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Janita Poe
Jpoe5@gsu.edu
janitapoe@bellsouth.net
www.janitapoe.com

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MULTIPLATFORM JOURNALIST

AWARD-WINNING WRITER|DIGITAL NEWS
EDITOR|JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR
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  • 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.
  • Seeking to pursue a Ph.D. in communication and add new and relevant academic research to my field and teach, mentor and inspire the next generation of journalists.

JOURNALISM WORK HISTORY:

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

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:

Visiting Instructor, Department of Communication, Georgia State University. Media Writing. August 2014-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
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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 I, Emory IT Continuing Education, Summer 2010.

Dreamweaver I, Emory IT Continuing Education, Spring 2010.

Web Design Basics, Emory IT Continuing Education, Spring 2010.

FELLOWSHIPS/ADVANCED STUDIES:

Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Media Management Fellow.

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

EDUCATION:

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:    

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:

Intermediate Spanish and French. Basic German.

 

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