DAVID C. WALSH
Writing, Photography, Journalism
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
A skilled reporter and photographer experienced in print, radio, online journalism, photography with a wide area of interests and corresponding portfolio.
- Military and homeland defense affairs
- Military history
- Middle East affairs
- Motor sports
- Editorial and spot news
- Washington, DC area
- Fine art
- Motor sports
- “The Iron Man Cometh” 9/2011
- “Watch and Learn” 2/2010
Defense Technology International /Aviation Week
- Photo Essay – 6/2004
Air Force magazine
Coverage of WWII Memorial in Washington DC dedication for US Air Force Assn magazine.
- “Friendless Fire?” 6/2003
Proceedings of the US Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD
This article updated the historical account, analyzed newly declassified US government documents and provided new original reporting on the still-controversial 1967 attack on the USS Liberty during the Six-Day Middle East war. Interviews included former directors of the US National Security Agency.
- Contributing Editor
Editorial Eye, EEI Communications, Inc., Alexandria, VA
I wrote a continuing series of articles for this monthly newsletter distributed to professional writers and editors primarily in print. Articles focused on the use of photography, media convergence, and interviewing techniques, among other topics.
- Freelance Writer, Photojournalist, and Fine Art photographer 1977-Present
- Deputy Editor 9/2001 - 3/2002
Kerrigan Media International, Rockville, MD
Wrote and edited articles for four military magazines: “Military Information Technology,” “Military Medical Technology, “ “Military Training Technology,” and “Military Aerospace Technology.” These publications focus on information security, contracting, homeland defense and advanced technologies. Publication audiences are within the US defense community, federal agencies, American and allied defense contractors, and members of Congress.
- Correspondent, Washington, DC Bureau 1987-1993
Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Wrote AP-style news and feature stories for this Arabic-language wire service feeding 400-plus newspapers throughout the Middle East and Europe (85% Middle East content.) Security-cleared onsite coverage at the White House, Congress, State Department, and Pentagon. Averaged six stories daily. Issues: US-Arab and US-Gulf relations, US and regional force projection, the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, arms sales and lobbying. Interviewed key policy makers, including former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. During the 1991 Gulf War coverage was continuous, despite Iraqi occupation and Kuwait headquarters staff unaccounted for.
- Correspondent, Washington, DC Bureau 1980-1985
Almadina newspaper, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Almadina is a leading Saudi Arabian daily newspaper distributed primarily to capitals in the Arab world and Europe. I covered Middle East issues from the State Department, Capitol Hill, the White House and the Pentagon, and interviewed top US officials responsible for Middle East programs in these agencies and policy think tanks. Wrote and filed three stories per day. Primary coverage areas included US/Saudi and US/Arab Gulf political, military and economic and trade issues.
- News and Feature Writer, Washington, DC Bureau 1977-1978
Saudi Research & Marketing, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
SRM publishes the English-language Arab News newspaper and Saudi Business magazine. Covered US/Arab trade, political and diplomatic developments and other Middle East-related issues.
- Foreign affairs news writer and on-air reporter 1985-1998
US Radio Network, Radio Deutsche Welle, Monitoradio, IBS News (London)
Wrote and produced audio reports from Washington, DC and Europe. Among stories covered:
- London: the embarkation to Virginia of the “Godspeed,” replica of the ship that sailed to Jamestown in 1607. Interviewed Virginia. Gov. Charles Robb. 1985
- Brussels: NATO Ministerial meetings 1985
- Paris: The Paris Air Show, Le Bourget Airport, France 1985
- Washington: Covered State, Defense, White House during Operation Desert Storm 1991
- Washington: The Republican National Conference 1997
- Contract News Writer
Voice of America, Washington, DC 1979-1980
Wrote articles for international broadcast in the Central Newsroom and Special English division. Topics included foreign policy initiatives (President Reagan’s “Let Poland be Poland”), the US space program, and important domestic political events. Stories distributed worldwide.
