About

As an Associated Press correspondent from 1995 to 2017, I reported news of national and international importance in Maryland, the Washington, D.C., area and the eastern United States. See some of my recent work here: https://apnews.com/search/David%20Dishneau. Career highlights include:

– Baltimore riot and trials of six police officers following the death in custody of Freddie Gray in 2015.

– 2013 Court-martial of Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

– The BP oil spill off the Gulf Coast of Louisiana in 2010.

– The coal-mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, that killed 12 miners in 2006.

– The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana in 2005.

– Trials of three soldiers charged in 2003 with abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

– The FBI investigation into the mailing of anthrax-filled letters that killed five people and sickened 17 in 2001.

-Business Writer, The Associated Press                                        Chicago

-Newsman, The Associated Press                                                    Madison, Wis.

-Managing Editor, The Herald-Leader                                           Menominee, Mich.

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 Skills

-Communication: I tell stories in words, pictures and video about people whose deeds transcend the commonplace.

-Analysis: I excel at analyzing complex topics and explaining them in meaningful language for a general audience.

-Creativity: I’m an imaginative problem-solver, skilled at considering many viewpoints and looking beyond standard explanations.

-Organization: I approach a task by gathering information, categorizing data, outlining the project and completing it on time.

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Awards

-Best of the Bureaus: National AP recognition for enterprise reporting, 1999

-John Hancock Award: For excellence in business journalism, 1988

-Charlie Chamberlain Award: From Illinois Associated Press for excellence in feature writing, 1987

-Michigan Associated Press First Place Award: For excellence in feature writing, 1980

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Education

-Bachelor of Arts in English Education, Michigan State University

-A-to-Z Grantwriting Online Course, 2016

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Volunteer Work

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washingon, D.C., 2016

-Great Lakes Folk Festival, East Lansing, Mich., 2016

-Appalachian Festival, Frostburg, Md., 2016

Above photo: Blue doors in New Orleans (Photo by David Dishneau)

 

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