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  Shane Kite
Professional/Personal Overview
  Crack!... Heads smoke for days from this freelancer's silver-bullet reporting on technology, power, politics and art. Words akin to adrenaline shots to the temples, fact-finding that confounds convention, eviscerates assumption, piddles on groupthink and opens minds. I cover music, film, theatre, art, technology, public policy, Wall Street, human interest and community affairs, profiling the people, cultural trends, market forces and shifting political winds that impact us all.
Work Info
Editor 17 Years
Reporter 17 Years
Writer 17 Years
Finance 17 Years
Technology 17 Years
Music 27 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
American Banker (11+), Bank Technology News (11+), Forbes (11+), (The) Street Controls (You) (11+), Mugshot magazine (11+), Nikki Style magazine (11+), Securities Industry News (11+), The Brooklyn Paper (3-5), US Banker (3-5), On Wall Street (3-5), Institutional Investor magazine (3-5), Mediabistro.com (3-5), MSNBC.com (my work has appeared there) (3-5), Alpha magazine (1-2), Inc. Magazine (1-2), School Transportation News (1-2)
Computer Skills
word, quark, photoshop
digital camera, digital video, laptop, sony digital recorder, tape recorder, electric nose hair trimmer
Foreign Language Skills
little french, needs work, tres mal, mon francais.
Valerie Berrios, Bonnie McGeer, Bobbie Gossage, Gersh Kuntzman, Karl Cates, Michael Eggebrecht, Brooke Van Cleve, Lauren Lynn, Gida Snyder, Jessica Koslow, Mike Dumiak, Matthew de Paula, Holly Sraeel, Jeff Kutler, Colin Brayton, Christina Medina, Mike Gregory, Mike Sisk, Randy Devere, Tanya Chen, Nicole Sender
Jesse H. Neal American Business Media Award
Society of Professional Journalists
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(Nikki Style magazine, 10/19/2007)
Reviews of latest from Elliott Smith, the White Stripes, Bjork, Hyphy Hitz and Wilco
(Nikki Style magazine, 10/19/2007)
Artist profile of Keren Ann
(Nikki Style magazine, 7/24/2007)
Reviews of latest from Rufus Wainwright, P.W. Long, Bebel Gilberto, Grinderman (Nick Cave) and The Stooges
(Nikki Style magazine, 4/6/2007)
Artist profile of Amy Winehouse
(Nikki Style magazine, 4/2/2007)
Reviews of latest from Tom Waits, The Shins, Jef Stott, Damien Rice and Wiley (Eskiboy)
(Nikki Style magazine, 1/2/2007)
Reviews of latest from Beck, Paolo Nutini, The Who, Tom Petty
(Mugshot magazine, 5/30/2005)
Cover story on John Leguizamo
(Mugshot magazine, 10/12/2004)
Artist profile on lunatic MC
Technology, Power, Politics  
(American Banker Magazine, 4/28/2014)
A decade of waning interest in small business investment companies is quickly reversing course among banks big and small. The pooled investment funds, which get matching money from the Small Business Administration, are exempt from the restrictions on equity investments imposed by the Volcker Rul
(American Banker Magazine, 8/26/2013)
Strange Bedfellows: You know those smart-sounding, fast-moving disruptors that supposedly will disintermediate the banks? Their relationship with the industry isn't entirely adversarial. Banks seek stakes in disruptive Silicon Valley startups.
(American Banker Magazine, 6/25/2013)
Busting telecommuting myths.
(American Banker Magazine, 6/24/2013)
The courts now recognize telecommuting as a viable way for employees to fulfill their job requirements, thanks to recent cases involving companies like J.P. Morgan Chase and Ford Motor Company.
(Bank Technology News, 11/30/2011)
The CEO was at a dinner party late last summer when he received an odd message. First Midwest Bank had sent an alert to his cellphone describing pending fund transfers that would have siphoned thousands from the company's bank account. He simply pressed "9#" on his cell and blocked the fraud attempt
(American Banker Magazine, 1/1/2011)
Telecommuting takes off at banks.
(American Banker Magazine, 11/1/2010)
Bankers adopt social media to win PR war.
(Securities Industry News, 10/6/2008)
Regulation is coming to the credit default swaps (CDS) market. That outcome was virtually assured long before Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox asked Congress to grant the agency authority to oversee credit derivatives. But just how, when and who will do it remains unclear.
(Securities Industry News, 2/28/2005)
There are billions to be made from private accounts. So why won't anyone say so? Brokerage firms are courting the 100 million or so "uninvested" Americans, despite official denials that privatization of social security would boost Wall Street's wallet.
(Bank Technology News, 10/4/2004)
(Securities Industry News, 10/6/2003)
(Mugshot magazine, 5/30/2005)
Cover story on John Leguizamo
(Mugshot magazine, 5/30/2005)
Cover story on John Leguizamo
Cover Story  
(Mugshot magazine, 5/30/2005)
Cover story on John Leguizamo
Car Reviews  
(School Transportation News, 10/1/2011)
Trans Tech Bus will unveil later this month what is expected to be the nation's first-ever full-production, factory-made, all-electric Type-A school bus.
(ForbesAutos.com, 11/23/2006)
Pontiac GTO piece for Forbes' auto review site, ForbesAutos.com. Based on a test drive.
(ForbesAutos.com, 11/20/2006)
The L.A. Auto Show design challenge offers eco-friendly car concepts, from the kooky to the conceivable.
(ForbesAutos.com, 10/12/2006)
Coverage of Wired Magazine's "NextFest" focused on GM's fuel cell concept vehicles for Forbes' autos news page on ForbesAutos.com.
(ForbesAutos.com, 9/27/2006)
Nissan Murano piece for Forbes' auto review site, ForbesAutos.com. Based on a test drive.
(ForbesAutos.com, 8/25/2006)
Coverage of MTV-GM partnership on "E85" Ethanol flex-fuel ad campaign for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards for ForbesAutos.com
(ForbesAutos.com, 1/25/2006)
Coverage of New York International Motorcycle Show for Forbes' autos news page on ForbesAutos.com.
Local, community news, features, reviews  
(The Brooklyn Paper, 4/24/2009)
Feature on front of The Brooklyn Paper's entertainment section on the rise of Washington Avenue nightlife in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
(Inc., 9/25/2012)
Zombie 5Ks "Gross" Millions Nationwide If the giddy nightmare of being gored by the undead can't push you forward, can anything? The creators of the "Run for Your Lives!" adventure races brainstormed correctly that the zombie craze was good business.
(Mediabistro, 7/19/2012)
Raising the quality of both journalist's and editor's work by getting editors to reveal their specific needs and requirements for desired articles/sections. More on-target pitches beget a wider, more incisive editorial well.
Contact Info
  Shane Kite
Brooklyn, NY 

Tel: 917-270-3724  
E-Mail: skribe00@optimum.net
Website: http://www.shane-kite.com