NIC F. ANDERSON
JOURNALIST, FILMMAKER & ARTIST
ABOUT NIC F. ANDERSON
Nic F. Anderson (they/them) is a queer multimedia storyteller. Anderson's work has appeared in CNN, various Journal & Topics News Group newspapers, among indie magazines, anthologies and literary journals
Several of their films and artwork have been shown film festivals and galleries across the Midwest and New York City.
Anderson is a graduate student at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where they are majoring in urban reporting and documentary film. They are an alum of Northeastern Illinois University and Wilbur Wright College
Anderson has been a panel guest for the "It's Generational" podcast, mentioned in Noteworthy at Northeastern, ChicagoVoyage's Trailblazer series and was invited to interview author Becky Sarwate live at the Chuck Kane fundraising event in 2019.
CNN NY Bureau Newsgathering Intern
CNN; 06/2023 - PRESENT
Wrote and chased stories and news alerts, conducted reach outs, built relationships with sources, researched, obtained court documents, covered pressers/court proceedings, assisted with newsgathering to aid in TV package production.
FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
QUEER ON THE STREET; 06/2021 - PRESENT
Runs Queer on the Street, a news and culture site for New York Citys LGBTQ+ community. Covers hyper-local and national stories, conducts interviews, fact checks, hires freelancers, edits articles/photography.
VARIES; 01/2016 – PRESENT.
VARIES; 01/2016 – PRESENT
CONTENT PROJECT MANAGER
Manages projects within the content department such as handling permissions, contracting voiceover artists, assisting with uploading weekly lessons, amongst other duties.
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER
JOURNAL & TOPICS NEWSPAPER; 07/2019-08/2020
Writes stories as assigned by editor for various northwestern Illinois suburbs such as Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Glenview and Park Ridge.
FOUNDER AND WRITER
YUNGMIGA.COM; 06/2015 - 05/2021
Finding and writing stories; finalizing photos using Photoshop; interviewing; fact-checking; headline writing; etc.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER; 03/2018 - 05/2019
Maintain relationships between editors and other staff; supervising and coaching editors and staff; collaborating with the EIC; hire new staff members; and enforce deadlines.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER; 06/2018 - 05/2019
Finding and assigning stories; teaching AP style to staff; editing articles; writing news stories*; fact-checking; headline writing; and collaborating with photographers and other editors. *has written more than 50 news articles at the Independent.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER; 01/2019 – 05/2019
Planning newspaper layout; finalizing photos using Photoshop; laying out the newspaper on InDesign; editing; proofreading; dropping stories, photos and ads; and following up with editors and staff about stories, photos, graphics and ads.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
CHRISTINA CROSS' SMILING SOULS; 02/2016 – 01/2019
Kept social media up-to-date with events, classes and news. Interacted with potential, new and current students via posts, comments and messages. Maintained brand awareness and online reputation. Created and managed content. Used search engine optimization (SEO) on Facebook page to draw more attention to social media page. Administered, created and published high-quality content that is relevant to Smiling Souls and/or owner Christina Cross. Kept a regular schedule for post publishing
CHICAGO NEWS MEDIA GROUP; 12/2018 –02/2019
Wrote and revised article; fact-checked; learned importance of SEO and how to use it properly.
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER; 01/2018 –03/2018
Wrote assigned articles for news, arts and life and opinions and revised articles.
TONY MEEHLEIS' BOOK "AUTISM TRANSFORMED"; 08/2017
Edited the entirety of the book; looking for grammatical and punctuational errors.
THE WRIGHT TIMES NEWSPAPER; 04/2016 –12/2016
Took care of the day-to-day duties; coordinated with the advertisement agencies; had final say of what was published; managed a staff of 15; hired and trained editors; and maintained the social media pages.
THE WRIGHT SIDE MAGAZINE; 08/2015 –06/2016
Collected, compiled and read through all of the submissions; designed the magazine’s style, size and theme and managed a staff of 10.
ARTS AND CULTURE EDITOR
THE WRIGHT TIMES NEWSPAPER; 11/2015 – 04/2016
Wrote assigned articles for arts and culture, assigned writers articles and revised articles.
THE WRIGHT SIDE NEWSPAPER; 08/2015 –11/2015
Wrote assigned articles for news, arts and life and opinions and revised articles as requested by editor.
2019 / Bachelors Degree in Communications, Media and Theatre
Northeastern Illinois University
Summa Cum Laude (3.93 GPA)
Wilson Media Award
CMT Distinguished Scholar
LEAD Student Award
2016 / Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wilbur Wright College
Cum Laude (3.5 GPA)
Howard Wilcox Award