Daniel Woolfolk

Daniel Woolfolk

Video Producer, Journalist and Consultant

Tucson, Arizona Area
Media Production

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Daniel Woolfolk's Overview

  • Multimedia Journalist and Consultant at Daniel Woolfolk Freelance
  • Substitute Teacher at Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
  • Intern at Lens, the photojournalism blog of The New York Times. at The New York Times
  • Photographer at New York Times Student Journalism Institute
  • Senior reporter and photographer at the Aztec Press
  • Online Community Manager - Volunteer at Citizens for a Better Nogales
  • Team Challenge Facilitator at Arizona State University
  • Resident Assistant at Adelphi Commons
  • Cavalry Scout at US Army

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Daniel Woolfolk's Summary

Award-winning journalist experienced in covering the military with written and video stories. Experienced teacher fluent in Spanish.

Daniel Woolfolk's Experience

Multimedia Journalist and Consultant

Daniel Woolfolk Freelance

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months) Nogales, AZ

I produce videos and help businesses with their strategic multimedia communications. I've done various freelance media work since 2006.

Substitute Teacher

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35

February 2008Present (6 years 8 months) Rio Rico, AZ

•Supervises and keeps students safe while their regular teacher is away.
•Makes sure students follow lesson plans and rules.
•(Note: I also worked at this job from February 2008 to May 2009.)

Rock Climbing Counselor

Tripp Lake Camp

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Recreational Facilities and Services industry

May 2008August 2014 (6 years 4 months) Poland, Maine

•Teaches and writes lesson plans for outdoor living, rock climbing and high-rope skills while keeping children safe.
•Creates challenging and engaging rock climbing routes.
•Leads trips.
•Trained to perform zip-line rescues.
•Certified Maine Trip Leader as well as Widerness First Aid and CPR.
•(Note: I worked here summers of 2008, 2009 and 2014.)

Local Editor


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry

September 2011August 2013 (2 years) Greater San Diego Area

• Managed two AOL Local sites: Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch and Encinitas Patch.
• Published multiple local and military stories daily--from features to breaking news.
• Established and curated relationships with local sources.
• Won three San Diego Press Club Awards for my military coverage.
• Produced videos that were often published on AOL's national platforms--earning the company considerable views.
• Written stories often appeared on The Huffington Post.
• Regularly broke stories that local and national media followed up on.
• Maintained and grew followings Facebook and Twitter accounts.
• Took part in a national video strategies test group and tested video app for Videolicious.

Military Reporter

Watertown Daily Times

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2010September 2011 (1 year 4 months) Watertown, N.Y.

• Wrote daily stories about Fort Drum, N.Y. for the Watertown Daily Times and contributed to the Associated Press.
• Wrote in-depth stories about economics and crime related to the military.
• Covered six municipalities adjacent to Fort Drum.
• Covered breaking news on the weekends.
• Produced an in-depth series showing how the Fort Drum region changed.
• The work I contributed to the Associated Press appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Army Times and USA Today.

Intern at Lens, the photojournalism blog of The New York Times.

The New York Times

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

November 2009May 2010 (7 months) Greater New York City Area

•Produced content for Lens, The Photojournalism blog of The New York Times.
•Managed and analyzed Web statistics to increase traffic and web search optimization (SEO).
•Coded HTML and used various software to produce a seamless online showcase of photographers' work.
•Took Part in A Moment in Time--a crowdsourcing event that garnered more than 13,000 submissions from around the world.

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

January 2010January 2010 (1 month) Tucson, Arizona Area

•Selected from a national pool of student journalists. Photographed daily stories, features, and an in-depth feature under the editorship of The Times’ business photo editor for a print and online publication.
•Two photos made the front page of the print product.
•Reported in Nogales, Mexico and interviewed people in Spanish.

Senior reporter and photographer

the Aztec Press

August 2008May 2009 (10 months)

•Wrote and Photographed 2-3 stories per edition of the twice-monthly campus newspaper, while taking journalism classes.
•Reported four cover stories, including two on the Mexican drug war’s effect on tourism.

