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Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.

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A Winter of Discontent

Behind-the-scenes battles at the Ouray Ice Park.
San Juan Independent Link to Story
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Miners Risked Lives in Effort to Save Two Who Died

Winner of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for breaking news.
The Watch Newspaper Link to Story
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Family Cries Foul After Blasting Accident at Revenue Mine

2nd Place in Investigative/Enterprise Reporting – Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014
The Watch newspaper Link to Story
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Kilian Jornet Sets New Record in Hardrock 100

1st Place in Sports: General Reporting – Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014
The Watch newspaper Link to Story
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A Grand Reawakening

The second coming of Silverton's historic hotel.
Shelter magazine Link to Story
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The Eco-Lumber Conundrum

Inside the confusing world of eco-certified lumber.
Mountain Independent Link to Story
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Paradox Ice: A Personal Journey of Badassdom

2nd Place in News Feature – Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014
Adventure Guide Link to Story
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The Coolest Bird: The Black Swift Colony of Box Canyon Falls

2nd Place in Science/General Reporting – Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014
Adventure Guide Link to Story
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The Canadian Falls: Ice Fest Mourns Loss of Guy Lacelle

1st Place Feature Story in the Colorado Press Association's 2010 Better Newspapers Contest
The Ridgway Sun Link to Story
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Chasing Diana: Woman Contender Adds Buzz to HR100

2nd Place Sports Event Story in the Colorado Press Association's 2010 Better Newspapers Contest.
The Ouray County Plaindealer Link to Story
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LED Energy Savings Dim Expectations

1st Place News Story in the Colorado Press Association's 2010 Better Newspapers Contest.
The Ouray County Plaindealer Link to Story

About

Samantha Tisdel Wright

Samantha Tisdel Wright is a nationally recognized independent journalist and freelance writer based in Silverton, Colorado.

She is the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on a double-fatality at the Revenue Mine near Ouray, Colo. in 2013. She has also won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists' Colorado chapter. 

Before settling into her career in journalism (and settling down to raise a family), Wright explored far-flung corners of the world ranging from the Silk Road to the Killing Fields to the crocodile-infested rivers of Queensland, Australia. She has pulled pints in a 500-year-old English pub, cast nets from a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, taught English in the People’s Republic of China, and worked as a firehouse dispatcher and science writer at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. 

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http://about.me/samanthatisdelwright/#

Skills

  • Enterprise reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Columns
  • Travel writing
  • Copy editing
  • Lay-out
  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Specialty publications
  • Line editing
  • Page design
  • Editorial project management
  • Op Ed
  • Breaking news
  • Profiles
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Press Releases
  • Publicity
  • Environmental journalism