Samples


This is where you will find samples of my work in the fields of journalism, publications, public relations and web/online media.

Journalism | Public Relations | Web/Online Media

JOURNALISM

Community Associations Institute-New Jersey

CAI-NJ: Heat & HumanityHeat and Humanity [pdf] – Community Trends, August 2008

Photo by Brian Kelley for CAI-NJ

CAI-NJ: ForeclosuresForeclosures and the Economy [pdf] – Community Trends, October 2008
Photography – Covers of CAI-NJ’s monthly magazine, Community Trends, for which I took the pictures:
 Community Trends - July 2008 Cover Community Trends - September 2008 Cover Community Trends - February 2009 Cover Community Trends - August 2008 Cover

Rider University

RU Alumni Weekend-Gin Blossoms SpreadAlumni Weekend 2006 teaser w/Gin Blossoms concert ad [pdf] – Rider University, Spring 2006
RU_RisingStarA Rising Star: Rider’s theater program stages its greatest revival [pdf] – Rider University, Fall 2005
RU_BandingTogetherBand-ing Together [pdf] – Rider University, Fall 2005
RU_Gutin_FirstLadiesRider’s First Lady of First Ladies [pdf] – Rider University, Spring 2005
RU_BrandRangerThe Brand Ranger Rides Again: Wawa CEO Howard Stoeckel [pdf] – Rider University, Spring 2005
RU_EinsteinMusicalGeniusAlbert Einstein: Musical Genius? [pdf] – Rider University, Winter 2004
RU_BoysOfSummerRider’s Boys of Summer [pdf] – Rider University, Fall 2004
BroncsIllus_SpirtOfRUThe Spirit of Rider University [pdf] – Broncs Illustrated, Vol. 2 (September 2000)

The Sports Network

TSN_Tour2004Preview2004 Tour de France preview [pdf]
TSN_BlueJays2000Preview2000 Toronto Blue Jays preview [pdf]

Newspapers

LawrenceLedger_WMandelaProblems of apartheid endure [pdf] – Lawrence Ledger (April 25, 1996)
Observer_SafetyHoliday safety urged [pdf] – Ocean County Observer (June 30, 1995)
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PUBLIC RELATIONS

George Street Playhouse

VIDEO: George Street Playhouse – 2016-17 Season in Review
Video I produced to thank sponsors and patrons for supporting GSP’s 2016-17 season and teasing the 2017-18 season in the Playhouse’s new, interim home for two years.
VIDEO: George Street Playhouse – Who Are GSP’s Bad Jews?
Video I produced promoting the comedy “Bad Jews” at GSP. Created with iMovie HD.
VIDEO: George Street Playhouse – “My Manhattan” from Daddy Long Legs at GSP
Video I produced promoting the musical “Daddy Long Legs” at GSP. Shot video of rehearsal performance on iPhone; edited/trimmed audio using GarageBand and Audacity; edited video with iMovie HD.
VIDEO: George Street Playhouse – “The Secret of Happiness” from Daddy Long Legs at GSP
Video I produced promoting the musical “Daddy Long Legs” at GSP. Shot video of rehearsal performance on iPhone; edited/trimmed audio using GarageBand and Audacity; edited video with iMovie HD.
David Saint begins 20th season at George Street
nj_hntPitched story about artistic director’s 20th season at GSP that resulted in front-page story on Sunday issue of central New Jersey’s Home News Tribune (Gannett NJ).
VIDEO: George Street Playhouse – “Mama’s Boy” Teaser Video
Slideshow video made with Windows Movie Maker using in-house marketing images; features music used with Creative Commons license and press conference recording of Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.
VIDEO: George Street Playhouse 2015-16 Season Preview (Fall 2015)
Slideshow video made with Windows Movie Maker using in-house marketing images; wrote and recorded voiceover.
VIDEO: ‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me’ @ GSP – The Reviews are In!
Slideshow video made with Windows Movie Maker using compiled still images and quotes from various theatrical reviews; edited/mixed two different pieces of music as audio bed.
VIDEO: ‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me’ @ George Street Playhouse (Promotional Video)
Promotional video made with Windows Movie Maker using still images and quotes from various theatrical reviews; edited/mixed two different pieces of music as audio bed.
VIDEO: ‘The Whipping Man’ at George Street Playhouse (Slideshow Video)
Slideshow video made with Windows Movie Maker using still images and quotes from various theatrical reviews.
GSP_Gabi_Release03262015New Musical from George Street Playhouse’s Educational Touring Theatre to premiere at Spotlight on Environmental Education conference‘Gabi Goes Green!’ to debut at April 1 event [pdf] – March 26, 2015
GSP_STA_Release01212015George Street Playhouse Theatre Academy for Youth and Teens Offers Opportunity to Investigate, Collaborate and Transform, July 6-July 31, 2015 [pdf] – January 21, 2015

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

NJBIA_FacebookVetoPRNJBIA Supports Governor’s Veto of “Facebook” Privacy Bill [pdf] – May 7, 2013*(* – date is incorrect on web version of news release)
NJBIA_PresStatement06202013NJBIA President: NJ Job Growth, Lower Unemployment Demonstrate Growing Economy, Improving Business Climate [pdf] – June 20, 2013

Community Associations Institute – New Jersey

CAINJ_CapContributionsPR‘Capital Contributions’ bill signed into law [pdf] – October 1, 2007
CAINJ_AgeCompliancePRBill to certify compliance in age-restricted communities clears NJ Senate committee [pdf] – May 15, 2007

Rider University

RU_CampaignPRRider Announces $55 million Capital Campaign – November 20, 2000
RU_Martin_NewswireMartin: A Winner in Hoops and in Life – April 2000
RU_Sliko_NewswireMarine Sciences Student Opts for Peace Corps – April 2000

Integra LifeSciences

Integra_AdvBoardsPRIntegra LifeSciences Organizes Two New Advisory Boards – August 15, 1997
Integra_Tschopp_PRTelios Pharmaceuticals Names Dr. Juerg Tschopp Senior Director of Research and Development – August 1, 1997

SupremeGS

These are press releases, ads and fact sheets designed and produced for a computer company started by a friend of mine. Without the use of any professional press release distribution service, SupremeGS press releases received placement in national publications like Linux Journal and 3D magazine.

