Hello. My name is Angela M. Webber.
I write songs, make videos, and sing in a geeky folk band called The Doubleclicks.
I can be hired to write (copy, articles, reviews) or to produce events. I specialize in using public documents and writing entertaining blog posts from complicated information. Get in touch via email: angela.webber.w(at)gmail(dot)com
Skills: I am experienced in audio and video editing using Final Cut Pro and iMovie: I released more than 50 videos for The Doubleclicks last year. I have training and experience in Adobe CS (Photoshop and InDesign), WordPress and e-mail systems including Fanbridge and MailChimp. I dabble in Java programming, Flash, and CSS/HTML.
Print: I have been published in Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce, the Portland Tribune, the Portland Mercury, and Oregon Business Magazine. I was a staff reporter at the Tualatin Times and the Beaverton Valley Times.
Radio: I hosted and produced a show called “Nerd Portland Radio” on XRayFM in Portland in 2014. I produced and assisted at Columbus, Ohio’s NPR and PBS station, WOSU Public Media and Portland’s KBOO Community Radio.
Video & Songs
*Hey, did that building used to be a Circuit City?: A blog post about the challenges firm face when trying to re-form a distinctly-shaped building on a limited budget. (Oregon Newspapers Publishers Association, “Best Writing” second place award, 2012)
Red and Black Anarchist Cafe kicks out cop: “Name this Band”: This post on the Portland Mercury‘s popular “Blogtown” spurred reader participation and was a favorite of many, staff and readers alike. My previous coverage of the same issue was picked up by Gawker.
“Scrutiny Follows Gay Student Teacher’s Removal”: As part of an award-winning series of articles about a gay student teacher in Beaverton, I wrote this article, which includes discussions with experts about the context and implications of the school district’s decision. (Portland Tribune) (Society of Professional Journalists, Oregon: “Comprehensive Coverage” first place award, 2011)
“Dougy Center ready to rebuild“: Two years after it was destroyed by arson, a revolutionary center for grieving children and families is designing a new home. (Daily Journal of Commerce)
“First-of-its-kind center opens in Portland“: The Bud Clark Commons will serve the “full cycle” of Portland’s homeless population. (Daily Journal of Commerce)
“City pulls plug on Portland Building project, frustrates contractors“: Portland didn’t plan ahead for a renovation of the Portland Building’s 12th floor, and their lack of foresight meant a waste of construction firms’ time and money. (The Daily Journal of Commerce)
“After much turmoil, Fire Station 21 design decision finalized”: Something’s sketchy about the way Portland ran a search for an architect for the city’s newest Fire Station. (The Daily Journal of Commerce).
“On the map and in the future“: How the founders of start-up Geoloqi plan to use GPS tracking to automate their lives. (Oregon Business Blog).
“Neighbors want Central Catholic to scrap expansion“: Residents say a high school in the middle of their neighborhood has not been a good neighbor. (The Daily Journal of Commerce)
* “Who wants a Law School dorm?“: Neighbors say Lewis & Clark’s reputation is at stake in a battle over building on off-campus ground. (The Pioneer Log) (2nd place award, Best News Story, ONPA Collegiate Newspaper Contest)
Ang’s Prague Blog – this blogspot blog was a record of my study abroad semester in Prague, in the Czech Republic. It’s a mix of personal updates, travel writing and stories about my awesome Media and Democracy Class.
The “historic” Portland Building: (DJC Blog)
BPA vs. Wind: (DJC Blog)
What’s next, Sellwood Bridge? (DJC Blog)
Energy Roundup (DJC Blog)
“Remembering Hungarian Village“: The neighborhood may be all but lost, but one church hopes to keep Columbus’ Hungarian tradition from being forgotten. (WOSU public radio)