Rider University Office of Communications

I write University news and features as well as produce several sections of the website

News and Features

Paying dividends

Wanda Rogers ’79 rose from working as a secretary in the U.S. Treasury Department to leading one of its bureaus

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to kickoff Rider's sesquicentennial celebration

The Pulitzer Prize winner shares the leadership lessons of Abraham Lincoln

Internship tests students’ desire to be marine biologistss

Professor Paul Jivoff leads students on research trips through Barnegat Bay

Web Production

Rider's 150th Anniversary: 1865-2015

• I produced and regularly updated the webpages devoted to the University sesquicentennial celebration

Rider Magazine

• I produced the website for the fall 2014 edition of the magazine.

More recent work can be found at www.rider.edu/news and www.rider.edu/ridermagazine

The Princeton Packet

As a staff writer and assistant editor, I wrote hundreds of feature stories, mainly for the paper's arts and entertainment section, TIMEOFF

Everything To Praise

Playwright Will Power revives the friendship between Stepin Fetchit and Muhammad Ali in 'Fetch Clay, Make Man’

Picturing Reality

The Michener exhibits paintings that celebrate the laymen of Depression-era America

Urban Impressions

Paul Rickert’s paintings rearrange the world, just as he did with his childhood train set

NJN Publishing/NJ.com

I oversaw daily news production for sections of NJ.com, which includes assigning and editing stories, the creation of multimedia and web features, and social media.

Hunterdon County Democrat stories of the week

• Designed, produced and wrote this weekly feature.

Hurricane Sandy: Hunterdon County documents the storm on social media

• Used Storify to show how residents were documenting Hurricane Sandy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and how the storm was affecting their lives.

Timeline: Lambertville woman goes missing

• Created timeline of events surrounding the disappearance based on weeks of reporting.

See more of my work on NJ.com


Fun projects and freelance work

Doris Kearns Goodwin on storytelling

The historian reflects on writing narrative history

Fertile Friendship

Community gardens grow fruits and vegetables — and much more

Interview extras

‘New Yorker’ cartoon editor Bob Mankoff