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JOURNALIST AND WEB DEVELOPER

Web Developer 8/12 - current


Pew Research Center Washington, D.C.
Full stack developer specializing in data visualizations and interactive projects for the Center and its seven projects. As-
sists in managing a WordPress multisite install.
Senior Web Producer 4/10 - 8/12
Northwest Herald Shaw Suburban Media (Shaw Media) Crystal Lake, IL
Oversaw editorial portions of the award-winning website, www.nwherald.com, including video production, web pro-
gramming, content management, analytics and social media outreach. Generated ideas for new in-depth, investigative
projects online. Managed three staff members directly. Provided technical contact for three other daily sister newspaper
websites, two niche sports sites and several weekly publications.
Visual Content Editor 12/07 - 4/10
Morris Daily Herald Shaw Media Morris, IL
Led a redesign of the print editions front page. Responsible for weekly feature pages, as well as planning and imple-
menting staffs multimedia projects. Oversaw the design of a bi-monthly magazine. Wrote and edited articles. Maintained
a successful photo blog.
Staff Photographer/Designer 5/06 - 11/07
Morris Daily Herald Shaw Media Morris, IL
Was responsible for lead photo on News and Sports sections daily. Designed, implemented, and maintained new web-
site. Established papers frst online photo store, staff blogging program and multimedia program.
Designer/Photographer 2006 - current
Freelance Washington, D.C.
Works on special projects for clients, including wedding and portrait photography, freelance articles and newsletter de-
sign. Sites include www.illinois-pikapps.com, and www.nekolaphotography.com.
916 French St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
630-479-6975
anekola@gmail.com
www.adamnekola.com
EXPERIENCE
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2002-2006
B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism, with a minor in Sociology Champaign, IL
EDUCATION
Named Innovator of the Year in 2012 by the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association. Also won Best Web Site,
1st and 2nd Best Multimedia Project for mid-sized dailies.
Website teams recognized by Editor and Publisher 2011 Best Newspaper Website (Under 250,000 monthly unique visi-
tors) and Associated Press Sports Editors 2011 Top Ten Sports Site (Under 500,000 monthly unique visitors).
Twice swept the Best Web Project category (1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM) in 2008 and 2011 for the Illinois Press Association. Placed
in Best Website several times for IPA and Illinois Associated Press. Won dozens of other photography, illustration and
graphic awards since 2006.
ACCOLADES
PHP/MySQL, Javascript/jQuery/AJAX, HTML/CSS, WordPress, HighCharts, Adobe Suite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop,
InDesign), Excel, some D3.js experience
TECHNICAL
Online News Association conference contractor (working on the annual conference website); ONA DC volunteer
Volunteer newsletter designer for the Univ. of Illinois DC Alumni Association and the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Upsilon
Chapter Alumni Chapter.
ACTIVITIES