Cox Media Group – San Antonio
Geoffrey Cooper is a multimedia journalist turned digital marketing specialist with deep interests in political commentary, media convergence, data visualization, SEM, SEO and web analytics. Currently, he works with Cox Media Group-San Antonio, educating and assisting local businesses on ways they can maximize their presence and positioning in the digital advertising realm.
Before delving into digital marketing, Cooper was a reporter for his hometown daily newspaper, the Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. He spent two years covering local politics and later writing about an array of legislative issues occurring in the N.C. General Assembly.
Following his stint at the Telegram, Cooper completed a year of volunteer service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Virginia’s New River Valley. He served at a nonprofit, Beans and Rice, Inc., aiding low-moderate income families, working closely with the nonprofit’s executive director to build sustainability in: funding development, marketing, publicity and outreach, organizational development, and volunteer mobilization.
Cooper completed his B.A. in Mass Communications at N.C. Central University in May 2009. He was an active pupil in NCCU’s English & Mass Communications Department, serving three years as a campus reporter and editor-in-chief for the university’s award-winning, biweekly, student newspaper, Campus Echo. He was awarded the Steve Schewel Award for Most Promising Journalist by NCCU’s English & Mass Communications Department in April 2009 for his editorial leadership.
Cooper is a May 2014 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his M.S. in Mass Communications from the Richard T. Robertson School of Media & Culture.
Cooper has as an array of quality multimedia and advanced news reporting experience from internships with: the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, WTVR-TV (CBS 6), and the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.