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Theodore Schnell
Works at Consulting | Writing/editing | Social media
Attended St. Mary's University of Winona, Minn.
Lives in Elgin, Ill.
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Awesome photo! I've seen storm fronts move in like this, particularly when I lived out West, but I never had a camera with me when it happened. I hope to see (and shoot) something like this during this season.
 
Photographer David Hardy captured this breathtaking photograph of a supercell thunderstorm forming off the coast of New Zealand. See more images from the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest—and don't forget to submit your best shots: http://on.natgeo.com/1jeIzlM
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The Wild West? No surprise here ... Always wanted to be a cowboy when I grow up ... someday.
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It frequently seems to me that people love to bash cops -- except when they need them. Yet here is an example of the very best in police work -- heroes.

Still, I would point out that we should not take for granted the everyday jobs cops do in serving us. Give them some respect, and consider tipping your hat and smiling at the next one you see.
The smoke was too strong for them to get inside the house, but the two Chicago police officers heard children screaming for help from the top floor.
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One place NOT to stand while shooting a selfie ... and, yet, why would anyone really need to be warned?
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Very well-done. My journalism career came to an end after 30 years in January 2014 after my second layoff.
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From my Peeps and I ...
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It doesn't get much more disturbing than this, folks:
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors
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Some of us have been saying this for years, about the both government and the two political 
Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters
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Work
Occupation
Career journalist moves to content management
Skills
Wordsmith, passionate storyteller || Exceptional copy editor, line editor || Proficient in AP style || Quality assurance in editing, design || Content editing, aggregation, curation || Search-engine optimization || Innovator, knack for problem solving || Social media and email marketing || 2012 certification in array of Adobe products, as well as in CSS, html || Prior certification in QuarkXPress
Employment
  • Consulting | Writing/editing | Social media
    Consultant, 2011 - present
    Editing, writing, photo and video content, some graphic art design and general consulting and freelance work. Expertise includes social media engagement and content marketing.
  • Patch
    Local Editor, St. Charles and Wheaton, 7 - 1
    Local editor for St. Charles Patch, produced, aggregated and curated content. • Administered SEO techniques, and social media and email marketing to drive traffic, increase community engagement and gain relevancy with readers. • Recommended escalation of content for broader online distribution to Huffington Post, AOL. • Assumed additional Patch responsibilities for the Wheaton, IL Patch site in August 2013.
  • BocaJump
    Freelance reporter/photographer/graphic artist, 2011 - 2012
    • Reported, curated quality content using both traditional, innovative digital applications providing online-only coverage for hyper-local news website. • Promoted content, site with SEO, social media marketing.
  • Patch
    Freelance copy editor, 2011 - 2012
    • Edited daily for 12 Patch.com sites to excise jargon, bring content into conformance with rules of grammar, Patch.com, AP style. • Curated content. Administered SEO techniques to grow site traffic. • Recommended escalation of content for broader online distribution to Huffington Post, AOL.
  • Sun-Times Media
    Web Content Editor, 2007 - 2010
    • Rapidly deployed content, text/email blasts for breaking news; posted updates, including daily use of html. • Coordinated print, online content for news, sports sites of 4 suburban daily publications. • Set up all sites nightly; updated content for 11 others. • Made use of SEO to increase traffic to sites. • Insights on CMS patterns used by IT diagnosing and resolving system issues.
  • The Courier-News
    Night Editor, 1995 - 2007
    • Supervised night copy/design desks. • Edited content for completeness, fairness, grammar, consistency with AP, local style to ensure quality content, presentation while adhering to tight deadlines. • Wrote accurate, engaging headlines. • Coordinated reporters, photographers for breaking news coverage. • Reported, wrote columns. Twice led night staff through difficult transitions to new publishing platforms.
  • The Wyoming Eagle/Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Cheyenne, WY
    Night editor
  • Rawlins Daily Times
    Reporter/photographer
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Currently
Elgin, Ill.
Previously
Fort Collins, Colo. - Rawlins, Wyo. - Winona, Minn.; - Chicago, Ill. - Elgin, Ill.
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Tagline
Passionate career journalist shifting gears after layoffs and watching as the news industry continues to founder as a result of its own arrogance and lack of foresight. I like people but have little tolerance for bigots of all stripes, whether Christian, Republican or Democrat.
Introduction
I am a Christian man married to Lisa. We have five wonderful children spanning the ages of 11 to 27. I enjoy talking, fishing, photography, and coffee, not to mention watching birds (hawks, owls and eagles in particular) and most types of wildlife. I'm punconscious. Test me in this (although you may come to regret doing so).
Blog: Seeking joy in change
Portfolio: ON DEADLINE | Ted Schnell
Bragging rights
There's a serious problem when it takes more than two or three bricks to hit your head before you realize the whole truckload is about to collapse. Ergo the newspaper industry's woes.
Education
  • St. Mary's University of Winona, Minn.
  • Elgin Community College (part-time, one year)
  • Loyola University, Chicago (freshman year only)
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Theodore N. Schnell III, Ted Schnell