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Bio: Take two

Here’s the more formal rewrite of my earlier bio for 506DE:

Chuck Nelson is an award-winning print journalist and new media enthusiast with an extensive background in the news industry.

Chuck served as reporter and editor at the Pickerington Sun; reporter, sports reporter, sports editor, Sunday editor and city editor at the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette; assistant editor and editor of The Daily Reporter; copy editor at The Columbus Dispatch and now Web producer for Dispatch.com.

As the Web began to emerge, Chuck built the one of the first newspaper Web sites to launch in Ohio while at The Daily Reporter. He later produced and co-hosted the first ongoing podcast by a U.S. newspaper, earning notice from NPR and the Wall Street Journal. That podcast, which focused on video game reviews and news, recently ended after a five-year run and more than 200 installments.

As Web producer for Dispatch.com, he produces various podcasts, participates in video and multimedia production, and is involved with the site’s social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter.

Chuck attended the journalism school at Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in political science from Capital University. He is currently enrolled in a master’s program in Interactive Communication at Quinnipiac University.

Getting to know me — again

Didn’t get any use out of this blog last semester, but it looks like it will be a key component for at least one class this summer (506DE), so try to ignore the earlier posts and we’ll start over again with a little biographical information.

I think I’m what they call a late bloomer. It may take me a while to get up to speed, but when I do, I make up for lost time.

It took me a long time to finish my undergraduate degree. Longer to work my way into a job at a major newspaper. Longer still to find the right girl and settle down. And now, at 50, I’m anxiously awaiting the birth of my first children — twin boys, expected to arrive inside the next six weeks. (Stay tuned for pictures.) Read the rest of this entry »

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