Sarah Barrett

sarah.barrett@journalism.cuny.edu 347-533-1225

Experience
Democracy Now! Social Media and Online Outreach Intern August 2013 ▪ Help disseminate Democracy Now! daily news through the internet ▪ Foster alliance building and networking amongst Democracy Now! supporters and other like-minded groups and organizations ▪ Assist with Democracy Now!'s social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts ▪ Support the development of specific online outreach programs May 2012May 2013-

Brooklyn Movement Center, Citizen Journalism Outreach Volunteer April 2013
 Reach

out to potential bloggers and describe BMC citizen journalism/blogging project

 Develop

and maintain ongoing contact with bloggers so they have an understanding of their responsibilities
 Write

weekly newsletters with prompts and news clips for story ideas using Salsa to the blog on a weekly basis, upload and edit content using Drupal and wordpress

 Contribute  Assist

the Communications Organizer with any and all relevant tasks March 2012-

Brokelyn, Staff writer October 2012
 Freelance

writer for the web magazine Brokelyn, a site for living cheaply in Brooklyn. May 2011 -

Horticultural Society of New York, Intern October 2011


Researched and helped to write a presentation summarizing prison populations and recidivism rates and the role of alternative horticultural therapies which was presented at the National Association of Horticultural Therapists Conference in November 2011


Assisted in horticultural classes at the jail on Rikers Island

Education

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism May 2015 Major in Broadcast Journalism University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada May 2009 Major in the History of Oppressed Peoples, Minor in Spanish

Expected Graduation

September 2005-

Skills:
Proficient in Spanish and French Working knowledge of AP style Proficient with Microsoft Office and Online Content Mangement Systems eg. Drupal, Wordpress

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