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Résumé

McKenna Ewen: Résumé

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Star Tribune
Multimedia Producer, Minneapolis, MN
January 2008 – Present
Startribune.com multimedia producer, reporter, photographer and videographer,
includes coverage of breaking news, politics, sports and features.

Ewen Media
Founder, Minneapolis, MN
August 2009 – Present
A multimedia production company that uses interactive multimedia to tell meaningful stories. Its mission is to explore the world in its current
 state and the world that it could become.

Bloomberg News
Intern, Washington, D.C.
September 2008 – December 2008
Political and business reporting and production for Bloomberg Television; includes
24-hour coverage of the economic crisis and presidential election.

Almanac: At the Capitol
Production Assistant, St. Paul, MN
October 2007 – May 2008
Assist with a weekly public affairs show at the state capitol; duties include
political reporting and production assistance for Twin Cities Public Television.

The Minnesota Daily
Staff Reporter, Minneapolis, MN
March 2007 – July 2007
Student-driven newspaper at the University of Minnesota; coverage areas include city
government, transportation, housing and multimedia.

Radio K (KUOM 770)
Newsday host/DJ, Minneapolis, MN
November 2006 – January 2008
Student-run radio station at the University of Minnesota; promoted to news show host
and on-air DJ.

Education

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Honors College of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Professional Journalism, Political Science
September 2006 – December 2009
Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.65

Washington Center for Politics and Journalism
Washington Politics and Journalism Semester, Washington, DC
September 2008 – December 2008
Non-partisan, non-ideological program to teach the next generation of political reporters about
politics. One of 12 student journalists selected from more than 50 participating universities.

Achievements

Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award (3)
MNPA Multimedia Portfolio of the Year
SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award
SPJ Page One “Best Use of Multimedia” Award
Edward R. Murrow Award (Multimedia Staff)
Eddie Adams Workshop (Multimedia Team)
2009 Poynter Fellowship for Young Journalists
UWIRE Top 100 “Best and Brightest” Student Journalist
Hearst Foundation Multimedia Competition Finalist
Hearst Foundation Broadcast Competition Finalist
Roy Howard Collegiate Reporting Award

Service

Presidential Freedom Award
In-House Basketball Program Coordinator – Eastview Athletic Association
In-House Basketball Head Coach – Eastview Athletic Association
Shepherd of the Valley Confirmation Facilitator of the Year

Proficiency

Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Pro, Motion,
Soundtrack, Compressor,
DVD Studio Pro

Adobe CS4
Photoshop, After Effects
Flash, Premier Pro, Audition

Avid Media Composer, Liquid
HTML, CSS, WordPress, SEO