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Ross Gianfortune

Digital Journalist
 

About Me

My work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Gazette, The Atlantic, Sno-Cone and several defunct zines. I have a journalism degree from the University of Missouri, with a political science minor and received my Master’s in communications from American University.

I speak functional Spanish and less-than-functional Italian. I have covered such events as DC high school sports, the 2008 election of Barack Obama, DC Sniper trials, the government shutdown of 2013, the 2016 election, Snowpocalypse and many others.

I used to run a blog with my late friend about Chicago baseball that has been dormant for a while. I also wrote a project that reviewed all 500 albums on Rolling Stone‘s list of the best of all time. I have a dormant album review blog called Albums that I Own. It's not updated often.

I live, play softball and work in Washington, D.C.

 
 
 

Pronounce My Name!

My surname is somewhat hard to pronounce, so I had Google Translate say it in Italian in the video below. Don't feel pressured to say it that way, but I get a lot of questions. 

 

Contact Me

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email or social media.

rjgianfortune@gmail.com

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Work Experience

2007 - Today

I am the Engagement Editor for Government Executive Media Group and help administer a staff that produces four top news sites devoted to covering the public sector. For the last few years, I produced Atlantic Media’s Play of the Day feature, showcasing late-night humor directed at government and politics. I also produced the Excellence in Government Podcast for two years.

2003-2007

I ran and edited Gazette.Net, a newspaper group website serving over 2 million readers in suburban Maryland and launched several interactive features. I also produced in-house publications for national golf tournaments held in Montgomery County, Md.

2003-2005

I was a news aide at The Washington Post, covering high school and local college sports.

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