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CHRISTOPHER WHITTEN

EXPERIENCE

JOURNALIST

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.

Intern: May 2012 to July 2012 For 10 weeks, my areas of coverage included local events, filling in for beat writers (including city/county government, education and features), localizing the impact of national stories and spot news

The Daily Helmsman, Memphis, Tenn.

Managing Editor: May 2012 to Present - Responsible for managing a staff of more than two dozen reporters of varying experience and skill levels Reporter: August 2011 to April 2012 - Began coverage of the student government association beat in January 2011, which included student body elections, campaign promises and proposed SGA legislation - Began as general assignment reporter August 2011

EDUCATION

University of Memphis, Class of 2013, Memphis, Tenn. - Pursuing Bachelor of Arts degreein News Journalism

- 3.80 overall GPA; 3.92 in major - Society of Professional Journalists, president - Studied abroad twice Germany 2011 (Reporting War Seminar) and Germany 2012 (Language Course)

SKILLS

Microsoft Office 2010; WordPress; Adobe CS 5.5; Windows Movie Maker and iMovie
AWARDS

2012 The Daily Helmsman Best in Breaking News 2012 Society of Professional Journalists SPJ Leadership Award
REFERENCES

Candy Justice, General Manager at The Daily Helmsman, (901) 678-4790, ccjustice@memphis.edu Scott Carroll, Former Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Helmsman (865) 789-9405, sarah_may98@yahoo.com

C E W A

901.218.0999 Christopher.Whitten@commercialappeal.com clhwhitten.weebly.com 4338 Rosswood Drive, Memphis, Tenn. 38128-1400