- News Writer 1991
Cable News Network, Washington, DC
Wrote and edited Mideast-related news and correspondent reports from the CNN Washington Bureau during Operation Desert Storm.
- Consultant, BBC’s “Newswatch” Fall 1986
British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) Television, London, England
For a BBC "Newswatch" episode reporting on alleged secret US air reconnaissance provided to Israel during the 1967 Middle East War. Worked with an ex-US Air Force Intelligence source who claimed to have been directly involved. He previously was unwilling to speak publicly.
- Consultant, Thames Television Documentaries Summer 1986
Thames Television, London, England
Provided subject area expertise on Israel’s 1967 attack on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty for a one-hour documentary aired throughout the U.K. and Canada in 1986.
- Consultant, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Fall 1984
CBS News, Washington, DC Bureau
Provided content expertise for a segment about the USS Liberty. I provided research, background and contact information from my own independent reporting on this subject, and helped to develop a thematic approach to the production.
- Co-author, “Desert Storm”
Empire Press/Cowles History Group, Leesburg, VA 1991, 175 pages. Harry Summers, Ed.
Wrote several chapters of this large-format book about the 1991 Gulf War, dealing with Iraqi occupation, diplomacy, and the war's aftermath. Stars and Stripes called the book the "definitive analysis and history of the Gulf conflict."
ONLINE NEWS SERVICES
- Editor, “World Business Report” Fall 1987
New York Times News Service / States News Service, Washington, DC
This was a jointly produced prototype electronic news product designed for distribution to the Times News Service client newspapers. Covered the banking industry, innovative technologies, Freddie Mac, and other topics in the Federal sphere. “World Business Report” no longer exists as a separate product.
- Editor, “German-American Business Report” Summer 1985
High-Tech Verlag, GMBH, Munich, Germany
Wrote, and edited this publisher's first online business newsletter, covering private-sector initiatives and German-American trade issues. Distributed via NewsNet.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, Freelance Assignments, 1978 - present
- Lecturer, School of Journalism 1982 George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Consultant, Imagery Collections 1975
The Library of Congress, US National Archives, and the Military History Division /Smithsonian Institution.
Spot News Photography:
- Air Force – 9-2004, WWII Memorial dedicated
- Military Information Technology - 9-11-01: aircraft strikes Pentagon
- Washington Post - 10-2002: Storm damage, Bethesda, MD, two editions
- City of Rockville, MD - 7-2003: Civil War reenactments for the city’s Historic Preservation Office
- “The Life of the Historic Neighborhoods “ 1999
District of Columbia Government, Washington, DC
Documented 22 historic neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The 30-image collection is permanently displayed at the District Government Headquarters building.
- “City Venues “ 2002
District of Columbia Commission on Fine Arts, Washington, DC
An Infra-red image of the Mall looking to the US Capitol was purchased following an annual “DC scenes” competition. Winning entries are displayed in public spaces throughout the city.
- Alla Rogers Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC 1999
"David Walsh's Radiant Visions," Exclusive and first important public exposure of work in Infra-red black and white.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC 1999
Displayed the exhibit, "The Life of the Historic Neighborhoods"
- Barnes & Noble, Bethesda, MD 1998
Solo Exhibit of black & white Infra-red images.
- Promotional Assignments: 1997-Present
- The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
- “Blue Spy 5” - a Washington area swing band
- The “International Spy Museum” - Covered the gala opening and exhibits
- Willow Grove Inn for Bloomingdale’s, Tyson’s Corner, VA
- Washington Book Publishers - Awards Dinner
- Private Sales –Portrait commissions and Purchases by a variety of clients, including a 16-image collection by General Dynamics Corp. for its Washington, DC headquarters
- 1998 - Infra-red Workshop with Theresa Airey, Monkton, MD
- 1995, 1996 - Maine Photo Workshops, Rockport, ME
- "The National Geographic Assignment"
- "Travel Photography"
- The American University, Washington, DC Spring 1984
Department of Communications BA program studies completed
REFERENCES and writing samples available on request