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About Me

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Hi, I'm Nino Paoli. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University on June 17, 2023, with BA in creative writing and minor in applied journalism, I am pursuing a career​ in science journalism, as I have a strong foundation and interest in disciplines such as chemistry and biology.

 

I love to tell stories - fictional or otherwise - to different target audiences. Reluctantly bidding farewell to my reporting position at The Daily Barometer, the student-run newspaper at OSU, and my position as a writer for the College of Liberal Arts at OSU, I am currently a temporary reporter at The Observer this summer in La Grande, Ore. I am so grateful to be placed in this community under the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism, and I hope you will check out some of my stories!

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Nino Paoli

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I have 2.5 years of experience with reporting and journalistic writing and practices. I am published in The La Grande Observer, The Bend Bulletin, The East Oregonian, The Hermiston Herald, The Wallowa County Chieftain and The Baker City Herald. I am educated on media law, shield law and the SPJ Code of Ethics. 

Education

Degree earned June 16, 2023

Corvallis, OR,

Oregon State University

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Journalism minor, 3.96 GPA                                                    

  • Summa Cum Laude. Honor roll for eight terms. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member.

Journalism Experience

Jan. 2024 — June 2024

Washington, D.C.,

United States

June 2023 — Aug. 2023

La Grande, OR,

United States

Oct. 2022 — June 2023

Corvallis, OR,

Oregon State University

June 2022 — June 2023

Corvallis, OR,

College of Liberal Arts at OSU

March 2022 — June 2022

Corvallis, OR,

Oregon State University

Jan. 2022 — March 2022

Corvallis, OR,

Oregon State University

Editorial Intern, Marketplace

  • Full-time intern at the world-renowned business and economics news program broadcast on national public radio.

  • Approach passersby and perform persons-on-the-street interviews with a microphone, audio recording device and headphones. Upload audio and send it to reporters to use in Marketplace stories. Attend white-collar events and conduct recorded audio interviews. Reach out to sources, network at events and connect reporters with sources needed for particular stories. Find businesses online and via social media to comment on their market in terms of demand, employment, benefits and the economy as a whole.

  • Write web stories. Job tasks include performing production, research and editorial tasks—including recording cutting audio—conducting pre-interviews with on-air guests, pitching and contributing to stories and developing social media content. Work in the Washington, D.C. bureau to assist reporters in Marketplace P.M. stories.

Reporter, The Observer

  • Selected from college applicants across Oregon to be a part of the 2023 class of interns under the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism out of UO. Awarded fellowship and placed at The Observer.

  • Full-time reporter for the triweekly print, daily online newspaper, which is the leading news publication in the Union and Wallowa counties.

  • Write a couple stories each day to meet daily deadlines — briefs, and bylined short and long form stories.

  • Skills exercised include: networking, fact-checking, pitching, copyediting, researching, SEO, DSLR photography, interviewing, uploading stories and AP style.

 

News Reporter, The Daily Barometer     

                                                                                        

  • Wrote two stories each week as a main reporter for the monthly print and daily online newspaper at OSU.

  • Awarded Best Column 2nd Place by the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators 2022-23 contest, which considers entries from colleges across five states, including Oregon and Washington.

  • Awarded The Daily Barometer 2022-23 MVP of the year.​

  • Skills exercised include: pitching, fact-checking, copyediting, researching, interviewing, Adobe Premiere Pro and AP style.

 

Writer, College of Liberal Arts at OSU

  • Wrote profiles and feature stories on students, faculty and staff in CLA at OSU.

  • Skills exercised include: copywriting, public relations, interviewing, feature writing and profile writing.

 

Environmental Journalism Internship                                                                                                                               

  • Worked closely with environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb while writing a submittable piece which could be pitched to an environmental magazine or online publication.

  • Skills exercised include: research, data journalism, interviewing and science writing.

 

Photojournalism Internship                                                                                                                                                 

  • Worked with former Editor-In-Chief of National Geographic Chris Johns on visual storytelling and capturing photos to compliment text.

  • Skills exercised include: Canon DSLR photography, researching and interviewing.

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