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Jordan Otero

Jordan Otero

Editor-in-Chief

The Troubadour, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Southington, Other

I've been writing for as long as I can remember, but I've been doing journalism for five years. My gateway drug to journalism was breaking a story that rocked my high school to the core. I've held a variety of positions, from staff writer to editor-in-chief. I've spearheaded efforts to redesign a publication, worked extensive...

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“Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.” - Nellie Bly, investigative reporter
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I've fallen in love with investigative reporting and story-telling through journalism. I'm designated copy editor of my friends' college papers and theses - and labeled as strange because editing makes me giddy. The power and role of social media in journalism excites me to no end, and I'll talk your ear off about it if you g...

I'd love to be a reporter - any beat will do, but I'm particularly interested in investigative reporting, politics and general local coverage - at a mainstream news publication.
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The Troubadour, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Editor-in-Chief

Lead a brand new editorial staff of 10 people. Oversee both print and online layout and content for the weekly newspaper at a private liberal arts college with 2,500 students. Spearhead stronger Web presence utilizing social media platforms. Organize publication redesign effort.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville

Media relations assistant

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Web Editor

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Child care aid

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The Troubadour

Reporter

Southington Citizen

Freelance reporter

The Washington Times

Reporting Intern

Met firm deadlines for a daily print and Web publication. Wrote a range of stories, including economics, health, politics and religion. Quickly adapted to publication’s own style. Refined reporting, interviewing, and research techniques. Use of SAXoPress and Mac desktop system. AP style.
Total of 15 stories published in three months; 4 front-page.

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Career

The Washington Times

Reporting intern

The Southington Citizen

Freelance reporter

Wrote community driven stories and met deadlines for a weekly local publication.

The Troubadour

Layout editor

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Bachelor of Arts, Communication arts: journalism

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts; Journalism

Washington Journalism Center

Journalism