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David Nathan Cole

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EDUCATION • B.A The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. May 2013 Photojournalism and Political Science: GPA: 3.47/4.00, • City University London, London, UK, IES Study Abroad Program, January 15 to April 15, 2012 Related Coursework: News Writing, Mass Comm. Law, Media Ethics, Photojournalism, Photo Mass Media, Advanced Multimedia Reporting, Editorial Production, International Reporting AWARDS: • 2nd Place—Hearst Journalism Award for Group Multimedia Reporting for the project “Bear’d Up” • 1st Place—National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Multimedia for the Month of April 2013 • Randy and Maria Yanoshak Technology in Media Scholarship in the Penn State College of Communications • Recipient of Brolik Film Fund for top project in the Penn State Student Film Organization Blue & White Festival • Dean’s List (Fall 2009-Spring 2013) EXPERIENCE Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, Harrisburg, Pa. June 2013- Present May 2013 Video Journalism Intern • Produce several Pennsylvania newspaper video projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the current state of the industry across Pennsylvania • Spearhead three self-created/structured multimedia projects to be featured at the 2013 PNA Publishers Convention • Coordinate digital initiatives with several Pennsylvania new outlets in tandem with videography visits Onward State, University Park, Pa. Fall 2010-May 2013 Managing Editor • Manage all editorial content on the site contributing to 15 million page views in 2012 • Utilize social media to maintain consistent flow of new and returning visitors to the site • Coordinate with over 40 staff members to assign weekly news content and handle personnel decisions • Experience consistently leading in project management and experimenting with new initiatives Editor, Writer, and Photographer • Write weekly posts covering local news for online newspaper which gets over 100,000 monthly visits • Create photo and multimedia video content TEDxPSU 2013, University Park, Pa. Fall 2012- March 2013 Executive Director of Visual Design • Coordinate with the executive team in the months leading up to the Spring 2013 TED event at Penn State • Manage a team of graphic designers to design and build all visuals and coordinate with international TED staff Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Philadelphia, Pa. Summer 2012 Communications Intern/Deputy of Visuals • Attended Democratic National Convention as Deputy of Visuals for Sen. Bob Casey and Pennsylvania Democrats • Conducted research of economic and healthcare locations in Pennsylvania congressional districts • Transcribed news reports, campaign speeches, and other relevant political presentations Committee of Concerned Scientists, New York, NY. Online Communications Intern • Worked on website development and crafted social media strategy • Updated online database with donor contact information Summer 2011

Science-U Summer Camp, State College, Pa. Summer 2011 Photojournalist • Wrote, edited, and compiled daily online newsletter ( for Penn State science camps • Photographed daily activities of several different camps Penn State Student Sustainability Council, University Park, Pa. Fall 2011-May 2013 Student Council Member • Selected to sit on a council of 15 student sustainability leaders appointed by Penn State University President • Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to spearhead innovative campus sustainability initiatives

SKILLS: • Programs: Adobe Suite (Photoshop CS6, Lightroom 3, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator), Microsoft Office Suite • Programs (cont.): Photo Mechanic, Soundslides, Final Cut Pro 7, 9, and Final Cut Pro X • Advanced knowledge of Google products (Documents/Drive, Web Forms, Spreadsheets, Fusion Tables, Apps) • Student Member of the National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) • Online News Association (ONA) Member • Experienced in project management/collaboration software programs (Yammer and Basecamp) • Website creation, design and maintenance: Ex. and