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DARRYL OWENS

DARRYL OWENS

Editorial writer/Columnist/Opinions Channel Manager

Orlando Sentinel

Apopka, FL

Sr. Communications Professional/Thought Influencer

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Orlando Sentinel

Editorial writer/Columnist/Opinions Channel Manager

 Produced editorials covering Orange County Public Schools, corrections, Florida legislative issues, military affairs, religion, and race.
 Wrote an award-winning weekly column focused on education, mentoring, race, politics, religion and social justice that helped drive a 77% increase in OrlandoSentinel.com page views from 2006-2012.
 Directed OrlandoSentinel.com Opinions channel; Posted content. Maintained p2p and Assembler content management systems. Engaged audience through iQpoll.com polls, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Wordpress blogs, and online chats via ScribbleLive.
 Recruited, managed and edited rotating stable of op-ed columnists for “The Front Burner” weekly pro-con editorial page feature.
 Performed on-camera standups/voiceovers for Central Florida News 13.
 Promoted Sentinel brand through TV/radio appearances, including Fox-35, WKMG’s “Flashpoint,” WMFE’s “Intersection,” and MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” and stints as forum moderator, keynoter, and panelist.
 Managed complex high-profile projects such as “Race to a Standstill” and “Soundtrack of Life” multimedia series from ideation to completion.

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Howard University

B.A, Journalism