MARY K. SUSSMAN    (414) 352-8478

Highlights:  UW-Madison graduate student in journalism; editor/ reporter at; freelance community newspaper reporter for seven years; reported on business, the arts, public health, Wisconsin politics, and education. Good interviewing, writing, editing, research and analytical skills; 20 experience as a legal assistant with a specialty in intellectual property law; adept at Microsoft Office Suite programs and Internet research; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Camera and video skills; knowledge of Soundslides, iMovie and FinalCut Pro, Audacity and Adobe Audition.

September 2012-present

University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI.  M.A. Protrack Journalism Student.  News writing; science specialty.

September 2012 – January 2013

Madison; Madison, WI.  Reporter/Education Editor.  Reported on hyperlocal Madison news; edited education stories; recruited a community columnist.

2005 – 2012

Bay View Compass; Milwaukee, WisconsinWriter/Reporter.  Write feature and news stories.  Specialize in profiles of business owners, writers, artists, and religious figures in Bay View, Wisconsin.  Also general business reporting and movie reviews.

Riverwest Currents; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Writer/Reporter.  Covered Woodland Pattern Book Center for several years.  Covered programming, profiled Woodland Pattern staff and visiting poets and writers.  Cover business news in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee; reported on violence prevention and Wisconsin politics.


1979; 1984      B.A., Cum Laude (English Literature); M.A. (Creative Writing); City College of New York


Movies, theater, contemporary literary fiction and poetry, art shows, museum exhibits, current events, local history, early Christianity, World War II, hiking, biking, cooking, home improvement, gardening, travel.


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