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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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Nobel prize winning economist and "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them" author Joseph Stiglitz explains how we can combat climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure.
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Nobel prize winning economist and "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them" author Joseph Stiglitz explains how we can combat climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure.
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From free trees to rain garden rebates, Montgomery County’s faith community learned how to green their congregations on the Sunday before Earth Day at Adat Shalom in Bethesda. Read my Washington Jewish Week story for more.
Adat Shalom member Shelley Rudick demonstrates the Bethesda congregation’s storm basin improvement project at the Sacred Grounds Workshop. Photo by Josh
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Inhabitat republished my top six most pressing environmental issues and what we can do to solve them for Earth Day. They are climate change, pollution, deforestation, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion and degradation. Find out how you can do something on this Earth Day to help restore ecological balance to this amazing place we call home.
Here are the top six environmental issues and what you can do to help restore ecological balance to our spinning blue ball.
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Japan’s maglev (magnetic levitation) train just set a world speed record, traveling at a blazing 375 mph (603 kph) on a test track. The Japanese government wants to export its maglev technology and has offered to help finance a maglev line between D.C. and NYC that would zip passengers between the two cities in less than an hour. Read my Inhabitat story for more.
Central Japan Railway Company's maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed train just hit a blazing fast 366 miles per hour (590 kilometers per hour) on its test track in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo, breaking the previous world record set by the rail company in 2003.
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Interesting. Journalists at Gawker Media plan to unionize. From the NY Times article:

“Every workplace could use a union,” Hamilton Nolan, a senior writer for Gawker, wrote Thursday in a blog post announcing the move. “A union is the only real mechanism that exists to represent the interests of employees in a company.”

He added, “A union is also the only real mechanism that enables employees to join together to bargain collectively, rather than as a bunch of separate, powerless entities.”
The plans are in their early stages, but a blog post from one of Gawker’s senior writers said that some employees had been thinking of unionizing for some time.
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Nobel prize winning economist and "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them" author Joseph Stiglitz explains how we can combat climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure.
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Nobel prize winning economist and "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them" author Joseph Stiglitz explains how we can combat climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure.
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Inhabitat republished my top six most pressing environmental issues and what we can do to solve them for Earth Day. They are climate change, pollution, deforestation, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion and degradation. Find out how you can do something on this Earth Day to help restore ecological balance to this amazing place we call home.
Here are the top six environmental issues and what you can do to help restore ecological balance to our spinning blue ball.
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Pulitzer prize winning Daily Breeze reporter Rob Kuznia left journalism because it couldn't pay his rent. From the LA Observed story: "We should note that Kuznia left the Breeze and journalism last year and is currently a publicist in the communications department of USC Shoah Foundation. I spoke with him this afternoon and he admitted to a twinge of regret at no longer being a journalist, but he said it was too difficult to make ends meet on his newspaper salary while renting in the LA area."
The Daily Breeze, a small newspaper in Torrance, California, with just 63,000 subscribers and seven metro reporters, was a surprise winner at today's Pulitzer Prize ceremony, taking home the local reporting award for its investigation of corruption in a poor school district that brought down an exorbitantly paid superintendent and...
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Japan’s ‪‎maglev‬ (magnetic levitation) train just set a world speed record, traveling at a blazing 375 mph (603 kph) on a test track. The Japanese government wants to export its maglev technology and has offered to help finance a maglev line between D.C. and NYC that would zip passengers between the two cities in less than an hour. Read my Inhabitat story for more. 
Central Japan Railway Company's maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed train just hit a blazing fast 366 miles per hour (590 kilometers per hour) on its test track in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo, breaking the previous world record set by the rail company in 2003.
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Interesting. Journalists at Gawker Media plan to unionize. From the NY Times article:

“Every workplace could use a union,” Hamilton Nolan, a senior writer for Gawker, wrote Thursday in a blog post announcing the move. “A union is the only real mechanism that exists to represent the interests of employees in a company.”

He added, “A union is also the only real mechanism that enables employees to join together to bargain collectively, rather than as a bunch of separate, powerless entities.”
The plans are in their early stages, but a blog post from one of Gawker’s senior writers said that some employees had been thinking of unionizing for some time.
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Occupation
Journalist
Skills
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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