Online Community Manager - Volunteer

Citizens for a Better Nogales

November 2007May 2008 (7 months)

Performs administration for Nogalesblog.com, the a platform for the political action committee Citizens for a Better Nogales. Uses HTML to build a blog to influence voters and to monetize the site, bringing in revenue.

Team Challenge Facilitator

Arizona State University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2005December 2007 (3 years)

•Facilitated a team-building low-ropes course to academic, athletic and corporate clients.
•Focused activities to stimulate discussion on problems the teams were facing in reality.
•Occasionally facilitated in Spanish.

Resident Assistant

Adelphi Commons

June 2005May 2006 (1 year) Tempe, Arizona

•Served as a liaison between resident and the management at Adelphi Commons at Arizona State University.
•Conducted regular patrols of buildings, deals with emergencies and reports crime.

Cavalry Scout

US Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

February 2000February 2004 (4 years 1 month)

•Awarded three Army Commendation Medals- one for direct action in combat. •Promoted to Sergeant in less than four years.
•Served in Kosovo and Iraq. Trained and mentored soldiers in garrison and combat.
•Used the rules of engagement in Iraq to keep team members safe.

Daniel Woolfolk's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Editing
  3. Storytelling
  4. Final Cut Pro
  5. Photojournalism
  6. Video
  7. News Writing
  8. Interviews
  9. Photoshop
  10. SEO
  11. Writing
  12. Multimedia
  13. Teaching
  14. AP Style
  15. Breaking News
  16. Military
  17. Creative Writing
  18. Search Engine Ranking
  19. Social Media
  20. Publications
  21. Journalism
  22. Training
  23. Report Writing
  24. military reporting
  25. business reporting
  26. economics reporting
  27. photography
  28. Search Engine Optimization
  29. Crowdsourcing
  30. Security
  31. Firearms
  32. Copy Editing

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Daniel Woolfolk's Education

Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

M.S., Magazine Journalism


Recipient of the Pulitzer-Moore fellowship while interning at The New York Times.

Arizona State University

B.A., German Studies


I graduated able to read, write and speak German and Arabic proficiently and spent summers in Germany and Egypt. I'm still proficient in German.

Activities and Societies: Awarded the Sun Devil Star Award for leadership on America’s second-largest university campus. Member of Delta Tau Delta.

Pima Community College

Transfer, General Studies


Studied general studies for transfer to university. Also enrolled for the 2008 – 2009 school year to study journalism – a move that proved vital for being accepted to Columbia University

Activities and Societies: Aztec Press

Daniel Woolfolk's Publications

  • A Whisper Room of Her Own

    • The New York Times- Lens
    • April 14, 2010
    Authors: Daniel Woolfolk, Ozier Muhammad

    I produced the audio for this and other Lens posts. Ozier wrote the post and shot the photo.

  • Moment in Time

    • The New York Times - Lens
    • May 11, 2010

    This was a crowdsourcing project produced by the staff and interns at The New York Times. We worked together to involve more than 12,000 photographers worldwide in taking a picture at the same moment and uploading it to our site. My credit is at the end of the post.

  • Nogales, Sonora, feels impact of drug violence

    • Aztec Press
    • December 11, 2008
    Authors: Daniel Woolfolk

    An in-depth writing and photo story detailing the economic impact the drug war has had on a Mexican border city.

  • The Fierce Young Zorro of the Upper West Side

    • West Side Independent
    • June 4, 2010

    A video profile of an Olympic hopeful and Upper West Side native.

  • A Bad Situation Gets Worse

    • Watertown Daily Times
    • July 22, 2010
    Authors: Daniel Woolfolk

    An in-depth look at Watertown's housing crunch that will only get worse as more local soldiers return from Afghanistan.

  • Biden Salutes Combat Team

    • Watertown Daily Times and the Associated Press
    • July 29, 2010
    Authors: Daniel Woolfolk

    Vice-president Joe Biden welcomed home members of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd brigade, as they returned from their mission in Iraq.

    The unit left the country as part of the drawdown in forces.

    The Associated Press used a condensed version of this story for other publications.

Daniel Woolfolk's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Arabic

    (Limited working proficiency)

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