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John D. H.
Concord Loop :: College Park, GA
Detailsdriven professional eager to contribute strong Journalism and Community Relations expertise toward supporting a publicsector organization in optimizing communications success.
* Expert at collecting and analyzing comprehensive information about newsworthy events for publication, as well as proactively receiving / evaluating assignments and adhering to all set operational deadlines.
* Contribute exceptional information gathering and verification talents regarding various stories through keen observation skills, resourceful interviewing abilities, and highquality research techniques.
* Display outstanding materials organization to include aptly determining necessary pointsofemphasis while effectively authoring materials according to inhouse editorial styles and / or standardized formats.
* Member of the National Association of Black Journalists; member of the Atlanta Press Club.
* Author of autobiographical narrative/social commentary book on racial identity called "Life in the Paint: The Story of a Black Man Fighting for His Identity". The book was released in the fall of .
~ Education ~
Foreign Affairs University of Virginia
Key Professional Accomplishments
* Successfully covered &;s Arizonabased Super Bowl XXX and Atlanta Summer Olympics, as well as three Final Fours and numerous NCAA, ACC, and SEC basketball tournaments.
* Served as Lead Reporter in the triple murder / suicide coverage of WWE Professional Wrestler Chris Benoit, along with reporting on the rare loss of school accreditation in Clayton County, Georgia.
* Received a rd Place Award by the Florida Sports Writers Association for Excellence in Sports Writing in .
* Recognized with the Virginia Press Association&;s Award for Outstanding Sports Writing in , , and .
Atlanta Correspondent PartTime, Time Magazine, Atlanta, GA Present
* Apply dynamic writing talents toward providing key correspondence activities for a premiere national magazine to include covering breaking political, sports, economic, and social news while maintaining superior journalistic integrity.
Sports Writer and Reporter, The Atlanta JournalConstitution, Atlanta, GA
* Demonstrate extensive local area expertise toward covering newsworthy metro Atlantabased events in coordination with set individual and teamdriven deadlines and supportive of comprehensive organizational standards.
* Author and edit diverse prep / professional sports articles to include providing targeted information concerning Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, and Georgia Tech football and men&;s basketball events.
Sports Writer, The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL
* Contributed primary writing efforts for the University of Florida&;s men&;s basketball team to include providing relevant daily coverage and insightful feature articles.
* Traveled with the team to various collegiate venues and proficiently covered additional sports i.e. football as necessary.
Writer, CNN, Atlanta, GA
* Strategically steered the research and preparation of copy for a startup CNNbased Sports Illustrated sports show to include liaising among highprofile anchors and producers which ensured seamless nationwide daily sports coverage.
Sports Writer, The Potomac News, Woodbridge, VA
* Prepared hard copy, features, and columns for a newspaper with a , daily circulation, along with covering prep sports, the Washington Redskins, and the University of Virginia and George Mason University basketball teams.
Sports Writer PartTime, The Free LanceStar, Fredericksburg, VA
* Utilized wideranging regional knowledge to successfully cover local college, prep, and semiprofessional sports for a leading area publication with a ,strong circulation base.