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ANNA ORSO

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EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SKILLS
AWARDS AND HONORS
REFERENCES
Penn State University | May 2014
B.A. in Print Journalism, Minor in Sociology
Freelance reporter | Te Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa.
AUGUST 2013 - DECEMBER 2013
Covered governance, courts and research as they related to Penn State
University. Responsibilities included fling updates for the web and full
write-thrus for the newspaper. Wrote three to fve stories per week.
News reporting intern | PennLive/ Te Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.
MAY 2013 - AUGUST 2013
Wrote a variety of stories as a general assignment intern including
cops, event coverage, state government, federal government issues as
well as enterprise pieces. Consistently ranked in the top authors at the
organization in terms of page views. Contributed more than 100 posts
in a true digital-frst environment.
News reporting intern | Te Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MAY 2012 - AUGUST 2012
Worked in the business reporting department writing stories about
labor issues, nonprofts and followed along with stocks of local compa-
nies based in and around Pittsburgh. Contributed 20 stories.
Reporter/ Editor | Te Daily Collegian, State College, Pa.
SEPTEMBER 2010 - DECEMBER 2013
Covered administration and cops/ courts as a reporter and gained
most notoriety covering the Jerry Sandusky scandal for months afer
it broke. Served as the managing editor for the 2011-12 school year,
managing a staf of about 130 editors, reporters and photographers.
During that time, the Collegian was ranked the No. 1 college
newspaper in the nation by several organizations. Last fall, I covered
the football team as a beat reporter.
Freelance reporter | Te York Daily Record, York, Pa.
MAY 2011 - AUGUST 2011
Covered municipal and school board meetings in addition to
contributing several feature stories.
STUDENT MEDIA
Profcient | Content Mangement Systems (MT,
Blox and WordPress), social media (2,900 engaged
followers on Twitter), understanding of data
visualization tools (maps, timelines, basic HTML),
thorough understanding of FOIA and RTK requests,
design programs InDesign, Photoshop, Quark XPress.
Reporter | PennLive/ Te Patriot-News, State College, Pa.
JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT
Following my college graduation, I started as a full time reporter at
PennLive, splitting my time between breaking news and chasing enter-
prise crime stories in a digital-frst environment. From January to May,
I was a part time reporter in State College covering Penn State news.
Hearst Foundation
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, widely known
as the body that oversees the Pulitzers of college
journalism, awarded me the following:
2014: First place in national writing championship,
Article of the Year and First place in Sports Writing for
an enterprise story examining the dark side of college
football recruiting.
2012: First place in the nation in Breaking News cate-
gory for coverage of the Jerry Sanudsky scandal, one
of eight finalists in national championship.
Other awards
SPJ Mark of Excellence winner - Sports column writing
in 2014 and breaking news in 2012
Associated Collegiate Press - National Reporter of the
year in 2012
Keystone Press (college journalism) - Breaking news
winner in 2012 following Sandusky scandal
Tony Barbieri, former Baltimore Sun managing editor
814-863-2682
Russ Eshleman, PSU professor, former Philadelphia
Inquirer reporter and columnist
814-865-0935 ree4@psu.edu
.
Jim Borden, Metro editor at Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review
412-320-7981 jborden@tribweb.com
.