Maria Bailey

Multimedia Editor

Location icon United States of America

I am a seasoned journalist and manager with 7+ years of editorial leadership and media experience in the local and global news spheres. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for audience insights, as well as for creating ethical media content and efficient staff operations and schedules, I have a verifiable history of contributing directly to company growth and expansion throughout my career. As such, I have consistently exceeded performance goals and I am adept at achieving maximum operational output with minimal resource expenditure. Professional focal points include writing and editing, media ethics, online journalism, website management, news investigation, technology solutions, copyright law, training and mentoring, staff scheduling, cross-functional team leadership, performance assessment, client relationship management, and project management. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, negotiation skills, as well as systems analysis and resource management to support efficiency and maximum returns.

Portfolio
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The life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar

Known as 'The King of Cocaine,' Colombian drug lord and trafficker Pablo Escobar supplied more than 80% of cocaine to the United States, becoming the wealthiest criminal in history with an estimated worth of US $30 billion by the 1990s. Look back at the rise and fall of the notorious kingpin in these incredible photos.

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Children in a World of Gangs

Award-winning photojournalist Donna De Cesare explores the effects of decade-long civil wars and gang violence on the lives of youths in Central America in confronting photography spanning across 30 years.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade then and now

In its 90 year history, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has survived two World Wars, Hurricane Sandy and even went ahead six days after President Kennedy was assassinated. In the words of the Kennedy family during those darkest days: The show must go on.

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The horrifying crimes of notorious killer Ed Gein

The twisted murders by Ed Gein were so disturbing, they inspired the most iconic horror movies of all time, including 'Psycho,' 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre.' An American killer and body snatcher, Gein would fashion just about anything out of the skin of his victims and the bodies he exhumed from local graveyards.

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Deadliest nightclub fires in U.S. history

In the wake of the Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse fire which claimed at least 36 lives, the Daily News take a look back at the country's deadliest nightclub fires in history.

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The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector

Phil Spector was once one of Hollywood's biggest music producers before becoming a convicted murderer. Spector worked with the likes of Tina Turner, John Lennon and The Ronettes during his heyday, but it wasn't until he reached the age of 67 that the then-forgotten music legend found himself making headlines again -- indicted in the murder of a struggling actress who tragically became famous in her death.

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Remembering the Attica Prison riots

45 years ago, a four day uprising of over 1,000 prison inmates led to the worst prison riot in U.S. history at Attica Correctional Facility. On Sept. 9, 1971, inmates took 42 staff officers and employees hostage as they demanded basic sanitation needs and an end to alleged racially motivated abuse.