger, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, Social media Basic: Dreamweaver HTML

International experience Lived in Germany, US, Canada, UK Currently hold an open three-year Russian visa Have travelled across Europe, to Moscow, India to volunteer at a girls school, and Namibia where I worked with Elephant-Human Relations Aid

Three samples of published work

Freelance Editor Postmodern Management, by Karl Moore May – June 2012 Beyond Friend and Foe: The Politics of Critical Theory, by Volker Heins June 2010 Photographer – “Talking the Walk Griffintown” project Goethe- Institute, Montreal, Quebec - Examined interaction between architecture and people in Montreal’s industrial district - Published in: Die Tageszeitung taz.de (Sept. 2011) Goethe Institute Yearbook (2011/2012)

Multimedia skills

Catching the hidden spills: crowdsourcing oil leaks Can universities nurture a new generation of problem solvers? FOI: Shell training slides predict flooding

Kyla Mandel CV