Curriculum Vitae

Marion Callahan Samkavitz

January 22, 2023

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Delaware Valley University: Assistant Professor of Media and Communication

COURSES TAUGHT: News Reporting and Writing, Introduction to Mass Communication, Digital Media & Web Production, Introduction to Blogging, Writing for Public Relations, Social Media Content, Introduction to Podcasting & Digital Media and Senior Seminar. 

Advising and Mentoring:  

Professor of Practice/ Cabrini University: Communication Department, Radnor, PA. July 2021- July 2022:

Teaching Journalism, Reporting, Editing and Web Production, Basic Photography, WordPress design /content management for campus media and student portfolios, Introduction to Mass Communications & Professional Development.

EDUCATION

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY: Master of Liberal Arts, Fall 2006: Journalism/ Media Technology: Klein College of Media and Communications, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Fall 1992. College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY: Teacher Intern Certification Program, Spring 2010. Secondary Education Certificate, English, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

JOURNALISM & MEDIA EXPERIENCE: 

Bucks County Courier Times, USA Today Network, The Intelligencer: 2013-Present (now, freelance only)

Multimedia Enterprise/ Investigative Reporter & Photographer

Bucks County Herald: Photographer, breaking news, feature photo assignments, photo galleries in print and online.

The Morning Call, Tribune, Co. Allentown, Pa. 2007-2013 (took a two-year hiatus to teach high school American & world literature)

Reporter/ Hyper-local web manager/ content creator

European Stars & Stripes, Bureau Chief, Heidelberg, Germany: 1998-2000

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C. 2000-2001: Covered education and crime trends. 

The Miami Herald: 1993-1997: Covered local government, crime and community features.

NONPROFIT / COMMERCIAL FREELANCE WORK:

Art of in The Barn: Video creation and social media consulting. Oct. 22-present.

Bucks County Housing Group: Media research and consulting on a county-wide initiative to bring attention to the economic ripple effects of the housing shortage in Bucks County. Tasks include scheduling and conducting video interviews with top county leaders, editing and producing the videos and compiling research to unveil how all residents and businesses have a stake in the county’s dire housing situation.

Avenues Recovery: Produced, shot and edited a four-minute promotional video for multiple platforms, including Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Managed development and execution of the project, which included hiring a drone photographer and additional camera shooters to complete the production on a three-week deadline.

COMMUNITY/ INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

PUBLISHED WORK

Published in hundreds of magazines, books and newspapers across the globe. Work has been published in: USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Washington Times, Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer, Lexington Herald-Leader, The Sacramento Bee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Times Union (Albany), WCAU-TV (Philadelphia, PA), WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC), Des Moines Register, Government Technology, News & Observer, The Journal News, The Morning Call, Wichita Eagle, Asbury Park Press, CKWX-AM (Vancouver, BC), The State, WICU-TV (Erie, PA), Democrat and Chronicle, Fresno Bee, NorthJersey.com, CIWW-AM, Erie Times-News, Roanoke Times, Tacoma News Tribune, The News Journal, Bradenton Herald, Idaho Statesman, Richmond Times-Dispatch, San Luis Obispo Tribune, The Island Packet, Belleville News-Democrat, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC), The Modesto Bee, York Daily Record, Sun Herald, The Times Herald-Record, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA), American Military News, Centre Daily Times, WHYY-TV (Philadelphia, PA), MyCentralJersey.com, Rock Hill Herald, The Sun News, Courier-Post, New Jersey Herald, The Olympian, Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Bryan-College Station Eagle, Bucks County Courier Times, Delaware Coast Press, Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Philadelphia Tribune, Poughkeepsie Journal, The Bellingham Herald, The Standard-Times, The Telegraph (Macon), Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Burlington County Times, Lebanon Daily News, LNP, The Sentinel, Pocono Record, Tri-City Herald, Bristol Herald Courier, Dothan Eagle, Merced Sun-Star, Daily Item, Observer-Reporter, Beaver County Times, The Taunton Daily Gazette, The Trentonian, CKGL, Ithaca journal, Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), The Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA), The Observer-Dispatch, CFFR-AM (Calgary, AB), Daily Messenger, Herald Standard, Star Gazette, Public Opinion Online, The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA), New Castle News, The Bradford Era, Corning Leader, Daily American, The Hornell Evening Tribune, Ellwood City Ledger, The Wellsville Daily Reporter, Waynesboro Record Herald, Courier Express

PUBLIC SPEAKING / GUEST SPEAKER / PANELS

AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Investigative Reporters & Editors

College Media Association

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

CONFERENCES

COMMUNITY SERVICE