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FAITH BURKINS

@faithburkins | www.faithburkins.wordpress.com | faithaburkins@gmail.com


Journalist with six years of news reporting experience, including working at an online daily, internships, freelance writing, college newspapers and coursework. Expertise in multimedia journalism. Social media and tech savvy.

EXPERIENCE
REPORTER, The Ballston Journal, Ballston Spa, NY July 2013 Jan. 2014

Covered local government, education, crime, business news for the hyper-local online daily news website TheBallstonJournal.com. Beat was Malta, NY and the Ballston Spa Central School District. Took photos, videos. CONTRIBUTOR, Kingston Life, King of Prussia, PA Dec. 2012 Oct. 2013

Published front-page feature articles and shot photos as a freelance writer covering Kingston, NY for monthly magazine printed by Hibu, formerly Yellowbook Co. Subjects included business, education and city events STAFF WRITER, The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY Sept. 2011 May 2013

Published news stories, feature articles and photos for the weekly in print and online student newspaper of SUNY New Paltz, Oracle.NewPaltz.edu. Highlights were: student government coverage, student profile story. STAFF WRITER/EDITOR, The Little Rebellion, New Paltz, NY Sept. 2011 May 2013

Published news stories, feature articles, photos and videos for the online weekly TheLittleRebellion.com, a publication of the SUNY New Paltz journalism program. Responsible for editing submissions, website upkeep. STAFF WRITER/INTERN, The Legislative Gazette, Albany, NY Jan. 2010 June 2010

Published in-depth news and photos covering state government for the Albany, NY in print and online weekly, LegislativeGazette.com. Copyedited all pages. Published front-page investigative article 9/11/12. INTERN, Spotlight News, Delmar, NY Jan. 2008 June 2008

Published a business article, wrote news briefs, compiled calendar listings and shot photos at in print and online hyper-local weekly newspaper group, SpotlightNews.com , covering the suburbs of Albany County.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism cum laude, GPA 3.8 State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY May 2013

SKILLS
Adobe InDesign/Photoshop, AP style, Avid, computer-assisted reporting, copyediting, editing, FOIL, HTML, Microsoft Office, pagination, photojournalism, ProTools, research, social media, video production, WordPress

REFERENCES
Kevin Rogers, editor, The Ballston Journal, (518) 406-6320, kevin@theballstonjournal.cAndrew Lehren, investigative reporter, The New York Times, (212) 556-7461, lehren@nytimes.comLisa Phillips, journalism professor, SUNY New Paltz, (845) 257-3573, phillipl@newpaltz.edu