About

Sarah in Egypt

Sarah Kaplan is a student journalist majoring in International Culture and Politics at Georgetown University. She is proficient in all aspects of reporting, editing and AP style and hopes to one day be able to say the same for her Arabic skills. Sarah has studied in Egypt and Israel and currently works as a production intern for NPR’s All Things Considered.

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EDUCATION

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science, May 2014
Major: International Culture and Politics, Theme: Media and Writing for Social Change
Relevant coursework: Media and Social Justice (faculty-student project investigating journalists’ deaths), International Trade, Arabic Media, Map of the Modern World

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Georgetown University Study Abroad Program, Summer 2012
Studied Third Year Intensive Arabic

Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Graduated June 2010

EXPERIENCE

All Things Considered, National Public Radio, Washington, DC
Intern (January 2013 – Present)

  • Participates in daily editorial meeting and pitches stories for air
  • Books interviews and conducts research for daily stories and long-term projects
  • Records and edits interviews; aids in production of pieces for air

Project Interchange – Campus Media Seminar, Israel
Participant (December 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013)

  • Met with Israeli and Palestinian journalists, politicians, students and business leaders to discuss the Middle East conflict and prospects for peace
  • Represented The Hoya in discussions of journalistic best practices with leaders at other campus media outlets

The Hoya, Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record, Washington, DC
Executive Editor (April 2012 – November 2012)

  • Oversaw and edited the content sections of the paper and The Hoya’s website, including News, Opinion, Sports and features in the Guide; Responsible for The Hoya’s social media presence
  • Responsible for managing a staff of 26 senior and deputy editors; Coordinated the twice-weekly production of the paper while setting long-term goals for content
  • Developed and maintained professional relationships with university administrators and other community leaders as a public representative of The Hoya’s Editorial Division

Senior City News Editor (April 2011 – April 2012)

  • Assigned, managed and edited City News articles while managing and developing a staff of 30 news writers
  • Maintained relationships with news sources, including students, university administrators, spokespeople for local politicians, and the Metropolitan Police Department
  • Worked with staff to increase posting of breaking news articles online

News Assistant and Staff Writer (September 2010 – April 2011)

  • Wrote news articles and features, edited articles, proposed and executed stories ideas

Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
Research Intern (January 2010 – July 2010)

  • Performed desk research for a report on women’s reproductive rights in Argentina
  • Provided administrative support for the Advocacy Director for Women’s Rights
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