LUKE KERR-DINEEN

536 E79th Street #3B, New York, N.Y. 10075 • LukeKerrDineen.wordpress.com • lgk2112@columbia.edu • 843-422-0031 • @LukeKerrDineen EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Editorial Internship, New York, N.Y. May 2012 – present Contributed 12 single and contributing bylines that appeared across all platforms on topics ranging from business, health, world news and politics. Worked directly with Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown for her weekly editor’s letter and earned eight bylines on International editor Tunku Varadarajan’s weekly column. Fact-checked more than 3,000 words per week and conducted in-depth research for articles authored by Tina Brown, Niall Ferguson and Buzz Bissinger. Responsible for Newsweek International’s letter selection and social media updates.

USA Today, Election Correspondent, McLean, Va.

Nov. 2011, Nov. 2012 Updated website on election night with real-time polling data and original content for mayoral, congressional, gubernatorial and presidential contests nationwide.

Breaking News Desk Internship, McLean, Va. May 2011 – Aug. 2011 Wrote 27 bylined articles for USA Today and USAToday.com, including five front-page articles, one lead investigation and two cover stories. Monitored wire services and wrote blog entries on breaking news stories ranging from the Casey Anthony trial to the Minnesota Government shutdown. Conducted research and data analysis for stories about the debt ceiling debate and an investigation on traffic fatalities. Shot and produced a video that accompanied a cover story about the regulation of the tobacco industry.

TheDigitel.com, Contributing Writer, Charleston, S.C.

Dec. 2010 – Dec. 2011 Filed 15-20 aggregated and original content articles per week covering military, education and business news from around the state. Embedded and formatted video and photography, and edited the placement of stories to fit the site’s homepage. Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2011 Worked on Emmy Award-winning TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Wrote more than 20 press releases, blog entries and syndicated news articles. Reported a nine-page feature story for CH2 Magazine profiling the build and the recipient of the house, a Marine Staff Sargent and father of five children. May 2010 – Oct. 2010 Wrote twice weekly articles for the website including features, columns and hard-news pieces. Authored a feature article about the economic effects of the Phoenix Open for the nationally distributed, bi-annual print magazine. Aug. 2008 – April 2012 Beat writer for national and state political issues impacting the university. Led a team of more than 15 student reporters and wrote weekly news articles, including a data-driven investigative project about illegal drugs and firearms on campus. May 2013 M.S. in Print Journalism with courses in Money and Politics and Investigative skills. Experience in beat reporting covering New York’s Irish community and designed audio and video content for the multimedia website. April 2012 B.A. in English Literature, History minor. Magna Cum Laude with courses in Economics and computer science

ABC Television, Editorial Internship, Hilton Head, S.C.

Golfer’s Guide Magazine, Editorial Internship, Hilton Head, S.C.

Tidal Tribune Student Newspaper, News Editor, Hardeeville, S.C.

EDUCATION AND HONORS

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY

University of South Carolina Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
TECHNICAL SKILLS

Well versed in Adobe in-design, Adobe photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Teambase, MS Office, Lexis-Nexis and FOIA procedures. Very proficient with Excel and database journalism with experience in aggregation, SEO, social media and home front editing. Advanced French speaker and dual American-British citizen. REFERENCES Rob Verger Reporter Newsweek/The Daily Beast (212) 445-4029 Robert.Verger@newsweekdailybeast.com John Bacon Rewrite Chief USA Today (703) 845-3656 jbacon@usatoday.com Ann Cooper Professor Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (212) 854-9696 akc24@columbia.edu

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