My story

Educator

jeff_gilbert_teachingI teach journalism at Cedarville University, a Christ-centered liberal arts school in Cedarville, Ohio. If you don’t know where Cedarville is, you can draw a triangle around it from Dayton to Cincinnati to Columbus.

I graduated from Cedarville in 1987 with a degree in broadcast journalism. I went on to a newspaper career in Virginia. My area of emphasis is in news writing, but I incorporate multimedia training and assignments in all of my writing classes.

I also serve as faculty adviser for Cedars, the award-winning student newspaper at Cedarville. Cedars won the General Excellence Award from the Ohio Newspaper Association in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as the best non-daily student newspaper in the state.

Sports writer

Most of my 22-year newspaper career was spent working in sports departments. I worked as a reporter, page designer, copy editor and sports section editor at the Northern Virginia Daily in Strasburg, The Times in Munster, Ind., and The Roanoke Times in Virginia.

I continue to be a practicing sports writer as a regular contributor on a freelance basis for Cox Newspapers in Ohio. Most of my work involves high school coverage and appears in the Springfield News-Sun. I occasionally contribute to the Dayton Daily News. I was also blessed to write a Veteran’s day story on a World War II pilot this past year that was published in the Cox papers.

I also do some occasional work for The Associated Press, mostly covering college basketball games at Dayton and Wright State.

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