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Nyela 

Graham

Multimedia Journalist
 

About

I am currently a junior standing multimedia journalism student with a passion to lead and learn new things.

From a young age, I have had a fascination, admiration, and appreciation for the news world and the publications that bring current events to the people. 

  I have a strong work ethic and a passion for learning and adapting to new environments and ideas.

I aspire to be a journalist who focuses on issues of public health, gender discrimination, civil rights, and policy. ​

 

I am confident in my writing and communicating skills and believe I am an ideal candidate in today’s modern journalism world.

 

Education

State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

2016- present

Anticipated Graduation: May 2020

 Multimedia Journalism BA 

 

As a journalism student, my curriculum and classes have focused on AP style and the ethics of good journalism.

My writing classes have placed an early emphasis on proper sentence structure and grammar in hard news writing and I have taken additional classes focused on photojournalism, basic web design, A/V production and speech writing.

The multimedia journalism program focuses on all mediums for journalists in the 21st century where graduates can be prepared for the rapid changes in the industry. 

Courses taken

-Grammar & Sentence Writing

-Audio/Video Production for Journalism & PR

-Introduction to News Writing

-Introduction to Magazine Writing

-Reporting & News Writing

-Web Design Production

-Digital Publishing

-Photojournalism

-Journalism Ethics

 Minor in Gender & Women's Studies 

 

I see it as incredibly important to have a strong understanding of a topic that I am very likely to cover later in my career. In today's journalism environment, having a background in a topic paves the way for a successful career and a passionate one as well. I am incredibly interested in issues of gender equality and equity as well as the topics of public health, civil rights and public policy. These topics all connect and therefore I am preparing myself for my career ahead. 

 

Courses taken

-Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies

-Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture

-Global Gender Issues

academic accomplishments

Honors Student

2017-present

Dean's List (GPA of 3.5 or higher)

Fall 2016, Fall 2017

 

experience

"Here's What Happened..."

Host & Co-Producer 

2017

The "Here's What Happened..." podcast is a hard news focused production that takes listeners through five important news stories from the week. The podcast was created with a college/ millennial audience in mind so that young people could keep with current events from around the world. "Here's What Happened..." premiered in October 2017.

DoNorth Magazine

Managing Editor

May 2018-Present

Staff Writer 

January- May 2018

DoNorth Magazine is a tourism publication for the Clinton County area of Northern New York. Through high-quality photography, design and writing, the pages of DoNorth inspire travelers from Montreal, New York City and Boston to use Clinton County as a jumping off point to immerse themselves in the beauty and excitement of the Champlain Valley and the greater Adirondack region. The result of a unique partnership between the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and SUNY Plattsburgh’s journalism department, DoNorth’s pages highlight the wide array of historical, agricultural, arts and recreational tourism opportunities in the area.

Cardinal Points

 

OPINIONS EDITOR

JANUARY 2019- PRESENT

 

Staff Writer

August- DECEMBER 2018

Cardinal Points is currently Plattsburgh State's independent student newspaper. Articles range from news, sports, opinions and arts and entertainment. 

 

nabj/pabj

Since my freshman year of college, I have been involved with the SUNY Plattsburgh Association of Black Journalists, a collegiate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. I was motivated to join to not only connect with people going down a similar career path as myself but to learn and grow during my four years in college.

I have held the positions of secretary and vice president and am currently the chapter president as of May 2018. 

 

SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL

 

  • Strong Public Speaker 

  • Researcher 

  • Leader 

  • Critical Thinker

  • Organized

  • Team Player

 

LANGUAGES

English

TECHNOLOGICAL 

 

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Google Drive

  • Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat)

  • Basic HTML Code

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

 
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