Mel Hopkins

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    • Member Type(s): Communications Professional
      Media - Freelancer
      Media - Broadcast
      Media - Print Journalist
      Media - Other
    • Title:Journalist/Multimedia Writer
    • Organization:The Thriving Writer
    • Area of Expertise:Journalism, Storytelling, Media Comm
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Journalism, Storytelling, Media Comm
      Summary of expertise:
      Mel Hopkins is a commercial writer/editor with more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of marketing, communication, broadcast/print journalism, creative and technical writing.
      Blog/Web site: https://melhopkins.com
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_leadstory
      White paper/research:
      As a News Anchor/Reporter, covering civic, political and consumer activity for CBS network affiliate, WTRF-TV and Clear Channel owned radio station NewsRadio 1170 WWVA, Hopkins wrote and produced several short historical documentaries, including “The Battle of Fort Henry”, Ohio Valley 2000 (a yearlong series) and news inserts for CBS News Magazine “48 hours” Class of 2000.
      Books/articles published:
      In addition to Hopkins' debut Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, "Sleeping with a D-Man", She is a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to local newspapers such as the Citizen Newspaper in Chicago. Her feature articles are published in commercial publications such as Ebony Magazine; corporate newsletters and government publications such as United States Department of Justice In-Sites Quarterly magazine.
      Hopkins received a rare honor of having her poem “Judgment Day” published in Ogden newspapers’ Wheeling News Register editorial page. Bahiyah Woman magazine published “Every Woman” and Twotightshoes.com, an on-line literary magazine based in Chicago published “Scoop”, one of Hopkins’ Fantasy short stories.

      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Hopkins is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), National Association of Black Journalists, and Founding member of the Carl Brandon Society – (speculative fiction writers)
      Prior media experience:
      News Anchor/Reporter NewsRadio 1170 WWVA
      Clear Channel Communications (iHeartMedia)
      Wheeling, WV

      News Anchor/Reporter/Producer/Managing Editor WTRF-TV (CBS Network Affiliate)
      West Virginia Media Holdings, LLC
      Wheeling, WV
      “Make Money E-Marketing Way” by Sandra Beckwith
      Black Enterprise (March 2007)
      Featured digital marketing techniques
      Feature Writer: “Matriarch” Ebony Magazine Johnson Publication
      Co-Host & On-Air Personality & Co-creator/ Producer (02/2007 – 06/2010)
      The Relationship Playbook (BlogTalkRadio)
      Original Content Producer/Writer/ Blogger (2008-2010)
      The Relationship Playbook for Social Media (Facebook)

      Story interests:
      Features spotlighting current social issues including but not limited to the African-American and Multicultural community. Media Criticism, Social Commentary, cause célèbre and its possible solutions and/or follow-up; entertainment; Travel Industry; Paranormal, Social Media; New Media (Fifth Estate) Communication Technology, Web 2.0
      References:
      Available upon request
      Special requests:
      text (312)772-3790

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