Jacob Alexander Resneck
PO BOX 832
+1 707 874-8704
• Eight-time award winning journalist with community, regional
and international experience.
• Experienced in breaking news as well as investigative and enterprise and long-form news features for print, radio and wire services.
• Traveled widely; worked in eight countries, traveled in more than twenty.
Writing International News, September 2005
Reuters Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, June 2002
University of Leeds (Leeds, England)
Associate of Arts, December 1998
Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, California)
• May 2011 – June 2011; Acting News Director, KUCB, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska
• September 2010 – May 2011; Reporter/Host, KMXT, Kodiak, Alaska
• May 2010 – August 2010 (seasonal); Fisheries Reporter, KDLG, Dillingham, Alaska
• June 2007 – Febuary 2009; Reporter/Host, WNBZ, Saranac Lake, N.Y. www.wnbz.com
• December 2007 – February 2009; Correspondent, North Country Public Radio, Canton, N.Y. – www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/resneck.php
• January 2008 – February 2009; Contributing Writer, Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. www.pressrepublican.com -
• January 2006 – June 2007; News Reporter, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, N.Y.
• May 2004 – June 2005; Reporter, Point Reyes Light, Point Reyes Station, Calif.
• Nov. 2003 – May 2004; News Reporter, St. Helena Star, The Weekly Calistogan, St. Helena, Calif. www.sthelenastar.com / www.weeklycalistogan.com
other awards and distinctions:
• 2010 Awarded two second place awards for radio by the Alaska Press Club: political reporting on municipal-funded radio attack ads in an anti-union drive; best comprehensive reporting for a series on the embattled Alaska Aerospace Corporation that launches military satellites from Kodiak Island.
• 2008 Selected as one of 10 journalism fellows by the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting to participate in a week-long lecture series and dialogue with the scientific community about improving communications with the press.
• 2007 Awarded first place for Breaking News by the New York State Newspaper Publishers Association for a story that explained the bureacratic machinations that led to the release of a convicted rapist into a small community.
Shared a first place award for Business for series on the impacts of climate change on ski areas here and abroad.
• 2006 Selected as one of two fellows this year by the International Center for Journalists for a professional exchange between Austrian and American media outlets. Spent six weeks placed with the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper in Salzburg and Vienna.
• Awarded Best State Coverage by the New York State Newspaper Publishers Association for series of articles detailing illegal tree cutting by state contract crews and its effect on future policies.
• 2005 One of six American journalists by Reuters Foundation to participate in a seminar with six of our Middle Eastern counterparts at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Seminar focused on examining different perspectives and methods journalists from other countries approach and report on the Middle East.
• 2004 Awarded by National Newspaper Association for use of the Freedom of Information law. Awarded by California Newspaper Publishers Association for excellence in investigative journalism, public service, in Better Newspapers contest. These awards stemmed from coverage of excessive force by National Park Service rangers as reported by an eyewitness.
references available upon request