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  • 1. Phil Gast Skilled and experienced professional with a passion for digital and print content. Writing Deadline performance Managed resources, worked with other departments to produce stellar deadline coverage. Interactivity Solicited traveler e-mails when a man breached security at Atlanta’s airport, prompting a shutdown with national impact. Coordinated a virtual guide that carried readers inside the new Georgia Aquarium through innovative use of technology. Authored hundreds of news stories and features. One recent article discussed a possible pardon for outlaw Billy the Kid. Project management Results Coordinated a virtual guide that carried readers inside the new Georgia Aquarium through innovative use of technology. Project management
  • 2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • On the home front: Created a blog, posted photos and worked with AJC reporters in Iraq to provide info to family members of a National Guard unit that saw heavy combat and casualties.
    • Blog, photos
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  • 3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • ajc.com home page: Directed development of home page visual feature that generated 950,000 page views within three months. Conducted survey of six newspapers on their strategic use of similar features.
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  • 4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • Not a fish story: Took readers inside the Georgia Aquarium before it opened, using audio tour, narrated slideshows of species and video of the spectacular exhibits.
    • Hear podcast tour
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  • 5. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • Hurricane Katrina: Converted 22-part newspaper series about impact of storm on two hospitals into a compelling online presentation, with podcasts and video.
    • Read about series
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  • 6. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • Community pages: Created a Web page for each metro Atlanta county. Ensured readers received the latest news in their neighborhood.
    • See example
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  • 7. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • War in Georgia: Coordinated production of an online presentation of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea. Project featured maps, music, photos of generals, period photography and historical explainers.
    • See interactive
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  • 8. DEADLINE PERFORMANCE
    • 2008 elections: Worked with other departments on plans, interactivity and page design for primaries and general election. Results were fastest-ever reported on ajc.com. Presentation included automated interactive maps, columnist updates and polls on selected issues.
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  • 9. DEADLINE PERFORMANCE
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (ajc.com): Organized and coordinated home page presentation of Brian Nichols’ courthouse shooting spree in Atlanta. Page garnered 1 million page views in a single day, with millions more over the days leading to his arrest.
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  • 10. DEADLINE PERFORMANCE
    • Shocking murder: Edited multiple articles after the sheriff-elect was assassinated in DeKalb County, Ga. (2001)
    • Gold Club: Posted updates and verdict in lurid federal trial against strip club associates.
        • Runaway Bride : Wrote article and posted overnight updates from home when Jennifer Wilbanks surfaced in Arizona on a Saturday.
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  • 11. NEWS WRITING
    • ‘ Cold as ice’: Gunman kills 8 at Conn. warehouse. See article
    • Billy the Kid: New Mexico governor considers pardoning famous outlaw. See article
    • Condemned: Woman says Iran wants to execute her in secret. See article
    • Gator frenzy: Alligators hunt together at swamp. See article
    • Joy ride: Bear gets stuck in car. See article
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  • 12. DEADLINE WRITING
    • Atlanta tornado: Reported from the scene in March 2008, filed updates and supervised presentation on home page. See article
    • Dramatic rescue: When a firefighter plucked a crane operator to safety during a mill fire, I was on site, phoning in constant updates.
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  • 13. OTHER WRITING
    • Fried chicken: Was famed general the first to serve up a platter at restaurant? See article
    • Shall we dance? How my wife’s chance dance (with a stranger) got me up on my feet. See article
    • Tradition! I learned a valuable and personal lesson. See article
    • To build, or not? Georgia county has big dreams during tough economic times. See article
    • The Civil War Picket: See blog
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  • 14. INTERACTIVITY
    • Before Twitter: When a security breach shut down Atlanta’s airport, asked travelers to submit updates on the ripple effect. Received e-mails that were posted online and used for award-winning reporting.
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  • 15. INTERACTIVITY
    • Criminal Einsteins: Created this popular ajc.com blog featuring crime-fighting advice, news and humor from an Atlanta area police officer.
    • See the Blog
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  • 16. INTERACTIVITY
    • Community Vents: ajc.com readers have been sounding off for years. Created a Vent for each metro county, bringing in millions of extra page views.
    • See sample Vent
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  • 17. INTERACTIVITY
    • Speed racers: Generated thousands of reader photos from a wide array of topics, including Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby, Halloween pumpkins, holiday decorations and stormy weather.
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  • 18. RESULTS
    • I began working with ajc.com in 2000, when site views were 20 million a month. In 2009, site views were at 110 million monthly. At CNN, I’ve written thoroughly-reported news and feature articles on deadline. I am proud to be a part of teams that expect and deliver excellence. My focus is always meeting customer and constituent expectations.
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