3210 SW Iron Creek Dr. • Blue Springs, Missouri 64015 816-405-1332 • Derond.dalton@gmail.com • derondalton.

com • Twitter: @DeronDalton

Education:
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri Bachelor of Journalism in Convergence Journalism Minor: Black Studies Certificate: Multicultural Studies Graduation Date: May 2012 Journalism GPA: 3.124

Journalism Experience:
News Intern, theGrio.com (May 2011-Aug. 2011) New York, New York • Wrote articles, created slideshows and edited video for NBCʼs African-American news website • Authored slideshows about pop culture including “Beyoncéʼs Biggest Pop Moments” Editor-in-Chief, The BLACKout (April 2010-May 2012) Columbia, Missouri • Wrote, reported and managed content for the online black newsmagazine • Edited content including “Eyes on the Prize: Implementing Diversity Across MUʼs Campus” Web Producer, Vox Magazine (March 2011-Dec. 2011) Columbia, Missouri • Reported, edited and produced multimedia for the arts and culture city magazine • Produced movie vidcasts including “Talking Pictures: Summer Movie Preview” • Wrote, managed and uploaded content online for Vox and itʼs blog, VoxTalk • Developed and wrote blurbs for weekend culture iPad application, Vox 5 Writer & Editor, Newsy.com (Sept. 2010-March 2011) Columbia, Missouri • Researched, scripted and edited different media perspectives for video news analysis • Wrote and video edited content including “Teacher Defends Blog Posts Insulting Her Students” Multimedia Producer, Columbia Missourian (Nov. 2010-Dec. 2010) Columbia, Missouri • Reported, edited and produced multimedia content for the daily newspaper • Produced 2010 Columbia, Missouri election coverage: “Poll Workers on Election Day”

Organizations:
Student Member, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) (April 2010-Present) • Represented Region V consisting of student chapters across eight states nationwide • Organized media-related programming and career advancement tips for student members • Managed NABJ Studentsʼ Facebook, Twitter and blog for internship, job and scholarship tips • Created multimedia and social media for the 2011 convention student projectʼs NABJ Monitor Committee Chair, NABJ – University of Missouri Chapter (April 2011-May 2012) • Planned committees for the chapterʼs events including the 2012 Chicago media tour • Oversaw media outlets, housing and transportation logistics for 40 students

Work Experience:
Missouri School of Journalismʼs Student Services (Jan. 2011-May 2011) Columbia, Missouri • Assisted advisors by keeping up with journalism studentsʼ files and curriculum Missouri School of Journalismʼs Radio-Television Lab (Aug. 2011-Present) Columbia, Missouri • Checked out equipment to broadcast students preparing for KOMU and KBIA newsrooms

Skill Proficiencies: • Video Editing: Final Cut Pro and Avid • Photo Editing: Photoshop • Text Editing: Microsoft Office, Google
Applications and AP Style

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Audio Editing: Adobe Audition Design Editing: InDesign Content Management: Movable Type, Django and WordPress

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