Dan Trigoboff

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First name: 
Dan
Last name: 
Trigoboff
Brief Bio: 

I am a journalist, trained as a lawyer, currently seeking a PhD in order to continue teaching. After beginning my career as a sports writer, I spent many years as a writer and editor covering government, law, business and media. About 10 years ago, I began teaching at the university level.
As much as I loved the thrill of being a journalist, I love being in the classroom, studying and reflecting on the rapid changes in communication, and especially engaging students. I've had the pleasure of teaching students at various stages of their lives and careers, and from many parts of the world.
I recently became a scholar in Duke University's PhD Lab at the John Hope Franklin Institute for Humanities, and, along with my scholarship in Communication Rhetoric and Digital Media at North Carolina State University, hope to stay close to emerging media developments.

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 dan trigoboff

4415 Grip Drive

 Fayetteville, NC 28312

 

 Phone: 910-988-0879

 E-mail dtrig53@gmail.com

 

education

 

   

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctorate. Authored featured student article in university law journal on lawyers’ use of advertising and public relations. Studies included legal writing, constitutional law, government, corporate law, taxation, environmental law, criminal law and procedure and media law.

Authored proposed amendment from California Newspaper Association to California Open Meeting Law. University of San Diego representative to Media Law Project which won Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Press Award. Thesis in media law. Worked as news writer in university public affairs and press office.

 

North Carolina State University (current)

Studying for Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media. Classes include Digital Rhetoric, History/Theory of Technology, Network Communications, Global Communications, Pedagogy and Technology, Conflict Resolution, Media Law, Advanced Legal Research, Leadership in Digital Media Management, Visual Content Analysis, Seminar in Crisis Communications, Seminar in Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations.

 

Duke University (2015)

Named a Scholar in The PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at The ­John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

 

University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism  (2014)

Studied Leadership in a Time of Change.

 

University of North Carolina School of Law (2013)

Studied Media Law, Advanced Legal Research.

 

University of Memphis (2007-2008)

Master of Arts candidate (18 credits toward M.A., Journalism). Online studies include journalism, public relations and advertising, media principles, media theory, management, ethics and law. Left program upon acceptance into Ph.D. program at N.C. State.

 

Boston University

Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from School of Public Communications. Minor in American History/Sociology/Political Science. Academic honors, student government, varsity wrestling.

Media: The News--Staff writer/photographer

            The Daily Free Press--Staff writer/photographer

            WTBU-AM--Radio host, radio theater actor, news reporter and anchor

            The Bay State Banner (Roxbury, Mass.)—Sports writer

             Host/Master of Ceremonies: The Inner Circle Roasts

professional Experience

 

University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

Lectured online in media law seminar for master’s program, Spring 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Assistant Professor of Communications. Teaching Mass Media Law and Ethics, Introduction to Mass Media, Radio Programming, Media Theory, Public Relations, Sports Writing, History of Journalism and Media Writing. Advised  campus radio station. 2009-2013

 

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Broadcasting, Mass Communications and Journalism (full and part-time). Classes include Media Law and Ethics, Media Writing,  Editorial Writing, Broadcast Programming and Management, History of Journalism, Sports Media. Taught online. 2007-2009

 

Elon University, Elon, NC

Lecturer; taught general media studies, Media Law, Media Writing, and Magazine Publishing as full-time instructor, fall, winter and spring terms. Participated in workshops on video editing, Blackboard. 2006-2008

 

Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Publishing Company, Fayetteville, NC

Business Editor

Responsibility for Business section of daily newspaper. Planned and executed daily and Sunday sections. Supervised staff of four. Coordinated with graphics, photo. Participated in daily news and metro meetings. Wrote and edited for business and metro sections. Supervised metro desk on evenings and weekends. 2004-2005

 

 

Broadcasting & Cable

Washington, DC

Reed Elsevier Business Information

Senior Editor

Editor-writer for leading publication on television. Responsibilities include supervising and editing Washington, Telemedia (new media), Fifth Estate (weekly profile), Fast Track (contents pages), Top of the Week and other sections of the magazine as well as writing news, features, profiles and editorials. Launched local coverage and local television/TV news column, Station Break. Responsibilities also include supervising and editing Cableday daily fax, TV Fax and Internet news service. Represented magazine on newspaper, magazine and radio interviews. Finalist (team member) for Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award.

