Gerry Regan

Gerry Regan

Co-Founder and Executive Producer, The Wild Geese: The History of The Irish ... Worldwide

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Online Media

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Gerry Regan's Overview

Current
  • Co-Founder and Executive Producer at The Wild Geese
  • Managing Partner at GAR Media
Past
  • Producer at newsday.com
  • News Editor at Prodigy
  • Reporter / Copy Editor at Gannett Westchester Newspapers
  • Production Manager, "Interrogation of Ambrose Fogarty" at Irish Arts Center
Education
Connections

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Websites

Gerry Regan's Experience

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

The Wild Geese

July 1997Present (17 years 3 months) Astoria, New York

Gerry Regan, the co-founder and executive producer of The Wild Geese, has an intense interest in American and Irish history with an extensive background in journalism and New Media. He has studied modern Irish and British history in Trinity College, Dublin, and as a journalist and devotee of history, has had articles published in the Irish Echo, The Civil War News, The Washington Times, Medical Tribune, Newsday, and various other publications. Gerry served as a staff writer and copy editor for Gannett Westchester Newspapers and USA Today, and worked at Prodigy Services Inc. as a news editor, at newsday.com as a producer, and at office.com as a copy editor. He is a magna-cum-laude graduate of Duke University, majoring in mathematics, and has a masters degree in journalism from New York University.

Managing Partner

GAR Media

July 1997Present (17 years 3 months) Astoria NY

GAR Media LLC combines technological innovation, developing media platforms, strong narrative storytelling, and journalistic rigor to "Forge New Frontiers for the Past."

Editor

Freelance / Per Project

19912008 (17 years)

Clients include World Screen Magazine, Brandweek Magazine, Nikkei English Language News Bulletin, Swiss Re.

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

20002004 (4 years)

News / Copy Editor

Office.com

July 1999October 2000 (1 year 4 months)

Producer

newsday.com

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

19941998 (4 years)

News Editor

Prodigy

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

19911994 (3 years)

Reporter / Copy Editor

Gannett Westchester Newspapers

19851990 (5 years)

Production Manager, "Interrogation of Ambrose Fogarty"

Irish Arts Center

19831984 (1 year)

Gerry Regan's Projects

  • Launching The Wild Geese 2.0

    • January 2012 to Present

    Reimagining The Wild Geese as the leading online destination and community for those millions worldwide passionate about exploring Irish heritage and the Irish experience around the globe.

Gerry Regan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Copy Editing
  2. Editing
  3. Feature Articles
  4. News Writing
  5. Headline Writing
  6. Photos
  7. Rewriting
  8. Publications
  9. Blogging
  10. Journalism
  11. Publishing
  12. Copywriting
  13. Content Development
  14. Creative Writing
  15. Digital Media
  16. Magazines
  17. Social Media
  18. Newsletters
  19. New Media
  20. Entertainment
  21. Photoshop
  22. Video
  23. Content Management
  24. Advertising
  25. Mac
  26. Web Content
  27. Storytelling
  28. QuarkXPress
  29. Proofreading
  30. Multimedia
  31. Editorial
  32. Social Networking
  33. AP Style
  34. Video Editing
  35. Newspapers
  36. Content Strategy
  37. E-commerce
  38. Film
  39. Marketing
  40. Television
  41. Video Production
  42. Press Releases
  43. Broadcast
  44. Social Media Marketing
  45. Books
  46. WordPress
  47. CMS
  48. SEO

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Gerry Regan's Education

New York University

Masters of Arts, Journalism

19831985

Granted with a certificate in Science and Environmental Reporting

Duke University

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

19711975

Earned with the equivalent of a minor in history

Trinity College, Dublin

3rd Undergraduate Year, Modern British and Irish History

19731974

Activities and Societies: Basketball Club (Irish Inter-Varsity Champions, 1974)

Gerry Regan's Summary

I specialize in journalism, with a focus on story editing, guiding news and feature coverage, and creating story packages for print and online. Areas of particular focus include marketing, history, Irish culture, politics and international affairs.

WEB PRODUCER – HIGHLIGHTS

* Experienced Internet producer, with command of HTML, FTP, Adobe Acrobat, QPS and Vignette content management systems, Mac and Win OS, Photoshop, MS Office, Quark.
* Editing and writing skills, working under deadlines, developed over 20 years with newspapers (including USA Today) and online services (TheWildGeese.com, office.com, newsday.com, Prodigy).
* Extensive copy-editing experience in such diverse fields as law, entertainment, general news, politics and culture, finance, business, advertising, technology, and publishing.

COPY EDITOR PER PROJECT AND FREELANCE – HIGHLIGHTS

* Wide experience in such diverse fields as business journalism, finance, law.
* Demonstrated expertise in AP style, and in keeping copy concise, error-free, and on-point.
* Editing, Quark and writing skills, working under deadlines, developed over 20 years with newspapers (including USA Today), magazines (Brandweek, Mediaweek) and online services (Nikkei English-Language News Bulletin, office.com, newsday.com, Prodigy).
* Extensive experience editing articles, developing story ideas, and working with writers and other editors to establish strong focus and compelling, marketable, accurate narrative.
* Proofreading expertise, working in print and online media for Swiss Re, DMB&B, others.

Specialties

Copy Editing, Rewriting, Feature Writing, News Writing, Headline Writing, Assignment Editing, Web Production (HTML, photos, story packaging)

Gerry Regan's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Irish History, Biking, Film, Public Speaking, Living History.

Groups and Associations:

Irish Brigade Association, Long Island Bike Club, Five Boro Bike Club, Editorial Freelancers Association, Civil War Preservation Trust

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