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Tobias (Toby) Salinger @tobysalkc
EDUCATION City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, M.A. in Journalism, Urban Reporting, Expected graduation in Dec. 2013 Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, Germany and Poland, June 2013, Two-week ethics program exploring how journalists covered the Holocaust to inform our work today. University of Texas, Austin, Texas, May 2008 B.A. in Humanities, program title Alternative Journalism Academic Honors and Awards: Deans List (Fall 2004-Spring 2007), Phi Beta Kappa member (inducted Spring 2007), Headliners Foundation Journalism Scholarship (Fall 2006 to Spring 2007), Fourth-Year Liberal Arts Honors Scholarship (Spring 2008) Chancellors Scholarship (2012-2013) NY City NewsService, Reporter, New York, NY, Aug. 2012-Present Freelance reporter working on news stories about Bushwick, Brooklyn and class group assignments at City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Currently serving as WordPress editor for a class working on a publication about what New York Citys playgrounds say about the Bloomberg legacy and the jobs, wages and unemployment reporter for a business news website. Also served as managing editor for Spring 2013 class project, Bushwick Beyond the Brand. City Limits: Brooklyn Bureau, Reporter, Brooklyn, NY, June 2013-Aug. 2013 Produced long form written pieces on under-covered stories in politics and social issues from Williamsburg and Bushwick. Topics included local political race stories, the citys mixed record in fighting obesity and heart disease in high-risk areas and the successes and woes of a 2,000-unit middle class affordable housing complex. Harlem News, Intern, March 2013-May 2013 Produced community news stories focusing on nightlife spots in Harlem for small, print-only paper. Senator Claire McCaskill, Legislative Correspondent,Washington D.C., Oct. 2009 Aug. 2011 Assisted with response process to constituent mail and legislative research on the issues of civil rights, immigration, government oversight, labor, and postal service. Submitted responses for the approval of senior staff to address concerns of constituent inquiries. Responsibilities also included assisting senior staff with vote recommendations for Sen. McCaskill. Prior position was receptionist and administrative position involving constituent relations and message repetition. The Texas Observer, Intern, Austin, TX, January 08 May 08 Assisted editorial staff with proofreading, review selections, and submission evaluation at bi-weekly Texas politics magazine with progressive bent. Texas Student Media, Austin, TX, August 2004 May 2008 Contribtured to the Daily Texan as a columnist, to KVR-TV as production staff and on-air talent, and to the campus humor magazine as a staff writer and distribution director. KMBZ 980 Radio Station, Intern, Kansas City, MO, May 2004 Aug. 2004 Assisted on-air talent with research and administrative tasks. SKILLS Proficient in Final Cut Pro X, Reaper, WordPress, CartoDB and Smartphone reporting.