 

 

Phillips Publishing International/Phillips Business Information

Potomac, Maryland

Managing Editor

Responsibility for 12-person staff producing 16 bi-weekly publications covering technology, banking and finance technology and media. Hired and trained staff reporters and editors. Worked on planning and executing product launches. Story planning, assigning, editing graphics, layout, writing and reporting. Management committee, awards committee. 1994-1996      

 

The Daily Record/Warfield’s Business Record

Baltimore, Maryland

Legal Affairs Editor

Responsibility for all legal coverage at statewide daily law and business paper. Frequently managed entire publication including writing, planning, assigning, editing, and graphics/layout. Full responsibility for weekly Maryland Lawyer. Winner of Associated Press Mark Twain Award for Best Feature Writing, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association award for Business/Economics Reporting. Represented newspaper on WBAL-AM radio. 1993-1994

 

Bureau of National Affairs/Tax Management (Professional, Academic Publications)

Washington, D.C.

Senior Editor

Primary responsibility for new publication on tax law and policy, IRS Practice & Policy. Achieved highest renewal rates at BNA. Worked on successful launch of Transfer Pricing Report. 1990-1993

 

The Recorder (American Lawyer Ltd.)

San Francisco, California

Senior Reporter

Covered California Supreme Court, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Extensive coverage of California insurance initiatives and subsequent litigation. Feature reporting on business, politics. 1998-1990

 

Los Angeles Daily Journal

Los Angeles, CA

Staff Reporter/Special Section Editor

Covered law and business, appellate courts, trial courts, features, law and Economics. Began Orange County bureau. Winner California Press Association Award for Breaking News Reporting. Two-time winner Orange County Bar Association Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting. 1986-1988, 1983-1984

 

Fairchild Publications (Capital Cities/ABC)

Washington, D.C.

Washington Correspondent

Covered high technology, telecommunications, Congress, courts and federal agencies for MIS Week.

 

Legal Times

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Covered law, business,  law firms and communications law. 1983-1984

 

Freelance

Currently Contributing Editor to TVNEWSCHECK.COM.

News and feature writing for: WTTG-TV (Fox owned and operated station serving Washington, D.C., Designated Market Ares No. 8),  USA Today, ABA Journal (American Bar Association), National Law Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, United Press International,, USAir Magazine, Warfield’s Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, TV Week, Comunicator (Radio-TV News Directors Association), Woman’s World, San Diego Business Journal  and San Diego Reader. Worked across the country as professional comedian, actor. Appearances on broadcast/cable television, radio.

 

 

 

Highlights

Helped coach Ethics Bowl team, Methodist University, 2012-2013, 2014-2015.

2011-2013. Advisor to North Carolina Open Government Coalition, responding to contacts from media and private citizens on open meeting and open records issues.

Presentation (scheduled): Benghaz: Persistance of a narrative. An application of crisis communications principles to the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. April 2015

Presentation: 2014 Faculty Research Symposium, Methodist University, Fayetteville North Carolina). ‘Blue Skies, Open Skies. April 2014

Commentary: The Robert Bork I Knew, Fayetteville Observer. December 26, 2012.

Presentation: 9th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. (Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Ga. October 2012

Presentation: Carolina Rhetoric Conference (University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC). "Seating is Limited: Televising Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court.” February 2011.

Commentary: A Few Thoughts on the Casey Anthony Trial.” July 7, 2011.

Commentary: “Reckless speed can kill in Internet Age.” Greensboro News-Record. July 30, 2010.     

Commentary: Cameras would shed light on justice.” Greensboro News-Record. August 9, 2009.

