Journalism and the Writing Professions
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Lecturer Stone joins Baruch after four years as the Web editor at J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University. There, he created, edited and updated content for J-Lab's five Web sites. He also read and vetted all applications to the organization's Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism, the New Voices grant program for community-run news sites and the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative, which gives start-up funding to women with entrepreneurial media ideas.
While at J-Lab, Stone was a contributing editor for Mark Briggs' book, "Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive," as well as Jan Schaffer's reports, "Citizen Media: Fad or the Future of News?" and "New Media Makers: A Toolkit for Innovators in Community Media and Grant Making."
He was one of the founding members of DC Sports Box, a Web site that launched in 2007 with the goal of covering Washington-area sports with professional quality writing and photography and a fan's perspective. The site quickly gained press credentials from local professional and college sports teams, and Stone worked as a senior writer from 2007 to 2009 covering the NHL's Washington Capitals and Major League Soccer's D.C. United. As part of DC Sports Box, he also created and co-hosted a news and opinion podcast covering the Capitals.
A Maryland native, Stone graduated from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2005.