WHO ARE YOU?

(You can be anywhere else on the World Wide Web, but you chose to be here. That’s something, right?)

Hi there! This is Xin Liu! I’m a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I majored in convergence journalism with an emphasis area in multimedia producing. I was born and raised in Shenzhen, the fourth largest city in China, spent my freshman and sophomore years in South China University of Technology before I joined an international program and came to the United States.

DAYS IN JOURNALISM
PEOPLE INTERVIEWED
PLACES WORKED
YEARS LIVED

I’d say journalism chose me before I chose journalism. Growing up and starting on education, there was just something that made me feel different from many others – I’ve always had a huge beast of curiosity inside of me that can be really hard to feed. As I tried to choose a major before applying to a university, I found it to be the hardest thing ever – I was curious about too many subjects and majors to chose one. So, I chose journalism. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’m at the right place.

My work experience has inspired my passion for discovering new ways of storytelling with the help of technology.  To name a few, I have worked as a digital producer at KOMU, an NBC affiliated TV station, and a reporter at Missouri Business Alert, a start-up magazine, both based in Columbia, Missouri.Coming from a traditional journalism education background, I wish to make good use of what I was taught as I take a leap into the future.

I’m currently searching for internship opportunities and applying to grad schools.

tl;dr:

Curious by nature, journalist by trade.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

  • 00

    ``Journalism? Hmm...``

  • 01

    Intern at Media Studio of Shenzhen Education Department

    July 2013 – August 2013
    • Managed social media accounts
    • Contacted subjects for weekly shows
    • Filmed and posted the shows

  • 02

    Undergrad at South China University of Technology

    Undeclared Journalism major

  • 03

    Anchor/Editor at 100 Steps Radio Station

    October 2014 – May 2015
    • Produce two weekly shows
    • Host a monthly live show
    • Train new anchors
    • Copyedit scripts

  • 04

    Vice manager of Marketing and Designs Department of DayDream Bar

  • 05

    Journalism undergrad at University of Missouri-Columbia

    Convergence Journalism major
    Multimedia Producing specialization

  • 06

    Video Editor at Newsy

    • Edited social videos on Final Cut Pro

  • 07

    Student reporter at Vox Magazine

    September 2016 – October 2016
    • Three pitches each week
    • Reported day-turn stories
    • Wrote for the review section

  • 08

    Reporter at KBIA 91.3 FM

    November 2016 – January 2017
    • Three pitches each week
    • Reported on day-turn stories

  • 09

    Web Designer for Missouri Honor Medal

    September 2016 – December 2016
    • Critiqued the existing website
    • Conducted viewer studies
    • Designed and coded the website
    • Presented work to the client

  • 10

    Digital producer at KOMU-TV

    December 2016 – Present
    • Manage website: KOMU.com
    • Post/Reply on social media
    • Write breaking news stories

  • 11

    Future's Lab Reporter at Reynolds Journalism institute

    January 2016 – Present

  • TO BE CONTINUED...