resume

  • Twitter handles of interest for copy editors

    Twitter handles of interest for copy editors

    One of the things that will help copy editors who use twitter is a good list built around copy editing. I’d like to give a few suggestions for who to follow, and I also have my own list. Breaking news @whitehouse @nprnews @guardian @propublica Local (For example, I live in Phoenix, Arizona) @phoenixnewtimes @azcentral General…

  • Learning magazine design

    A few weeks ago, my editing class dove into designing for magazines, as opposed to designing for newspapers. Our assignment involved creating two facing magazine pages. Our subject was Mardi Gras 2012. Using wire photos and an Associated Press recap of the event, we put together our pages. I decided to use the purple, yellow…

  • A magazine layout featuring music blogging

    For our last assignment, I wanted to combine the editing and design skills I have developed in the advanced editing class with some of the music blogging I have done. To do that, I chose to make an music piece I wrote about James McMurtry into a magazine layout. One of the other fans at…

  • Writing inspiration

    Here are a few stories/multimedia pieces I’ve read in and out of journalism schools that have inspired or impressed me (I’ll try to keep this updated): Love, understanding tell story of mom and 10 kids by Shaun McKinnon The Entrapment of Jessie Snodgrass by Sabrina Ruben Erdely A toast story by John Gravois Reaching my…

  • So I was invited to career day …

    I was invited to give a presentation on forging a career after journalism school, so I thought I’d collect my thoughts here! Do you have a current resume? Have you made a personal/portfolio website (like this one)? What do you want to try before you graduate? What do you want to accomplish in your career?…

  • Personal portfolios and social media

    Here are some of the personal portfolio websites I’ve created, as well as the social media I actually use. Please feel free to follow me! Portfolios About.Me Flavors.Me Visualize.Me Vizify Cronkite Nation (Specifically for ASU Walter Cronkite School alumni) Social Media @chelseyheath Rebel Mouse (organizes your Twitter into a Pinterest-like layout) Bit.ly FriendFeed (RSS) Google…

  • Under- graduate thesis

    While I was at the Cronkite School of Journalism, I was also part of Barrett, the Honors College. To graduate from the Honors College, among other requirements, students must complete an undergraduate thesis on a topic of their choice, under the supervision of at least two ASU faculty members, and a third reader from ASU…

  • Evolution of an InDesign resume

    Evolution of an InDesign resume

    As a very early assignment in my Cronkite School Advanced Editing class, we made graphic representations of our resume. My first attempt was ambitious but poorly executed. I used similar colors to my website to create some flow there. I was bale to get a head shot on the page, and break up the monotony…

  • Creating a web teaser

    Creating a web teaser

    In order to practice web design, I created a web teaser that would lead a reader to my Mardi Gras 2012 magazine layout. I decided to go with a flamboyant font to match the Mardi Gras mood. Again, I used the best picture on the wire and played it big. The lede of the actual…