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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.

Biography

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018. Fredeerick's career in journalism started after he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Admininistration (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." After working for several small newspaprs in New England, Frderick weent to work for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, where he was a metro reporter covering cops and courts for seven years. He was hired in 1996 as a metro reporter by the Daytona Beach News-Journal where he covered cops and courts for nearly a decade. He then worked as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. After 18 montyhs, he returned to Florida permanently and worked as the editor of the-then New Smyrna Beach Observer before gtting hired as the city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News for a year. He then launced the internet news site in 2008, imnitially as NSB News and thnas Headline Surfer.
Here are Frederick's journalism awards:
Taunton (Mass.)Daily Gazette/City Editor/nearly 2 years

* 5-day series with entire newsroom staff, "Safety in our schools." The
series won first place in enterprise reporting/public service in the 2006
New England Press Association contest.

* 3-day investigative series "Pipeline Hell" with reporter on a shady
developer. The reporter won first place in "environmental reporting" in
the 2005 New England Press Association contest.

* The reporter and Frederick shared a third place award in "investigative
journalism" in the 2005 Suburban Newspapers of America contest for small
dailies for the series "Pipeline Hell."

Daytona Beach News-Journal/Staff Writer/8 years

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 2004, 2nd
place/large newspapers, Investigative Reporting, "Silent Cries" (3-day
series on child homicides).Florida

* Society of Newspaper Editors, 2004, honorable mention, Investigative
Division "Silent Cries."Society of Professional Journalists, Florida
Chapter, 2004, breaking news, honorable mention/large newspapers,
"Community mourns death of longtime area educator."

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 2003, 1st
place/large newspapers, Front Page Sports Reporting "Lawsuit monopoly
justifies splitting up NASCAR."

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 2003, 2nd
place/large newspapers, breaking news "The execution of Aileen Wuornos."

* Florida Press Club, 2003, 2nd place, excellence in general news writing,
"Property takeover may change boardwalk," "Unusual cases re-ignite legal
arguments on Miranda rights," and "Word on the street: Few police."

* Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, 2003, 3rd place, sports, "Lawsuit:
monopoly justifies splitting up NASCAR."

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 2002, 3rd
place/large newspapers, breaking news, "Brothers on trial."

* Florida Press Club, 2002, 3rd place, excellence in general news writing,
"Spring Break: Collision Course," "Lawsuit: Monopoly justifies splitting
up NASCAR," and "Behavior nets police chief two-week unpaid suspension."

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 1998, 2nd
place/large newspapers, breaking news "Little boy: He shot and killed my
friend."

* Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter, 1998, honorable
mention/large newspapers, James K. Batten Award for public service
project: "Spring Hill."

The (Nyack, N.Y.) Journal News/Staff Writer/8 years

* New York State Associated Press, 1992, Spot News (honorable mention),
"Two charged in gas station slaying."
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WORKSHOPS:

* Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla. , 2001, two-week national
seminar on "newspaper writing and editing."

* National Press Foundation, Washington D.C., 2001, week-long workshop on
"America's Legal System."

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Public Administration, with
concentration in Writing, 1984, Central Connecticut State University, New
Britain, CT.

1984 President's Citation for "Academic Excellence and Outstanding Service
to the College and Community" as editor-in-chief of college newspaper, The
Central Recorder. Also published independent college newspaper, Campus Review.

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