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According to himself on his web site on May 10, 2000 ...

Robert Niles earned a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University's Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences. He's worked as a reporter, editorial writer and web site editor, and developed web applications in ColdFusion, PHP and Perl. Recently, he's written freelance articles about journalism for the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the National Conference of Editorial Writers.

Robert's been quoted in Editor & Publisher, the Online Journalism Review and Reader's Digest, and his web tutorial on using statistics in reporting has been used at more than three dozen universities, on four continents. Editor & Publisher honored Robert's work at the Rocky Mountain News's InsideDenver.com by naming the site a finalist for prestigious EPpy Awards two years in a row.

He is a native of Los Angeles.

Past and present employers include:

  • Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Attractions trainer and lead)
  • WDBO-AM, Orlando, Fla. (News intern)
  • The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind. (City desk reporter)
  • Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Neb. (Editorial writer)
  • Denver Rocky Mountain News (Web site editor)
  • Los Angeles Times (Current employer)


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