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Summary

I am a multi-platform journalist who tells compelling stories for news by integrating text, audio, video, photos, with interactive data and media.

My experience across, print, broadcast, and documentary as a freelancer for Al-Jazeera English, CNN International, Vice News and for smaller publications as a producer, director of photography, and researcher; and my education feed my find a passion for storytelling.

Beyond work, I have explored creative and philanthropic projects. I have produced music videos, photography and electric press kits for I-55 Productions. I created content for the NGO The 40 – Noore E Faride Nasrine Academy and for the inaugural “Talon Talks” at Mt. San Jacinto Community College.

Work History

Jul 2010Present

Multimedia Journalist

Freelance - Dhaka, Bangladesh, Los Angeles, Calif. & New York, N.Y. 

- Worked for 2 years on location for an international video and news production experience in Bangladesh, during political instability and the country's most violent elections.

- Created content for for documentary, features, and breaking news for publications: Al-Jazeera English, CNN International, Vice NEWS, and local publications. 

Work samples:

- Vice NEWS network, “Bangladesh Rising” (http://tinyurl.com/k64a5fe)

- CNN International, “Bangladesh Jute” (http://tinyurl.com/q5y6ze4)

CNN International, “Bangladesh Prisons” (http://tinyurl.com/o7uypro)

May 2009Jul 2010

District Manager

Global Electronic Technology, Inc., Cypress, Calif.

- Introduced new product line and vendor to support processing services for 32 nationwide independent sales offices in the United States

- Recruited and trained an in-house sales team of 14 that covered the territory of Orange County California, averaging 200+ contracts per month

- Transformed the infrastructure of the sales department into an innovative sales pipeline by implementing digital media and social netowrking into sales and marketing

Education

Aug 20152016

M.S, Journalism; Documentary

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.

Coursework in video reporting and production, documentary seminar, sports reporting seminar, investigative reporting, beat reporting and feature writing. Covered Central Harlem and contributed stories on the LGBT Community, mental health and income disparity.

Mar 2013

B.A. Political Science; focus on International Relations and South Asian Economies

California Polytechnic University Pomona, Los Angeles, Calif.

Senior thesis on "Corruption in Bangladesh" - traveled to Bangladesh to conduct interviews and research, with government officials, experts and journalists; presented paper at annual conference

Skills and Actitivities

Video Production

Broadcast, DSLR, Mobile Video, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Final Cut Pro 7 & X, AVID, Kine Master

Photography

DSLR, Mobile Photography, Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom 5

Social Media

- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Tweetdeck, Periscope and Hootsuite

- Social discovery & verification, reverse Google Image, and branding

Data

SPSS, Excel

References

Blake Morisson

June Cross

Tania Rashid