Samuel Rubenfeld

Samuel Rubenfeld

Reporter at Dow Jones Newswires

Astoria, New York (Greater New York City Area)

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Samuel Rubenfeld's Overview

  • Student Intern at Hearst
  • Student Intern at The Hill
  • Senior News Editor at Hofstra Chronicle
  • Hofstra University
  • Temple University
  • Centereach High School

500+ connections


Samuel Rubenfeld's Summary

Reporter who blogs at's Corruption Currents. We cover news and trends concerning bribery, money laundering, sanctions breaches, whistleblowers and other issues of international corruption. Wealth of knowledge about U.S. politics and its cross-roads with public policy.


Fluent with AP Style, Web photo/video production, Document analysis, Adobe InDesign/InCopy, U.S. politics

Samuel Rubenfeld's Experience


Dow Jones

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; DJ; Online Media industry

June 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

I'm a reporter who blogs at's Corruption Currents. We cover news and trends concerning bribery, money laundering, sanctions breaches, whistleblowers and other issues of international corruption. I write posts, as well as edit photos, audio or video. I'm responsible for High Tide, our daily roundup of news and views around the world.

Previously, I copy-edited newsletters about clean technology investment and corporate governance.

Student Intern


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Media Production industry

May 2009June 2009 (2 months)

* Compiled morning news links focusing on Texas news, national news and items from Texas bloggers
* Wrote and reported for the Houston Chronicle's Texas on the Potomac blog
* Enterprise and contributed reporting to a lead story for the San Francisco Chronicle about subprime mortgages
* Enterprise, reported and wrote a feature on student loan reform

Student Intern

The Hill

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2009April 2009 (4 months)

* Interviewed press secretaries and members of Congress for stories and for the "Big Question" feature
* Maintained and solicited posts, and moderated comments, for The Hill's Congress blog
* Wrote stories and monitored other media outlets for content to post on The Hill's Briefing Room blog
* Covered a Cabinet-level confirmation hearing, other local DC events
* Wrote an article about freshman Congressman on reality TV that was the features section cover

Senior News Editor

Hofstra Chronicle

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2006December 2008 (2 years 11 months)

* Assigned and edited stories, wrote headlines, responsible for layout of news pages
* Wrote cover story announcing presidential debate; covered related events and lectures by public officials
* Wrote articles about campus issues: housing, public safety, alumni, student government
* Blog coverage of New Hampshire presidential primary, both national conventions and Election Night
* Continuing online coverage of 2008 elections
* Supervise three assistants
* Op-Ed contributor

Editorial intern

Dow Jones Newswires

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Writing and Editing industry

June 2008August 2008 (3 months)

features and market commentary for style, clarity, substance
* Edited equities, resources, money and general news for real-time news service; stories turned around in minutes
* Took dictation and phoned-in headlines, produced breaking news features
* Compiled top economic stories for news summaries published on the wires at the top of the hour
* Internship earned by taking the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing exam and selected from large applicant pool
* Attended two-week residency at Temple University with Ed Trayes
The Village Voice; Fall 2007
* Reported to, and worked directly with; Contributed research/reporting to cover articles, received special reporting credit on two national stories
* Conducted interviews with state senators and spokespeople, other public officials
* Covered national politics and government
* Learned investigative reporting techniques: analyzed campaign finance disclosures, conducted database searches

Student Intern

Village Voice Media

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

August 2007December 2007 (5 months)

Conducted research for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. Included interviewing public officials, document hunts and analysis, in-the-field reportage and more. Received special reporting credit on two stories.

Support Staff Intern


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2007August 2007 (3 months)

Enterprise and contributed reporting to a page-one story
* Contributor: Spin Cycle political blog
* Proofed pages for copy desk

Freelance reporter

Times of Middle Country

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry

January 2007June 2007 (6 months)

* Covered initial press conference for proposed local law, profiled local business leader

Samuel Rubenfeld's Skills & Expertise

  1. Ap Style
  2. Media Analysis
  3. Journalism
  4. Newspaper
  5. Blogging
  6. News Writing
  7. Online Journalism
  8. Breaking News
  9. Copy Editing
  10. Storytelling
  11. Editing
  12. Editorial
  13. Social Media

Samuel Rubenfeld's Education

Hofstra University

BA, Print Journalism, Political Science


Enrolled in Honors College, Print Journalism Student of the Year, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Co-winner of Best Political Science Paper of the Year 2009, Graduated cum laude.

Activities and Societies: Senior News Editor: The Chronicle, FORENSICS Speech and Debate Team

Temple University



Temple University Residency for Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing Internship. Attended a two-week "boot camp" for copy editors.

Centereach High School


Samuel Rubenfeld's Additional Information


politics, debate, live music, concerts, sports

Groups and Associations:

Society of Professional Journalists

Honors and Awards:

Scripps Howard Top Ten Journalism Scholar, Hofstra School of Communication Print Journalism Student of the Year 2009, Provost's Scholar, Cum Laude graduate

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