Anna J. Palm – New Path

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Detroit on January 14, 2017.

My name is Anna J. Palm and I’m a writer, painter and martial artist.

In May 2015, I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts; my major was creative writing and journalism my minor. Shortly afterwards, I worked for The Morning Sun, a (then-local) paper in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It was a wonderful learning experience and kind of an adventure until the company downsized and laid off people at several newspapers, including me. It’s doggy dog world out there.

Realizing that I needed additional education and a different life style, I began attending grad school at Oakland University in the fall 2016. Currently I’m working on my master’s in communication with a focus on media studies. People keep asking me if I’m going after a PhD – probably since they can hear on my voice that I love research –  but unless I plan on teaching, there’s no point in getting one. My future goal is to get a job at a big company like General Motors or a publishing company where I can use what I’ve learned at grad school and grow as a writer.

Truth to be told, the Big Dream is to have my poems and fictional stories published one day so that I can live as a full-time author, like J.K. Rowling or Neil Gaiman.

Plus, I love travel. I’ve been to quite a few places already – Denmark, France, Austria, Italy, Egypt, several states such as North Carolina and Maine… – but there is so much more I want to see, so many people to meet and so many different kinds of dishes to taste.
You can also reach me at blueannajo@aol.com

By the way, bellow this post you can find my resume.

Anna Josefin Palm – Resume

Anna Josefin Palm                                                       

(248) 525-2588

blueannajo@aol.com

 

Communication experience:

            Oakland University—Rochester, MI

            Graduate assistant; communication department, Jan. – April 2017.

  • Assisted the faculty with their research: data entry, gathering relevant information, analyzing scholarly articles, and preparing literature reviews.
  • Graded essays from an undergraduate communication class.
  • Re-designed the billboard for the Graduate Program in Communication.

Michigan Academy of Science, Art and Letters—Kalamazoo, MI

Presenter at a day-long conference, March 10, 2017

  • Presented a research paper on women’s representation on Game of Thrones and other fantasy shows.

 

Journalism experience:

The Morning Sun—Mount Pleasant, MI

Multimedia reporter; education and city beat, Sept. – Dec. 2015.

  • Covered topics and events related to Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant schools, educational programs in the area, and occasionally city matters.
  • Performed in-depth research and interviewed state experts for larger stories, such as child poverty in Michigan.
  • Used social media and photo galleries to draw readers’ interest.
  • Developed relationships with members of the Mount Pleasant Board of Education.

 

Midland Daily News—Midland, MI

Freelance reporter, Organic Reporting Project, Aug. – Dec. 2013.

  • Traveled to farms in Alma, Hersey and Rosebush as well as to an organic store in Midland to interview owners, farmers and consumers.
  • Researched extensively on food recalls and food production; contacted state and national experts.
  • Co-wrote the leading front-page article that launched the Sunday-Monday package.

Central Michigan University Honors:

Friends of Journalism Scholarship – April 2014

Certificate of Appreciation – International Children’s Book Read-In – April 2015

Awards:

The Society of Professional Journalists           

Mark of Excellence Award Regional Winners – April 2014

Education:

Central Michigan University—Mount Pleasant, MI

            English major, creative writing concentration, and Journalism minor

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in May 2015; GPA of 3.5

 

Oakland University—Rochester, MI

            Master’s in Communication, with a focus on media studies

Expected graduation in April 2018; current GPA of 3.8

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