News Publishing: Serving the Web

From late January to mid-December 2010, the Riverside Signal was first established and published as a standalone website (no mobile or tablet compatibility, as those things were just starting to be figured out). After three years as a print product, in Spring 2014 it returned to a new, upgraded mobile- and tablet-friendly site.

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Hook to Cape: Newsletter Editor, JSHN

From early January 2016 through 2017, I was invited to helm a thrice-weekly digital news bulletin operation for Jersey Shore Hurricane News, South Seaside Park.

From concept to execution, working alongside JSHN founder Justin Auciello, we produced a neat little package that included intro and outro tagged photos from the four-county shore area, regular weather news, article and feature lead-ins, event postings, a regional news collection service called Shorepoints plus interchangeable culture and history sections as This Week in Shore History, Coastal Reader, Shore Navigator and Dancing in the Dark.

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Beachwood: Digging Up, Comparing and Rewriting History

Beginning in 2007-08, I formed the Beachwood Historical Alliance, a small community group to collect, review and produce multimedia archives on the history of Beachwood Borough, a small community on the lower bank of the Toms River formed in 1914-15 as a newspaper subscription promotion community of the New York Tribune. The effort continues today as BeachwoodHistory.com.

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Jersey Shore, By Way of Mongolia

The Jersey Shore is going to Mongolia!

No, not the group of infamous orange television “Bennies” whose reign of fame many locals can’t wait to fade like a winter tan, but a care package of tangible local “artifacts” collected by Monmouth University Peace Corps Prep Program students that will open the cultural doors and, they hope, minds to what we live, love and do for fun here.

“You can’t send a bagel, you can’t really send a pork roll; you have to find something that represents it,” said MU Peace Corps Volunteer Preparatory Program Prof. Frank D. Cipriani, whose daughter, Emma, is currently serving as a teacher in the federal program where the package will be sent. “Things that people at a school in Mongolia, kids would want to play with or want to touch.”

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