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Daigle - Creative Writer - Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

Michael Daigle

Phillipsburg, NJ, USA


After a career in journalism and business management, I have the ability and knowledge to help individuals and businesses effectively project information to prospective clients. I understand the integration of social and life issues into business and government decisions and the potential impacts. As a journalist I saw the world in a wide spectrum, and can help your business do the same.


Creative Writer

  • Part time


As a fiction writer I have penned three novels in progress, and am completing a new draft of the latest story. "The Swamps of Jersey." Earlier drafts are available at my website:
I am compiling a short story collection. Some of that material is also available for viewing at my website.
A voice artist has also recorded versions of two of my stories. Please go to
Contact me at

Work History

Writer, blogger

Michael Daigle

March 2011 - March 2011

I am a freelance writer, journalist and blogger. I write about the economy, politics, government, housing, growth and development, and social issues like poverty and homelessness. I write for a variety of online business and news organizations, including, The Business Edge, a publication of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce; Inside Business, a publication of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce; and

Writing consultant


April 2011 - November 2011

I have written articles on health matters for St. Clare's Health Services of Denville, Nj; Atlantic Health Systems of Morristown, NJ; and election and political reporting for; articles if local interest for The Alternative Press.


Daily Record

January 1997 - February 2011

Daily Record, Parsippany, NJ
1997– February 2011 (14 years)
Duties included covering municipal and county governments.
Key issues were governance, development, planning, environment, transportation, business, housing, real estate, poverty and jobs, the economy, and health care, education and changing energy uses. I also wrote a weekly column about the people of Morris County.
Skills needed were data analysis, written and verbal skills, interviewing, working a beat or issues in an organized fashion that produced results.
Strengths are dogged attention to the job, highly productive and effective work ethic and innovative approaches determining what was newsworthy and creating a process to obtain it.
In 14 years, I produced thousands of bylines, won local, state and national awards for my work and was on the ground floor for several key efforts that changed the way some topics were presented in Morris County, N.J.



January 1991 - January 1997

Successfully completed the tasks of improving weekend coverage, election night coverage, local news reporting, and was assigned with reporters to Hunterdon County in 1996. Between 1996 and 1997, the Hunterdon County edition was the only edition of the Courier-News to gain circulation, seeing a gain of 1,000 papers, or 20 percent.


Waterville Sentinel

January 1984 - January 1991

I was charged in my time there with running the newsroom during evening production of four zoned editions. In my time at the Sentinel I was also city editor, state editor and was charged with the supervision of three bureaus and 15 reporters. Directed staff, selectionn of news stories, production, training.

Editor-General Manager

Somerset Reporter

January 1982 - January 1983

Successfully reversed the fortunes of a struggling weekly newspaper. Revived news coverage, redesigned layouts, improved community relations.
Accepted the owner’s challenge of reinventing the paper in six months.
In 18 months, reversed financial losses, raised circulation 50 percent and managed the site as rental property.


What happened when he came back…n-he-came-back/

The kiss

State Auctioning Ash's Flower Farm Site

Work progresses on new power lines

"The Swamps of Jersey." A novel

View content of ficton and commentary at

Qualifications & Certifications

County College of Morris


State University of New York at Binghamton

High School

North Syracuse High School

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