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  Steven Yoder
Professional/Personal Overview
  A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, I’ve written for Salon, The American Prospect, Good, Men's Health, The Fiscal Times, and others—my work also has been picked up by many outlets, including The Huffington Post, MSN Money, and The Week.

While my focus is domestic policy--particularly criminal justice, immigration, and youth policy--I also write about real estate, business, and a range of topics from how to manage a brain freeze to whether people can be happier after getting fired and how much truth there is on consumer complaint websites. Though a journalist first, I also write winning contract proposals and have 20 years of experience as a managing editor, substantive editor, and copy editor. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Writers Union.
Work Info
Editor 22 Years
Reporter 14 Years
Writer 20 Years
Business (general) 5 Years
Real Estate 5 Years
Crime 5 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Comstock's (11+), The Crime Report (11+), The Fiscal Times (11+), The American Prospect (6-10), Salon (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
JBS International (11+)
Other Work History
Freelance Proposal Writer (2006 to present)
Consultant Writer-Editor (1998 to present)
Managing Editor/Senior Writer-Editor, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (1994 to 2001)
Digital camera
Audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent in Spanish
“The piece was fantastic; I’m glad to see it’s helping trigger a new debate.” Blake Zeff, Politics Editor, Salon.com

"Thanks, Steve. Nice piece in print and on the web this week. I hope you will continue to pitch us. You're very easy to work with!" Emily Parsons, Managing Editor, The American Prospect

"GREAT piece. We'd been talking about trying to do a big project on the effects of this and when you pitched this it felt very serendipitous! Thanks!" Julia Dahl, Deputy Managing Editor, The Crime Report

"I really like this--you nailed our tone, and this service piece is very useful." Andrew Daniels, Assistant Editor, MensHealth.com

"I assume you saw your story yesterday. I thought it turned out really well. Thanks for all your hard work!" Blaire Briody, Life and Money Editor, The Fiscal Times