Speaker/Panelist for “National Freedom of Speech Week” program for North Carolina Open Government Coalition Workshop, Manteo, N.C. , October, 2008

Authored featured commentary advocating televised Supreme Court hearings for Open Government Coalition publication The Forecaster, Summer, 2008

Addressed Public Relations Student Society of America Elon chapter on Press Relations, April, 2008

Led workshops on Ethical Leadership for Isabella Cannon Leadership Program, Elon University, March, 2008

Speaker/Panelist at Constitutional panel preceding Sandra Day O’Connor dedication of Elon University School of Law, Elon, N.C., August, 2006

AFFILIATIONS

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Club, Big Brothers of America, Professional Comedians Association, MENSA, Tompkins Karate Association.

 dan trigoboff

4415 Grip Drive

 Fayetteville, NC 28312

 

 Phone: 910-988-0879

 E-mail dtrig53@gmail.com

 

education

 

   

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctorate. Authored featured student article in university law journal on lawyers’ use of advertising and public relations. Studies included legal writing, constitutional law, government, corporate law, taxation, environmental law, criminal law and procedure and media law.

Authored proposed amendment from California Newspaper Association to California Open Meeting Law. University of San Diego representative to Media Law Project which won Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Press Award. Thesis in media law. Worked as news writer in university public affairs and press office.

 

North Carolina State University (current)

Studying for Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media. Classes include Digital Rhetoric, History/Theory of Technology, Network Communications, Global Communications, Pedagogy and Technology, Conflict Resolution, Media Law, Advanced Legal Research, Leadership in Digital Media Management, Visual Content Analysis, Seminar in Crisis Communications, Seminar in Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations.

 

Duke University (2015)

Named a Scholar in The PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at The ­John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

 

University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism  (2014)

Studied Leadership in a Time of Change.

 

University of North Carolina School of Law (2013)

Studied Media Law, Advanced Legal Research.

 

University of Memphis (2007-2008)

Master of Arts candidate (18 credits toward M.A., Journalism). Online studies include journalism, public relations and advertising, media principles, media theory, management, ethics and law. Left program upon acceptance into Ph.D. program at N.C. State.

 

Boston University

Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from School of Public Communications. Minor in American History/Sociology/Political Science. Academic honors, student government, varsity wrestling.

Media: The News--Staff writer/photographer

            The Daily Free Press--Staff writer/photographer

            WTBU-AM--Radio host, radio theater actor, news reporter and anchor

            The Bay State Banner (Roxbury, Mass.)—Sports writer

             Host/Master of Ceremonies: The Inner Circle Roasts

professional Experience

 

University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.

Lectured online in media law seminar for master’s program, Spring 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Assistant Professor of Communications. Teaching Mass Media Law and Ethics, Introduction to Mass Media, Radio Programming, Media Theory, Public Relations, Sports Writing, History of Journalism and Media Writing. Advised  campus radio station. 2009-2013

 

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Broadcasting, Mass Communications and Journalism (full and part-time). Classes include Media Law and Ethics, Media Writing,  Editorial Writing, Broadcast Programming and Management, History of Journalism, Sports Media. Taught online. 2007-2009

 

Elon University, Elon, NC

Lecturer; taught general media studies, Media Law, Media Writing, and Magazine Publishing as full-time instructor, fall, winter and spring terms. Participated in workshops on video editing, Blackboard. 2006-2008

 

Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Publishing Company, Fayetteville, NC

Business Editor

Responsibility for Business section of daily newspaper. Planned and executed daily and Sunday sections. Supervised staff of four. Coordinated with graphics, photo. Participated in daily news and metro meetings. Wrote and edited for business and metro sections. Supervised metro desk on evenings and weekends. 2004-2005

 

 

Broadcasting & Cable

Washington, DC

Reed Elsevier Business Information

Senior Editor

Editor-writer for leading publication on television. Responsibilities include supervising and editing Washington, Telemedia (new media), Fifth Estate (weekly profile), Fast Track (contents pages), Top of the Week and other sections of the magazine as well as writing news, features, profiles and editorials. Launched local coverage and local television/TV news column, Station Break. Responsibilities also include supervising and editing Cableday daily fax, TV Fax and Internet news service. Represented magazine on newspaper, magazine and radio interviews. Finalist (team member) for Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award.

