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Anika Anand [anikaanand00@gmail.com]

Anika Anand [anikaanand00@gmail.com]

(c) 252.268.4010 1226 Bluff Oak Drive, Cary, NC 27519

 

www.anikaanand00.wordpress.com

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [August 2007 – May 2010]

B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication (news-editorial sequence)

New York University [August 2006 – May 2007]

Freshman Study Abroad General Studies Program in Firenze, Italia (Dean’s List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007)

Journalism Experience

The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, NC)

Senior Writer [February 2010 – present]

Research, report and write city and university related stories.

Multimedia Producer and Staff Photographer [February 2010 – present]

• Produce, shoot and edit multimedia news and features pieces for dailytarheel.com.

• Take photos for daily stories.

Assistant City Editor [August 2009 – January 2010]

• Oversaw a desk of 30 writers for daily university newspaper with a readership of 38,000.

• Developed, pitched, assigned & edited articles about Orange County & led the lifestyle beat.

• Updated dailytarheel.com with breaking news stories.

• Attended daily and weekly planning meetings.

Staff Writer and Staff Photographer [May 2008 – May 2009]

• Wrote university and features related articles.

• Took photos for daily stories.

McCormick Foundation Consulting Project (Chapel Hill, NC and Washington, NC)

Project Director [January 2010 – present]

Help lead classroom team to develop digital business models for three rural N.C. newspapers: Whitesville News Reporter, Washington Daily News and Wilkes-Journal Patriot.

Serve as head project consultant for Washington Daily News by conducting research of local media & business landscape, interviewing the newspaper’s directors & local advertisers & leading reader focus groups.

CNN

(Atlanta, GA)

Network Booking Intern [May 2009 – August 2009]

• Updated internal database of on-air guests & sources for CNN newsroom & primetime shows.

• Researched & developed guest pitches for CNN shows & CNN.com articles.

• Assisted in organizing department-sponsored events by creating guest look books & event logistics.

• Shadowed producers in CNN AM Newsroom, CNN International & CNN.com.

Created & led a group of 12 interns to produce the “Gen Y Project: A Critique of Turner Broadcasting from the Gen Y Perspective.” Presented Gen Y project at CNN’s weekly Free Thinking Friday meeting.

MMI

Public Relations (Raleigh, NC)

Public Relations Intern [January 2009 – May 2009]

• Wrote press releases for a variety of clients.

• Compiled research, wrote & edited blogs & podcast scripts.

• Recorded & edited podcasts for clients.

• Created press lists, pitched client stories to local media & attended client related events.

Blue

& White (Chapel Hill, NC)

Staff Writer [January 2008 – February 2009]

Pitched features articles on current topics, wrote stories and shot photos for bimonthly magazine with a

 

distribution of 5,000.

'Raising the Bar' article nominated in personality/profile writing contest for 2009 Hearst Journalism Awards.

Sangam (Chapel Hill, NC)

Sangam Nite Co-Chair [November 2007 – April 2008]

Organized & publicized the annual South Asian cultural show, presented by Sangam, UNC’s second

largest minority organization, for an audience of 850 people.

Helped choose performers, design program handbook, fliers & oversee other planning logistics.

Skills

Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Photo Mechanic, InDesign/InCopy, CMS, basic HTML.