LISA KHOURY
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Multimedia Journalist
LISA KHOURY
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Multimedia Journalist
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Lisa Khoury

Multimedia Journalist, Reporter, Writer

Journalism is one of the most effective ways to impact this world. I found that out the hard way.

Two years ago, thousands of people worldwide slandered me online. That’s how I found my passion.

I wrote a column for my college newspaper that caused thousands to send me crude emails, letters and blogs; some even made YouTube videos mocking me.

I was devastated. And, somehow, exhilarated.

If a piece of journalism can affect people across the globe, what if my stories can do that in a positive way?

That is my goal as a journalist.

I am dedicated to powerful investigative journalism. In 2013, I wrote an article exposing the University at Buffalo’s failure to ensure student safety around its South Campus; it gained national recognition. And this time, the focus was on the unsafe students -- not me.

My priest always says, “If you have a talent, God wants you to use it.”

Journalism is about bringing attention to pressing issues. It can make an enormous impact on society as a positive force. And that is what I’m driven to do.

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Portfolio

Skills &
Achievements

Skills &
Achievements

  • A

    Broadcast
    Writing

  • J

    News &
    Feature Writing

  • M

    Investigative
    Reporting

  • b

    Arabic
    Proficiency

  • r

    Breaking
    News

  • V

    Final Cut
    Pro

  • Y

    Copy Editing &
    AP Style

  • 3

    Social media
    marketing

Work
Experience

Work
Experience

  • Managing Editor,
    The Spectrum
    May 2013 - Present
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Edit all articles generated by staff members for print and web publication for award-winning, thrice-weekly newspaper
    • Manage staff and assist editor in chief in editorial, business and staffing decisions
    • Arrange and update website and manage Twitter and Facebook accounts
    • Write news stories and features
    • Work one on one with news, features, arts and sports editors and writers to help improve their reporting, editing and story structure skills
    • Member of the Board of Directors
    • Assist in teaching three-credit, 390-level English class to all writers and editors
    Previously held titles: Senior News Editor, Police Beat Reporter, Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer
  • News Reporter Intern,
    WGRZ-TV (NBC)
    Sept. 2013 - Present
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Report on events, politics, news and features in Buffalo area
    • Conduct interviews in the field
    • Write scripts, VOs and VO/SOTs for live newscasts
    • Write news and feature stories for website
    • Shadow reporters and photographers in the field
    • Pitch story ideas to producers and reporters
  • Freelance Writer,
    The Buffalo News
    Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2014
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Wrote a full-page spread about my experiences overseas for the paper’s Travel section
    • Contributed writing and research for Gusto department
  • Intern News Reporter,
    Tonawanda News
    May 2013 - July 2013
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Wrote news articles and features, two of which were main front-page stories
    • Reported on news and events pertaining to Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda
    • Assisted reporters in research and fact checking
  • Police Beat Reporter,
    The Spectrum
    Jan. 2012 - May 2013
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • First reporter in Spectrum history to pioneer a police beat reporter position
    • Developed “police blotter” section of the newspaper
    • Visited University Police Station each week to review police reports, interview chief, assistant chiefs and lieutenants on latest on- and off-campus crimes
    • Established a working relationship with the Buffalo Police Department
    • Investigated and wrote all crime articles, including drug busts, armed robberies and burglaries pertaining to UB community
    • Interviewed student victims
  • Senior News Editor,
    The Spectrum
    May 2012 - May 2013
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assigned, edited, fact-checked and proofread every news article for print and web publication
    • Generated story ideas for every publication pertaining to news, current events, crime and student government
    • Trained news writers and assistant editors to help improve reporting, editing and story structure skills
    • Wrote leading news stories and features
  • Intern,
    Artvoice
    May 2012 - Sept. 2012
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    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Wrote stories and blogs regarding local music and art events
    • Assisted reporters in research and fact checking

Contact

lisamkhoury@gmail.com

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