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Anika Anand • (c) 252.268.4010 •

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [August 2007 – May 2010]
B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication (news-editorial sequence)
New York University [August 2006 – May 2007]
Freshman Study Abroad General Studies Program in Firenze, Italia (Dean’s List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
Journalism Experience
The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC)
Senior Writer [February 2010 – present]
• Research, report and write city and university related stories.
Multimedia Producer and Staff Photographer [February 2010 – present]
• Produce, shoot and edit multimedia news and features pieces for
• Take photos for daily stories.
Assistant City Editor [August 2009 – January 2010]
• Oversaw a desk of 30 writers for daily university newspaper with a readership of 38,000.
• Developed, pitched, assigned & edited articles about Orange County & led the lifestyle beat.
• Updated with breaking news stories.
• Attended daily and weekly planning meetings.
Staff Writer and Staff Photographer [May 2008 – May 2009]
• Wrote university and features related articles.
• Took photos for daily stories.
McCormick Foundation Consulting Project (Chapel Hill, NC and Washington, NC)
Project Director [January 2010 – present]
• Help lead classroom team to develop digital business models for three rural N.C. newspapers: Whiteville News
Reporter, Washington Daily News and Wilkes-Journal Patriot.
• Serve as head project consultant for Washington Daily News by conducting research of local media & business
landscape, interviewing the newspaper’s directors & local advertisers & leading reader focus groups.
CNN (Atlanta, GA)
Network Booking Intern [May 2009 – August 2009]
• Updated internal database of on-air guests & sources for CNN newsroom & primetime shows.
• Researched & developed guest pitches for CNN shows & articles.
• Assisted in organizing department-sponsored events by creating guest look books & event logistics.
• Shadowed producers in CNN AM Newsroom, CNN International &
• Created & led a group of 12 interns to produce the “Gen Y Project: A Critique of Turner Broadcasting
from the Gen Y Perspective.”
• Presented Gen Y project at CNN’s weekly Free Thinking Friday meeting.
MMI Public Relations (Raleigh, NC)
Public Relations Intern [January 2009 – May 2009]
• Wrote press releases for a variety of clients.
• Compiled research, wrote & edited blogs & podcast scripts.
• Recorded & edited podcasts for clients.
• Created press lists, pitched client stories to local media & attended client related events.
Blue & White (Chapel Hill, NC)
Staff Writer [January 2008 – February 2009]
• Pitched features articles on current topics, wrote stories and shot photos for bimonthly magazine with a
distribution of 5,000.
• 'Raising the Bar' article nominated in personality/profile writing contest for 2009 Hearst Journalism Awards.
Sangam (Chapel Hill, NC)
Sangam Nite Co-Chair [November 2007 – April 2008]
• Organized & publicized the annual South Asian cultural show, presented by Sangam, UNC’s second
largest minority organization, for an audience of 850 people.
• Helped choose performers, design program handbook, fliers & oversee other planning logistics.
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Photo Mechanic,
InDesign/InCopy, CMS, basic HTML.