SupremeGS MediaStorm at SIGGRAPH 99 press releaseMediaStorm to hit SIGGRAPH ’99 – Press Release, July 20, 1999
SupremeGS Executive BackgrounderSupremeGS Executive Backgrounder [pdf] – 1999
SupremeGS MediaStorm Fact SheetSupremeGS MediaStorm Fact Sheet/Price List [pdf] – 1999
SupremeGS MediaStorm 2 adSupremeGS MediaStorm II Ad [jpg]Appeared in February 2000 issue of Linux Journal

Mercer County Community College

As a candidate for a position at MCCC in late September 2012, I was asked to prepare a 5-7 minute presentation focusing on one of three programs offered by the college. I selected the aviation program and prepared the following slide show and mini public relations plan.

Mercer Aviation PPTMCCC Aviation: Ready for Takeoff (PowerPoint)
MCCC Aviation PR PlanMCCC Aviation – Public Relations Plan (PDF)
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WEB/ONLINE MEDIA

H&G Public Affairs

Client Web Sites

PSEG West End MGP Project WebsitePSEG Jersey City West End MGP Project – On behalf of H&G Public Affairs, I designed and developed this WordPress-powered web site for PSEG project to remediate the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Jersey City, N.J.
South Jersey Gas Atlantic City MGP Project WebsiteSouth Jersey Gas Atlantic City MGP Project – On behalf of H&G Public Affairs, I designed and developed this WordPress-powered web site for a South Jersey Gas project to remediate the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Atlantic City, N.J.
Rutgers VETS Web SiteRutgers VETS – On behalf of H&G Public Affairs, I designed and developed this WordPress-powered web site for a Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County program to train and educate veterans in areas such as landscaping, greenhouse management, aquaponics and hydroponics.
PPL Northeast/Pocono Project Web SitePPL Northeast/Pocono Reliability Project Web Site – Although designed and built by another firm, I, on behalf of H&G Public Affairs, devised and drafted the original content plan/framework and visual mockups for this web site communicating information and updates about a major power line project in northeast Pennsylvania. PPL NEP Project Web Site Plan [pdf]

Tandem With The Random

Blog/Podcast

Tandem With The Random Web SiteTandem With The Random is a blog and open-format podcast featuring interviews with interesting people doing interesting things from all different walks of life. This podcast launched as a hobby in January 2011 and is ongoing.Here are select episodes for your listening pleasure…

Technology and the Arts

Blog/Podcast/Webcast

Technology and the Arts Web SiteInitially a blog and biweekly podcast exploring the connections between technology and art that ran between December 2006 and December 2008, Technology and the Arts is now a seasonal, weekly webcast.Here are some select posts and episodes for your reading/viewing/listening
pleasure…
Technology and the Arts 2.0: Series 2, Ep. 10 – 10.14.2013
Technology and the Arts Interview: Singer-Songwriter Christian Beach – 9.30.2013
Technology and the Arts Interview: Joseph Kuzemka, creative director of Art All Night-Trenton – 06.08.2013

Christian Beach

Web/Graphic Design; Writing

Christian Beach Web SiteChristianBeach.net – Designed web site for New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Christian Beach; built with WordPress using the Graphene Theme.

Rider University

Web Design

Below are screenshots of pages I created while Rider’s Web content coordinator from 2001-2003.

Rider Home Page 2003Rider University Home Page (2003-2004) – I designed this version of the Rider Web site’s home page after several meetings with the university’s Web Steering Committee. It was launched in early 2003 and was still in place as of the start of the 2004-05 academic year. However, a transition to a new site was underway at that time.
Rider PR Site - ThumbRider University Office of Public Relations (2002) – I designed this site for Rider’s Office of Public Relations to give it more of a “publication” feel and to make it a bit more media friendly. It was launched in late 2002.
Rider University Institute for New Jersey PoliticsThe Rider University Institute for New Jersey Politics – This area of the Rider Web site was constructed and launched within a 24-hour window. I found out about The Institute the day before the Office of Public Relations was to announce its creation—and that was only because my desk was located in the PR office. I was determined to at least get a minimal working web site dedicated to The Institute online in time for the public announcement and achieved that objective.
Rider University Development Web SiteRider University Office of Development and University Relations – In late 2003, Rider had just completed a $55 million capital campaign, which had its own dedicated site. Much of that content was extracted, updated and enhanced for this general development site. I created the banner and put the content within a frameset dictated by Rider’s Web style guide at the time.

Jersey Pets Magazine

Web Design
Below are screenshots of pages I created for a now-defunct magazine.

Jersey Pets Magazine - Version 1Jersey Pets Magazine (Version 1) – This is a screenshot of the first version of the Web site I designed for the now-defunct publication, Jersey Pets Magazine. This was launched prior to the publication of the magazine’s first issue. The color scheme was based on the front cover of the magazine and was changed throughout the site to match the front page color scheme for each subsequent issue. I also designed the magazine’s logo using Adobe Illustrator.
Jersey Pets Magazine - Version 2Jersey Pets Magazine (Version 2) – Here is a later version of the Jersey Pets Magazine Web site, which included the actual contents of the current issue of the magazine.

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