Mike Koehler

Journalist, Communications Specialist

Hey there. I'm a communications professional bold enough to take the lead, dedicated to detail and ambitious enough to never be satisfied with the status quo.

I've spent two years as a communications director for a nonprofit, but I'm a journalist by trade and passion. That includes seven years as an senior editorial staff member and another four sacrificing most of my collegiate years.

With more than a decade under my belt, obviously I have more clips than posted here. Don't see what you're looking for? Ask.

Someone once told me "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right." I'm not sure who said it first, but they're absolutely right. I'm always willing to go the extra mile. Work smarter whenever possible, but don't be afraid of a little elbow grease.

Specialties: Interviewing, active listening, analyzing complex details, public speaking, problem solving, guiding coworkers, overcoming challenges and learning.

I'm a mutt of the northeast growing up and call Long Island home for now. Graduated from C.W. Post with a degree in journalism and minor in broadcasting in 2006.

Portfolio

Freelance

Editor & Publisher
12/01/2010
Converting Print Profits to Digital

It's anything but a surprise, but the news industry is failing. The worst of the storm is upon us now. According to the American Society of News Editors, 5,200 daily newspaper reporters lost their jobs in 2009 - the least severe cut since 2007, although it still drives up the total number to 13,500.

Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
03/21/2016
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island

A diverse crowd packed the hall at St. Francis Episcopal Church earlier this month with a single shared mission – feed the hungry. Almost 70 guests and presenters attended the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s first Feeding Ministry Summit on March 5. Running the gamut of the diocese’s 133 parishes from Brooklyn Heights to Sag Harbor, the contingent filling the North Bellmore church confirmed the need to help...

Newsli
Anonymous Donor Mails Babylon Church $10k

BABYLON, N.Y. - What makes for a great gift this holiday season? For one Babylon church, it's a large donation with no name on the tag. Rev. E. Clare Nesmith, the priest-in-charge of Christ Church, almost threw it away. The plain white envelope looked like yet another piece of junk mail.

Newsday
05/24/2016
Home with North Shore views selling for $4M

This Lloyd Neck Colonial listed for $3.99 million has water views both inside and out - situated on the Long Island Sound and Huntington Bay, it also features a 290-gallon fish tank inside that is staying with the house.

Mets360
09/07/2015
Hurt or selfish, Matt Harvey still isn't right

The state of affairs surrounding Matt Harvey remains as lucid as mud. He will pitch. He won't pitch. He may pitch. He may not pitch. Harvey and agent Scott Boras caught everyone off guard last week with a hard 180-inning limit, and he's already at 166.1 innings.

Mets360
02/04/2017
Comparing Jerry Blevins, Craig Breslow and Boone Logan

http://mets360.com/?p=31355 http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/02/baseball-blogs-weigh-in-cards-os-as-jays-d-backs-cubs.html This infographic I created from scratch was picked up by MLBTradeRumors, one of the big fish in the bigger pond.

Obits

Features

The Record
07/29/2010
Jesselli Can Get Satisfaction

Guitar maker creates expensive, handmade axes for Rolling Stones' Richards and locals alike.

The Half Hollow Hills Newspaper
03/22/12
Mets Offer Aspiring Pitcher Hope

Minor league pitcher and local kid John Mincone finds a second chance at pro ball in the New York Mets farm system.

News

Half Hollow Hills
06/20/2013
Dad Missing, 'Good Kid' Killed (continued)

The Home Depot bomber story is also mine. The rest of that story can be found at http://issuu.com/longislandernewspapers/docs/hhh_full_06_20_13/6.

The Long-Islander
09/06/2012
Caterer Still In Court

Numerous lawsuits consume profits for sale of defunct catering hall.

The Record
05/17/2012
Teachers Finally Get New Contract

United Teachers of Northport and Northport-East Northport School District hammer out the first new contract in two years just in time for the budget vote.

The Record
08/11/2011
Cop Helps ID Alleged Robber

Northport police officer recalls suspect from rookie days to aid Suffolk County police in robbery arrest 23 years later.

The Long-Islander
02/19/2009
Jury Returns Guilty Verdict

The brother of a slain woman reacts to the court's ruling that her estranged husband pulled the trigger.

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