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Jane Inouye
Gainesville, FL
e-mail: write2me@ufl.edu


Seasoned and experienced communications practitioner with expertise in internal and external issues management, crisis communication, media relations, media planning, legal research, marketing, advertising, copywriting and desktop publishing. Areas of specialization include: media and public access law, electric utility, regulation, sports and academic instruction


University of Florida, January 2001 - present, Instructor

Instructed advanced public relations writing for the University's College of Journalism and Commmunications.

Brechner Report, January - December 2000, Editor -

As editor, responsible for story selection, copywriting and layout of monthly newsletter focusing on media law issues for the state of Florida. Experienced in legal research, including on-line computer assisted research, drafting and writing legal documents.

Writer's Ink, October 1998-Present, Principal/owner -

Full-service agency specializing in newsletters, script writing, working with non-profit organizations and public relations activities. Clients include: Jacksonville Port Authority, PineRidge Productions, Florida Power & Light.

University of North Florida, April-December, 1999, Adjunct Professor -

Instructed basic news reporting and writing class for the University's Communications & Visual Arts Department.

Jacksonville Business Journal, October 1998-December, 1999, Correspondent -

Researching and writing in-depth business stories for Jacksonville's most widely read weekly business news publication.

Clean Shower Llp., April-September 1998, Director, Public Relations -

As director, hired staff, developed and implemented promotional plans on a national basis, including sports and special event marketing. Responsibilities included extensive writing, interfacing with employees as well as media and counseling senior staff on sensitive matters, including the resignation of the company CEO/President.

WAWS-TV FOX 30 News, Jacksonville, January-October 1997, News Producer -

Managed overall production of 10 and 11p.m. newscasts. Responsibilities included extensive writing; determination of which stories to run and order of importance; coordination of duties for reporters, photographers, anchors and technical crew; timing the show and filing daily performance reports to News Director. Producer of weekly Healthwatch segments.

Hawaiian Electric Company, May 1991 to January 1997, Corporate Communications -

Handled local news media and public relations issues as company spokesperson through high profile and day-to-day power outages, accidents, emergencies, system additions and rate cases. Provided internal counsel to CEO and corporate VPs, developed 'talking points' and coached upper management on delivery for both internal and external customers. Produced and wrote corporate videos. Played key role on crisis communications management team. Provided quarterly updates to corporate disaster plan which was implemented successfully following the devastation of hurricane Iniki in 1991 and a major oil spill in 1996 at the Waiau power plant. Determined advertising budget and its expenditure. Oversaw development of advertising plan including copywriting and production of print, radio and television ads. Responsible for all media buys and placement. Made numerous public appearances and assisted in planning of company sponsored community events.

Professional Communications, (ProComm) October 1990 to May 1991 Assistant Account Executive -

Responsibilities included overseeing a broad spectrum of clients ranging from sports to fine arts to construction and utility. Oversaw campaign for the Kodak Hula Bowl, including marketing and media development, placement of print and broadcast advertising, and coordination of press box on game day.

KHVH NewsRadio 99, Oct. 1987 to Oct. 1990, Promotions Director / Reporter -

Responsibilities included news reporting, development and management of station promotions, trafficking on-air logs, writing ad copy, and other duties as required.


University of Florida, Jan. 2000-present -

- Currently enrolled in the graduate studies program in the College of Journalism and Communications. Pursuing a masters and Ph.D in mass media law. Areas of research include: privacy, public relations and regulatory communications requirements. Anticipated graduation: Spring 2004.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa -

Graduated with a BA, majoring in Journalism, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. While attending UH, completed Legislative Internship at State Capitol, served as a Senator for the ASUH Student Government and served for two years on the UH Campus Center Board.


Fellowship, Joseph Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, January -December 2000
Accreditation (APR) 1994, Public Relations Society of America
Koa Anvil Recipient 1995, Public Relations Society of America, Hawai'i Chapter
Koa Hammer Recipient 1992, Public Relations Society of America, Hawai'i Chapter
Graduate Committee, UF College of Journalism and Communications - member
PRSA - Public Relations Society of America - member

First Amendment Foundation -

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