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Journalist

Location:
Columbia, MO
Posted:
March 16, 2020

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Sean Na (Na, Seong-hyeon)

Phone: 573-***-**** / E-Mail: adcblx@r.postjobfree.com

Journalism blog: https://www.reporterseanna.com

EDUCATION

University of Missouri

Master of Arts in Public Policy Journalism Public Policy Graduate Certificate January 2019 – December 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Investigative Journalism Minors in Political Science and English August 2011 – May 2017

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCES

State Government Reporter Missouri News Network January 2020 – Present

Writes stories on state budget and various legislative processes that Missourians ought to be aware

Reporter PolitiFact Missouri January 2020 – Present

Verifies political statements on legislative issues, such as jobs, abortions, and gun violence

Media Relations Assistant MU Asian Affairs Center January 2019 – December 2019

Managed the center’s social media pages (Facebook & Twitter)

Freelance Journalist Seoul, South Korea November 2017 – January 2019

Wrote stories covering various social issues in Seoul, such as poverty and unemployment

Covered U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Seoul in perspectives of anti- and pro-Trump protesters

Pulliam Fellow The Arizona Republic June 2017 – August 2017

Covered a high profile death penalty trial (Defendant: Sammantha Allen) for six weeks, with eight separate stories

Wrote dozens of breaking news related to court cases, Trump’s visit to Phoenix, gun-shot incidents, flood, etc

Wrote feature stories related to a Ten Commandments lawsuit, U.S. health care bill and Arizona prison system

Reporter / Copy Editor The Columbia Missourian August 2015 – May 2017

Mainly covered stories related to city ordinance, public policy and state/local elections

Wrote policy feature stories about federal overtime rules and paid parental leave in an local angle

Published a multimedia, data-driven and policy feature story about Missouri sheltered workshops

Editorial Intern Bloomberg BNA June 2016 – August 2016

Wrote briefs and stories related to Fair Labor Standards Act and international/domestic wages and taxes

Updated the BNA’s local wage and benefit database by contacting localities of each state

Video Content Producer The Gistory July 2015 – October 2015

Pitched trendy news stories and edited informative video using a video creation platform “Wochit”

Used social media to schedule an interview with UNHCR-Syria officer, Firas Al-khateeb

Assistant News Producer The Associated Press June 2014 – November 2014

Covered a series of Sewol Ferry trial, whose incident brought 295 casualties under water on April 16, 2014

Covered North Korea’s suspicious activities by monitoring the North Korean Central News Agency 24/7

Took charge of AP Seoul bureau’s news producing desk while the senior news producer was on leave for a week

Senior Staff Writer The Maneater September 2011 – May 2012

Wrote 27 stories related to campus-life, student affairs, education and House bills in AP style

JOURNALISM AWARD

Won the 2016 SPJ’s Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards (in-depth reporting on racism against MU’s Asians)

SKILLS & CERTIFICATES

Data analysis through Excel(Intermediate), SQLite(Intermediate), and Tableau(Intermediate)

Video editing through Premiere Pro & Final Cut 7(Advanced), DSLR (Advanced), and Wochit (Advanced)

U.S. Army Warrior Leader Course, Multicultural Certificate, and Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification



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