Mark Holan

Mark Holan

Staff Writer at Washington Business Journal

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Newspapers

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Mark Holan's Overview

Current
Past
  • Staff writer at Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Investigator at Cohen, Foster & Romine, PA
  • Reporter at The Tampa Tribune
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Mark Holan's Summary

Veteran journalist with extensive experience and skill in reporting, researching, investigating, interviewing, writing and editing. Highly adept at quickly learning and writing about new subjects under deadline pressure. Broad and deep experience interacting with public officials, business leaders, other professionals and citizens. Comfortable and confident in public speaking and radio/television formats.

Currently working at the Washington Business Journal, where I am focused on banking, finance, the economy and corporate accountability.

I also blog about Irish and Irish-American historical and contemporary issues at http://www.markholan.org/.

Mark Holan's Experience

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Newspapers industry

February 2014Present (9 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Focused on banking, finance, the economy and corporate accountability. Tweeting @WBJHolan.

Freelance journalist/writer

Self - Employed

Self-Employed; Myself Only; Executive Office industry

July 2008Present (6 years 4 months)

markholan.org: July 2012 to present: Writes and publishes online blog about Irish and Irish-American historical and contemporary issues. Tweeting @markieam. I also published a book about my Irish immigrant grandfather, which has been accepted by libraries and archives in the U.S. and Ireland.

Bisk Education, July 2013 to present: Writes news and career-focused copy for online education services provider.

Other freelance work since 2008: The New York Times, St. Petersburg Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tampa Bay Business Journal, History Magazine, Poynter.org, and healthnewsflorida.org.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Newspapers industry

July 2010January 2014 (3 years 7 months)

Wrote print and online articles and blogs about commercial real estate, economic development and transportation issues. Developed new skills at telling stories and conveying information through photographs, videos and graphic presentations.

Investigator

Cohen, Foster & Romine, PA

November 2009July 2010 (9 months)

Conducted in-depth interviews and document research for criminal and civil cases at Tampa law firm. Worked closely with attorneys and clients. Traveled around Florida and out-of-state. This was a contract, or freelance, position subject to the firm's case load.

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; MEG; Newspapers industry

September 2002July 2008 (5 years 11 months)

Wrote a wide range of news and feature stories for daily newspaper and affiliated website. Consistently broke news ahead of other media in highly competitive market. Developed and maintained government, business and community sources throughout Tampa Bay region.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

February 1997August 2002 (5 years 7 months)

Covered government and politics from city hall to statewide referendums last few years at this daily newspaper. Earlier, traveled the Gulf of Mexico coastal region reporting about fishery management and offshore oil and gas industries.

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Blogs about Irish and Irish-American history and contemporary issues at www.markholan.org

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Mark Holan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Journalism
  2. Writing
  3. Blogging
  4. Newspaper
  5. Public Speaking
  6. Interviewing
  7. Magazines
  8. Editing
  9. AP Style
  10. Press Releases
  11. Stories
  12. Media Relations
  13. Newsletters

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