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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.
2ManAdvantage.com
 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 
 Intern/Writer 
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.
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Place, Spot News Reporting, 2008, New York Press Association Better NewspaperContest
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Place In-Depth Reporting 2008, New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest
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Place, In Depth Reporting, 2008, Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest.
3
rd
Place, Writer of the Year, 2007 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
2
nd
Place, In Depth Reporting, 2007 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest.
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Place, Best News Story, 2006 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

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