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com Education New York University | 2009 - 2010 MA in Journalism, New York City 3.95 GPA; Edwin Diamond Award William Jewell College | 1987 - 1991 BA in Communication and Philosophy, Liberty, Mo. 3.73 GPA; Commencement Speaker Teaching experience Journalism Adviser | Present | Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp., Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colo. Advise student editors and reporters on all aspects of creating a five-day daily newspaper and quarterly magazine. + Critique each aspect of the newspaper daily. + Conduct seminars on reporting, writing, editing and news decision-making. + Assist editors with human resource management. Faculty Adviser | Summer, 2009 - Present | George Mason University Fairfax, Va. Taught critical thinking and leadership skills to 20 students working for college credit as part of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference. + Conduct seminars with the students based on a core curriculum created by GMU. + Facilitate discussions about keynote address by journalists such as Chuck Todd and Helen Thomas. Instructor | 1999 – 2009 | Mid Continent Public Library Adult Education Liberty, Mo. Taught magazine writing, memoir writing and editing classes to adults ages 18 to 80. + Created curricula and syllabi for classes lasting one week to six months. + Lectured on basic writing skills, selling to the magazine marketplace and evaluated writing. Instructor | 2006 – 2009 | North Kansas City Continuing Education North Kansas City, Mo. Taught magazine writing, prose writing and freelancing classes. + Created curricula and syllabi for courses lasting four to ten weeks. + Lectured on basic writing skills, selling to the magazine marketplace and evaluated writing. Guest Lecturer and Evaluator | 2000 – 2006 | William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. + Lectured annually to newspaper and speech communication students. + Part of a faculty team that critiqued and graded seniors on their capstone persuasive speech. Guest Lecturer | 2001 – 2002 | Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, Mo. Served as a guest lecturer to a class especially held to publish an annual literary journal. + Lectured a magazine class on the practical skills of interviewing. + Evaluated interviewing techniques of the students.
Michael Humphrey [continued] New media experience Contributor | 2010 – Present | Forbes.com New York City, NY Write a tri-weekly blog about the convergence of technology and entertainment. + Interview experts and research latest trends around the topic of technology. + Write profiles, opinions and essays connecting entertainment with technological applications. Web Assistant | 2010 – Present | NewYorker.com (via NYU) New York City, NY Coordinate migration of Goings On About Town venues from print to searchable web database. + Edit a 1,000-file online database of New York venues based on style book and SEO. + Train GOAT editors on accuracy and search-ability for future venue entries. Contributing Writer | 2007 – 2010| NCRonline.org Kansas City, Mo. Write political and cultural articles for the web and print version of National Catholic Reporter. + Wrote news analyses about climate change and nuclear disarmament before Obama’s visit to the UN. + Wrote daily reports from the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. Contributing Writer | 2001-2005 | AOL City Guide Kansas City, Mo. Researched and wrote preview articles of major cultural and sporting events in Kansas City and reviews of restaurants, bars and recreation areas in the metro area. + Filed 10 reviews and previews each week to the Chicago office. Traditional media experience Contributing Writer | 2000 – 2009 | The Kansas City Star Kansas City, Mo. Wrote profiles and feature pieces for the cover The Star Magazine, as well as reviews, profiles, event previews and how-to articles for the daily newspaper. + Wrote about topics ranging from celebrities visiting Kansas City to poverty-prevention programs. + Won the 2005 National Association of Black Journalists award for “Best Feature.” Contributing Writer | 2007 – Present | National Catholic Reporter Kansas City, Mo. Write breaking news, investigative, feature and profile pieces for the bi-monthly independent newspaper. + Covered the Republican Party in the 2008 election; cover ethics, education and entertainment. + Won the 2009 National Catholic Press Association award for “Best Feature.” Also published in: New York, NewYorker.com, Salon.com, Native American Times, AAA Midwest Traveler, Indiana Alumni Magazine, Marriage, St. Paul Pioneer Press. Publications Editor | 1996 – 2000 | Kansas City Public Library Kansas City, Mo. Planned, budgeted, wrote and designed all publications for the KCMO library system. Editor | 1993 – 1996 | District 1 News St. Paul, Minn. Assigned, wrote and edited all content for monthly news magazine covering eastern St. Paul.