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  Dinah Brin
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning journalist covering business, personal finance, entrepreneurship, health policy and research, HR, supply chain issues, general news and features for print and online publications. Adept at spotting trends, researching and shaping complex topics into engaging copy for lay and specialty audiences. Produce B2B and B2C articles, reports and Web content. Interviewees range from Chubby Checker to John McCain and Fortune 500 CEOs.

While able to specialize, I'm also an agile generalist with experience reporting on real estate investment, franchising, entrepreneurship, Congress and regional economic trends. I can handle multiple projects in a competitive environment, working independently and collaboratively.

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I started freelancing after 20-plus years as a staff reporter. In addition to news reporting, I'm available for corporate and nonprofit projects, including case studies, web content, op-eds, speeches and internal communications.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 4 Years
Reporter 31 Years
Writer 31 Years
Specialty
Personal Finance 2 Years
Politics 5 Years
Health 9 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
31 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
mergermarket (11+), CNBC.com (11+), Entrepreneur.com (11+), YoungEntrepreneur.com (6-10), LDI Health Economist (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CHIBE quarterly newsletter (11+), MHI Solutions magazine/MHI blog (11+), SHRM Online Society for Human Resource Management (11+), ABOVE - The RE/MAX Magazine (6-10)
Other Work History
Dow Jones Newswires, 1998-2011, work frequently appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
The Associated Press, 1993-1998, covered news and features, edited copy, in Philadelphia bureau
Altoona Mirror, 1991-1993, reporter, columnist
Congressional Quarterly, 1990
States News Service, 1986-1990
Computer Skills
Word, Mac and PC, video, digital photography, Internet research, Factiva, FactSet, iMovie, iPhoto, wordpress blog
Technical Skills
AP style, SEC document search and research, PACER court records search, reading financial statements
Equipment
Laptop, Internet connection, digital and video cameras, MS Word, Final Draft, iMovie
Work Permits & Visas
N/A
References
See LinkedIn profile endorsements. Specific references available on request.
Awards
Best in Business, Breaking News, Real-Time News Organizations, Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2010, part of Dow Jones Newswires team that won for deep coverage of a pharmaceutical merger (team)

First Place, News Story, Keystone Press Award, Pa. Newspaper Publishers Association 1993 (individual)

First Place, Local Government Reporting, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, for story probing the quiet candidacies of several politically inexperienced members of two churches, 1986 (team)

Quarterfinals, 6th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (2008)

Quarterfinals, 2007 Page International Screenwriting Awards

Semifinals, Writer's Network 11th Annual Screenplay & Fiction Competition (2004)
Associations
The American Society of Journalists and Authors
Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Other
www.dinahwbrin.com

Have taken courses in multimedia journalism, documentary filmmaking, screenwriting animation. Wrote screenplay that advanced to semi- and quarter-finals in competitions. Interested in children's literature.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Philadelphia, PA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(SHRM Online, 2/19/2014)
Feature looking at civil case alleging Apple, Google and other tech giants conspired in the mid- to late 2000s to fix and suppress employee wages.
(SHRM Online, 11/22/2013)
A story noting evidence that companies with CHROs are more profitable.
(SHRM Online, 11/1/2013)
A look at the link between high emotional intelligence and better business performance.
(CNBC.com, 2/20/2013)
IT outsourcing companies offer rural American centers as alternatives to offshore sites.
(Entrepreneur.com, 1/22/2013)
Story looks at ways the Affordable Care Act may affect small businesses and how they might prepare before the health insurance individual-coverage mandate goes into effect.
(LDI Health Economist, 7/19/2012)
Many lower income near-elderly women may lose out on coverage under the new health reform law after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states don't have to expand Medicaid programs.
(LDI Health Economist, 4/10/2012)
Four health economists share the reasons for their health-plan choices.
(SHRM Online, 4/2/2012)
A study shows technology experts and academics sees changes in young people's thinking and behavior because of hyperconnectedness to the Internet and mobile devices.
(LDI Health Economist, 3/7/2012)
Newer research indicates factors beyond nurse-patient ratio influence nurses' job satisfaction and patient care.
(cnbc.com, 3/1/2012)
Clean tech investors are shifting focus from costly alternative-energy businesses to less expensive "smart grid" and other energy-efficiency technologies.
(SHRM Online (Society for Human Resource Management), 2/3/2012)
Workers' use of social networking applications on the job skyrocketed in 2011.
(cnbc.com, 1/18/2012)
Even the checkbook-challenged, filing system-deficient and perpetually messy can take steps to shore up their finances without undergoing a major personality overhaul.
(cnbc.com, 12/5/2011)
Experts give tips on year-end moves taxpayers can make for more pleasant returns come filing time.
(SHRM Online (Society for Human Resource Management), 11/18/2011)
A survey finds young employees more satisfied with their companies than older colleagues, yet more likely to be weighing a move.
(entrepreneur.com, 10/5/2011)
A major trade group voices concern to new bipartisan "Super Committee" that proposals to reduce the federal budget deficit may hurt franchise operators who file taxes as individuals.
(cnbc.com, 9/26/2011)
As more Americans delay marriage and babies, growing numbers of parents are poised to hit the traditional retirement age just as their children reach college age. Saving for two of life’s biggest expenses is challenge enough for many parents, but can be more so for those who have babies after 40.
(cnbc.com, 8/1/2011)
Commercial meteorologists are selling customized weather data to enterprises ranging from agriculture, transportation and manufacturing to fast food, golf and pigeon racing. It's an estimated $2 billion market.
(cnbc.com)
While derivatives carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility.
This links to a sampling of stories, including those appearing in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Common Cause Magazine.
Blog Posts  
(YoungEntrepreneur.com)
Link to YoungEntrepreneur.com blog posts.
(Entrepreneur.com)
Posts on the franchise industry on entrepreneur.com's Daily Dose Blog.