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Updated Resume 9.26.11

Updated Resume 9.26.11

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 Jenn Schanz
650 W. Barry, Chicago IL 60657 ● jschanz@mail.depaul.edu ●616-822-7970 
Communication Skills:
Multimedia reporting, public speaking, trilingual
 Analytical Skills:
Editing and conceptualizing articles, organizing print layouts, fact checking
Multicultural Awareness:
Interest and knowledge of global issues and current events, culturalsensitivity
DePaul University, BA in Journalism
Expected graduation: June 2012
Coursework in Arabic and International PoliticsCurrent G.P.A.: 3.9/4.0Dean’s List Honoree all quarters in attendance
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE“The DePaulia” University Newspaper: Chicago, IL
Opinions Editor May 2011-Present 
Write, edit, conceptualize and delegate stories for the Opinions section of 
The DePaulia
Responsible for the weekly layout of a two-page spread using Adobe InDesign
Communicate with editors, copyeditors, and staff writers to produce print, online, andmultimedia content
C o-host of “The Midnight Shot,” biweekly podcast discussing culture and politics relevant toDePaul community
Council on American-Islamic Relations: Chicago, IL
Communications Intern June2011-Sept. 2011
Monitored local media and analyzed coverage of issues and events pertaining to the Muslimcommunity in Chicago and abroad
Responded to slanted coverage through editorials and letters to the editor
Wrote editorials and news stories published on CAIR-Chicago’s website and newsletter, “TheChicago Activist”
Facilitated media and cultural awareness through community outreach initiatives
Chicago Sun-Times/NBC5, Carol Marin’s DePaul Documentary Project: Chicago, IL
Research InternSept. 2010-April 2011
Under the supervision of Chicago Sun-Times political columnist Carol Marin and NBC5producer Don Moseley, provided research assistance on a variety of stories and projects coveringIllinois politics
Communicated regularly with campaign managers and local politicians to collect votingtrends and candidate background information for midterm and municipal elections
Contributed to NBC5 stories, received a by-line in NBC’s Wardroom
Analyzed Marin’s twice weekly political columns for the Sun-Times by providing feedbackand critiques
Participated in political interviews and story preparation by attending political debates,candidate forums, filing FOIA requests and going out in the field on election day
@JennSchanz Linkedin/JennSchanzwww.jennschanz.com
 Jenn Schanz
650 W. Barry, Chicago IL 60657 ● jschanz@mail.depaul.edu ●616-822-7970 
DePolitics1011 Political Blog: Chicago, IL
Blogger/Reporter Sept. 2010-March 2011
Assisted in the creation and maintenance of www.DePolitics1011.com, a political blog forDePaul’s College of Communication
Covered several ward-wide, city-wide, and state-wide events
Interviewed several politicians and communicated regularly with campaign managers
 Took photos, contributed to podcasts, and created blog content on a weekly basis
Anne Kavanagh’s (Fox Chicago) “United We Learn” Documentary: Chicago, IL
Research Contributor May 2010
Assisted Fox Chicago investigative reporter Anne Kavanagh in collecting research on publiceducation funding within Chicago high schools for “United We Learn” documentary
Conducted interviews with notable Chicago figures such as Toni Kukoc, Betty Loren-Maltese,and local aldermen
Worked diligently with fellow investigative reporting students in filing FOIA requests andreviewing state reports to gather comprehensive data and funding statistics
Chicago Tribune, Tribune Interactive: Chicago, IL
Syndicate Intern Jan. 2010- March 2010
Worked in the Feature, News, and Television sectors of Journalism with Tribune editors andproducers
Assisted in updating and creating photo galleries, stories, and pages for CLTV, WGNTV, andover 30 other networks in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, and Washington D.C.
Participated in weekly conference call meetings to address story updates and projectstatistics
Created and designed my own photo gallery, which was published with a byline on networksites around the nation
DePaul University, Office of Alumni Relations: Chicago, IL
Student Alumni Ambassador Oct.2009-Present 
Co-facilitate DePaul Alumni events as a student liaison between university alumni of allages, colleges, and industries
Demonstrate leadership through instilling a sense of community and motivating groupdiscussion among guests
Professionally promote DePaul’s urban, Catholic, and Vincentian three-pillar mission whilenetworking with university alumni
AWARDSDePaul University’s First Year Writing Program: Chicago, IL
Showcase Writer May 2009
@JennSchanz Linkedin/JennSchanzwww.jennschanz.com

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