RESUME

CASSIE McFADDEN, nee HARWOOD
Vancouver, Canada   –  McFadden.Cassie@Gmail.com

Education
•    San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA – graduation: spring ‘13
B.A. in journalism / focus in print journalism – GPA: 3.87 / Journalism GPA: 4.0 (Magna Cum Laude)
•    Laney Community College – Oakland, CA – graduated May 2008
A.A. Journalism
Overall GPA: 3.75 / Journalism GPA: 4.0 (Phi Theta Kappa)

Honors & Awards
•    Golden Gate [X]press awards for outstanding crime reporting and for best headline, “Suspect Flashes Cop, Cop Flashes Badge” – spring 2010
•    Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism – 2009-‘10
•    San Francisco State University Scholarship – 2009-‘10
•    Awarded a scholarship from the Institute for Education in International Media for the 2009 multimedia summer study-abroad program in Armagh, Northern Ireland
•    Nominated to represent SF State at the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in San Francisco – Jan. 17, 2009
•    Attended the 2007 Journalism Association of Junior Colleges (JACC) conference in Los Angeles
•    Received Highest Academic Honors from Laney College for fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters

Experience

East Bay Express – Calendar Editor / Reporter
•   Compiled comprehensive weekly event calendar for online and print editions; conducted research and interviews for weekly entertainment and news articles –June 2011 – Sept. 2012
Golden Gate [X]press – Crime Reporter – Spring 2010
•    Wrote over a dozen campus crime-related stories, ranging from student shoplifting to student deaths
•    Produced weekly police blotter, culled from local and university police reports
Oakland Tribune – Reporting Intern – Fall 2009
•    Worked independently and with veteran reporters to produce spot news and feature stories
Institute for Education in International Media – Armagh, Northern Ireland – summer 2009
•    Traveled abroad to produce a multimedia web package within a student group: including one profile and one feature story, a photo slideshow and a two-minute web video
East Bay Express – Editorial Intern – Spring 2009
•    Wrote articles, including a cover story, on East Bay-related topics
•    Compiled multiple calendar and restaurant guides
Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine – Reviewer and Copy-Editor – San Francisco, CA
•    Copy-edited the monthly columns section in accordance with AP Stylebook – 2007-‘09
•    Reviewed zines and independently published books for review sections – 2002-‘09
Jour 300 – Editing – SF State University – fall 2008
•    Learned basics of newspaper copy-editing, AP style, headline-writing and page design

Computer Skills
•    Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac and PC – 75 wpm
•    Garage Band, Final Cut Express, Soundslides, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, basic HTML; blogging and digital mapping

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