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Sarah V.

[permanent address] 11626 Par Avenue, Los Altos, CA, 94024
[school address] 309A McDade St, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
[phone] 650.814.1503

Journalism Daily Tar Heel, 2007 to present Chapel Hill, N.C.

experience City Editor (formerly Features Editor, Assistant City Editor)
• Manage 45 writers in producing daily and long-term stories for coverage of Orange County, N.C.
Enhanced business coverage and directed election coverage. Introduced crime map using requested
police incident data.
• Covered killing of student body president. Investigated to reveal details in killing of local 20-year-
old. Directed a series about environmental racism in neighborhood.
• Introduced twice-monthly features page, TuesdayFocus.

The Sacramento Bee, Summer 2009 Sacramento, Ca.

News intern
• Rotated from metro desk to business desk to features desk to capitol bureau.
• Wrote about 60 bylined articles including internet and education issues, business innovation and
bank lobbying, state budget, breaking crime, including four A-1.

Bay Area News Group (Daily News Group), Summer 2008 Palo Alto, Ca.
News Intern
• Reported daily to complete more than 30 assignments for several Bay Area newspapers, total circu-
lation 1.9 million, including the San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo County Times, Palo Alto Daily
News, San Mateo Daily News, Redwood City Daily News, Burlingame Daily News.

education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business journalism major in School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Relevant coursework:
• Business reporting, economics reporting, media law, internet communications law, digital media
economics, political campaign management, video/audio editing, graphic design.
• Enrolled for spring: business and the media (School of Journalism); financial accounting, operations
management, business law and ethics (Kenan-Flagler Business School)

Honors • Charles Hauser Scholarship for journalism, 2009

& • Scripps Howard Foundation internship grant and scholarship, 2009
• Stories nominated to represent School of Journalism for Hearst Journalism Awards, 2008, 2009
• Winner of press conference story writing contest, 2009 Business Journalism Consortium
• National Hispanic Scholar finalist, 2007

Skills • Nearly fluent in Spanish

• Public records research, computer-assisted reporting. Familiarity with legal jargon, SEC filings, GIS
data, campaign finance records and police records.
• Basic skills with HTML. Can edit video and audio using FinalCut Pro.
• Familiarity using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to find sources, pro-
mote content.
• Proficient with all Adobe Creative Suite applications and Microsoft Office applications.