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Daniel Bishton | Elance
 
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Daniel Bishton

Journalist and copywriter
   Germany
  |   Berlin, BE

Overview

I'm a multimedia journalist with four years' experience in news reporting and feature writing, and have been producing broadcast radio packages for the last two.

I specialize in delivering meticulously researched, well structured articles and squeaky-clean copy that leaps off the page. In the past I've worked as a web developer and technical writer, I hold an MA in Journalism and a BA in Arts and Information Systems.

I have taught advanced research and data analysis techniques at postgraduate level, and am adept at distilling convoluted...

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Portfolio

An example of my news writing, in this case on a technical and legal topic.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/311376/accc_further_denies_telstra_copper_network_protection/
An investigative print feature on the collapse of NSW's carbon emissions trading...
http://newmatilda.com/2009/07/02/dirty-light-bulbs-and-hot-air
An investigative print feature on the collapse of NSW's carbon emissions trading...
http://newmatilda.com/2009/07/02/dirty-light-bulbs-and-hot-air
An example of my broadcast production work, reported on location from Belgrade, Serbia.
http://www.dw.de/serbias-kosovo-roma-face-uncertainty/a-16109713
An example of my feature writing, in this case on young Berliners pursuing a lifestyle...
http://www.dw.de/moneyless-find-wealth-in-online-networks/a-15715910
An example of my feature writing, in this case on young Berliners pursuing a lifestyle...
http://www.dw.de/moneyless-find-wealth-in-online-networks/a-15715910
An example of feature writing, in this case on young Berliners pursuing a lifestyle...
http://www.dw.de/moneyless-find-wealth-in-online-networks/a-15715910
An example of my news writing for The Canberra Times, the masthead of Australia's...
An example of my news writing for The Canberra Times, the masthead of Australia's...
An example of my news writing for The Canberra Times, the masthead of Australia's...
An example of my news writing on an Australian Government 2.0 initiative.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/311870/launch_beta_government_2_0_paper_an_australian_first_/
An example of my news writing, on an Australian Government 2.0 initiative.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/311870/launch_beta_government_2_0_paper_an_australian_first_/
An example of my news writing, on political manoeuvring around Australia's National...
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/312194/gov_t_wants_24k_access_nbn_documents/
An example of my broadcast production work for Deutsche Welle's science and technology...
http://www.dw.de/naked-mole-rats-could-help-pain-research/a-15644310
An example of my broadcast production work, for Deutsche Welle's Science and Technology...
http://mediacenter.dw.de/english/audio/item/390531/

Skills (8)

Tested
Photography
SQL Programming
Journalism
Audio Editing
Subediting
Technical Writing
Soundslides
Regular Expressions

Employment

Deutsche Welle
Freelance correspondent
2010 - Present
Creating original journalism features and photography for broadcast and online publication for Germany's international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
University of Technology, Sydney
Tutor
2010 - 2010
Developed coursework and assisted teaching postgraduate journalism research course Investigative Research in the Digital Era on advanced data retrieval, analysis and visualisation techniques.
Australian Centre for Independent Journalism
Features Editor
2010 - 2010
Responsible for fact-checking, subediting, researching and writing features for the ACIJ's 'Spinning the Media' investigation, published over two weeks on Crikey.com.au. Designed, collected and...
The Canberra Times
Intern
2010 - 2010
Daily news reporting for the Australian Capital Territory's daily broadsheet newspaper.
Hardie Grant Publishing
Contributing author
2009 - 2010
Researched and produced original profiles and reviews for Hide and Seek Sydney, a guide book for the city's hidden places.
Visionbytes
Senior Reporter, Knowledge Base Administrator
2008 - 2010
Edited, subedited, summarised and published online video content for TV news clients, including ABC, SBS, Channels 7 and 9. Synchronised and subedited Australian Parliamentary transcripts, National...
Kamdha
Freelance journalist
2008 - 2010
Researched and reported local and community news for monthly news magazine, the Sydney Oberver.
IDG Communications (Australia)
News Journalist
2009 - 2009
Responsible for contributing to Computerworld Online's editorial agenda, sourcing, researching and producing news reports for rolling online publication.
newmatilda.com
Intern
2009 - 2009
Responsible for sub-editing feature submissions for publication, research. Generating and writing stories, subediting, research.
Nation Wide News - The Australian Newspaper
Editorial Assistant
2008 - 2009
Responsible for editing news copy and images from newswires, creating multimedia presentations with SoundSlides, image editing, moderating article and blog comments.
DesignAvenue Software
ASP.NET Developer/Technical Writer
2003 - 2006
Designed and developed workflow and content management systems in with C#, Java and Ajax technologies for clients including NineMSN, Optus, Department of Parliamentary Library and RCA Music....

Education

University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts
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University of Technology
Master of Arts
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Fort Street High School
Higher School Certificate
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Keywords

journalism
article writing
copywriting
technical writing
editing
subediting
audio production
data analysis
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