Sharon Dunten is a storyteller for today’s news cycle. As a professional journalist or as a photojournalist, she has been covering the news as a reporter, editor and news online content manager for more than two decades.
Her professional career started in Indianapolis, Indiana, as a professional journalist/photojournalist at a large syndicated newspaper organization in Indiana. Now working as a freelance journalist/photojournalist (Dunten Media Services LLC), it has taken her throughout the country where she has covered natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Matthew. She has covered breaking news and hyper-local issues both in local, regional and national publications. After the Great Recession, she landed in Atlanta, Georgia. Since moving to the South, she has written for the Washington Post, WebMD, Georgia Health News, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Quill magazine and SPJ Region 3’s news site, SizingUpTheSouth.com.
Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Journalism and Sociology and hopes to complete her master’s degree in new media journalism within the next couple of years. She is also the Assistant Regional Director for the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) – Region 3 and editor, reporter and columnist of SPJ Region 3’s news site, SizingUpTheSouth.com. She edits, writes and produces columns pertaining to issues that journalists are facing everyday in the journalism industry, especially in southeastern United States. As assistant director she also helps develop and advises SPJ professional and student chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She also is the SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference Coordinator.
Sharon is also a member of the Atlanta Press Club, RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association), Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and SPJ Georgia Professional Chapter.
She is also the content manager, website and social media management specialist and communications specialist for the following websites:
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