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Cora Cervantes

EDUCATION

20162017

Master's Degree, Multimedia Journalism

New York University
  • Master's Scholar Award Recipient 
  • Concentration, Reporting the Nation and New York Program
    • Conducted field reports from Washington D.C., PA, CA, NV and TX
20132016

Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, and Study of Ethnicity and Race

Columbia University in The City of New York

Senior Thesis:  "The Latino Journalism Gap: Critical Inquiry Into Professional Pipelines and Inclusion of Latinos in Journalism"

  • Member, University Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce
  • Political Chair, Chicanx Caucus at Columbia University

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

2018Present

Diversity Coordinator for NBC News and MSNBC

NBC Universal 
  • Work with a team whose goal is to coordinate all diversity initiatives across News Division
  • Liaison between the News Diversity Team  and Comcast Diversity Team 
  • Research, analyze, and create quarterly and yearly  reports on trends for all reported data
2017

Contributor

Bylines with NBC News, NPR's Latino USA, Al-Jazeera, and Narratively
  • Pitched and published print and video pieces covering Immigration, Latino Issues and New York City
20162017

Web Producer, Social Media Manager, Contributor

Pavement Pieces
  • Edited articles
  • Selected, managed, and prioritized topics for 14 reporters
  • Managed social media presence for Reporting the Nation on Twitter
  • Pitched, shot, edited, and promoted stories on: immigration, race&ethnicity, politics, business, and education
2017

Digital Content Producer and Reporter

NYU Now Digital Newscast
  • Supported development of weekly rundown for NYU Digital newscast
  • Pitched, shot, edited, and produced weekly content
  • Conducted live interviews

INTERNSHIPS

2017

Digital News Intern

NBC New York
  • Published digital stories for nbcnewyork.com
  • Pitched, shoot and edited video
  •  Produced three episodes of "Listen While You Wait," a podcast about New York City's transportation system
  •  Conducted interviews for NBC4 and Telemundo 47 for joint coverage on the state of Puerto Rico. This included interview with Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz and U.S. Border Patrol
2017

Digital News Intern

Futuro Media Group
  • Created digital posts and supported weekly audience engagement for NPR's Latino USA and In The Thick Podcast, through all social media platforms
  • Pitched and published breaking news and features  for Latino USA,  covering arts and culture, tech, and  immigration
2014

Production Assistant

Univision's Hablando Claro con Ruben Luengas
  • Supported the development of the daily rundown for political and business stories in the United States and Latin America
  • Developed weekly pitches for show and identified guests