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Multi-media Journalist

Jon Brines
 RESUME 

Multi-Media Journalist

The Journal Times

Lee Enterprises

Racine, WI

Multi-Media Journalist

Kenosha News

United Communications Corp.

Kenosha, WI

Freelance Journalist

Placer Herald

Auburn Journal

Gold Country Media

Auburn, CA

Photojournalist

WGAL-TV News 8

Hearst Argyle Broadcasting

Harrisburg, PA

Investigative Reporter and spot news multi-media reporter covering City of Racine crime as a beat. Used social media to enterprise investigations, gather news contacts and posted stories to promote the Journal Times newspaper coverage. Used metrics to analyze my impact on social media platforms and make adjustments. News photography.

As a county government reporter met with officials privately and attended commission and board meetings to develop stories on issues affecting the community using video (see below), photography with Associate Press style writing for print as well as a different writing style for the company’s website & social media.

City beat reporter creating original stories for print and the web covering city officials, crime stories and other assignments. Responsible for mining social media and other sources for story ideas.

Video photographer/editor covering local sports teams and NFL teams as well as news stories in Central Pennsylvania for local NBC TV station.

 MY Multimedia news reportS:
POLITICAL ROAD RAGE 

Officials from The Village of Somers and the City of Kenosha wrangle over paving a border road with the residents caught in the middle.

 Unbreakable 

A young girl emboldened by her recent success battling cancer takes on a new challenge her fear of roller coasters. Jon Brines writes and edits an impactful report at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL ahead of the Relay for Life event in 2015.

 saving falcons 

Jon Brines explores the program to save endangered Peregrine Falcons at the Wisconsin utility, WE Energies, as a group of local students watch the banding of new chicks.

 trash talk 

Jon Brines explores the issues around new garbage service in the Village of Somers, Wisconsin. Jon Brines wrote and shot the video in this multi-media report for multiple media platforms at the Kenosha News in 2015.

 MY Investigative reports
 Justice system questioned

RACINE — The death of a Racine delivery driver in an alleged robbery murder is raising questions for a criminal justice system burdened by repeat offenders.
When James Norris was murdered delivering food March 25, 2016, it wasn’t the first time he was robbed at gunpoint.

Some offenders allowed to work at group homes
Some offenders allowed to work at group homesSome offenders allowed
to work in group home

RACINE COUNTY — Two employees of a group home run by Love of Caring LLC in the 100 block of Howland Avenue, Racine, are facing misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct charges after a physical fight on Jan. 5 at the home between the employees over work schedules.

Grandmother fights to keep brothers of shot 3-year-old together
Some offenders allowed to work at group homesgrandmother tries to keep brothers of 3-year-old shot together

RACINE — The grandmother of the 3-year-old Racine boy shot to death last month is pleading with the county to return his two young brothers to her after removing them from her home last week.

RACINE — The grandmother of the 3-year-old Racine boy shot to death last month is pleading with the county to return his two young brothers to her after removing them from her home last week.

Sparks Fly at Somers MeetingSparks Fly in somers over public access compensation

SOMERS — The road to cooperation between the Town and Village of Somers took another detour Tuesday.  Issues over public access and compensation for board members dominated the Village Board of Trustees meeting.

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