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www.JanitaPoe.com

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GLOBAL STUDIES DOCTORAL STUDENT

AWARD-WINNING WRITER|DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR|JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR

_____________________________________________________Six-time award-winning reporter and media specialist with experience at two major digital news websites -- AOL/HuffingtonPost.com and Advance Publications/AL.com – and four major newspapers – the Chicago Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The St. Petersburg Times and the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Experienced public relations specialist and social media strategist. Previous contracts include IHC Financial, Atlanta Council Member Kwanza Hall, The Ford Motor Company and Atlanta City Council Member C. T. Martin.
  • Third-year Ph. D. student at Georgia State University pursing global communications studies and dissertation on best practices in computer-assisted cultural exchanges.

 

JOURNALISM WORK HISTORY:

Social Media Consultant/Grant Writer, Poe Communications, LLC, January 2004-present. @PoeCommunicate and wizard behind @AEJMC_NOND, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s News and Online Division, on Twitter.

News Director/Line Editor/Columnist, Montgomery Bureau, Birmingham News/AL.com (Advance Publications), Sept. 2012-Nov. 2013.

Launch Editor, CascadePatch.com, AOL/Huffington Post Patch.com, September 2010-2012.

Bureau Chief/Editor and National "Roving" Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 1999-December 2003.

Weekend Metro Desk Editor and Chicago Schools Education Reporter, Chicago Tribune, January 1992-March 1999.

General Assignment Reporter, Tampa Bureau, St. Petersburg Times, April 1990-January 1992.

County Government Reporter, Orlando Sentinel, January 1988-April 1990.

 

JOURNALISM TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Instructor, Department of Communication, Georgia State University. Full-Time August 2015-Summer 2016; Ph.D. Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2016-present.

Adjunct Journalism Instructor, Alabama State University. Intro to News Writing and Reporting, Media Ethics and Advanced Broadcast News Writing. August -December 2013.

 

 

JOURNALISM AWARDS:                                   

Feature Story of the Year, Print, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, 2002.

Business Story of the Year, Print, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, 2001.

Peter Lisagor Deadline Story of the Year (team), Chicago Society of Professional Journalists, 1997.

Peter Lisagor Business Journalism Story/Series of the Year (3-member team), Society of Professional Journalists, 1997.

Feature Story of the Year, Chicago Association of Black Journalists, 1995.

Non-Deadline Story of the Year, (team), Central Florida SPJ, 1991.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Grant Writing Certification, Auburn University Montgomery, Spring 2013.

Website Analytics and Design Certification, Emory University, Summer 2010.

FELLOWSHIPS/ADVANCED STUDIES:

Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Media Management Fellow.

Linguistics, French and Economics, 4.0 GPA, Georgia State University.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Global Communication (pending), 3.87 GPA as of Summer 2018, Georgia State University.

M.A. Journalism, 3.55 GPA, University of Georgia.

B.S. Public Relations, 3.0 GPA, Florida State University.

Cum Laude Diploma, Woodward Academy College Preparatory High School.

 

FOREIGN TRAVEL/LANGUAGE STUDY:    

Language Schools International Paris, French Studies.

Georgia State University, Intermediate and Advanced French Studies.

Alliance Francaise, Atlanta, Intermediate French Studies.

Emory University, Intermediate Spanish Studies

Madrid, Spain, Institutos Mangold. Low-Intermediate Spanish Studies.

Cemanahuac Spanish School, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Advanced Beginner Spanish Studies.

LSI International, Zurich, Switzerland, Beginning German.

LANGUAGES:

Advanced French. Intermediate Spanish. Basic German.

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