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Stephen Stirling
(908)720-5363 StephenStirling@gmail.com
Professional Experience
TimesLedger Newspapers, Queens, NY
May 2006 - Present 
Staff Writer 
Beat writer for Flushing, Whitestone, College Point and other communities in Queens.
Write 8-12 stories a week, on tight deadlines on a full spectrum of topics including crime, politics, development,courts, public policy and human interest.
Designed, copy-edited layout during production of 14 weekly newspapers with Adobe InDesign.
Designed, authored and managed TimesLedger’s first blog
 , the Iron Triangle Tracker 
, and subsequently participatedin corporate discussion and implementation of website improvements.
Principal photography, headline and caption writing for all stories also included as responsibilities.
 December 2007 - Present 
Staff Writer 
Write commentary, play-by-play, game previews and reviews for sports blog covering the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League club.
The New York Daily News, New York, NY
 January 2006 – May 2006 
Wrote and reported 1-2 stories a day working primarily for city-desk covering breaking news, crime, funerals, newsconferences, as well as sports and features all while gaining valuable knowledge and familiarity with New York’sfive boroughs.
PopMatters.com, Chicago, IL.
May 2005-Present 
Staff Writer/Contributor 
Write music reviews, features and profiles for daily, online pop-culture website with 30,000 unique daily readers.
The Village Voice, New York, NY.
May 2005-August 2005
 Editorial Assistant 
Working under Senior Editor Wayne Barrett, engaged in thorough research, reporting, and interviewing for his book Grand Illusion: The untold story of Rudy Giuliani on 9/11 released by Harper Collins Publishing in Fall 2006.
Research, reporting, interviews, and fact-checking on several of Barrett’s Village Voice articles.
Other Professional Experience
The Branchburg News, Branchburg, NJ — Contributing writer,
May 2004-August 2005
The Courier Post, Cherry Hill, NJ Contributing writer, Spring 2005
The Whit, Rowan University’s student newspaper, Glassboro, NJ — Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, News Editor,Fall 2002-December 2005
Other Related Experience
Proficient in Quark XPress, InDesign, Photoshop and all word programs.
Proficient in AP style.
Place, Spot News Reporting, 2008, New York Press Association Better NewspaperContest
Place In-Depth Reporting 2008, New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest
Place, In Depth Reporting, 2008, Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest.
Place, Writer of the Year, 2007 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
Place, In Depth Reporting, 2007 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest.
Place, Best News Story, 2006 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

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