Ruth Brown

Ruthbrown1@gmail.com 605-280-1286

EDUCATION:
South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., Expected to Graduate in May 2010. Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications, emphasis in news writing, and a Minor in Political Science. T.F. Riggs High School, Pierre, S.D., Graduated May 2006.

EMPLOYMENT:
News Editor, Op/Ed Editor, Staff Writer, Copy Editor, Reporter, Photographer The Collegian, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 57007. (September 2007 – currently employed). Responsibilities include editing news stories under short deadlines and writing one to three news articles every week as well as submitting photos. In charge of helping and consulting reporters who need assistance with their stories. Interviewing the public and officials for different news stories. Very experienced in using Associated Press style. Library Assistant Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. 57007. (September 2008 -- currently employed). Responsibilities include shifting and shelving books, assisting librarians, and assisting students who need help finding books or information in library. Camera Crew for Public Broadcasting Agricultural and Biological Sciences Communications Unit, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 57007. (May 2008 – August 2008). Operated professional television cameras for live Public Broadcasting shows. These included “Garden Line” and “On Call.” Learned how to fully operate and control the cameras as well as run a teleprompter for live shows. Internship Agricultural and Biological Sciences Communications Unit, South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., 57007. (May 2008 – August 2008). Wrote and edited multiple newsletters that SDSU put out, also took photos for the newsletters. Some had a circulation of up to 25,000. Interviewed and consulted people for stories as well as for fact checking. Wrote and edited daily press releases on different events taking place throughout South Dakota and its surrounding states. Waitress/Hostess Mesa’s Diner, 1601 N. Harrison Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501. (June 2007-January 2008). Waited on customers, hosted, and kept restaurant clean. Opened and closed the restaurant.

REFERENCES:

Richard Lee Former Journalism Department Head at South Dakota State University Now Retired 1124 4th St. Brookings, S.D. 57006 Home: 605-692-8252 Susan Smith Advisor for The Collegian South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. 57007 Office: 605-688-6638 Fax: 605-688-6165 Eric Olila Supervisor at Agriculture and Biological Sciences Communications Unit Internship South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. 57007 Office: 605-688-4187 Lowell Haag Production Manager for South Dakota Public Television’s Garden Line and On Call South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. 57007 Office: 605-688-4327 Susan Schleincher Reference Librarian and Supervisor at Hilton M. Briggs Library South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. 57007 Office: 605-688-5571

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