Gema María Duarte


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Greater Philadelphia Media, Calkins Media publications
March 2007 – Present

  • Report for phillyBurbs.com, Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and Burlington County Times on municipal governments and school boards, focusing heavily on their budgets, infrastructure improvements, development and local laws, as well as state politics and elections for the daily newspapers
  • As a fluent Spanish speaker, I localize national Latino and immigration issues
  • Contribute in making the newspapers 24-hour newsrooms by blogging, posting video and pictures to the newspapers website, as well as using using Facebook and Twitter
  • Wrote a series of columns about my path on to U.S. citizenship

Pocono Record, a Dow Jones Local Media Group publication
August 2005 – February 2007

  • Covered six municipalities and some of their schools
  • Covered social services including issues on women, children and homeless needs
  • Localized national Latino and immigration stories
  • Wrote enterprise stories about teenage suicide and fatal car wrecks

San Gabriel Valley Tribune, a MediaNews Group publication
May 2000 – July 2005
Reporter/Editorial Assistant

  • Worked on general assignment stories for this paper and its sister publications Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News; interviewed families of crime victims and local businesses making strides in the community; wrote trend and feature stories and compiled information for educational charts
  • Wrote stories about crime, public safety and Latino affairs
  • Provided daily news highlights to a local radio station

University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
School of Communications, candidate for Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism, 2001-2005

Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA
Journalism, 1998-2001


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