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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Journalism: Journalist, experienced Investigative Reporter and Editor of several Spanish publications. Awarded with «Antonio Espinal Day in the City of New York,» Special Proclamation made by New York City Council President on July 11, 1985.

Internet & Computer: Experienced in Social networking web design and marketing. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Gooogle and other search engines integrations and more. Distribute and share content, pull and push via social sites.

CAREER SUMMARY

1998-Present
President, ITS Websites LLC
ITS Websites is an affordable USA web site design and hosting company that also offers streaming audio and video.

2003-2013
Editor-in-Chief, Alerta Magazine and Alerta Hoy newspaper, Christian Spanish publications headquartered in New York.

1989-1997
President, Apple Training Center, Inc.
An educational institution created to train disadvantaged young and adult persons to adapt to Computer, Internet and other technology changes in today Business World. Duties included directing and teaching computer repair & applications and web sites development.

1980-Present
Editor, Latin News Service
News agency for Hispanic publications.

1986-1989
News Director, HITN-TV
Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network, NYC. Determined content, wrote stories, assigned news crews and supervised various news and technical personnel as a news Director. Duties included to train Journalism interns.

1986-1989
Editor in Chief, La Voz Hispana
Weekly newspaper, New York City. Duties included assigning and editing reporters stories, write a daily column and editorials.

1980-1986
Metropolitan Editor, Noticias del Mundo
Daily newspaper, New York City. Duties included writing a daily column, editorials, news and features; supervising and approving news information gathered by 27 journalists on a daily basis; assisting the Publisher in the strategic planning for new projects; liaison between the newspaper and leaders of the Hispanic community.

1984-1986
Board of Directors, NAHJ
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Washington, D.C. Chairman of the Hispanic Media Committee. Representative for New York/New England Region.

1984-1985
Instructor, Journalism Seminars and Workshops
Community Volunteers at Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

1978-1980
Investigative Reporter, El Diario La Prensa
Daily newspaper, New York City. Researched and wrote features stories about social and economic conditions of New York Latinos and Latin Prostitution in New York.

1976-1980
Publisher and Editor in Chief, Noticias Latinas
Weekly newspaper, New York City.

1976-1978
New York Correspondent for El Nacional & Ahora
El Nacional is a daily newspaper and Ahora is a national magazine, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Research and wrote features stories about social conditions of Dominicans in New York.

1974-1976
Editor in Chief, ¡Ahora! magazine
Weekly national magazine, Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

1973-1976
Assistant Editor-in-Chief, El Nacional
national daily newspaper, Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. Duties included assigning and editing reporters stories, write a daily column.

1969-1973
Chief Regional Correspondent
El Nacional and El Sol daily newspapers; Radio Comercial and Ondas del Yaque news radio networks, Northwest region, Dominican Republic.

1966-1969
Editor, Liceos Secundarios
High School weekly newspaper, Mao, Dominican Republic.

EDUCATION

1967-Present
Participated in several seminars, workshops, conferences, reading and research about Journalism, Computer technician, Computer applications, Internet and the World Wide Web.

1987-1989
Computer Applications for Journalists
Queens Computer Center, Queens, New York.

1980-1982
English Level III, City University of New York.

1967-1971
Bachelor Degree in Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Onésimo Jiménez Community College, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

OTHER SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Social networking web design and marketing. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube,  Google and other search engines integrations and more. Distribute and share content, pull and push via social sites.
  • Experience configuring streaming media technologies (Flash Media, Windows Media, Shoutcast.)
  • Knowlege of IP networking, wiring with cat5 cable systems.
  • Configuring switches, routers, wireless and firewalls.
  • Design, setup and configure workstations and servers in a distributed computing network environment.
  • Install and configure field-replaceable semiconductor devices (e.g., replacement and additional memory, Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Basic Input/Output.
  • System (BIOS) upgrades for systems and peripherals.
  • Knowlege of Windows/Linux Server, MySQL configuration.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2015 – He received the recognition of “Meritorious Son of the Municipality of Mao” by the City Council and the History Committee of Mao, Valverde, Dominican Republic. Mayor José Peralta, when delivering the City Council proclamation, said he was honored «to recognize the work of one of the most prestigious men in this municipality, who has taken the name of our people to all parts of the world.»

2014 – He received special recognition from the Hispanic American Press Congress, at Columbia University, where he was given a plaque, medal and a certificate, which declares him a pioneer of Hispanic journalism in the United States and dean of Dominican journalists in New York .

1985 – «Antonio Espinal Day in the City of New York,» special Proclamation made by Office of the City Council President Carol Bellamy, on July 11, because «this distinguished Hispanic journalist has brought honor and prestige to New York City.»

1985 – Gold Medal with «Orden Cartagena de Indias,» presented by Mexican actor Mario Moreno (Cantinflas) «for his continuous efforts for a better future for the Hispanic communities in US.»

1985 – Outstanding Young Man of America, awarded by Outstanding Young Man of America Committee, Montgomery, Alabama.

1984 – Special Award presented by Latin American College of Economists, The Dominican Bank and New York Dominican Parade, «for his extraordinary contribution and services to the community.»

1984 – Journalist of the Year, award presented by Greater New York’s Cuban Parade, «for his great contribution to our community.»

1985 – Hispanic Pioneer Award presented by Noticias del Mundo daily newspaper, «for his extraordinary contribution to the development of culture and progress for Hispanics in the United States.»

1984 – Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances Journalism Award to the Caribbean, presented by New York ‘s Puerto Rican Parade, «for Antonio Espinal contribution to the Puerto Rican community.»

1983 – Special Honor Award, presented by Greater New York Cuban Parade, «for his big contribution to the Cuban community.

1984 – Community Service Award presented by Concerned Citizens of Queens, NY, «for his outstanding services to our community.»

1983 – Honorary President, New York Dominican Parade.

1982 – Community Service Award, Hispanic Parade of New York.

1982 – Community Volunteers at Manhattan Community College Award Certificate, for training disadvantaged young persons, June 5.

1982 – Ballet Quisqueya Cultural Center Award Certificate, «for his dedicated cooperation to develop Hispanic Culture,» April 15.

1981 – Award and Recognition Ceremony performed by the National Anti-Drug Coalition, «for Antonio Espinal contribution in educating the community against drugs.»

1974 – First National Journalist Prize, diploma and $1,000.00, awarded by the Shell Company Ltd., for a series of 50 stories about poverty and hunger among the people living on the border between Haiti and Dominican Republic.

SPECIAL STORIES AND FEATURES

1980-1990 – Tic-Tac New York, Human interest column about living in New York City, published in many Latin American newspapers.

1983 – International Correspondent on Assignment, Paris, East Berlin, West Berlin, Bonn and London, covering demonstrations against United States missiles deployment in Western European nations.

1978 – Social and Economic Situation of Latin American People in New York City, series of stories published by El Diario La Prensa daily.

1978 – Latin Prostitution in New York City, syndicated series published by 23 newspapers and magazines, including El Diario La Prensa.

1974 – Prostitution in Santo Domingo: An Inside Story, series of 50 full page features published by El Nacional daily newspaper. Because of this series the author was victim of a criminal attempt on his life.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Dominican Republic’s College of Journalists.
  •  National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Washington, DC.
  •  Global Member, The Internet Society
  •  Microsoft.com Research Panel
  •  Asociación de Periodistas de Internet -API- (Internet Journalists Association.)

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish (Native speaker)
  •  English (Speak, read and write)

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