Ashley Withers Cell: (713)822-0032 Email: ashleydwithers@gmail.com Twitter: @ashleywithers Web Site: ashleywithers.

com Experience:
The Dallas Morning News (Aug. 2011- Present) The award-winning daily newspaper serving over 260,000 subscribers in the Dallas area • Currently employed as a Staff Writer • Report and write breaking news for the dallasnews.com website and crime blog • Focus primarily on writing crime stories, trend watch, and features on Dallas locals The Daily Campus (Sept. 2010-Present) SMU’s student newspaper that publishes a print edition thrice as well as continually updated web content • Currently work as the Editor in Chief and lead a staff of 21 to cover campus news, events and feature stories • Previously worked as the Associate News Editor (Spring 2011), Staff Writer (Fall 2010) • Write articles and create video packages for the web in addition to editing and print content duties Human Events (May 2011- Present) A weekly conservative newspaper that features content from writers such as Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan • Currently employed as a regular contributor to Pick Your Future, a Human Events blog for 20somethings, previously worked as a summer intern (Summer 2011) • Write two posts a week for Pick Your Future on topics such as new media and unemployment, contribute articles to The Chase 2012 section, a portion of Human Events dedicated to the 2012 presidential race • Shot and edited videos from events and interviews for the website The Daily Update (Aug. 2009-Present) SMU-TV’s weekday morning, student run news broadcast that airs online Monday through Friday • Positions held: producer, writer, anchor, server, reporter, and director • Shoot and edit packages to run in the newscast • Used iNews, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop to create necessary components of the broadcast Katy, Sugarland and Cyfair Magazines (June 2009-Aug. 2010) Hyper-local family and community magazines serving the suburbs in the Greater Houston area • Served as a contributing editor and writer (Fall 2010), Summer Intern (Summer 2009, 2010) • Wrote feature stories on locals, as well as checked facts and copy edited the magazine proof • Updated each magazines’ website daily and ran the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts From My Mama's Kitchen Radio Show (Oct. 2009- Dec. 2009) An online radio show broadcasted on Blogtalkradio.com geared toward mothers and families • Served as a producer on the radio show • Booked guests, created the rundown, and wrote short promos • Gained hands-on experience with web design

Awards:
• • • Four- year recipient of the SMU Rotunda Scholarship and the SMU Distinguished Scholarship Collaborated on a grant with UVA and the Institute for Shipboard Education on global sustainability 3rd Place “Best Original News Piece” by TCNA 2009

Education:
Southern Methodist University Expected Graduation: Dec. 2011 Dallas, Texas Major: Journalism Major GPA: 3.9 Minor: Sociology Cumulative GPA: 3.671