Founded in 2012 The Green Rocket News was dedicated to promoting greater interest in environmental and public health. That ethic will endure but be more dynamic recognizing how quickly issues are shifting.
Is gun violence a public health issue? Is the ‘War on Cops’ real? Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ matter? What does Climate Change mean to me? What does natural resource management mean to me? What can I do? Are we energy independent or not? Do renewables have a snowball’s chance?
That is our landscape and The Green Rocket News is our canvas. We’ll describe it through original writing, content curation and packaging that relates emerging topics to specific markets. We welcome your suggestions.
Working with highly skilled Developer Blake Howard and award winning Designer Rick Frennea The Green Rocket News can handle any editorial or corporate messaging campaign. The Green Rocket News is currently accepting contract offers from corporations and individuals.
SCOTT SINES, Founder
With a track record of conceiving, curating and editing story ideas into nationally recognized journalism Sines is a natural storyteller; a conceptual thinker, project editor, writer and visual editor. His work has been recognized by the Pulitzer Prize Committee, the University of Missouri, Ohio University, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design and state press associations in Washington and Tennessee.
Sines has earned a national reputation for recruiting and developing writers, photojournalists and editors. He has hired or mentored photojournalists and writers who have gone on to win the highest journalistic honors including: The Pulitzer Prize, National Photojournalist of the Year, and the highest awards the Society for News Design offers.
He is skilled in managing staff and building processes to meet strategic goals. He is talented and accomplished in identifying, sharpening and delivering messaging across platforms. Sines’ history of effecting positive change through community engagement and organizing has been recognized locally and nationally. SCOTT SINES, RESUME
BLAKE HOWARD, Developer
As a creative professional with over ten years’ industry experience, Howard has the diverse skills, tenacious drive, and personable demeanor that will make him a valuable asset to your team.
Over the past ten years he has served seventeen multi-billion dollar companies and over sixty multi-million dollar companies in several capacities. Being a contractor has given Howard the freedom to pursue a number of vastly different projects, rounding out his skill sets and enabling him to tackle any project with confidence.
He’s not only used to wearing many hats, he sincerely enjoys it. Howard thrives in an environment where no two work days are exactly the same. Challenges are foundational to his personality. Working under deadline, unsupervised, juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is something he does automatically and with confidence.
In addition to being flexible and responsive he’s also a fanatic for structure. A firm believer in the lean six-sigma approach, Howard believes in applying the same level of attention to detail in his day to day projects, as well as departmental management – in order to make the most of every opportunity and asset he has available.
He is passionate about what he does. He prides himself on his work.
“I stand by my word, you will receive nothing less than an exemplary talent who is fanatically devoted and reliable to succeed every day.’
RICK FRENNEA, Designer
Design is about one thing: visual storytelling. It’s about combining words and images in ways that support, even reinforce, the narrative, all in a style that reflects the subject. Over the course of a career as a writer, editor and primarily as a designer, Frennea has developed and polished a strong set of language and visual communication skills along with the critical thinking and conceptual processes needed to effectively and creatively present stories.
He is a former senior designer for The Birmingham News and a lead designer for the Alabama Media Group, which publishes the News, The Huntsville Times and Press-Register of Mobile.
As lead designer for Alabama Media Group, Frennea was responsible for content presentation and design style management, including Page 1 and special projects design and photo illustration work. As senior designer for the News, he guided the daily work of a 15-person design staff, maintained design style and trained designers. He also managed design style revisions in multiple redesigns, including cross-department collaboration.
His design work has been recognized by Society for News Design, Alabama Press Association and Associated Press Managing Editors association in Alabama.
His other professional experience includes adjunct instructor of visual journalism at the University of Alabama, fall 2010–fall 2011, and Knight Foundation fellow in residence on newspaper design at the University of Alabama, 2001.
He has served as a leader of communications and newsletter workshops for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley (PCUSA), 2011; Catholic Press Association workshops on newspaper design, 2005; Samford University Communications Workshop for High School Journalists, on newspaper design, 2005; Southern Newspaper Publishers Association workshop on newspaper design, 2002; Alabama Press Association workshops on newspaper design for weeklies and small dailies, 1998 and 1996.
He consults on redesign projects for small-market publications and has redesigned the Catholic Voice in Omaha, Neb., the Eufaula Tribune, and the Clay Times-Journal, both in Alabama.
The Green Rocket News is currently accepting contract offers from corporations and individuals.