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Albert Stumm

I am a travel writer.

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WRITER

I’ve written about travel, breaking news, development, restaurants, crime and politics, plus content for websites, shareholder reports and other publications. Member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

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EDITOR

As as an editor for more than 10 years at the Associated Press and Philadelphia Daily News, I honed expert skills in editing for content, clarity, style and more. Contact me for rates on a wide range of editing services.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

My photographs have been published in numerous publications and websites. Find a sample of my work on the Portfolio page.

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ENTREPRENEUR

In Philadelphia, I founded a neighborhood blog, PassyunkPost.com, and turned it into a profitable news website for up to 50,000 readers a month before passing the torch to another journalist.

Fun Facts

26 Countries
Visited

4 Websites
Launched

20,000 Cups
Of Coffee

Game Show
Appearance

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WORK HISTORY

June 2016 – Present

Freelance Writer and Editor

  • I have written, taken photographs and produced pieces for Associated Press, CNN, The Boston Globe, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, American Public Media, Luxury Travel Advisor, AAA Northeast, WRTI-FM and other outlets.
  • I have more than 10 years of experience editing and proofreading news, features, websites, financial reports, academic papers, marketing materials, translations, nonprofit pamphlets, resumes and more. Member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
  • Board member and founding editor of Philadelphia Obituary Project, a nonprofit website dedicated to honoring the city’s homicide victims. Established relationships with police department, victims services groups and families to write positive stories. Recruited and manage reporters. Executed media promotion plan.
  • Created and edited web content for Circles Learning Labs, a Barcelona-based executive training start-up. Took control of voice of email communications.

October 2014 – May 2016

Associated Press

Newsperson/Desk Editor
East Region State Government editor
  • I coordinated coverage among reporters in statehouses throughout the 10-state East Region, stretching from Ohio to New Jersey and up to Maine. I also edited spot news and enterprise stories on all topics.
  • Responded to breaking news and wrote or updated stories. Contributed reporting. Wrote compelling headlines. Conceived of and edited enterprise stories. Coordinated with multimedia staff and the AP’s journalists around the globe.

June 2012 – January 2017

Passyunk Post.com

Founder/Publisher
  • I built a hyperlocal website covering a host of topics in the booming neighborhood of South Philadelphia, including restaurants, development, events, retail, openings, closings, quality of life issues and other aspects of city living.
  • Audience reached up to 50,000 unique visitors a month. Attracted more than 40 advertisers and managed a stable of more than 30 contributing writers.

February 2008 – May 2014

Philadelphia Daily News

Assistant City Editor
  • I supervised a team of up to 10 reporters, assigned stories and managed the Page 1 enterprise calendar while balancing the daily demands of breaking news.

September 2008 – May 2012

Temple University

Adjunct Professor
  • I designed an immersive, writing-intensive curriculum for Writing for Journalism. Emphasized detailed feedback to achieve marked improvement for up to 20 students per class.

EDUCATION

2005

Temple University

Master of Journalism

2000

American University

Bachelor of Journalism

Skills

AP Style

SEO

Spanish: B1 Certified

WordPress

Social Media

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portfolio

11 reasons the new Sarajevo exceeds expectations

Bringing home porchetta, a whole-hog tradition from Umbria

Stunning glimpse of gritty city, spectacular waterfall in Guyana

Canals, macarons, and Lady Liberty in storybook French village

Finding truffles, recovery in Italian town struck by earthquake

PHOTOS: Guyana

Menorca: Where Spain’s Spectacular Beaches Keep a Low-Key Vibe

Old-world charm in Europe? Cereal cafes serve Lucky Charms

River Cruising On The Rhine With History In Mind

Umbria: Contemplating St. Francis in Italy’s green heart

Portuguese Cornbread: Crackling, Sweet & Earthy

Crowds returning to Las Ramblas are subdued and pensive

La Cumbrecita: A Bavarian outpost in Argentina

Cadaqués: Fine Dining and Dalí in a Charming Spanish Village

AUDIO: Olympian Ice Sculptors – American Public Media

PhillyObitProject.com

Finding medieval and modern in Guimaraes, cradle of Portugal

Essentials of Buenos Aires: Evita, tango and pope’s hometown

Buenos Aires neighborhood Palermo Soho: Shop, eat, drink

Water, fire and stone: Spain’s beguiling island of Menorca

Photos: Valencia, Spain

Lunch cruise on Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne – even in winter

World’s Best German Bars Offer More Than Oompah

Double identity: Strasbourg on the French-German border

Porto: Wine, hills and sunsets in Portugal’s 2nd city

Belgrade is dirt cheap and emerging as a chic party spot

Aaah: Sink neck-deep in hot mineral waters at Budapest baths

PHOTOS: Trieste, Italy

Show up, and open up

PassyunkPost.com

Chef dishes on plans for Passyunk, elaborates on ‘wine-driven food’

PHOTOS: Virgin Gorda

Silent tribute brings moment of unity to grieving Barcelona

Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

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Tel :
+1 (267) 341-7738
+34 627 135 842

albert[at]
albertstumm.com

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