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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Some Clips and My Resume

Daniel Terdiman
Professional Journalist in San Francisco
daniel (dot) terdiman (at) earthlink (dot) net

Peeking Inside a Mummy (CNET, August 3, 2005)

Treasure Hunt Yields Unexpected Trove (CNET, August 1, 2005)

Mushroom Cloud Marks Nuke Horror (Wired News, July 19, 2005)

Wiki Reviews Guantanamo Docs (Wired News, June 22, 2005)

Wright Hopes to Spore Another Hit (Wired News, May 20, 2005)

Hey Google, Map This! (Wired News, May 16, 2005)

Sony Gets Real on Virtual Goods (Wired News, April 20, 2005)

Curiously High-Tech Hacks for a Classic Tin (New York Times, Feb. 3, 2005)

Wry Hoaxes Enliven the World of Web Diarists (New York Times, July 29, 2004)

Battle for the Belle of Amherst (Wired News, March 10, 2005)

I Love Bees Game a Surprise Hit (Wired News, Oct. 18, 2004)

Podcasts: New Twist on Net Audio (Wired News, Oct. 8, 2004) - Broke story on podcasting

Onion Taken Seriously, Film at 11 (Wired News, April 14, 2004)

Laying Down the Virtual Law, (Wired News, Nov. 13, 2003)

Sneaking Peeks at the Porn Clowns (Salon, March 7, 2002)


Daniel Terdiman
(415) 344-2634 (office)
(415) 531-5863 (cell)
daniel *dot* terdiman*at*earthlink *dot* net


Reporting, writing and consulting for: CNET, The New York Times, Wired News, Time Magazine, Wired Magazine,, Business 2.0, NPR's Talk of the Nation, The BBC, Martha Stewart Weddings, The American Lawyer, and more.

2006 - Present
Senior Writer
I've developed a unique beat covering several areas of technology and Internet culture, and am leading CNET's cultural coverage. I consistently break stories on and am a leading writer about issues surrounding social and economic aspects of virtual worlds and games, as well as on blogging, mobile gaming and other online social behaviors. My stories are frequently the top story of the day, are often followed by similar stories in other publications and are regularly cited on Slashdot, Boing Boing, Metafilter and other influential Websites.

2005 - 2006
Staff Writer

2003 – 2005
Wired News
As a full-time contractor, I was Wired News' most prolific reporter. I consistently broke stories on the cultural aspects of online community and video games, especially in relation to online games and virtual worlds. My stories were regularly followed by similar stories in other publications and cited on leading blogs and influential Websites.

2000 – 2004
San Francisco stringer
Time Magazine
As San Francisco-based freelance reporter, I cover a wide variety of topics, including technology, energy deregulation, employment, education, end times Christianity, World Series baseball and more. My reporting has appeared in two Time cover stories.

2001 - 2002
Prose Editor
Drama in the Desert
As prose editor on this multimedia photography, prose and poetry book project about the annual Burning Man arts festival, I edited 10 contributors’ stories and shaped them for inclusion in the book. Drama in the Desert was published by Raised Barn Press and is currently being sold in bookstores around the United States. In addition, I wrote a piece for the book.

2000 – 2002
Communications Correspondent
San Francisco, California
Reported and wrote daily on a wide variety of communications issues for this global online news and analysis publication. Companies I covered include Sprint PCS, Palm, Handspring, Google, Microsoft, Akamai, Cisco, Nortel, Verizon, Qualcomm, Motorola, Inktomi and many more.

Cyberjournalist (now defunct)
San Francisco, California
Reported, wrote, edited and produced up to five online stories plus sidebars daily for Zatso partner and CBS affiliate WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. I was responsible for hybrid mix of traditional and computer-assisted reporting to enhance stories I edited and repurposed from station's evening newscast.

1999 - 2000
Contributing Editor
Affordable Housing Finance and Apartment Finance Today
San Francisco, California
As Contributing Editor, I edited, researched, reported and wrote stories of between 200 and 2,000 words on the latest trends in housing finance and industry computer technology for each issue of these two 20,000-circulation monthlies. I was also responsible for copyediting, proofreading and other editorial duties.

1998 - 1999
Media Relations Specialist
McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP
San Francisco, California
As media relations specialist, I was in charge of media contact for this international, 300-attorney, $100 million, law firm. In one year, I increased press coverage by 30 percent, including coverage on the largest national and local news Web sites and in business and legal publications. I focused special attention on the firm's Silicon Valley and intellectual property practices and issues involving emerging growth companies.

1997 - 1998
The Recorder
San Francisco, California
As a staff reporter for this top-ranked, 7,500-circulation daily legal newspaper, I reported and wrote on the Silicon Valley legal world, intellectual property law and Silicon Valley and San Francisco law firms, as well as the California State Bar.

1992 - 1994
Technical Support Engineer
Borland International
Scotts Valley, California
As a Technical Support Engineer, I assisted Quattro Pro for Windows Spreadsheet users with a wide range of technical problems by telephone, online and by mail.


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY
MS in Journalism, May 1997

University of California, Santa Cruz
BA in Politics, June 1992

Multimedia Studies Program, San Francisco State University
Digital Journalism, July 1999


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