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Amanda Kay Rhoades

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Environment and Business Reporter, the Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
Truckee, CA ▪ July 2016 to present

  • Wrote everything from hard news, to features to investigative journalism with a special focus on land use, business and government
  • Shot and edited photos and video, and created data visualization elements where necessary

Freelance Writer, North Coast Current
San Diego, CA ▪ May 2015 to June 2016

  • Wrote news and feature content, including an article that won an award in the San Diego Press Club’s business and financial news category about a struggling bookstore and community art venue

Investigative Reporting Intern, inewsource
San Diego, CA ▪ Jan. 2016 to May 2016

  • Created and maintained a database of the Metropolitan Transit System’s lost and found items for analysis and reporting

Reporting Intern, Voice of San Diego
San Diego, CA ▪ Oct. 2015 to Dec. 2015

  • Tracked and covered the status of a complaint against a law enforcement agency
  • Investigated the story behind an empty, five-acre lot near downtown San Diego

Opinion Editor, The Daily Aztec
San Diego, CA ▪ May 2015 to Oct. 2015

  • Recruited, trained, and managed a staff of 15 student writers
  • Edited and published content daily online as well as weekly in print

Managing Editor, Legend Magazine
San Diego, CA ▪ Aug. 2013 to May 2014

  • Recruited and managed a staff of 12 student writers and editors
  • Helped develop publication style and advertising strategy

News Editor, City Times
San Diego, CA ▪ Aug. 2012 to Dec. 2012

  • Promoted from staff writer
  • Assigned and edited campus news stories for biweekly print publication and managed social media accounts


Non-Daily Newspapers: Business and Financial (2015)
San Diego Press Club

College Print: Opinion/Commentary (2014)
San Diego Press Club

On-the-Spot News Story (2013)
Journalism Association of Community Colleges


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Political Science (2016)
San Diego State University

Associate of Arts in Language Arts and Humanities (2013)
San Diego City College