Thursday, December 17, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Courtney Donovan Resume and Cover Letter



Reported for KBGA College Radio and KUFM Western Montana Public Radio
Editing skills with Avid and Final Cut Pro

 University of Montana in Missoula, MT. 2007-present. I have declared a major in Radio Journalism and have been accepted into UM’s Professional Journalism Program. I have reported on UM news for KBGA College Radio and am currently using the program to build a multi media portfolio.
 Skyview High School in Billings, MT. August 2003- May 2007. I graduated in May, 2007 and was the Editor of the News and Opinion Sections for my high school news paper, The Talon.

 Senior Caller- UM Foundation, Phonathon in Missoula, MT: 8/08-Present. Called alumni and friends of the University of Montana for charity donations, obtained and filed demographic information.
 Security Guard- Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT: 6/08- 8/08. Guarded the art work in the galleries, handled front desk and receptionist duties, maintained spreadsheets.
 Clinical File Clerk- South Central Mental Health Center in Billings, MT: 06/08- 08/08. Created, updated, and maintained patients’ and employees’ files.
 File Clerk- South Central Mental Health Center in Billings, MT: 12/07- 1/08. Organized current employees’ files, sent faxes, made copies, and filed miscellaneous papers.

Ray Ekness: Associate Professor and Chair of the R/TV Department-(406) 243-4088
Denise Dowling: Associate Professor for UM School of Journalism-(406) 243-4143
Sarayl Yellow Horse: Assistant Director of Annual Giving for UM Foundation- (406) 243-2575


Courtney Donovan

233 E. Central

Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 696-2663

6 November 2009

Mr. Joe Howry


Ventura County Star

PO Box 6006

Camarillo, CA 93011

Dear Mr. Howry,

My name is Courtney Donovan and I would like to be considered for an internship at the Ventura County Star. I am a journalism student at the University of Montana and have been accepted into the Professional Journalism Program.

I have reported for KBGA College Radio and am currently getting involved with reporting for KUFM Montana Public Radio. These radio stations broadcast stories throughout the Missoula Valley.

I reported for my high school newspaper The Talon for two years and was the News and Opinion Editor for my senior year. I am very good at turning out breaking news stories on a short deadline and enjoy feature reporting.

I am currently working on building a professional portfolio and believe that an internship at the Ventura County Stay would help me grow as a journalist. I have included my resume, a list of references and a few samples of my work that have aired on KBGA Radio. I am available for interview by phone at your convience. Please call me at (406) 696-2663 or email me at to schedule a time.

Thank you,

Courtney Donovan

Enclosures: resume, work samples.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Matsalak's Resume and Cover Letter


Kristina Matsalak

Current Address:

1702 Cinnabar Dr. Cell: (406) 880-4911

Missoula, MT 59801

OBJECTIVE To obtain broadcast journalism internship with an emphasis in reporting.

PROFESSIONAL I produced stories for college radio station KBGA and for public radio

EXPERIENCE KUFM. Reported and produced stories for School of Journalism. Have

Skills in radio/television production, Final Cut Pro and Avid editing.


2007 to present I am currently studying at the University of Montana, Missoula, MT.

Undergraduate student at school of journalism focusing in broadcast

journalism. My current GPA is 3.28

Courses include: radio/television production, Final Cut Pro and Avid

editing, and advanced reporting.

2005-2007 Kazakhstan American English School, Kazakhstan, Karaganda city

President of high school students club;

Editor of high school news paper


Fall 2008 Retail Sales clerk at Abercrombie & Fitch, Missoula, MT

Fall 2009- Griz Vision journalist and photographer for football and basketball games at

to present the University of Montana Missoula, MT

SKILLS Communication, public speaking, and organizational skills

Editing skills with programs such as Final Cut Pro and Avid editing

Professions in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Audition

Fluent in Russian and intermediate in Arabic languages.


Kristina Matsalak

1702 Cinnabar Dr.

Missoula, MT 59801


October 30, 2009


Human Resource Department

ABC News

4151 Prospect Ave.,

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Dear Director,

My name is Kristina Matsalak. I would like to be considered for an internship at ABC News. I am senior broadcast journalism student at the University of Montana.

I always had an interest in the world of media and particularly in broadcasting. I have experience in producing video packages and anchoring for School of Journalism. I have written stories for local radio stations KBGA and KUFM. I am looking forward to the possibility of working at ABC News and gain experience in the field of broadcast journalism that I intend to pursue upon graduation.

Thank you for considering my application. Having an internship at ABC News would help me to get started in my professional career. Along with my resume, I have included a list of my references. I will call to arrange an interview. Please feel free to call me at (406) 880-4911.


Kristina Matsalak

Enclosure: resume, references

Jake's Work Sample, Smoking Ban Story


725 ½ East Beckwith, Missoula, MT 59801·508 4390109·

Jake Stevenson


Seeking an Internship

Professional Experience

Sep 2009 – Present

Griz Vision

Missoula, MT

Cameraman, Replay Board Operator

§ Filmed Grizzly Football, and Basketball games on field/skybox.

§ Ran Replay Board

May 2009 - Present


Missoula, MT

News Anchor, Reporter

§ News anchor for Montana Evening Edition, a half hour local news segment.

§ Produced Montana Evening Edition

§ Wrote and reported local and feature news.

April 2009 - Aug 2009

Barrett Productions

Missoula, MT

Tape Logger

§ Logged tape for hunting/fishing videos seen on the Sportsmen’s Channel, Outdoor Channel, etc.

Jan 2009 - June 2009


Missoula, MT

News Anchor, Reporter

§ Wrote and reported local sports stories once a week.

§ Wrote and anchored news and sports scripts for 10 minute news segment.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008


Missoula, MT

Feeds, Studio Camera Op, Sports Cameraman

§ Ran studio cameras for half hour weekday afternoon and evening news show.

§ Edited archival footage for VOs, and packages.

§ Shot High School sports games, and edited footage for highlights.

Aug 2006 – May 2007


Holliston, MA

§ Produced/Directed/Hosted local access TV shows.

§ Color/play by play commentary for High School Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball games.


Aug 2007 – Present

University of Montana

Missoula, MT

§ Broadcast News Major.


Ø Sally Mauk: News Director for Montana Public Radio, 406 2434075

Ø William Marcus: Director of UM Broadcast Media Department, 406 2434931

Ø Jake Zivin: Sports Director for KECI,, 406 5230972

Ø Denise Dowling: Associate Professor of UM Broadcast Journalism Department,, 408 2434143