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Advanced Video Journalism

TV News Producing and Performance

​Applied Technologies in Journalism 


National Reporting in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Practicum


News Writing and Reporting
Markets and Marketing
Marketing Management
Psychology of Consumers
Organizations and Management
Markets and Management Capstone

Visual and Media Studies Senior Capstone

News Writing and Reporting

Media Theory

Relevant Coursework
M.S. Northwestern University 

Frameworks of Modern Journalism

Foundations of Interactive Journalism (Coding)

Introduction to Editing and News Judgment

Journalism Methods: News Reporting & Writing

Video Journalism

Special Topics: Reporting in Puerto Rico

Ethics and Law of Journalism

B.A. Duke University 

​Television Journalism
The Business of Arts and Media
The Arts in New York: A Thematic Approach
Multimedia Documentary
Social Problems
Arts of the Moving Image
Theories of Visual Media Studies

Introduction to Visual Culture

Social Problems

Download Alissa's resume here



  • Medill Reports: Journalist, Anchor
  • iMEDIA Now: Anchor
  • Atlassian: HipChat Social Media Intern
  • SB Nation/Swish Appeal: WNBA Reporter
  • Unikorn Inc:  Marketing & Social Media Head
  • The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds (ABC11): Host
  • Duke Office of News & Communications: Video Reporter
  • NBCUniversal: The TODAY Show Intern
  • 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards
  • 12-year SAG/AFTRA member
  • Duke in New York: Arts and Media Program


  • Hosting/anchoring
  • Writing, shooting, editing, voiceover
  • Editing software (Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut Pro)
  • Blogging (Wordpress, Tumblr)
  • Social media content creation
  • Social media data analysis (Hootsuite, UTM tracking)
  • Marketing analytics (Simply Measured, Facebook Analytics)
  • Music editing (Volicon, Music publishing sites, Audition)
  • Basic experience with Avid and iNews
  • A/B testing
  • Basic coding
  • ​Internet research