Elizabeth Underwood



-- AP Style in stories, captions and headlines
-- Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras for photography and videography
-- Adobe Creative Cloud products
-- Management experience
-- Intermediate communication levels in Russian language


Columbia Missourian (Staff Photographer: Jan. 2020 – Present)
-- Pitch both long-term and short-term photo ideas
-- Shoot with different DSLR equipment
-- Go out on both scheduled and breaking news assignments
-- Shoot SEC and prep sports
-- Work on personal projects and pitched stories
-- Write AP styled captions

Columbia Missourian (Photo Editor: Aug. 2020 – Present)
-- Pitch both long-term and short-term projects for photographers
-- Tone images for web and print
-- Research stories and organize photographers
-- Communicating with newsroom
-- Design both online and print publication

College Photographer of the Year (Social Media Coordinator: Aug. 2020 – Present)
-- Post content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote contest
-- Design infographics on InDesign and Canva
-- Post winners of categories in timely manner
-- Answer questions and comments from people on social platforms
-- Make sure the contest’s social platforms maintained transparency
-- Train the social media team on responsibilities and social language

Columbia Missourian (Community and Social Outreach: Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2019)
-- Scheduled and drafted social media posts on Social News Desk for Facebook and Twitter
-- Moderated comments on paper’s Facebook page and website
-- Went through analytics for the sports beat and work on different promotional techniques on Twitter
-- Promoted upcoming community-related events on social media

Bachelor degree in Convergence: Photojournalism with a minor in Russian at the University of Missouri--Columbia 2016-2020


​​​​Jackie Bell, Director of College Photographer of the Year, belljs@umsystem.edu
Brian Kratzer, Director of Photography Columbia Missourian, kratzerb@umsystem.edu
Kathy Kiely, Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies, kielyk@umsystem.edu


Elizabeth Underwood

Elizabeth Underwood is a visual journalist in Missouri. Her work focuses on local sporting events and the Columbia community.
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