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					James R. Arkin
2131 Cheshire Rd. Columbus, OH, 43221 / (614) 572-9177 / jamesarkin2013@u.nothwestern.edu / jamesarkin.com
EDUCATION
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University – Evanston, IL                           Expected: June 2013
  • Candidate for Bachelors of Science in Journalism; double major in Political Science
  • National Merit Scholar; GPA 3.66/4.0
JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
New York Daily News – New York, New York
City Hall Intern; Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship recipient                  June 2012-August 2012
    • Covered New York City, New York State and national politics for Daily Politics blog
    • Wrote 4-5 breaking news posts per day; 3-4 news/features for blog per week; 6-7 pieces for print publication
    • Reported on federal primary elections; Palestinian/Israeli MTA billboard conflicts; Aurora shooting massacre
Medill News Service – Washington, DC
Education beat reporter                                                                January 2012 – March 2012
   • Covered Capitol Hill as mobile journalist; wrote articles, produced photography/video for medillonthehill.net
   • Reported on 2012 State of the Union, St. Louis Cardinals ceremony at the White House among other events
   • Pitched, researched and completed 2-3 stories per week; twice worked in rotation for web producer
Northwestern News Network – Evanston, IL                                                        Sept 2009 – Present
Political Director (September 2012-Present)
    • Run weekly political television program interviewing campus political leaders on current national trends
    • Provide political analysis for biweekly news program; produced election night news show
Sports Producer (March 2011-June 2011)
    • Gain live on-camera experience through anchoring, on-desk analysis, and live shots at game-site
    • Won award as producer and reporter for Chicago/Midwest student Emmy awards
Big Ten Network – Evanston, IL                                                                  Jan 2010 – Present
StudentU: Director
    • Directed, produced and operated camera for broadcasts of men’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball
    • Worked as color commentator for live broadcasts of women’s basketball and softball games on btn.com
FOX Sports NEXT – Evanston, IL                                                                 Mar 2011 – Present
Sports Writer
   • Write 2-3 enterprise and opinion pieces per week for Northwestern affiliate of Scout.com – a national NCAA
        football and basketball website
   • Write articles covering recruiting information for high school football players
Suburban News Publications – Columbus, OH                                                      Jun 2011 – Oct 2011
Sports Freelance Writer (August 2011 – October 2011)
   • Researched, reported, and wrote 3-4 stories per week on high school beat covering football, boy’s and girl’s
        soccer, cross country, golf; girl’s tennis
   • Wrote 5-6 preview articles for high school teams in Columbus area
News Intern (June 2011-August 2011)
   • Reported and wrote 2-3 articles per week in multiple communities covering breaking news and feature,
        including the temporary closing of the Airport Golf Course; the development of Groove U music college
The Sports Bank – Chicago, IL                                                             Apr 2011 – January 2012
Sports Writer
Northwestern Chronicle – Evanston, IL                                                         Jan 2010 – May 2011
Campus editor/Staff writer
ABC 6/Fox-28 – Columbus, OH                                                                   Jun 2010 – Aug 2010
Sports Intern
SKILLS
Proficient in Avid Video, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Audacity; Knowledgeable in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Adobe
Photoshop and Flash

				
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