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  Tauren Dyson
Professional/Personal Overview
  I've worked the last three years as a journalist, writing, reporting, editing, researching, and producing multimedia content for various web publications. During that time I've written political, health-related, human-interest, financial, and entertainment stories. My work has appeared on AARP Bulletin and Yahoo, as well as in publications owned by AOL and E.W. Scripps. I also have expertise in SEO writing, blogging, and interpreting web analytics. I hold an MA in journalism from American University, and am working toward an MA in writing from The Johns Hopkins University.
Work Info
Reporter 3 Years
Writer 3 Years
Social Media 4 Years
Government 3 Years
Lifestyle 3 Years
Community 3 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
6 Years
Technical Skills
Adobe Audition, Final Cut, Photoshop, Soundslides,
Best of Scripps Deadline Reporting Award 2012
Society of Professional Journalist, National Association of Professional Journalist
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(Naples Daily News, 3/26/2011)
Naples officials proposed to have U.S. 41 turn east at Golden Gate Parkway by Coastland Center mall, then turn south at Goodlette-Frank Road until it connects back up with present-day U.S. 41 East. That idea didn't please many U.S. 41 business owners.
(Naples Daily News, 1/24/2011)
I spent the afternoon/early evening covering a stabbing death in Southwest Florida involving two high school students at a bus stop. As the story grew, it gained national attention when the suspect, Jorge Saaverdra, successfully used the 'Stand Your Ground' law as a defense.
Contact Info
  Tauren Dyson
Washington, DC 

Tel: 301-628-7553  
E-Mail: Tdyson29@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dicewrites.com