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Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Candidate for Master of Science in Journalism, specializing in interactive publishing


Expected graduation: Aug. 2014 | GPA 3.68
Asbury University, Wilmore, Ky.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and in Creative Writing
Graduated Dec. 2012 | GPA 3.77
accomplishments: Whos Who selection, Cum Laude, Academic Deans List for four years
Fellow, Social Justice News Nexus; Evanston, Ill. | December 2013 June 2014
Selective Medill reporting fellowship focused on the drug war and drug policies in Chicago
Recorded and produced an in-depth package on a drug treatment facility for Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ-91.5 FM)
Collaborated with seven other graduate fellows to report on and broadcast the impact of drug policy issues in communities
Urban reporter, Medill Reports; Chicago | January 2014 March 2014
Covered the changing demographics beat in the Medill news services downtown Chicago newsroom
Reported, wrote and edited print and video articles on six-hour deadlines
Developed story ideas, followed sources and fact-checked thoroughly to produce clean pieces
Investigated community revitalization in low-income neighborhoods fearing either gentrifcation or rising crime rates
General assignment reporter, Appen Newspapers; Alpharetta, Ga. | January 2013 June 2013
Wrote for four weekly community newspapers reporting on religion, education, crime, politics, sports and general community news
Initiated long-form articles on uncanny winning lottery locations and questionable political landscapes in the area
Worked closely with managing editor on weekly newspaper designs, stories and photographs
William E. Houp
SKILLS
Computer: Adobe Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro; HTML, CSS, Javascript, SEO and WordPress
Social media: Facebook, HootSuite, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine and YouTube
Media: Digital photography, AP Style and book publishing
Editor-in-Chief, Te Asbury Review; Wilmore, Ky. | August 2012 December 2012
Produced and designed campus literary magazine composed of students art and writing
Created an advertising campaign for student submissions through writing groups, posters and campus readings
Coached groups of fve to nine writers in bi-weekly workshops teaching literary analysis and fostering constructive criticism
Budgeted the magazines fnances and consulted printing companies for competitive prices on paper, size and manufacture
Olympic reporter intern, WLEX-18; London | July 2012 August 2012
Competitive multimedia internship to report from the Olympics for a Kentucky news outlet
Generated daily assignments for myself and six other team members to reach our daily video deadline
Filmed, edited, voiced and reported on video packages focusing on Kentuckians in England for the historic sporting event
Connected Kentucky viewers to the Olympics through exclusive localized video and print content
Earned Student Emmy Award for editing and production of Brits take a shot at translating Kentuckian
Sports editor, Asbury Collegian; Wilmore, Ky. | August 2011 December 2012
Edited copy, assigned stories and designed layout of weekly sports section in student newspaper
Oversaw fve sports writers and won college press awards in investigative reporting, feature writing and sports game stories
Selected as teachers aide in Introduction to Journalism course lecturing to and and grading 25 sophomores and juniors
Established campus sports blog and recruited writers assigning them daily posts and events to cover
Cell: 859.553.3919 | Email: william.edward.houp@gmail.com
7301 N. Sheridan Rd., Apt. 807, Chicago, 60626
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