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Greg Colgan

greg.j.colgan@gmail.com
www.gregcolgan.com
www.gregcolgan.pressfolios.com
www.linkedin.com/in/gregcolgan/
twitter.com/gregcolgan

Writing, Communications, Marketing and Media Experience


News reporter and photographer August 2018 - Present
The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Woodstock, Ont.
• Worked in the community to produce daily local stories and maintain positive relation-
ships with members of the public.
• Worked with other regional reporters and editors to produce daily local content.

Freelance reporter/researcher/writer September 2011 - Present


• I pitched, researched and wrote a wide variety of freelance stories ranging from travel,
corporate communications, news, profiles and advertorials for several outlets and or-
ganizations.

Sports editor and photographer June 2014 - August 2018


The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Woodstock, Ont.
• Supervised staff and worked in the community to produce daily local stories.
• Worked with other regional sports reporters on long-term projects.
• Won multiple provincial awards in sports writing, reporting and photography

Sports reporter and photographer May 2012 - June 2014


The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Woodstock, Ont.
• Responsible for finding daily stories and working on features, profiles and previews.
• Covered local sports and provided in-depth information for readers on articles.

Senior writing tutor April 2010 – August 2014


The Write Place, King’s University College at Western University, London, Ont.
• Apply peer-to-peer tutoring methods to help students from all disciplines improve
their writing, while teaching proper writing etiquette and writing styles to students.

Intern reporter September 2011 - April 2012


The London Free Press, London, Ont.
• Had an internship in Jan., 2012, and interned once every two weeks throughout year.
• Covered the 2011 Ontario provincial election, city hall, art, sports and general assign-
ment.

Staff sports writer May 2010 - April 2012


Western Gazette, London, Ont.
• Wrote weekly game recaps, articles, profiles, and features for sports section.
• Helped train new incoming writers under journalistic guidelines.
Producer, writer, editor and cameraman September 2011 - December 2011
London Under 30 TV Show, Rogers Community Cable; London, Ont.
• Produced, wrote, edited, filmed, and recorded audio for cable television show.
• Found interesting topics that focused on people under 30-years-old in London, Ont.

Newscaster/reporter/scriptwriter June 2011 - December 2011


CHRW News, Western University Campus Radio Station; London, Ont.
• Helped to write, produce, and present radio stories with a same day deadline.

Writer and columnist August 2011 - September 2012


CISBlog, www.cisblog.ca
• Wrote weekly columns on the 10 teams in men’s basketball in the OUA West Divi-
sion.
• Helped organize online chats of more than 100 people during CIS men’s hockey
championships.

Assistant editor September 2010 – April 2011


The Mirror Academic Undergraduate Journal, Western University History Department;
London, Ont.
• Part of an editorial team for Canada’s longest undergraduate history journal.
• Supervised a writer in preparing an essay topic for publication.

Research Experience
Research assistant April 2011 - April 2013
War and Popular Culture Database, London, Ont.
• Part of a cross-Canada research team writing articles explaining documents in an
online database for use by journalists and researchers on Canada’s involvement in the
First and Second World War.

Data analyst and research assistant September - October 2011


Ontario Election Social Media Research Project, London, Ont.
• Researched candidates and their activity in social media for the 2011 Ontario election.

Research assistant May – August 2010


Western University Geography Department, London, Ont.
• Reviewed a mixture of hundreds personal diaries, government documents and business
reports.

Other Experience
Exam proctor, King’s University College, London, Ont. 2010 - 2015
Sales associate, Home Depot Canada, London, Ont. 2006 - 2010
Administrative assistant, Colgan Home Improvements, London, Ont. 2005 - 2009
Sales associate, Oxford Book Shoppe, London, Ont. 2005 - 2007
Short order cook, Riverdale’s Family Restaurant, London, Ont. 2004 - 2006

Awards/Presentations
2018 Ontario Newspaper Awards April 2019
• Finalist in the feature photography under-25,000 circulation category
2017 Ontario Newspaper Awards April 2018
• Finalist in the sports writing under-25,000 circulation category

2016 Ontario Newspaper Awards April 2017


• Winner of sports photography under-25,000 circulation category
• Winner of sports writing under-25,000 circulation category

Life After King’s University College 2017, 2018


• I was part of the King’s University College mentor program. I, along with a small group of
King’s graduates, talked and answered questions with a group of first- and second-year stu-
dents on how to prepare for a career following university.

Manitoba & Saskatchewan Newspaper Awards judge 2016, 2017, 2018


• I was named as a judge for the sports writing category for the Manitoba Newspaper
Awards and the sports photography category for the Saskatchewan Newspaper Awards for
2016 and 2017.

2015 Ontario Newspaper Awards April 2016


• Finalist in the sports writing under-25,000 circulation category

22nd Military Colloquium May 2011


Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies
• Presented a history paper to leading historians in Canadian Military history titled “Hell on
Wheels: The 19th Canadian Field Artillery Regiment (SP) in the Normandy Campaign”

Making History Conference November 2010


The University of Western Ontario History Department
• Presented a history paper to M.A. students, PhD. candidates and faculty titled “Totaler
Krieg, Kürzester Krieg: Economics of the German Third Reich in the Second World War”

Certifications, Memberships and Licenses


• Standard First Aid and CPR +C
• Ontario Smart Serve
• Professional Writer’s Association of Canada
• Canadian Boating License - Personal Craft Operator Card

Education
Certificate: GIS and Mapping school
University of King’s College, Halifax, N.S. 2018

Certificate: Data Journalism


University of King’s College, Halifax, N.S. 2018

Certificate: Canadian Military Journalism Course 2012


Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, Ab.
Master of Arts in Journalism 2011 - 2012
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.

Bachelor of Arts: Honors Specialization in History, Minor in Creative Writing 2006 - 2011
King’s University College, London, Ont.

Liberal Arts Degree 2005 - 2006


Fanshawe College, London, Ont.