Jeff Ballinger

Paris 75003 France
Website: http://jeffballinger.com
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Professional Experience

I am a writer and communications professional in various capacities in journalism and higher education. My primary skills are writing, editing, project management, curating website content, designing and making websites, managing social media channels, taking and photos.

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
10 Years
Reporter
15 Years
Writer
25 Years

Specialty

Education
15 Years
Medicine
5 Years

Industries


Professional Journal
5 Years
Academia Other
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Technical Skills

Basic HTML, Photoshop

Foreign Language Skills

French, level B1

Computer Skills

Mac OS, managing various CMS such as Drupal and Wordpress, Word, Excel, Keynote, Powerpoint

Equipment

Macbook Pro, Canon HDSLR, numerous instant cameras

References

• Paul LeClerc, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Former President and CEO of New York Public Library, pol5@columbia.edu, +1 212 854 5613 • Belay Begashaw, Director General, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa, bbegashaw@sdgcafrica.org, +250 788 310 004/5 • Sheri Whitley, Executive Director, Digital Strategy, Columbia University Office of Public Affairs, smw43@columbia.edu, +1 212 854 8394

Awards

• 2004: First Place, Spot News Coverage (Associated Press News Executive Council for California and Nevada, newspapers betw. 25,000-74,999 circ.) for staff coverage of “Quake kills two” • 2002: First Place, Attack Coverage (Associated Press News Executive Council for California and Nevada, newspapers betw. 25,000-74,999 circ.) for staff coverage of the 9/11 attacks • 2002: Second Place, Opinion (Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Reporting, newspapers under 100,000 circ.) for columns on school violence • 2001: Scholar (Education Writers Association.), as part of the EWA’s 2001 National Fellowships in Education Reporting • 2001: First Place, Investigative or Enterprise Reporting (Newspaper Publishers Association Better 2001 Awards, newspapers circ. betw. 25,001-75,000.) for “Children of Divorce” • 2001: Finalist, Paul L. Myhre Series/Special Section (The Missouri School of Journalism Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards 2001.) for “Children of Divorce”

Work Samples

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Spot news story on the foiled attack by a student at a local high school, with interviews on the students who saved the lives of their classmates.
Second Place, Opinion (Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Reporting, newspapers under 100,000 circ.) for columns on school violence
"Children of Divorce" is a three-day series based on interviews with experts and families, with a survey of nearly 1,200 high school students that explored the impact of divorce on children.

Columbia Engineering

Computer Science Professor Steven Nowick has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his research to develop low-power and high-performance interconnection networks-on-chips (NoCs).
After a comprehensive review of the nation's top universities and research institutions, the National Science Foundation has awarded $3.74 million to Columbia University, City University of New York, and New York University for a three-year research-to-startup initiative.
The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) honored a trio of pioneering Columbia alumni at its annual awards presentation and welcome dinner in Low Rotunda to kick off Alumni Reunion Weekend. The honorees included Nobel Laureate and University Trustee Emeritus Dr. Harold Varmus.
Computer Science Ph.D. candidate Kristen Parton is working hard to help people understand each other better by making computers translate foreign languages more accurately.
Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Jeffrey Driscoll's research on speeding up silicon chips has not only won him a major award but may also lead to more versatile optical communications networks.

Columbia Medicine

Patients in need of a kidney transplant are not only getting them faster at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, they also are living longer than the nationwide average for transplant recipients.
Researchers studying early results from ongoing gene therapy trials at Columbia have grown optimistic about finding a safer treatment and potential cure for sickle cell disease. Researchers in the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program, led by Markus Y. Mapara, MD, PhD, are participating in multicenter trials of two kinds of gene therapies.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension, considered a death sentence just a generation ago, is a rare but serious disease that occurs when the walls of the lung’s arteries stiffen and narrow, raising blood pressure in these arteries.