See below for an abridged resumé for Niles Media owner Hilary Niles, or contact Hilary to request a more comprehensive CV.
Independent Journalist, December 2014—present
Niles Media LLC
Business and Data Reporter, June 2013—December 2014
VTDigger.org, Montpelier, Vt.
Researcher, May 2012—July 2013
Investigative Reporting Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Graduate Research Assistant, August 2011—May 2013
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Columbia, Mo.
Reporter and Anchor, January 2013—May 2013
NPR Affiliate KBIA 91.3 FM, Columbia, Mo.
Reporter, August—December 2011 and August—December 2012
The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Mo.
Reporter, January—May 2012
“The American Next” special team reporting project, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
Founding Publisher, December 2008—June 2011
Front Door Politics, statehouse report and online learning center, N.H.
Founding Volunteer, December 2003—April 2010
Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA-LP 106.1 FM, Portsmouth, N.H.
> Personnel Director, March 2006—November 2007
> News and Public Affairs Department Member, January 2006—November 2007
> Program Director, December 2003—May 2005
Radio Production Intern, January—May 2009
“Here and Now,” nationally syndicated daily digest of news and culture, produced at NPR affiliate WBUR 80.9 FM, Boston, Mass.
Research Assistant, Bi-State Green Project, February—March 2008
Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (N.H.) and Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission (Maine)
Proofreader, September 2005—February 2008
The Wire, weekly arts and culture newspaper, Portsmouth, N.H.
Additional Professional Experience
Director of Marketing and Communications, February 2008—July 2011
Harbor Light Stage (now Kent Stephens’ Stage Force), Kittery, Maine
Public Relations Director, April 2007—July 2011
Seacoast Growers’ Association, Portsmouth, N.H.
Development and Community Relations Associate, April 2005—January 2006
Star Island Corporation, Portsmouth, N.H.
Education & Training
University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo.
MA in Journalism, with a focus on multimedia investigative storytelling and reporting on public policy and freedom of information, August 2018
National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting, Columbia, Mo.
Completion of professional “boot camp” in Excel and SQL (Access) softwares, data analysis and open records laws, January 2012
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, Maine
Documentary Writing and Editing certificate, May 2002
University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H.
Bachelor Arts in English, May 1999
Investigative Reporters & Editors
Society of Professional Journalists
(Chair of SPJ Freelance Community, Member of SPJ FOI Committee)
Solutions Journalism Network
National Freedom of Information Coalition
Awards and Fellowships
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt.: Fellowship for intensive writing residency, April-May 2018
New England First Amendment Institute, Boston, Mass.: Specialized training in investigative reporting and freedom of information, October 2017
Freelance Investigative Reporters & Editors, Great Barrington, Mass.: Editorial consultancy awarded for assistance developing investigative magazine story, July 2017
Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, Baltimore, Md.: Fellowship for leadership training from SPJ and Scripps Howard Foundation, May 2016
Sigma Delta Chi (Society for Professional Journalists) award, with Charles Lewis, in the category research about journalism, for “Measuring Impact: The art, science and mystery of nonprofit news,” published by the Investigative Reporting Workshop; award June 2014
Several excellent references available on request.