Derek Poore

Graduate: Missouri School of Journalism; MA Journalism (expected 2016)
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky; Degree: BS Journalism (2005)


Graduate Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

August 2014-present: Served as a teaching assistant and research assistant in courses on: photojournalism, documentary film, and documentary short film production; produced video projects for the MU MacDougall Center.

Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University
New York City

Summer 2014: Taught a boot camp course in photojournalism for incoming graduate students.

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Knight Foundation Visiting Multimedia Editor, Columbia Missourian newspaper
Columbia, Missouri

August 2013 - July 2014: Managed student multimedia as the Knight Foundation professional-in-residence at the nation’s oldest journalism school; taught undergraduate-level multimedia journalism courses as a visiting assistant professor; faculty multimedia adviser for the College Photographer of the Year and Pictures of the Year International competitions.

Multimedia Producer/Photographer, Yahoo!, Louisville, Kentucky

June 2011 - June 2013: Multimedia producer, photographer and picture editor at in Kentucky, a product of Yahoo! Sports, the nation's largest sports website; covered the NCAA basketball Final Four and national championships and college football; shot and edited video stories and led game coverage; managed a staff of freelance photographers; acquired sound for web broadcasts and stories.

Video Producer, Kertis Creative LLC, Louisville, Ky.
September 2010 - September 2011: Multimedia producer, videographer, video editor and writer at a media strategy and development company.

Reporter, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.
June 2006 - January 2011: Covered sports and news for The Courier-Journal, the state's largest newspaper; wrote stories and produced video pieces in Final Cut Pro and other multimedia content for the newspaper's Web site, including daily blogging and reader interaction via social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook.