Writing samples: www.dougoakley.blogspot.com
Writing, editing, research, story telling, photography and photo editing
November, 2015-June 2017
Currently writing news stories, headlines, press releases, speeches, op-ed pieces, donor funding proposals and photographing people and events depicting day-to-day activities of the college. Monitoring online news stories that mention the college and curating relevant stories and photos for inclusion on the home page of the Mills web site. Researching and producing twice yearly report on the reach and financial impact of media relations at Mills. My writing and photography promotes and advances the work of the college president, board of trustees, faculty, students, staff and alumni. It is used in a variety of mediums, from the school web site to social media to printed donor proposals.
Oakland Tribune; San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times
Wrote breaking news, long-form investigative and feature articles, and photographed people and events. Writing topics included environment, schools, education, green energy, sustainability, recycling, wildlife, medical marijuana, lawsuits, labor, government, human interest, politics and business. Worked on tight hourly deadlines under pressure in a collaborative atmosphere, posting stories to the web and using social media to drive traffic to company web sites.
San Francisco Examiner
Photographed news, sports, crime, feature and portrait photos on a daily deadline.
Travel Weekly Magazine
1999-2003 Wrote news and features stories for a national magazine focusing on the business of travel. Also wrote and edited a weekly travel newsletter on Hawaii.
Travel Age West Magazine
Wrote news and features for a weekly travel magazine covering the West Coast. Copy edited pages ready for print.
University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor's degree in print journalism, minor in political science