Reporter at PRWeek
- Washington D.C. Metro Area
- Online Media
Laura Nichols's Overview
- Reporter at PRWeek
- Writer/Editor at StateCollege.com at Lazerpro Digital Media Group
- Intern at Comtex News Network
- Intern at The National Review
- Features intern at The China Daily Beijing
- Editor/Reporter at The Daily Collegian
- Penn State University
- Marple Newtown Senior High School
Laura Nichols' Experience
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Publishing industry
January 2014 – Present (10 months)
Writer/Editor at StateCollege.com
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry
March 2012 – July 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 2012 – March 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 2011 – December 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.
Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry
June 2011 – September 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.
The Daily Collegian
January 2009 – May 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
- Social Media
- Video Editing
- Audio Editing
- News Writing
- AP Style
- Breaking News
- Public Relations
- Digital Media
- Feature Articles
- Online Journalism
- Public Speaking
- Press Releases
- Sports Writing
Laura Nichols' Education
Bachelor of Arts, Print Journalism
2008 – 2011
Marple Newtown Senior High School
2004 – 2008
Laura Nichols' Additional Information
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