VIDEO

Devin Crosby softball skills video: A compilation video of Vendetta AZ 18U second baseman/outfielder/catcher Devin Crosby, demonstrating her skills to college coaches. Crosby received a scholarship offer from Mesa Community College.

WRITING

From "Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names": Whatever the reason, as the East Valley in particular went through a spate of openings in the 1990s, administrators seemed to suffer from a lack of inspiration.

EDITING

The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com AZ Winter Visitors Guide: A marketing effort that was mailed to previous winter visitors who were subscribers to encourage restarting their subscriptions upon their return to the state.

Hello! I'm Tom

 

Tom Blodgett is an instructional professional at Arizona State's Cronkite School of Journalism and editorial adviser to The State Press, ASU's independent student news organization. He formerly was an editor at Republic Media, working content from outside contributors and tracking down police officers and health experts to answer reader questions. Raised in Phoenix, he is a graduate of ASU and Brophy College Prep. He worked for Republic Media for 30 years. Additionally, he's a a softball coach and fan, education and community involvement advocate, and a husband and dad.

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Tom Blodgett

COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL

 

Phone:

602-620-4873

 

Email:

tom.blodgett@juno.com

 

Address:

8 W. Erie Drive

Tempe, AZ 85282

More information:

Resume

EDUCATION

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Completed three semesters toward master's degree in mass communications with 4.0 GPA before program change that would have required becoming full-time student ended pursuit.

2005-2006

Postgraduate work

1982-1987

Bachelor's Degree

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Earned Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. Named the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Outstanding Undergraduate Student at Spring 1987 Convocation.

BROPHY COLLEGE PREPARATORY

Graduated from all-boys, Society of Jesuits-run Catholic school in Phoenix that has an emphasis on developing "Men for Others." Completed freshman year at International School of Brussels in Belgium.

1978-1982

High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE
REFERENCES
Jason Manning
Chris Callahan

ASU Student Media Director

ASU Cronkite School Dean

Kristin Gilger
Paul Coro
Brett Fera

ASU Cronkite Associate Dean

Former NBA beat  writer

UA Student Media Director

SKILLS

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Power Point - Advanced

MS Movie Maker - Advanced

Copy Editing/AP Style - Advanced

Microsoft Excel - Proficient

Adobe Premier Pro - Basic

WORK SAMPLES
 
 
 
 
 

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Act as the professional editorial adviser for the statepress.com student news website, State Press Magazine and State Press multimedia. Mentor student journalists on editorial excellence, ethics and professional development.

2014-PRESENT

Student Initiatives Coordinator

2005-PRESENT

Instructional Professional

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Teach one section of JMC 201, News Writing and Reporting,  or JMC 302, Sportswriting. Developed power points used in most 201 sections. Aided dozens of students in gaining scholarships, internships and employment.

​THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC / AZCENTRAL.COM

Edit for publication and digitally post editorial content from contributors outside newsroom. Charged with assigning and editing content for annual Winter Visitors guide. Coach two Community news interns.

2014-2017
Community  Engagement  Specialist
 
CONTACT ME

© 2017 By Tom Blodgett. Time-lapse filmed by Thomas Outman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUn_8JsDIX3js1oH342BnTQ/videos. Background photo by Jay Adan.

Tom Blodgett

COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL

Phone:

602-620-4873

 

Email:

tom.blodgett@juno.com

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