Resume

Daniel J. Gross

Experience

Dec. 2013 – present Herald-Journal (Halifax Media Group)                                                     Spartanburg, S.C.

Crime Reporter

  • Report on crime and public safety issues in coverage area for 40,000-circulation daily
  • Cover breaking news, enterprise, in-depth, feature, investigation, trends
  • 3rd Place award in S.C. Press Association for Spot News
  • 2nd Place award in S.C. Press Association for Series of Articles
  • Write feature articles for Spartanburg Magazine, published five times annually
  • Shoot photos and video, utilize social media for stories and digital content
  • Maintain “Gross on Patrol” crime blog on GoUpstate.com

 

May 2013 – Dec. 2013 The Frederick News-Post  (Randall Family, LLC)                                    Frederick, Md.

Cops Reporter

  • Reported on crime and public safety issues for 30,000-circulation daily
  • Published enterprise, in-depth and database reporting projects
  • 1st Place award in MDDC Press Association for General News Story
  • 1st Place award in MDDC Press Association for Religion Reporting
  • Used social media to engage community, enhance reporting

 

Aug. 2011 – May 2013 The Gazette (The Washington Post Company)                                            Laurel, Md.

Crime and Courts Reporter

  • Covered crime, courts and public safety issues for 150,000-circulation weekly
  • Covered general assignment in suburban Maryland municipalities surrounding Washington, D.C.
  • Regularly wrote articles for The Washington Post‘s Metro and Local Living sections
  • Guest interview on Baltimore’s NPR affiliate station for collegiate murder-suicide coverage
  • Shot photos and videos, used social media for reporting and engaging
  • 1st Place MDDC Press Association Award for General News Story

 

June 2011 – Aug. 2011 The Advocate of Carroll County (Landmark Communications)    Westminster, Md.

Staff Writer

  • Covered general assignment, features and enterprise | shot photos for assignments
  • Wrote daily news briefs for 20,000-circulation daily, Carroll County Times

 

Aug. 2007 – May 2011 The Towerlight (Baltimore Student Media, Inc.)                                      Towson, Md.

Editor-in-Chief/Previous News Editor /Previous Staff Writer

  • Edited stories, updated website, used social media profiles for 10,000-circulation twice-weekly
  • Published breaking news, front page stories, weekly editorial and managed pagination
  • Managed staff of 20-25 reporters and editors, conceptualized content, shot photos and video

 

2010    WBAL Radio (All news radio station to NBC-affiliate WBAL-TV11)                                  Baltimore, Md.

News Intern

  • Wrote stories for web and radio scripts, interviewed for on-air packages, edited clips, shot photos/video

 

2009    b free daily (Free daily publication of The Baltimore Sun)                                     Baltimore, Md.

News Intern

  • Wrote front page feature stores, generated content, compiled news packages for web and print

 

2006-2008    TheBayNet.com (Bay Media Services, Inc.)                                                              California, Md.

Multimedia Reporter/Web Developer

  • Covered breaking news, general assignment | shot photos, videos | engaged community

 

2006-2006    The Enterprise (Southern Maryland Newspapers)                                                  California, Md.

Community News Intern/Independent Study

  • Published five feature articles for twice-weekly community newspaper while in high school
  • Won 2nd Place MDDC Press Association Award for Best Headline

 

Awards

  • (2013) 1st Place award in MDDC Press Association for General News Story “War on Heroin”
  • (2013) 1st Place award in MDDC Press Association for Religion Reporting “Path to Priesthood”
  • (2012) 1st Place award in MDDC Press Association for General News Story “Living Among Sex Offenders”
  • (2007) 2nd Place award in MDDC Press Association for Best Headline “Hip to be Square”
  • (2007) Lorraine Mayers Towerlight Scholarship Endowment Fund recipient

 

Education/skills/achievements

  • Towson University, 2011
  • S. in Mass Communication – Journalism and New Media
  • Certificate in Broadcast Journalism
  • Adobe CS, video editing, basic html, CMS, digital photography, social media, pagination, court records, 10-codes, FOIA, SEO
  • (2011) Patch.com contributor, freelance reporter – built online community directory for Towson Patch site launch, wrote general assignment articles, shot photos
  • (2009) National Residence Hall Honorary member – top 1 percent of residence hall leaders at Towson University
  • (2009) Towson University Leadershape Institute graduate
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