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Josh Marks
Works at Washington Jewish Week
Attended NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Lives in Washington, DC
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UC Berkeley student government passed a bill condemning anti-Semitism by a unanimous 20-0 vote. The bill cites recent “hateful incidents” at University of California campuses, such as anti-Semitic graffiti at Jewish sites, including swastikas spray-painted at the UC Davis Jewish fraternity in January. The bill further calls for a meeting of university administrators, students and Jewish community leaders to discuss anti-Semitism on campus.
(JNS.org) Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), the student government at University of California (UC), Berkeley, on Wednesday passed a bill condemning anti-Semitism in a unanimous 20-0 vote.
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President Obama just vetoed the Keystone XL bill! Now he needs to reject once and for all the dangerous tar sands oil pipeline so we can focus on a clean energy future with America leading the way.
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Yes, a backbone continues to emerge !  Keep protecting the only environment we have.
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President Obama just vetoed the Keystone XL bill! Now he needs to reject once and for all the dangerous tar sands oil pipeline so we can focus on a clean energy future with America leading the way.
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Young Norwegian Muslims are going to protect Jewish worshippers by forming a "Peace Ring" around Oslo's Bergstien Street synagogue following Shabbat this Saturday. One of the activists wrote about the event: "If anyone wants to commit violence in the name of Islam you will have to go through us Muslims first."
After deadly attack at prayer site, activists intend to form a human ‘peace ring’ of protection after weekend services
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This is the best Metro post ever. We have hit a tipping point with our beyond dysfunctional subway system and riders aren't gonna take it anymore! Thanks to Unsuck DC Metro for sharing.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in th...
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President Obama just vetoed the Keystone XL bill! Now he needs to reject once and for all the dangerous tar sands oil pipeline so we can focus on a clean energy future with America leading the way.
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More than 1,000 Norwegian Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday after Shabbat. They chanted "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia." Zeeshan Abdullah, one of the organizers, said: "We want to demonstrate that Jews and Muslims do not hate each other. There are many more peace mongers than warmongers. There’s still hope for humanity, for peace and love, across religious differences and backgrounds." 
Gathering meant as gesture of solidarity following attacks; ‘Jews and Muslims do not hate each other,’ organizer says
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Unsuck DC Metro retweeted my tweet this morning! Here is a screenshot:
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Rebrand Washington Football: Fans for a New Name is a grassroots advocacy group started by Josh Silver, Ian Washburn, and Sheila Miles. All three are long time fans of the professional football team who do not want to be ashamed of the name anymore. They will continue with this advocacy until the owner of the team does the right thing and changes the name. Here is the link to their new website:
Rebrand Washington Football: Fans for a New Name is a grassroots advocacy group that asks Dan Snyder, the owner of the professional Washington football team, to change the name. The name is...
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Occupation
Journalist
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Writing, editing, SEO, social media, photography, analyzing, researching, interviewing, teaching, reviewing, communicating, synthesizing, investigating, reading, physical activities, sports, politics, environment, entertainment industry, travel, blogging, promoting change
Employment
  • Washington Jewish Week
    General Assignment Reporter, 2014 - present
  • Inhabitat
    Freelance Writer, 2013 - present
    Write about clean energy and alternative transportation for sustainable design site.
  • Union Plus
    Freelance Writer, 2014 - 2014
    Write monthly testimonials of union members and retirees who took advantage of Union Plus benefits and services. Union Plus is the benefits services branch of the AFL-CIO. I interview union members around the country, arrange photography shoots and write testimonials for UP's newsletters and websites.
  • Going Green Today
    Content Manager/Blogger, 2014 - 2014
    Write feature articles, update blog site and post content to social media for 90 day personalized eco-action program to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Yahoo!
    Freelance Writer at Yahoo! Sports, 2013 - 2014
    Write about Washington Capitals and NHL at Yahoo! Sports.
  • Rant Sports
    Sports Writer, 2013 - 2013
    Write about hockey, soccer and other sports for popular website.
