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EDUCATOR/EDITOR/TRAINER/WRITER

A journalism educator with more than two decades of teaching and newsroom experience. An international reputation as a trainer, seminar leader and conference speaker. Known for energy, creativity, intellectual curiosity and collaboration skills. 

 

SKILLS

•  A natural teacher in both workshop and lecture hall settings.
•  Small- and large-group training, in the workplace and in the classroom.

•  Superior reporting, writing and editing.

•  Extensive computer-assisted reporting experience.

•  Advanced public records skills, online and off.
•  Special interest in religion, ethnicity, philanthropy and politics.

•  Experienced editor/team leader, adept at working with novice and veteran staff.

 

ACADEMIC/TRAINING 

Florida International University (2005-Present)

Associate Professor of Journalism/School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Courses: Computer-assisted/public records reporting; covering ethnicity and ethnic communities; basic news writing.

Other Responsibilities: Faculty advisor to Society of Professional Journalists student chapter; supervise honors internship program with The Miami Herald; member of school public relations and public lecture committees; developing curriculum for undergraduate certification and master's program in business journalism.
 

Florida International University (1998-2005)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Journalism.

Courses: Computer-assisted/public records reporting; covering ethnicity and ethnic communities.

Columbia University (1994-1997)

Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Journalism.

Courses: Computer-assisted reporting and Internet research.

 

Rutgers University (1983-1992)

Department of Journalism, Adjunct Professor

Courses: Basic, advanced newswriting.

 

JOURNALISM

The Daily Business Review, Miami, FL (2000-2005) 

Created and administered non-newspaper products for American Lawyer Media regional daily. Compiled and produced surveys, directories, surveys and daily e-alerts.

Responsibilities included regional attorney directory, regional law firm directory, managing partner survey, new partner survey and state Supreme Court analysis.

Served as senior editor overseeing law and government coverage and special sections.

Supervised staff of seven reporters, photographers and clerks.

 

The Miami Herald, Miami, FL (1997-2000)

Computer-assisted reporting specialist, general assignment and education reporter.

Specialized in “quick-hit” analyses and maps of elections, demographics, crime, etc.

Served as fill-in page/news/assignment editor.

 

The Bergen Record, Hackensack, NJ (1989-95)

Database editor, State House and regional reporter.

 

The Home News, New Brunswick, NJ (1981-1989)

State House, investigative, general assignment and regional reporter.
 

AWARDS

Second place, SPJ South Florida community service and investigative awards for “Equal Schools -- Broward's Unkept Promise,” 1998. 
Numerous national and state awards for Bergen Record team project on Juvenile Justice, 1994. 
National Easter Seal Society “EDI” award for Washington Journalism Review article on journalists with disabilities, 1991.
New Jersey Press Association, first place, spot news competition, for Bergen Record team coverage of post office massacre, 1991.
National Housing Institute, third place award for New Jersey Monthly analysis of the politics and payoffs of redevelopment in New Brunswick, NJ, 1990.
Finalist, Michigan Journalism Fellowship, 1988.

New Jersey Press Association Enterprise Award, for Home News team project on race relations, 1983.

 

EDUCATION 

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Master's degree, 1981.
 

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, 1976.

 

 

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