Courtney Katharina Norris


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism / M.S., Journalism

The University of Texas at Austin / B.S., Journalism

Experience

PBS NewsHour — Assistant Reporter Producer

AUGUST 2015 - PRESENT  

-  Write and edit broadcast copy; research and produce day-of-air tape packages; field produce on Capitol Hill as needed

- Identify, and book guests/panelists/on-camera participants for nightly newscast and develop pitches for future segments

-  Collaborate with NewsHour’s online unit as a national affairs beat reporter and news photographer

Austin American Statesman — Freelancer

FEBRUARY 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2015

- Broke story exposing hiring policies that allowed two brothers convicted of violently assaulting a gay man to teach and grade UT students

- Led university to fired staff members; story ran front page.

The Dallas Morning News —Student Reporter

JANUARY 2015 - JANUARY 2016

Four-part data journalism series collaboration that documented racial divides between Texas law enforcement agencies and the communities they protect.

WFAA/Channel 8 —Intern

APRIL 2014 - SEPTEMBER 2014

- Local reporter for WFAA.com

- Pitched daily in morning meetings for day-of-air packages.

- Shadowed senior reporters in the field, receiving hands-on broadcast training and invaluable experience in field reporting  


Skills
• AP Style, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, XD/DSLR/GoPro Cameras, Excel, Archival Research, iNEWS, Media Central.

• Avid tweeter


Bylines

The Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, PBS NewsHour, WFAA-TV, VICE and Reporting Texas. 


Awards
First Amendment Award: In-Depth Online Reporting, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter. 

NPR Political 2017 Bracket Challenge: Runner-up




References 

Murrey Jacobson, Senior Producer, mjacobson@newshour.org 

Jason Whitely, Senior News Reporter at WFAA-TV, jwhitely@wfaa.com 

Ed Timms, Deputy Editor of Roll Call, edtimms@sbcglobal.net

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