Tricia Romano, Writer, Editor, Photographer
Highly accomplished and award-winning writer, editor, and photographer with ten years of experience and national name recognition with a range of skills who is able to work in different media platforms.
Popandpolitics.com // July 2008—current
Manage small staff of writers at daily news site for the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Assigned and edited all content, including coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Supervised site redesign which spiked traffic by 70 percent. Raised the site’s national profile, with original content linked on NewYorker.com, Romenesko Media News, Mediabistro, and Gawker.
Hollywood Life // January 2009—March 2009
Acted as a consultant for now-defunct quarterly magazine and assigned and edited feature stories. Helped reshape website content by hiring new writers and overseeing copy and content, including preview coverage of the Academy Awards. Covered Oscar week events, worked red carpet.
The Advocate.com // 2008
Wrote bi-monthly media critique column for nation’s leading gay and lesbian publication.
Writer and Editor
Village Voice // 1999-2007
Worked at storied alt-weekly for nine years in several capacities:
-Columnist, “Fly Life” (2002 to 2007), “Club Crawl” (1999 to 2006). Wrote popular nightlife columns covering New York club trends, celebrities, and personalities. Reported in-depth on the city’s cabaret law, interviewed city officials, police, and lawyers. Previewed popular DJ club nights.
-Senior Editor, (2003-2004). Edited special sections, including packages on home design, back to school, and a cover section about nightlife. Edited weekly columns written by Nat Hentoff, Dan Savage, and Tristan Taormino
Work published in the Radar, New York Post, Spin, Rolling Stone, Blender, Billboard, The Advocate, Salon, Huffington Post, Paper, Urb, Defamer.com, the Stranger, and Seattle Weekly. Contributed to The Rolling Stone Album Guide, Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition (2005, Simon & Schuster).
Skilled photographer, works illustrated “Fly Life“ and published in Spin. Shoot with a Canon 5D.
» Primary tools: Skilled with Lexis-Nexis, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Rapidweaver, iMovie.
» Familiar with all social networking software and blogging tools, including WordPress, Blogger, Flickr, Digg, Delicious, Twitter, Youtube. Have basic HTML knowledge.
2006 Best Feature, Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award:
“The Sober Bunch. ”
Press and TV Appearances
Interviewed by The New York Times, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, LOGO, Channel 13 WYNET, and WBAI Radio about pop culture.
» University of Washington, B.A., Communications (Journalism emphasis).
» University of Washington, B.A., English (Creative Writing emphasis).