 

 

Phillips Publishing International/Phillips Business Information

Potomac, Maryland

Managing Editor

Responsibility for 12-person staff producing 16 bi-weekly publications covering technology, banking and finance technology and media. Hired and trained staff reporters and editors. Worked on planning and executing product launches. Story planning, assigning, editing graphics, layout, writing and reporting. Management committee, awards committee. 1994-1996      

 

The Daily Record/Warfield’s Business Record

Baltimore, Maryland

Legal Affairs Editor

Responsibility for all legal coverage at statewide daily law and business paper. Frequently managed entire publication including writing, planning, assigning, editing, and graphics/layout. Full responsibility for weekly Maryland Lawyer. Winner of Associated Press Mark Twain Award for Best Feature Writing, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association award for Business/Economics Reporting. Represented newspaper on WBAL-AM radio. 1993-1994

 

Bureau of National Affairs/Tax Management (Professional, Academic Publications)

Washington, D.C.

Senior Editor

Primary responsibility for new publication on tax law and policy, IRS Practice & Policy. Achieved highest renewal rates at BNA. Worked on successful launch of Transfer Pricing Report. 1990-1993

 

The Recorder (American Lawyer Ltd.)

San Francisco, California

Senior Reporter

Covered California Supreme Court, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Extensive coverage of California insurance initiatives and subsequent litigation. Feature reporting on business, politics. 1998-1990

 

Los Angeles Daily Journal

Los Angeles, CA

Staff Reporter/Special Section Editor

Covered law and business, appellate courts, trial courts, features, law and Economics. Began Orange County bureau. Winner California Press Association Award for Breaking News Reporting. Two-time winner Orange County Bar Association Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting. 1986-1988, 1983-1984

 

Fairchild Publications (Capital Cities/ABC)

Washington, D.C.

Washington Correspondent

Covered high technology, telecommunications, Congress, courts and federal agencies for MIS Week.

 

Legal Times

Washington, D.C.

Staff Writer

Covered law, business,  law firms and communications law. 1983-1984

 

Freelance

Currently Contributing Editor to TVNEWSCHECK.COM.

News and feature writing for: WTTG-TV (Fox owned and operated station serving Washington, D.C., Designated Market Ares No. 8),  USA Today, ABA Journal (American Bar Association), National Law Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, United Press International,, USAir Magazine, Warfield’s Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, TV Week, Comunicator (Radio-TV News Directors Association), Woman’s World, San Diego Business Journal  and San Diego Reader. Worked across the country as professional comedian, actor. Appearances on broadcast/cable television, radio.

 

 

 

Highlights

Helped coach Ethics Bowl team, Methodist University, 2012-2013, 2014-2015.

2011-2013. Advisor to North Carolina Open Government Coalition, responding to contacts from media and private citizens on open meeting and open records issues.

Presentation (scheduled): Benghaz: Persistance of a narrative. An application of crisis communications principles to the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. April 2015

Presentation: 2014 Faculty Research Symposium, Methodist University, Fayetteville North Carolina). ‘Blue Skies, Open Skies. April 2014

Commentary: The Robert Bork I Knew, Fayetteville Observer. December 26, 2012.

Presentation: 9th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy. (Georgia Southern University, Savannah, Ga. October 2012

Presentation: Carolina Rhetoric Conference (University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC). "Seating is Limited: Televising Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court.” February 2011.

Commentary: A Few Thoughts on the Casey Anthony Trial.” July 7, 2011.

Commentary: “Reckless speed can kill in Internet Age.” Greensboro News-Record. July 30, 2010.     

Commentary: Cameras would shed light on justice.” Greensboro News-Record. August 9, 2009.

Speaker/Panelist for “National Freedom of Speech Week” program for North Carolina Open Government Coalition Workshop, Manteo, N.C. , October, 2008

Authored featured commentary advocating televised Supreme Court hearings for Open Government Coalition publication The Forecaster, Summer, 2008

Addressed Public Relations Student Society of America Elon chapter on Press Relations, April, 2008

Led workshops on Ethical Leadership for Isabella Cannon Leadership Program, Elon University, March, 2008

Speaker/Panelist at Constitutional panel preceding Sandra Day O’Connor dedication of Elon University School of Law, Elon, N.C., August, 2006

AFFILIATIONS

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Society of Professional Journalists, National Press Club, Big Brothers of America, Professional Comedians Association, MENSA, Tompkins Karate Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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