  • The National Memo
    Political Reporter, 2012 - 2013
    - Wrote daily articles, reviews and slideshows for online political news site. - Implemented SEO strategies to increase traffic via keywords and links. - Created and updated Google+ and Pinterest pages and updated other social media channels.
  • The Society for Neuroscience
    Communications Coordinator, 2012 - 2012
    - Created, edited and sent email blasts to members. - Coordinated social media messaging across all platforms. - Increased engagement and subscribers on Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Sea Technology Magazine
    Associate Editor, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofread content for monthly marine business science and engineering publication. - Wrote news department profiles and e-newsletter stories.
  • Green America
    Project Manager/Senior Writer/Editor, 2010 - 2011
    - Edited and wrote for bi-monthly Green American Magazine. - Wrote feature stories on socially responsible investing and the advantages of comprehensive home energy audits.
  • Variety
    Online Production Editor/Features Writer, 2005 - 2011
    - Researched and wrote stories for annual Eye on the Oscars special reports about Academy Award contenders. - Promoted to online news editor and consistently beat the competition by sending out breaking news alerts first. - Reported on trends in state film tax incentives. - Wrote video game, book and DVD reviews. - Covered Variety film screening Q&A sessions and movie premieres. - Wrote weekly online film trailer metrics story. - Contributed to Variety’s politics blog.
  • KOREH LA
    AmeriCorps Promise Fellow/Literacy Coordinator, 2003 - 2004
    Served two terms as AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at largest children’s literacy organization in LA. Matched reading partners with LAUSD children in 20 elementary schools and advocated for more federal funding as an AmeriCorps Policy Liaison.
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of L.A.
    Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, 2004 - 2005
    Increased volunteer participation through speaking engagements and direct marketing campaigns.
  • American Psychological Association
    Content Specialist, 2012 - 2012
    - Managed online departments and edited Web content. - Created PDF and HTML web pages in Tridion content management system - Increased unique visitors to APA.org via SEO keywords.
  • Sotheby's
    Digital Media Assistant, 2012 - 2012
    - Proofed e-catalogues on iPad application. - Processed invoices by parking them in SAP inventory management system, submitting purchase order forms, and updating offline budget spreadsheet. - Updated content on Sothebys.com Preferred Member section through CQ5 content management system. - Calendar management
  • Kibbutz Program Center
    Volunteer, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Kibbutz Lahav in southern Israel. - Kitchen duty: scrubbed, cleaned and placed dishes and pots and pans and cleaned dishwashing, kitchen and cafeteria areas every day.
  • Beachcomber Community Newspaper
    News Reporter, 2003 - 2007
    - Wrote movie reviews, local sports roundup, small business Q&As;, event recaps. - Handled general assignment photojournalism. - Wrote Beachcombing L.A. column profiling different neighborhoods in the Southland. - Promoted from unpaid intern to paid news reporter. - Given own column after two years as news reporter.
  • Santa Monica Observer
    Lead editor of special issue on Malibu Film Festival
    Put together special issue on Malibu Film Festival.
  • Get Real Hockey
    Blogger
    Founded Hockey Stop blog and contribute to Get Real Hockey and Inside Hockey blogs.
  • Green Forward
    Blogger
    Founded climate change blog about the transition to renewable energy and the sustainable economy.
  • The Hockey Writers
    Freelance Writer, 2013
  • TheCityFix Blog
    Freelance Writer, 2013
    Write about high-speed rail and alternative transportation at TheCityFix Blog.
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Washington, DC
Previously
New York City - Los Angeles, CA - Yosemite, California - Kibbutz Lahav, Israel
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A journalist of integrity and independence
Introduction
Journalist with experience writing about sustainability, entertainment, politics, sports, travel and more.

Published in Variety Magazine, Green American Magazine, The National Memo, Hollywood Weekly, Adobe Airstream, Sea Technology Magazine, Rant Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Inhabitat, Going Green Today and more.

Social media messaging experience includes creating social media channels and increasing visitor traffic via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Pinterest and other sites.
Education
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    Digital Publishing, 2012 - 2012
  • George Mason University
    Sociology/Film and Media Studies, 1997 - 2002
  • UCLA Extension
    Print Journalistm, 2004 - 2005
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