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April 23, 2007

Robert S. Montana
Managing Editor
The Colorado Sun
123 Sunset Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 77345

Dear Mr. Montana:

I am a 2001 journalism graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, and seek a job as a reporter. Enclosed are my resume, a list of references, and six clippings.

I have worked very hard at a tough academic schedule, and I have served diligently in several college activities. I have worked for two years as a reporter and editor for the school's student newspaper, The Shield. I have been an active leader within several active organizations, including the Journalism Club and the Activities Programming Board. Also, as my resume indicates, I have a 3.3 GPA overall.

If provided the opportunity, I will show the same zeal and dedication to reporting for The Colorado Sun as I have as a student.

Please read my clippings and evaluate my resume. Please also examine my Web site which is listed on the resume.  I welcome the opportunity for an interview and a chance to show you what I can do.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Hopeful A. Journalist

9923 Reading Road
Evansville, Indiana 47712


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