Khorri A.

Atkinson
www.khorriaatkinson.wix.com/website- |khorriatkinson@yahoo.com| Cell: 347-451-0554 JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
AMSTERDAM NEWS, NEW YORK, N.Y. FREELANCE REPORTER August 2013 - Present

● Enterprise, report and write local, national and international hard news stories that relates to the African-American community for print and web ● Create multimedia projects and write breaking news stories for the web ● Gathers and verifies factual information for stories through interview and research
EDITORIAL INTERN May 2013 - August 2013

● Produced photos, enterprised, peer edit and wrote hard news stories for print and web ● Wrote headlines, posted articles of the print edition using a content management system. ● Covered press conferences at NY City Hall and the March on Washington with the news team.
PANDORA’S BOX, YORK COLLEGE/CUNY MANAGING EDITOR Sep. 2011 - Present

● Account and present budget to the college association and manage all administrative tasks ● Enterprise and write hard news and feature stories on tight deadlines in AP style ● Research, pitch and evaluate news tips with the editorial board to better develop story ideas
STAFF REPORTER Feb. 2011 -May 2011

● Wrote news, sports, and feature stories ● Researched and developed story ideas with editors
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EDUCATION
YORK COLLEGE/CUNY, JAMAICA, N.Y. Jan. 2011 - May 2015 (expected date)

B.A. Journalism (Major with a specialization in broadcast) B.S. Communications Technology (Minor with a specialization in television production)
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SKILLS Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), nikon and canon dslr cameras, basic html, social media, wordpress, AP style, Audacity and MS Office Suite
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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION, LEADERSHIP, AWARDS National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) -Student Representative and Board Member CUNY York College Association of Black Journalists -Founding President (Est. 2011) New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) -Program Committee Member NYABJ College Journalism Workshop -Coordinator NABJ Student Multimedia Project Fellow -Orlando Convention (July 29-August 3, 2013)

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