"Back to you Steve. It's really a very good piece." Andrew Wiener, Guest Editor, The American Prospect
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Society of Professional Journalists
National Writers Union
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Comstock's Magazine, 10/1/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 9/1/2015)
(Al Jazeera America, 8/27/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 8/26/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 8/13/2015)
(The Crime Report, 8/6/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 8/1/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 7/26/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 7/22/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 7/1/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 7/1/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 6/1/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 5/25/2015)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/15/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 4/26/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 4/23/2015)
(The Crime Report, 4/16/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 4/1/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 3/29/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 3/1/2015)
(The Crime Report, 2/16/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 1/30/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 1/18/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine (web), 1/15/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 1/8/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 1/3/2015)
(Comstock's Magazine, 1/1/2015)
(The Weekly Leaf, 12/19/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 12/14/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 12/14/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 12/5/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 12/1/2014)
(The Fiscal Times, 11/30/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 11/26/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 11/21/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 11/7/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 11/5/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 11/1/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/28/2014)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/27/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/23/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/23/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/16/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/10/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 10/7/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine (web), 10/2/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 10/1/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/30/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/26/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/23/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/18/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine (web), 9/18/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/14/2014)
(The Crime Report, 9/11/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/10/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 9/1/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 9/1/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 8/27/2014)
(The Weekly Leaf, 8/22/2014)
(The Crime Report, 8/11/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 8/1/2014)
(The Crime Report, 7/7/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 7/1/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 6/1/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 5/1/2014)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/4/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 4/1/2014)
(Comstock's Magazine, 3/1/2014)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/14/2014)
(Salon, 12/8/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 12/3/2013)
(Comstock's Magazine, 12/1/2013)
(Comstock's Magazine, 11/13/2013)
(The American Prospect, 10/31/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/28/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/28/2013)
(The American Prospect, 10/23/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 9/19/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 7/18/2013)
(The American Prospect, 7/11/2013)
(Comstock's Magazine, 7/1/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/12/2013)
Also picked up by Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-dying-in-debt-2013-6
(The Fiscal Times, 6/7/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/5/2013)
(Comstock's Magazine (cover story), 6/1/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/16/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/16/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/7/2013)
(Salon, 5/3/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/23/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/11/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 3/28/2013)
(The American Prospect, 3/28/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 3/13/2013)
(The American Prospect, 3/4/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/28/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/27/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/12/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/4/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/1/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 1/24/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 1/9/2013)
(The Fiscal Times, 12/6/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 11/28/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 11/14/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 11/8/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/27/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/24/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/11/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/8/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 9/14/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 8/29/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 8/7/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 7/23/2012)
Also picked up by Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/colleges-will-pay-you-to-graduate-sooner-2012-7
(The Fiscal Times, 7/20/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 7/17/2012)
Picked up by The Huffington Post, 7/18/12: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/americas-suburbs-get-make_n_1682279.html; and Real Clear Markets, 7/18/12: http://www.realclearmarkets.com/2012/07/18/the_new_boomtowns_suburbs_get_city_makeovers_129255.html
(The Fiscal Times, 7/12/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 7/5/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/14/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/7/2012)
Picked up by Business Insider, 6/11/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/should-homeowners-get-the-same-rights-as-homeowners-2012-6
(The Fiscal Times, 5/24/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/9/2012)
Picked up by Business Insider, 5/9/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-more-proof-that-banks-are-nicer-to-white-homeowners-2012-5
(The Fiscal Times, 5/2/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/20/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/11/2012)
Picked up by Business Insider, 4/12/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-are-downsizing-their-physical-offices-2012-4, and quoted in The Week, 4/19/12: http://theweek.com/article/index/227010/is-the-office-cubicle-dead
(The Fiscal Times, 4/2/2012)
Picked up by Business Insider, 4/3/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-5-worst-rental-scams-to-watch-out-for-2012-4
(The Fiscal Times, 3/27/2012)
Picked up by Business Insider, 3/28/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/7-ex-jailbirds-who-made-it-big-in-business-2012-3
(The Fiscal Times, 3/22/2012)
Picked up by MSN Money, 5/7/12: http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/tips.aspx?cp-documentid=6952129, and Business Insider, 3/22/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-biggest-mistakes-renters-always-make-2012-3
(The Fiscal Times, 3/7/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 3/6/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/24/2012)
Picked up by MSN Money, 2/28/12: http://money.msn.com/home-loans/the-backlash-against-zillow-and-co-fiscaltimes.aspx, and Business Insider, 2/27/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/zillow-and-trulia-face-backlash-from-real-estate-agents-2012-2
(The Fiscal Times, 2/21/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/16/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 2/2/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 1/31/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 1/26/2012)
Also excerpted on the AARP Blog, 1/30/12: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/01/30/strange-math-more-seniors-but-fewer-nursing-homes/
(The Fiscal Times, 1/24/2012)
(The Fiscal Times, 1/4/2012)
Picked up by MSN Money: http://money.msn.com/home-loans/12-places-where-its-wiser-to-rent, and Business Insider, 1/5/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-american-dream-has-nothing-to-do-with-buying-a-home-2012-1
(The Fiscal Times, 12/19/2011)
(Men's Health.com, 11/29/2011)
(Salon/The Crime Report, 11/7/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 11/3/2011)
Picked up by Business Insider, 11/4/11: http://www.businessinsider.com/want-to-warn-others-about-a-crappy-company-2011-11
(The Fiscal Times, 10/12/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 10/12/2011)
(Good, 9/1/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 8/19/2011)
Picked up by Business Insider, 8/25/11: http://www.businessinsider.com/9-filthy-jobs-that-nobody-wants-2011-8
(The Fiscal Times, 7/30/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 7/14/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/24/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 6/7/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 5/3/2011)
(The American Prospect, 4/12/2011)
(The American Prospect, 3/29/2011)
(The Fiscal Times, 3/14/2011)
(The Crime Report, 3/10/2011)
(The Crime Report, 1/16/2011)
(The Crime Report, 10/27/2010)
(The Crime Report, 10/20/2010)
(The Crime Report, 8/23/2010)
(The Crime Report, 6/21/2010)
(The Albany Metroland, 4/15/2010)
(The Crime Report, 4/8/2010)
(The Fiscal Times, 4/7/2010)
(The Albany Metroland, 3/15/2010)
(In These Times, 3/7/2009)
(In These Times, 4/30/2008)