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Shannon Pesek

Shannon Pesek

Managing Editor

MQ Magazine

Journalism Student at Miami University

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MQ Magazine

Managing Editor

Miami Quarterly Magazine is a collegiate produced magazine that is published four times a year. Through my time at MQ I have written several long feature length articles. My first year at the magazine, I wrote for the sports section, detailing the sports community at Miami University.
My second year at the magazine, I was appointed to Arts and Entertainment editor. Under this position I managed a staff of six students and provided them story ideas and angles for their stories. My position also required me to produce quarterly staples in the magazine, such as the In vs. Out culture survey and other alternate story forms.
My third year at the magazine, I was appointed Managing Editor. Under this position I worked directly with the Editor-in-chief, editing every piece produced by our two dozen writers. Additionally, I worked with the Art Director and Photo Editor to make major design and layout decisions.

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Vista Magazine

Intern

At my first international internship, I learned to excel beyond the differences in culture and language. The articles I wrote during my time at Vista were written in English, and were geared towards tourists and students visiting Italy. My knowledge of Italian language assisted me during my internship. Additionally, one of my articles written for the magazine was re-published in La Repubblica, the biggest newspaper in Florence.

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Miami University, Journalism 101

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

As an undergraduate teaching assistant, I worked with a group of seven freshmen with limited or no journalism experience, to teach basic journalism skills. Additionally, it was my responsibility to edit and grade their articles before the final grading by the professor. Several of the students' work was published in on-campus media.

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Hercampus.com

Contributing writer

Hercampus.com, MU Branch, is a recent publication at Miami University, and I was lucky enough to be on their first staff. Hercampus.com is a national website for women, with branches on college campuses across the nation. Through this hybrid organization and publication, I developed online journalism skills, including writing for an online publication, understanding the importance of graphics, and developing a more conversational writing style.

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Fashionably Cleveland

Intern

Fashionably Cleveland is an online fashion publication specific to the Cleveland area. During my summer contributing to FC, I worked directly with a mentor to write fashion articles for women in northeast Ohio. I interviewed several eclectic, and interesting local celebrities who had amazing stories to tell. Since FC is both an online and a print publication I learned to make additions and removals to articles for a seamless transition between web and print.

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Cincinnati Enquirer

Intern

The Cincinnati Enquirer, a part of Enquirer Media, is the largest newspaper in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with a mentor on the EnterChange business and entrepreneurship blog associated with the newspaper. I developed multimedia experience during my internship, including development on the CMS site Wordpress.com, combining video and photography with articles, and using links and tags to make the article online/web ready.

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The Miami Student

Senior Staff Writer

The Miami Student Newspaper is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, and is produced biweekly. Through my time at the Miami Student newspaper, I received my first experiences with journalism. My freshman year I became a staff writer, and worked with a mentor to hone in my writing skills. My sophomore year I became a senior staff writer and was expected to meet strict weekly deadlines.

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Miami University

Bachelor of the Arts, Journalism, Creative Writing, Rhetoric