Kristopher Fortin (e.g. Journalist)
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Daily Sundial – California State University, Northridge student newspaper
Staff Writer – August 2009 to Present; August to December 2009, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Covered student government meetings, student marches and protests; did a series of stories following the Nov. 2009 CSUN student senate elections; wrote various feature articles that profiled students, professors, and student organizations
  • Produced podcasts and videos to accompany stories online; blogged, photographed and streamed live video to the Daily Sundial website using an iPhone during a protest at CSUN over Calif. budget cuts to higher education; created and updated an online timeline for student government meetings
Contributing Writer February 2008 to May 2009, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Wrote articles about business revitalization models in blighted neighborhoods, funding increases to election budgets, safety changes for student events, and a brush fire near the university, which I was a co-recipient for the third place breaking news award from the California College Media Association 
CAPS-FIPSE Urban Planning and Sustainability Project Student 
Participant January 2010 to May 2011 Los Angeles, CA; Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
  • Awarded a $5000 grant to study and research sustainable theories and practices in urban planning for one semester in Goiânia, Brazil. Produced a photovoice, a group of photos that includes an analysis of the images, which will be included in a final portfolio in May 2011 about the different forms of sustainability in the U.S. and Brazil
Café Media
Contributing reporter, Los Angeles correspondent - August 2009 to July 2010
  • Reported and wrote feature stories for Café Media about the arts, music, culture and health in the acculturated Latino population 
  • Wrote a feature story about the new generation of Latino merchants in Olvera Street, and two Peruvian sisters campaign to bring awareness to healthy living for Café Magazine, Café Media’s print platform
  • Researched for, managed, reported, and photographed unique stories for the biweekly online newsletter Cafecito. Featured an independent Latino bookstore trying to survive during the most recent economic downtown, a bar that bridges contemporary Latinos with the past generation, and Latino puppeteers in a historic marionette theater
El Nuevo Sol – CSUN Spanish-language newspaper and television program
Staff reporter - January 2010 to present, Cal State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
  • Worked in a four-person team to produce Spanish-language content in print and video formats
  • Produced, reported and edited three, seven-to-10-minute video packages, which included stories about Latino families with autistic children, transnational motherhood and undocumented unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Wrote a 2000-word article for the El Nuevo Sol newspaper about undocumented unaccompanied homeless youth in Los Angeles, and profiled one of the homeless youth
Latino Reporter – NAHJ Student Projects
Staff reporter – June 20 to June 27,2010, Denver, Colo.
  • In addition to writing an explanatory article on Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 law, created a map with Google Maps that described copycat SB 1070 bills that were introduced into state legislatures across the nation
Los Angeles Times
Editorial Assistant, Contributing Writer - December 2007 to May 2008, Los Angeles, Calif
  • Wrote a 900-word feature profile under the supervision of assistant national editor Steve Padilla that was published in the inside page of the former weekday California section


California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelors in Journalism and Urban Studies and Planning
  • Expected graduation in May 2011

East Los Angeles College
  • Associate of Arts, Journalism
  • Graduated in May 2010


  • Participated in the 2010 NAHJ Student Projects in Denver and 2008 Student Campus for Unity Journalism Conference in Chicago
  • Awarded third place for Best Breaking News from the California College Media Association in 2009


Audio and Video editing Software:
Final Cut Express
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Premier CS3
Adobe Soundbooth CS3

Statistical Analysis Software:
Microsoft Excel

Web assisted programs:
Dipity Timeline
Google Maps

Social Networking websites:

Canon XL02E "PAL" system 1/3-inch 3ccd widscreen minidv camcorder
Flip Camera
Zoom H2 Handy Recorder
Canon EOS digital rebel T1i
Nikon D300

Portuguese (Intermediate)
Spanish (Beginner)