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Liana Bayne

Liana Bayne

Reporting Intern

The Roanoke Times

Blacksburg, Other

My top five strengths are input, connectedness, includer, belief and responsibility. I'm a young journalist who's fascinated by the world around me. I'm looking to learn, grow and gain permanent employment. I love travel and good stories. And I'd love to work for you.




Dreams don't work unless you do.

Traveling, cooking, learning other languages, good stories.

The Roanoke Times

Reporting Intern

Produces 3-5 stories per week for Roanoke-based daily newspaper and its products including Christiansburg-based Thursday-Sunday tab community insert The Burgs; writes features and general assignment news stories in the Roanoke Valley and New River Valley; covers police and crime during night and weekend shifts; works 40 hours per week

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The Free Lance-Star

Reporting intern

Produced 3-6 stories per week for features, local news, business, lifestyle, healthy living, religion and arts and entertainment desks of daily newspaper; worked 40 hours per week



jCamp executive student director

Coordinated, planned and executed 5-day camp for 50 high school journalism students and 6 guest instructors on Tech's campus, July 2012

Coordinated, planned, and executed 5-day camp for 70 high school journalism students and 12 guest instructors on Tech's campus, July 2011

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Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, Inc. (The Collegiate Times)

Special Sections Editor

Produced 2-6 special sections per month; coordinated writers and designers to produce all theme sections


Reporting Intern

Produced 2-4 stories per week; covered general assignment news stories for daily newspaper; worked 20-30 hours per week

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Associate news editor

Managed staff of 12; worked 30 to 40 hours per week; created story and photo assignments; provided headlines and other design elements for print and online; attended daily budget meetings; covered breaking news and wrote investigative stories; helped create and execute new version of writer training program



News reporter

Produced 1-3 stories per week; worked 20 hours per week

Starbucks Coffee Company

Barista and Learning Coach

Albemarle High School

Advanced studies diploma, General education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.A., English (professional writing concentration); double-major certificate, Spanish