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Barbara T

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Last Login 9/16/2016
Location North Andover, MA
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Barbara T has been writing professionally for more than 15 years, and has worked primarily as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly community newspapers north of Boston. Highlights of her work in the newspaper industry include reporting on the waterfront and the commercial fishing industry for the Gloucester Daily Times, and editing two alternative, arts-centric weekly newspapers.She has also covered educational issues and news as both a staff reporter and freelance correspondent. More recently, she has been focusing on economic issues and business profiles for both online and print publications.
Specialties
Business reporting often involves outlining complicated legal, economic and environmental issues. Researching these aspects of a story and presenting them in clear, accessible prose in one of Barbara T's specialties.
Interests
As a longtime student and fan of local history, Barbara T has amassed a collection of facts and anecdotes that add color and insight to her stories. Her stint as an art student in Perugia, Italy, also allows her to write about arts from an informed perspective.
Education
Boston College American Studies, MA

American studies was an interdisciplinary program that focused on literature and history, but also covered other fields such as philosophy and sociology.


Vassar College English, BA

This was a very traditional undergraduate program in English.


Honors and Awards
Science and technology reporting - first place This award was for a cover story for Worcester Magazine that covered green innovations in the city's network of colleges and universities.

Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Barbara T has designed and managed the arts and entertainment sections of three different newspapers, and edited an alternative newspaper with a heavy focus on arts. She also also reported extensively on local artists and arts organizations.

Manufacturing

Reporting on manufacturing has allowed Barbara T to cover a broad range of businesses and industries. She has written news stories, business profiles and industry reports for general audiences and readers of B-to-B publications.

Music

Barbara T has had the opportunity to interview and profile many local musicians, and to report on different organizations, events and performances.

Non Profit

Newspapers cover non-profit organizations in different ways. Reporting on fundraising events helps draw attention to an issue or cause. Stories that highlight individual examples and personal stories of non-profit activities and services are also good ways to cover an organization.

Politics

While covering the presidential primary in New Hampshire has been a career highlight, for Barbara T one of the most interesting types of political reporting involves local issues and elections. Those are often the types of stories that involve politics that directly impact readers.

Projects by Asset Type
Presentation

Presentations are an opportunity to present a comprehensive view of an issue, product, project or plan.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

As a journalist for local and community newspapers, one has to be a jack-of-all-trades. Business coverage is a mainstay of local news, and one of the areas most reporters enjoy because of the high level of reader interest, and the passion people typically have when talking about their businesses and work.

Projects by Writing Style
Journalistic

Because of her experience with different types of newspapers, Barbara T has experience reporting hard news, writing investigative reports and developing features that explore different conflicts and issues.

Promotional

As a writer for a series of online B-to-B magazines, Barbara T has written many profiles aimed at promoting different businesses.

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