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Michael Humphrey Resume

Michael Humphrey Resume

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Michael Humphrey
620 E. Magnolia | Fort Collins, CO 80524Phone: 816-679-5928michael.lee.humphrey@gmail.com
Education
 New York University | 2009 - 2010MA in Journalism, New York City3.95 GPA; Edwin Diamond AwardWilliam Jewell College | 1987 - 1991BA in Communication and Philosophy, Liberty, Mo.3.73 GPA; Commencement Speaker 
Teaching experience
Journalism Adviser | Present | Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp., Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, Colo.
 Advise student editors and reporters on all aspects of creating a five-day daily newspaper and quarterlymagazine.
+ Critique each aspect of the newspaper daily.+ Conduct seminars on reporting, writing, editing and news decision-making.+ Assist editors with human resource management.Faculty Adviser | Summer, 2009 - Present | George Mason UniversityFairfax, Va.
Taught critical thinking and leadership skills to 20 students working for college credit as part of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference.
+ Conduct seminars with the students based on a core curriculum created by GMU.+ Facilitate discussions about keynote address by journalists such as Chuck Todd and Helen Thomas.Instructor | 1999 – 2009 | Mid Continent Public Library Adult EducationLiberty, Mo.
Taught magazine writing, memoir writing and editing classes to adults ages 18 to 80.
+ Created curricula and syllabi for classes lasting one week to six months.+ Lectured on basic writing skills, selling to the magazine marketplace and evaluated writing.Instructor | 2006 – 2009 | North Kansas City Continuing Education North Kansas City, Mo.
Taught magazine writing, prose writing and freelancing classes.
+ Created curricula and syllabi for courses lasting four to ten weeks.+ Lectured on basic writing skills, selling to the magazine marketplace and evaluated writing.Guest Lecturer and Evaluator | 2000 – 2006 | William Jewell CollegeLiberty, Mo.+ Lectured annually to newspaper and speech communication students.+ Part of a faculty team that critiqued and graded seniors on their capstone persuasive speech.Guest Lecturer | 2001 – 2002 | Kansas City Art InstituteKansas City, Mo.
Served as a guest lecturer to a class especially held to publish an annual literary journal.+
Lectured a magazine class on the practical skills of interviewing.+ Evaluated interviewing techniques of the students.
 
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New media experience
Contributor | 2010 – Present | Forbes.com New York City, NY
Write a tri-weekly blog about the convergence of technology and entertainment.
+ Interview experts and research latest trends around the topic of technology.+ Write profiles, opinions and essays connecting entertainment with technological applications.Web Assistant | 2010 – Present | NewYorker.com (via NYU) New York City, NY
Coordinate migration of Goings On About Town venues from print to searchable web database.
+ Edit a 1,000-file online database of New York venues based on style book and SEO.+ Train GOAT editors on accuracy and search-ability for future venue entries.Contributing Writer | 2007 – 2010| NCRonline.orgKansas City, Mo.
Write political and cultural articles for the web and print version of 
 National Catholic Reporter.+ Wrote news analyses about climate change and nuclear disarmament before Obama’s visit to the UN.+ Wrote daily reports from the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN.Contributing Writer | 2001-2005 | AOL City GuideKansas City, Mo.
 Researched and wrote preview articles of major cultural and sporting events in Kansas City and reviews of restaurants, bars and recreation areas in the metro area.
+ Filed 10 reviews and previews each week to the Chicago office.
Traditional media experience
Contributing Writer | 2000 – 2009 |
The Kansas City Star 
Kansas City, Mo.
Wrote profiles and feature pieces for the cover 
The Star Magazine,
as well as reviews, profiles, event previewsand how-to articles for the daily newspaper.
+ Wrote about topics ranging from celebrities visiting Kansas City to poverty-prevention programs.+ Won the 2005 National Association of Black Journalists award for “Best Feature.”Contributing Writer | 2007 – Present |
 National Catholic Reporter 
Kansas City, Mo.
Write breaking news, investigative, feature and profile pieces for the bi-monthly independent newspaper.
+ Covered the Republican Party in the 2008 election; cover ethics, education and entertainment.+ Won the 2009 National Catholic Press Association award for “Best Feature.”Also published in: New York, NewYorker.com, Salon.com,
 Native American Times, AAA Midwest Traveler 
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 Indiana Alumni Magazine, Marriage, St. Paul Pioneer Press
.Publications Editor | 1996 – 2000 | Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City, Mo.
 Planned, budgeted, wrote and designed all publications for the KCMO library system.
Editor | 1993 – 1996 | District 1 NewsSt. Paul, Minn.
 Assigned, wrote and edited all content for monthly news magazine covering eastern St. Paul.

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