<h1>Penny Yi Wang</h1>
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<p><b>Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University</b>, Chicago, IL 06/2015 (expected)</p>

<p>Candidate for Master of Science in Journalism, Social Justice News Nexus Fellow</p>

<p><b>Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Qatar</b>, Doha, Qatar07/2014</p>

<p>Bachelor of Science in Journalism (with Honors) </p>

<p><b>Hangzhou Foreign Language School</b>, Hangzhou, China 06/2011</p>

<h2>Journalism Experience </h2>

<p><b>Medill News Service</b>, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 09/2014 – Present</p>

<p>Business Beat Reporter</p>

<p>Cover financial and investment news such as <a href="medillreports.com:2014:10:09:hedge-funds-hope-for-better-days">hedge fund performance</a>, <a href="medillreports.com:2014:12:10:peer-to-peer-lending-sees-exponential-growth">consumer credit</a></p>

<p>Cover Chicago area manufacturing sector, such as <a href="medillreports.com:2014:10:23:cat-pleases-market-with-optimistic-earnings">quarterly earnings</a>, <a href="medillreports.com:2014:10:01:ism-manufacturing-index-slipped-september">economic indicators</a></p>

<p><b>Al Jazeera English Channel</b>, Doha, Qatar 06/2014 – 07/2014</p>

<p>Intern Producer</p>

<p>Produced and edited web video packages for the <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/review/">reVIEW</a> show on Al Jazeera English</p>

<p>Interviewed filmmakers and journalists about their behind the scene stories</p>

<p><b>Qatar Living</b>, Doha, Qatar 05/2014 – 08/2014</p>

<p>Freelance Writer</p>

<p>Created content for Qatar’s most viewed website and attracted over 100,000 monthly clicks </p>

<p>Covered topics including <a href="http://www.qatarliving.com/forum/news/posts/latest-qatar-announces-changes-labour-laws">labor law</a>, <a href="http://www.qatarliving.com/forum/qatari-culture/posts/audio-driving-culture-explained">trend</a>, <a href="http://www.qatarliving.com/forum/news/posts/newspapers-polygamy-could-help-resolve-social-problems">polygamy</a>, etc. for a diverse audience</p>

<p><b>The Boston Globe</b>, Boston, MA 02/2014 – 04/2014 </p>

<p>Web Intern</p>

<p>Produced content for the website, and created content for <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/02/27/build-and-test-your-own-oscar-acceptance-speech/3WqARY5VHu6r8ZYrfm4p7J/story.html">graphics</a>, including an interactive <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/03/11/key-locations-disappearance-malaysia-death/acpWBmmqH7boAaI9uDWOVK/story.html">map</a></p>

<p>Managed social media and engaged audience for special events such as the Boston Marathon</p>

<p><b>Northwestern University in Qatar Summer Reporting Project</b>, Accra, Ghana 05/2013 – 09/2013</p>

<p>Covered urban development stories in Accra’s slums for an interactive documentary project</p>

<p>Served as the camera operator for video and <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/sets/72157640294744015/">photo </a></p>

<p><b>Doha News</b>, Doha, Qatar 05/2013 – 12/2013 </p>

<p>Intern Reporter/Photographer</p>

<p>Reported on local news (<a href="http://pennyyiwang.com/2013/05/06/dnent/">legislation</a>, <a href="http://dohanews.co/qatar-strives-to-expand-honey-production-but-heat-a-challenge/">agriculture</a>, <a href="http://pennyyiwang.com/2013/06/10/doha-bus/">tourism</a>) for the most popular news website in Doha </p>

<p>Contributed to the site’s photo archive </p>

<p><b>United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18)</b>, Doha, Qatar</p>

<p>Staff Photographer</p>

<p>Contributed to the conference’s image archive and covered high level negotiations and side events (<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/8245515672/in/set-72157632172728020">Secretary General</a> Ban Ki-moon, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/sets/72157632088469008/">charity event</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/sets/72157632126915125/">student protest</a>, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/sets/72157632185429716/">official visit</a>s) </p>

<p>Assisted the head of photo desk with assigning jobs and responded to photo requests</p>


<p>Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, YouTube, LinkedIn, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/penny-yi-wang/sets/">Flickr</a></p>

<p>Technical: Photo and video cameras, lighting and sound equipment, electronic news-gathering workflow, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, web content management systems, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript</p>

<p>Languages: Mandarin (native), German and Arabic (elementary)</p>


<p><b>Social Justice News Nexus </b>Student Fellow 10/2014 – Present </p>

<p><b>Society of Professional Journalists Qatar Chapter </b>President 10/2012 – 06/2014</p>

<p><b>TEDxEducationCity </b>Head of Communication 01/2013 – 06/2014</p>

<h2>Honors and Awards</h2>

<p><b>1st Place Online In-Depth Reporting, National Finalist </b>04/2013 </p>

<p>“<a href="http://arabamreeka2012dotorg.wordpress.com/">Arab Amreeka 2012</a>” – Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists </p>

<p><b>Honorable Mention, Best Editing, Best Cinematography </b>03/2014</p>

<p>“<a href="http://pennyyiwang.com/2014/02/15/qadr/">Qadr</a>” – Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival</p>
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