Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols

Reporter at PRWeek

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Online Media

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Laura Nichols' Experience

Reporter

PRWeek

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Publishing industry

January 2014Present (9 months)

Writer/Editor at StateCollege.com

Lazerpro Digital Media Group

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

March 2012July 2013 (1 year 5 months) State College, Pennsylvania Area

Planned and organized coverage and reported live each day from the Jerry Sandusky trial in Bellefonte, Pa.
Regularly contributed to the Wall Street Journal's radio show, "The Daily Wrap" during the trial.
Writes multiple daily stories for StateCollege.com, covering community content, Penn State and the courts.
Utilizes social media and enhances brand visibility online and engages readers via Twitter and Facebook.
Communicates with business leaders, university officials and colleagues to provide high-quality content.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; cmtx; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2012March 2012 (2 months) New York, New York

Researched top stories each day, collected information for the growing political website.
Analyzed news and made decisions regarding what was most newsworthy and pertinent to readers.
Summarized news and wrote short posts.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

September 2011December 2011 (4 months) Washington, D.C.

Maintained day-to-day coverage of Congress, kept up with daily news, breaking and more of a feature type.
Communicated with editors, congressional office staff and colleagues, attained and provided research materials.
Conducted interviews with members of Congress.

Features intern

The China Daily Beijing

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2011September 2011 (4 months) Beijing, China

Conducted interviews, more than one with the aid of a translator, which included communicating what questions needed to be asked and content to be covered.
Traveled to various areas of Beijing, largely on my own, to speak with sources for stories.
Assisted the editors in editing copy of non-native English speakers.
Planned, pitched and wrote stories for the Features section, working with two editors that required maintaining constant communication.
Wrote and edited columns.

Editor/Reporter

The Daily Collegian

January 2009May 2011 (2 years 5 months) State College, Pennsylvania Area

Responsible for a staff of reporters, requiring careful maintenance of coverage.
Planned election coverage and oversaw the crime, courts and municipal government beat.
Facilitated strong source relationships as a reporter, writing about crime and student government.
Assisted the Collegian’s transition to digital media
Worked daily at the newspaper while balancing a full course load each semester as a full-time student.

Laura Nichols' Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing
  2. Writing
  3. Journalism
  4. Newspaper
  5. Social Media
  6. iMovie
  7. Video Editing
  8. Audio Editing
  9. Newspapers
  10. Facebook
  11. News Writing
  12. AP Style
  13. Breaking News
  14. Public Relations
  15. Digital Media
  16. Radio
  17. Interviews
  18. Feature Articles
  19. Storytelling
  20. Online Journalism
  21. Blogging
  22. Audacity
  23. Public Speaking
  24. Press Releases
  25. Sports Writing
  26. Multimedia
  27. Proofreading

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Laura Nichols' Education

Penn State University

Bachelor of Arts, Print Journalism

20082011

Marple Newtown Senior High School

20042008

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