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I was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Queens (Flushing), New York where I spent most of my school aged years. I have been an educator in the metro area for 17 years and have worked with children from kindergarten – 8th grade. I am a certified holistic health counselor, who enjoys listening to spoken word, farmers markets, hiking, writing, photography, traveling to beaches, animals, good music and being with family and friends. I am in awe of ladybugs, hummingbirds, [...]
Raquel Reichard is a New York City native who is currently studying at the University of Central Florida. She’s a journalism major with a double minor in political science and women’s studies. She is a member of the communications honor fraternity Lambda Pi Eta. Raquel is a contributing writer for the Central Florida Future and the vice president of UCF’s chapter of Ed2010, an international organization directed at helping young magazine editors and writers break into the journalism business. Raquel [...]
Marie Dandie is a Detroit, MI native and a graduate of Central Michigan University. She received a B.A.A. in entrepreneurship and English literature. While in school, Dandie worked as an associate editor for a literary magazine. She recently moved to the D.C. metro area to pursue a career in the news industry. She enjoys novels, politics, and city life.
“Capturing every moment with each shutter click of my eyes” – Demarcus Davis
Born and raised in Washington DC, Demarcus Davis has been viewing life through a camera lens for three years now. His passion for capturing life’s moments started as a hobby for a family members’ jewelry company and soon grew into a small business; Marco Kay Photography.
In the fall of 2009, Demarcus brought his talent to Bowie State University and its Student Government Associations as their volunteer photographer. Durning [...]
Joanna Moreno graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 with a B.S. in mass communications. During college, she wrote for Capital News Service covering the Virginia General Assembly and interned at the Henrico Citizen, a Richmond-area newspaper.
She has a passion for photography and enjoys taking pictures of all kinds of things. She occasionally contributes freelance live concert photography to RVA Magazine. In her free time, she likes reading and hanging out with her cat.
Miriam Laufer is a writer, book lover, and adventurer. She grew up in the DC suburbs and is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a BA in English. Her poems and short stories have been published in Northeastern University’s Literary Arts Magazine, Spectrum, where she served as editor-in-chief in 2010-2011 and financial manager in Fall 2009. She has written for the Weekly Dig in Boston and at the Bethesda Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her favorite [...]
September 1, 2011
DC Spotlight Crew
A New Jersey native, Alex relocated to Washington, DC in 2006, after earning a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MAT in English Education from Brown University. He currently teaches high school English in Montgomery County, Maryland.
During the summers, he is working towards an MA in English from Bread Loaf College, connected to Middlebury College in Vermont. In addition to reading and writing, Alex enjoys sports – particularly high
(MUST be located in the Washington, DC metro area – NOVA/MD/DC)
Hiring a seasoned freelance national news writer to write one article a month for a local newspaper. Must have excellent writing skills.
Must be politically knowledgeable and willing to
interview local and national newsmakers.
Send brief resume and a brief cover letter along with a one page writing sample or clip to Attention: Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Assistant Intern (Fall 2011)
Local newspaper is offering a Fall internship for college students and [...]
April 9, 2011
Contact Your Congress Member
District of Columbia
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D – At Large) 202-225-8050 202-225-3002 https://forms.house.gov/norton/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D- MD) 202-224-4654 202-224-8858 http://mikulski.senate.gov/contact/shareyouropinion.cfm
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D- MD) 202-224-4524 202-224-1651 http://cardin.senate.gov/contact/
Representative Andy Harris (R – 01) 202-225-5311 202-225-0254 https://harris.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D – 02) 202-225-3061 202-225-3094 http://dutch.house.gov/email-dutch.shtml
Representative John Sarbanes (D – 03) 202-225-4016 202-225-9219 http://sarbanes.house.gov/federal.asp
Representative Donna F. Edwards (D – 04) 202-225-8699 202-225-8714 http://donnaedwards.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=52§iontree=452
Representative Steny Hoyer (D – 05) [...]
Jordan Schatz has written for several newspapers located in both Maryland and Delaware and has worked as a sports reporter for both the Cecil Whig and the Cape Gazette.
As sports editor of his Delaware high school paper, The Viking Ventures, he received second place in the 2006 First State High School Communications Contest for his column, Schatz Says.
He is an enthusiastic sports fan, cherishes an avid love for history and in his free time, enjoys writing fiction and playing golf.
November 6, 2010
As the editor-in-chief of the DC Spotlight newspaper, my staff and I strive to bring the best of politics, news, events and the most interesting newsmakers to you the readers both in the Washington, DC metro area and around the globe on the Internet. The DC Spotlight gives a different perspective on the news. We have taken the cynicism out of the news. Our reporters simply allow the residents, politicians, performing artists and newsmakers to tell their stories. The voices in the [...]
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run” ~Babe Ruth
Cecilia “Ceci” Ferrara is a Washington, DC native who grew up with a love for sports thanks to her Dad and his knowledge of all things baseball. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park where she majored in English and was a member of the English honor fraternity Sigma Tau Delta and Treasurer of the Art History Association. During the 2009 season she interned with the [...]