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Nardine A. Saad
Cerritos, CA


University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
M.A. Online Journalism—May 2010

University of California, Irvine                    
B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior & Literary Journalism—June 2007
Dean’s Honor List Fall 2004-Spring 2007

Language and Technical Skills

English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), Spanish (fluent).

MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT. Adobe Dreamweaver and PhotoShop, AVID Newscutter, Final Cut, Audacity, Soundslides, FileZilla and FTP software, Movable Type, WordPress and HTML/CSS.


Work experience

The Associated Press—Los Angeles, CA June-August 2010
Summer News Intern Report and write breaking news and feature stories pertaining to the Los Angeles and Orange County. Responsibilities: researching and pitching stories, interviewing experts, attending press conferences and obtaining documents.

BBC North America—Los Angeles, CA February 2010-May 2010
News Intern and Research Assistant Research, report and edit West Coast stories to be packaged for a British television audience.

The Daily Breeze—Torrance, CA September-December 2009
Business and News Intern Research and produce a weekly local business profile and assist editors with breaking news.

Neon Tommy: Annenberg Digital News—Los Angeles, CA January 2009-May 2010
Executive Producer and Staff Writer Pitch, edit and post stories. Contribute arts and culture pieces about events in Los Angeles and the U.S. Take photos, write copy, edit and construct slideshows.

The Associated Press—London, United Kingdom June-July 2009
Editorial Intern Report and write breaking news and feature stories pertaining to the United Kingdom and sent to global news outlets daily. Responsibilities include: researching and  pitching stories, interviewing experts, military and government officials, attending press conferences and obtaining documents.

Los Angeles Times Orange County Edition—Costa Mesa, CA April 2007-August 2008
Intern/Editorial Assistant Editorial work: Pitching story ideas, researching, retrieving court documents, assisting and shadowing reporters in the field. Clerkship includes administrative work, reporting, writing briefs, taking news feeds, retrieving documents and compiling the daily calendar of events.

OC Weekly Newspaper—Santa Ana, CA  January 2007-April 2007
Editorial News Intern/Free-lance Writer Editorial work: news, art, theater reviews. Pitching story ideas, reviewing events, researching, writing, proofing copy, and retrieving court documents.

References available upon request


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