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ALLISON MCKINNON

10914 Mystic Circle Orlando, Fl. 32836 951.285.2204

amckinnon.m@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Journalism Concentration in News-Editorial and Magazine Liberal Arts concentration in Psychology

Boston University College of Communication

Boston, MA May, 2011

EXPERIENCE

The Walt Disney Company Celebration, FL Professional Intern, Public Relations-Walt Disney World Resort Jan. 2012-present Host local and national print reporters, photographers, TV producers and bloggers for on-site visits, familiarization trips, press events, and special events such as Disney Dreamers Academy Write news releases, fact sheets and photo cutlines; pitch to local and national entertainment outlets The Walt Disney Company Lake Buena Vista, FL Professional Intern, Media Relations-Walt Disney World Resort June 2011-Jan. 2012 Created editorial content for company blog, Walt Disney Worlds news site, and e-newsletter Assisted with development of communication plans, news website re-design, launch and maintenance Worked as a photo manager/video producer on a variety of special events, launches and press events Monitored social, digital and community news and created a weekly recap of emerging trends for the Public Affairs/Community Relations department The Sun Chronicle
Boston, MA Reporter Jan. 2011-May 2011 Responsible for pitching, writing, and editing feature and news articles on a daily basis Localized news from Massachusetts Statehouse on education, crime, gaming, budget and healthcare Boston, MA Intern Sep. 2010-Dec. 2010 Aided NECIR directors with data analysis, reporting, interviews and writing Developed communication strategies for collaboration with external clients and fellow investigative centers nationwide Intern, Freelance Reporter Reported on breaking news, technology, arts, entertainment and business Developed story ideas, coordinated with senior editors to cover local news Collaborated in designing story graphics and updated online content Shot photos and video for print and Web Riverside, CA June 2010-Sept. 2010

New England Center for Investigative Reporting

The Press-Enterprise

The Daily Free Press

Boston, MA Campus News Editor Jan. 2009-Apr. 2010 Managed staff of eight sub-editors and more than 60 writers Revealed the Universitys H1N1 isolation plan; forced administration transparency Edited all content/layout for campus news; reported on crime and campus news Adobe Creative Suite 5, Microsoft Office, CMS AP Style, computer-assisted reporting, basic Flash and HTML Wordpress, Blogspot, College Publisher Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Digg)

SKILLS

PORTFOLIO

www.niftynews.wordpress.com Other publications include: The Boston Globe, on Boston.com, Yahoo.com, Patch.com and Investigative News Network.org Associations: PRSA, Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors
10914 Mystic Circle Orlando, Fl. 32836 951.285.2204 AMCKINNON.M@GMAIL.COM