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Mackenzie Allen

151 N. Michigan Ave, Apt 1010 Chicago, IL 60601 T: 360.440.2811 E: Twitter: mackenziecallen


I have professional experience in a wide range of both broadcast and print media. My primary interest is in national security stories that have a national rather than strictly an international focus. With this background and curiosity I am the ideal candidate for the National Security Reporting Project.


Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism Master of Science Candidate, National Security Focus

January 2013-December 2014

Oregon State University Bachelor of Art, New Media Communications Minors, Writing and French

September 2008-June 2012


National Security Reporter, Medill News Service

April 2013-June 2013

Report, write and produce print and multimedia stories from a national security standpoint with a focus on the Chicago area. Report on breaking news stories and enterprise pieces.

Multimedia Reporter, The News Register

June 2012-August 2012

Develop local news and sports stories written for a localized audience. Shoot and edit video packages using Premiere to link with stories to further engage the online readership. Shoot still photos for use both in print and online.

Producer, Anchor and Reporter, The Beaver News

January 2011-June 2012

Weekly anchor and reporter for a daily live broadcast. Write and edit stories for anchors, assign events to cover as packages. Develop talent at anchor and reporter positions. Assist station manager and remote operations director on live remote coverage.

Assistant Editor, Oregon WIN

September 2011-June 2012

Use Final Cut Pro to edit prerecorded events to create twenty-four hour programming for broadcast on an Oregon Public Broadcasting affiliate channel. Record in-studio programming and campus lectures for use by Oregon State University.

Videographer, OSU Athletics

September 2011-June 2012

Shoot live video of Oregon State University Athletics including volleyball, basketball, gymnastics and baseball for use on the in-stadium video boards, the online stream and for Root Sports and other network broadcasts. Responsible for setup and strike at all events.

Production Intern, 950 KJR

Summer 2010

Edit on-air segments using Adobe Audition for the online stream and podcast downloads. Produced, voiced and edited weekly station promos. Booked guests and pitched stories. Assisted remote broadcasts from Husky Stadium and Quest Field.

Sports Reporter and Columnist, The Daily Barometer

January-December 2010

Beat reporter for a daily newspaper. Work on deadlines to write accurate and engaging copy. Responsible for both hard news and feature stories. Develop biweekly research based columns focused on relevant issues


Steve Duke, Urban reporting instructor