About Claudia Cruz


Claudia Cruz is a law school graduate now enrolled in journalism school. She writes about matters in her local community and general urban issues. She hopes that the CruzNews grows into a blog that promotes progressive thinking.

RESUME

Claudia Cruz * claudia(dot)cruz(at)journalism(dot)cuny(dot)edu

EDUCATION
City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, Master of Arts Candidate, December 2008

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH, Juris Doctor, May 2007

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, Bachelor of Arts in Government and Latin American Studies, May 2000

JOURNALISM/COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

Copy Intern, World Policy Journal, New York, NY, September 2008-Present
•    Assist in editing of articles for the 25th anniversary issue

Newsroom Intern, Diario Libre, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2008-August 2008
•    Covered press conferences and wrote articles on urban issues, entertainment and sports
•    Investigated and reported on the status of government projects in the town of Sanchez in the province of Samaná

News Intern, NY1 Noticias, New York, NY, January 2008-Present
• Write news for NY1 Noticias the only Spanish language 24-hour local news channel that serves the five boroughs
• Edit video and audio for immediate broadcast and help reporters during on scene assignments
• Assisted team with Super Tuesday presidential primary broadcast

Freelance Writer, 2002-present
• Write features and profiles for community publications.

Regional Marketing Coordinator, International Channel Networks, Inc., New York, NY, July 2001-May 2002
• Developed relationships with community organizations in the southeast United States to increase network awareness
• Evaluated events and opportunities between the network and the affiliate cable systems
• Planned and executed event at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Coordinator, Corporate Communications, StarMedia Network, Inc., New York, NY, May 2000-June 2001
• Developed and maintained relationships with Hispanic media nationwide
• Managed pan-regional weekly promotion of celebrity guests on StarMedia’s online chat channel
• Planned and executed events for the U.S. Hispanic consumer during Santana’s Supernatural Tour
• Hosted educational seminars about Hispanics and technology at colleges in New York and Miami

Communications Department Intern, Major League Soccer, Inc., New York, NY, Summer 1998
• Organized league publications, media requests, game statistics, press clippings and fan mail
• Designed children’s activity page for All-Star game program and for FreeKick MLS’ monthly magazine
• Managed media accreditation for All-Star game

Summer Intern, Time Inc., New Media, New York, NY, Summer 1996
• Assisted cameraman on video shoots for Money Magazine and aided in the daily production of the Fortune Business Report
• Responsible for the daily input of worldwide stock market quotes into Pathfinder, Time Inc.’s website

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Summer Legal Intern, Major League Soccer, New York, NY, Summer 2006
• Drafted and revised preliminary versions of sponsorship, endorsement, broadcasting, and licensing agreements
• Researched trademark and copyright issues as they pertained to the League’s intellectual property
• Assisted with the investigation and enforcement against trademark infringement; drafted cease and desist letters

Summer Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Columbus, OH, Summer 2005
• Researched and wrote memoranda on bankruptcy, business, estate planning, probate, labor, tax, and tort law
• Drafted discovery requests and fact checked legal inquiries for attorneys
• Presented on changes in Ohio Tort Reform to Business Litigation Practice Group
• Attended mediation at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and a hearing at the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
• Observed proceedings at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Franklin County Municipal Court and Juvenile Traffic Court

SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Fluent in Spanish, conversational German and Portuguese; Proficient in LexisNexis and Westlaw; Latin dance, travel, independent films; and a NY Mets fan

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