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ONLINE MEDIA


Debt.com / Consolidated Credit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 2013-present

Editor / content director. Manage a staff of four full-timers, one -part-timer, and interns and freelancers for the launch of a new personal finance site and revamp of Consolidated Credit’s website from ASP.NET to WordPress.


MoneyTalksNews.com
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 2010-2012

Editor. Started at the national personal finance with 1.4 million unique visitors and 4.7 million page views and grew it to 3.1 million unique visitors and 8.6 million page views.


JetBlue.com
South Florida
November 2009-April 2010

Florida editor. One of three nationwide editors for the initial six-month launch of a daily blog covering arts, shopping, and restaurants in South Florida for JetBlue passengers. (It perished a year later.)


Jester.com
West Palm Beach, Florida
June 2000-March 2001

Content and music editor.  Oversaw staff of three and a dozen freelancers for the national extreme sports and punk music website, partially funded by Hollywood producer Michael Bay. (It died in the the first Internet bubble a few months afer I left.)


COLLEGE MEDIA


University Press
Florida Atlantic University
July 1998-present

Adviser for the student newspaper. Revived a defunct paper that had folded twice in the previous decade. Launched the paper’s first website. Began biweekly summer publishing. Created New Student Edition. Oversaw regional and national award-winning design and writing projects. I was fired in 2010 but have continued to volunteer as the adviser.


Independent Florida Alligator
University of Florida
November 1984-April 1989

Editor of the nation’s largest student newspaper (35,000 daily). First editor elected to consecutive terms in the paper’s 102-year history. Launched one of the first online news services in the nation (1987). Won best editorial in the nation (1989).


MAGAZINES


Lifestyle Magazine Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 2012-July 2013

Editor in chief. Oversaw six city magazines throughout southern Florida (Coral Springs, Estate, Estero, Las Olas, Parkland, Weston) and assisted with the expansion to 10 titles.


Globe, Examiner, Star, National Enquirer
Boca Raton, Florida
December 2002-2009

Freelance layout/copy editor for the celebrity tabloids owned by American Media, Inc. Worked as copyeditor and designer.


JAZZIZ Magazine
Boca Raton, Florida
October 2000-October 2008

Associate editor and managing editor. Covered the Cayman Islands and Istanbul jazz festivals for the nation’s largest jazz magazine (135,000 circulation).


The Musician’s Planet
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 1997-October 1998

Managing editor. Handled all editorial for the first two issues of the glossy 40-page quarterly music magazine, direct-mailed nationwide to 140,000 customers of MARS Music Superstores. (By design, project was ceded to Billboard magazine in 1998.)


XS Magazine
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
May 1994-September 1997

Entertainment editor at the 65,000-circulation news and arts weekly. (Renamed City Link in 1997.) Oversaw 30-40 page section, wrote weekly column, and managed a dozen freelancers.


NEWSPAPERS


Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 1990-July 1992

General assignment and government reporter for the Top 50 daily. Created, wrote, edited, and assigned freelancers for a weekly historic preservation section. Compiled and wrote weekly Palm Beach County political column. Member of Hurricane Andrew reporting team, with a front-page story on the day of the storm.


Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville, Florida
October-December 1990

Reporter. Covered everything from Rotary Club speakers to the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-35 launch for the 180,000-circulation daily.


Athens Daily News
Athens, Georgia
September 1989-October 1990

County and general assignment reporter. Won first place for Community Service in Georgia Press Association’s annual contest while at the 30,000-circulation daily.


PUBLISHING


Free Press
West Palm Beach, Florida
July 1998-June 2000

Founding editor and publisher. Launched the 27,000-circulation biweekly news and arts tabloid for Palm Beach County, later purchased by CVI founder Anthony Zammuto and Listerine heir Lawrence Corning.


iCE Magazine
West Palm Beach, Florida
August 1992-March 1994

Founding editor and publisher. Co-founder of the 25,000-circulation news and arts weekly distributed in Palm Beach and Martin counties, purchased in 1993 by the Sun-Sentinel. (iCE merged with the Sun-Sentinel-owned XS in April 1994.)


RADIO


WZTA-FM (ZETA)
Miami, Florida
September 1995-September 1997

Weekly guest on the Paul Castronovo and Young Ron Brewer morning show. Also filled in as host and hosted remote broadcasts for South Florida’s top-rated rock station in the 1990s.


WUFT-FM (Classic 89)
University of Florida
Summer 1985

News writer. Wrote for Ari Odzer and Jackie Bange for the NPR affiliate’s Weekend Edition and All Things Considered local segments.


FREELANCE


partial list…

• Travel & Leisure magazine (1997) – Five-page spread on the island of Palm Beach.
• The New York Times (1985-86) – Florida stringer for Education Editor Edward B. Fiske.
• The Miami Herald (1985) – Coverage of Hurricane Elena through Central Florida.
• USA Today (1985) – Coverage of Hurricane Kate through the Florida Panhandle.
• Florida Public Radio (1985) – Interview with attorney F. Lee Bailey.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


• Society of Professional Journalists – National board member (2008-2010, 2011-present). South Florida chapter president (2011) and board member (2005-2006).
• Student Press Law Center – Steering Committee member (2007-2012).
• College Media Association – Convention director (2010-2012). Special project/events coordinator (2008-2010).
• Florida College Press Association – President (2011-present) and board member (2007-2011).


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


• Freedom of Information Congress – Keynote speaker at the annual University of Memphis event (2013) that previously featured Carl Bernstein, Nina Totenberg, and Anderson Cooper.
• ACP Spring College Media Convention – Presented design and leadership sessions (2013).
• ACP-CMA Fall College Media Convention – Presented design, editing, career, leadership, and First Amendment sessions (2005-present).
• CMA Spring College Media Convention – Presented design, editing, career, leadership, and First Amendment sessions (2005-present).
• Society of Professional Journalists – Presented career sessions at national convention (2009, 2010, 2014).
• Florida Community College Press Association Convention – Presented design, editing, and First Amendment sessions (2006, 2008, 2014).
• Florida Scholastic Press Association – Presented design and editing sessions at Region 7 workshop (2006-2007, 2009-present). State convention keynote panelist (1998).