Lucas Lee Whitaker


Address: 321 Wilmington Street ▪ Atlanta, GA 30084 ▪ Phone: (555)867-5309 ▪ Email: lucasleew@mymail.com

Education:

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Bachelor of Arts, May 2012
Majors: Journalism and Spanish

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Junior Year Study Abroad, Aug. 2010-May 2011
Coursework in print journalism, public relations and photography

Honors:

RESEARCH:

Ethics in Journalism, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
(November 2011)

Wallace Manning Research Conference
Spent two weeks in Haiti interviewing and assessing the affects of poor and positive ethical decisions made by prominent journalists during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Findings were illustrated in the project “Ethics in Journalism: An analysis of media and the earthquake in Haiti.” Presented at the 2011 Wallace Manning Research Conference in Boston, MA.
Received 2nd place recognition out of 47 projects.

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

The Red & Black, Athens, GA
(September 2009-May 2012)

writer, editor

Reported, researched and gathered information for stories centered in Athens, GA and the University of Georgia. Wrote articles for the student-run newspaper The Red & Black in the News, and Arts & Theater sections. Acted as News Editor and Copy Editor editing stories in AP style before going to print. In the fall of 2011 worked as Editor-in-Chief managing a staff of 20 writers and editors and working with the publication company SunHouse Publications.

La Historia, Tampa, Florida
(Summer 2010)

writing intern

Wrote articles for the Hispanic magazine La Historia. Reported on events and community news in the Tampa, Florida area.

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
(January 2012-May 2012)

social media/communications assistant director

Helped manage communication with UGA and its publics with the use of social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. Also produced monthly newsletter brochures for University donors with information on school progress, news and announcements.

LEADERSHIP:

Student Orientation Coordinator, President of Active Minds, Peer Mentor

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Volunteer Firefighter for Fulton County (2009-2012), Fulton County Brest Cancer Walk (2012), Print journalism teacher for sixth grade aspiring journalists at Fulton County High (2011)

SKILLS/PROGRAMS:

InDesign, 90wpm typing speed, all Microsoft Office programs, Photoshop
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