Paula Ouder

723 West Hamilton Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
(386) 754-9390
paulao@alltel.net

EDUCATION
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Pursuing a master's degree in journalism with a specialization in photojournalism. Plan to graduate summer of 2002.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of arts in May 1992 with a major in mass communication and a minor in film studies.

MASS COMMUNICATION EXPERIENCE
Lake City Reporter
Lake City, FL
Copy Editor, January 2002-Present
Edit copy and photos and layout pages on McIntosh computers using Baseview, QuarkXPress and PhotoShop software.
Photographer/Copy Editor, July 1997-January 2001
Shot sports, news, business, religion, lifestyle, portrait, feature and enterprise photos for 10,000-circulation daily paper. Scanned and toned images using Macintosh computers and Adobe Photoshop. Produced photo feature pages using QuarkXPress. Wrote editorials, news and feature stories. Edited social news and maintained weekly current events calendar.

St. Petersburg Times International Journalism Practicum
Gainesville, FL, and Belize, Central America
Photojournalist/Publicity Co-chair, August 2001- December 2001
Spent semester researching and documenting life in Belize for on-line magazine, www.internationaljournalism.com. Traveled Central American for nine days to photograph and write about a Mayan farmer. Coordinated media and university publicity for the on-line magazine and photographic exhibition. Helped edit student copy for Web site.

Gainesville Sun
Gainesville, FL
Photography Intern, May 2001-August 2001
Shot news, features, illustrations and portraits for 65,000-circulation daily paper. Scanned and toned images. Used Nikon D-1 digital camera. Utilized studio lighting for portraits and illustrations.

Community Context Studies
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Assistant Editor, March 2001-May 2001
Worked under Dr. Mary Ann Ferguson in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications on a research project for the Florida Department of Health. Led a team of six writers in producing a 150-page report examining point-of-sale tobacco advertising.

The News Banner
Covington, LA
Photographer/Reporter, January 1993-July 1997
Shot, edited, processed and printed photos for all areas of 20,000-circulation semi-weekly newspaper. Shot high school, collegiate and professional sports. Shot and designed award-winning weekly photo feature/essay page. Produced several enterprise assignments each week. Completed page layouts on Macintosh computers using QuarkXPress. Supervised black-and-white darkroom operations.

The Hullabaloo
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Photography Editor, June 1991-May 1992
Assigned, shot and edited color and black-and-white photos for 12,000-circulation weekly student newspaper. Directed staff of 10 photographers. Shot features, news and collegiate sports. Wrote staff editorials.

WTUL
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
General Manager, June 1990-May 1991
Oversaw all on-and off-air operations of student radio station. Supervised executive staff of 10 members and on-air staff comprised of about 75 students, alumni and members of the general public. Supervised annual "Marathon" fund-raiser that consisted of on-air pledging, concerts at area music clubs and a two-day festival on campus.
Public Service Announcements Director, June 1989-May 1990
Served as liaison for non-profit community and student organizations placing on-air announcements. Coordinated airtime rotation for announcements.
Disc Jockey, October 1988-May 1992
Selected music and played records for jazz, classical and alternative programs. Wrote program notes for the classical newsletter.
Newscaster, January 1989-June 1990
Compiled reports for daily news shows from the Associated Press wire. Worked on the production staff of weekly news, talk and issues shows.

WSLA
Slidell, LA
Engineer/Producer, November 1988-December 1989
Monitored network sports, talk and news transmissions. Coordinated local commercials, announcements and station identifications at commercial AM station. Recorded programs for playback.

AWARDS
Florida Press Club
Third Place Photo Essay 2000
Second Place Sports Photo 1999

Florida Society of Newspaper Editors
Second Place Photo Essay 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Student Society for News Design
National Press Photographers Association

VOLUNTEER WORK
Lab coach for Reporting I class at the University of Florida Summer 2001
Publicity assistant for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Columbia County 1999-2000

REFERENCES
John Kaplan
Associate Professor
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications
3067 Weimer Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(352) 392-0435

Dr. Mary Ann Ferguson
Professor
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications
2044 Weimer Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(352) 392-6660
mafergus@jou.ufl.edu

David Brown
Executive Editor
Times Daily
219 West Tennessee St.
Florence, Alabama 35631
(256) 740-5720
Fax (256) 740-4717
david.brown@timesdaily.com

Mike Scott
Copy Editor
The Times-Picayune
104 Sumner Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433
(985) 871-8106

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