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Alexandra Prim

Journalism MA, overly concerned citizen, fan of the arts, and lover of the Oxford comma.

Alexandra Prim is a second-year journalism graduate student at Emerson College. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, with a concentration in journalism and a minor in political science, from Sacred Heart University in 2008. In the six years between undergrad and Emerson, Alex worked as the sole copywriter of an insurance adjuster agency where she continued to freelance blog for an additional two years. She also acted as a legal editor in the corporate world where she copy edited insurance-related legislation on a daily basis. During this time, she was a writer and editor for Not the It Girls, as well.

In college, Alex was the Sacred Heart Spectrum Newspaper A&E editor and the Sacred Heart Pioneer Magazine entertainment editor. She conducted news and political reporting for both and was given the distinct honor of being chosen to interview Bob Woodward when he visited the school in 2008. She was also chosen to represent Sacred Heart at the New York Times conference for student editors later that year.

At Emerson, Alex is an anchor for WECB Radio’s weekly news show on Monday nights. She also reported for All Things Eastie and participated in an investigative journalism class through Boston University taught by the employees of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting where she re-investigated a 30-year-old murder case. This summer, Alex is participating in a video production internship at the Boston Herald. She has also been nominated for a trip to Berlin to participate in the Fulbright Commission’s U.S. Young Journalist Program and is in the process of applying. Alex hopes to put her insatiable thirst to know things and share her knowledge to good use as a journalist and is thrilled to currently be working toward that goal.

Follow @lexprim on Twitter and view her resume and portfolio here: http://word.emerson.edu/sprg15jr620/2015/01/15/alexandra-prim/

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