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I created this Web site from scratch using Adobe Dreamweaver software, which integrates CSS, HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, Flash and other common Web-building practices. I registered the domain, www.mattrocheleau.com, and hosted the site though JustHost.com.

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Hello! This website is designed to show my experience as a journalist.

At The Boston Globe I’ve excelled as a digital and print journalist, writing more than 110 front page stories while covering an array of beats.

Over the past seven years with the Globe, I’ve built sources helping me to not only regularly break stories, but also to produce exclusive, colorful, in-depth features about complex topics under tight deadlines.

I’ve led enterprise and data-driven projects and have covered a slew of major stories, including on-the-ground reporting of the school shooting in Newtown, the election of Boston’s first new mayor in two decades and for the Globe’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing manhunt.

I've covered "things that work," higher education, some of the city’s busiest neighborhoods, the MBTA public transit system, regional transportation, business, and occasionally branched out to report on other topics.

In my work with the Globe, I have also learned skills vital to navigating the ever-evolving landscape of digital journalism. I’ve updated webpages, created interactive online graphics, shot and edited video and photos, built multimedia galleries, mastered the art of SEO-friendly headline writing and helped to manage several of the website’s social media accounts, engaging with Twitter and Facebook followers.

Before joining the Globe, I was an editorial intern at The Christian Science Monitor writing distinct stories on major national issues – including multiple, in-depth pieces on the Gulf oil spill – and assisting with research for the weekly print cover page feature.

The bulk of my work has been covering news in and around my home state – from Boston to western Massachusetts.

Working at the Globe West bureau as a co-op for six months, I covered a range of suburban and regional news – from breaking crime, court and late-night election reports to lengthy, detailed features – and was frequently commended for my aggressive work ethic in digging to find and report on unique, local stories.

During my final college semester, as managing editor of The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, I was integral in daily print, web and multimedia production. In this role I worked closely on special investigative projects and series, fostered partnerships with other media entities and launched a business news section and a smart phone application.

I also interned at The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton and The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, where my news writing began.

Along with completing the journalism major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I received a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the Isenberg School of Management.

This site includes articles I've had published by each newspaper I've worked for. Click here to see a selection, or click here to see them all.

Several years ago, I started a blog, which unfortunately has been neglected lately. Still, you can check it out here. You can also follow me on Twitter and add me on LinkedIn. I also have a page which displays my published photography and another with my multimedia work. For those interested, I have attached my résumé.

Thanks!

Matt Rocheleau
mjrochele@gmail.com
508-265-2050