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Christian Taske

Specializes in: Profiles, Sports, Local News, Features, Lifestyle, Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Health

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1604 Edgefield Rd.
Cleveland, OH  
Phone: 216 235 9628
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Work has previously appeared: Daily Newspaper, Community Newspaper, Online Newsmagazine

Over the past eight years, I took a journalistic route that brought me from a small local newspaper in Germany to the best journalism school in the world.

At 16, I joined the Oldenburgische Volkszeitung (OV) in Vechta, Germany as a freelance sports reporter. At the OV, I covered local and professional sports, including soccer, handball and basketball. It was my first job and it was then that I realized I wanted to pursue a journalism career.

While I ground my teeth as a sports reporter in Germany, I learned the knots and bolts of general assignment reporting at the J-School, where I covered the East Village and wrote about local issues ranging from the displacement of the art community, to small businesses' struggles to survive gentrification, to the Lower East Side's HIV/AIDS problem. I completed the fall semester's main class, Reporting and Writing, with honors.

In the spring, my electives were International Reporting and Sports Journalism. I especially enjoyed the latter, since I had the privilege to be taught by Sandy Padwe, a former deputy sports editor for The New York Times, senior editor for Sports Illustrated, and consultant for ESPN. In addition, I wrote feature pieces for the Columbia News Service, which were distributed by the New York Times News Wire and published in 17 newspapers across the U.S., Canada and Germany. The course challenged my creativity in coming up with unique story ideas. I wrote about dogs that paint “muttsterpieces,” a black, Jewish Orthodox rapper and blind baseball players.

During the 2008 Beijing Games, I worked as Web producer for NBCOlympics.com. I was responsible for the multimedia content on the handball and volleyball pages and wrote headlines and blurbs.

I currently reside in Cleveland, Ohio.

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