The Florida Law Journal Editor and Publisher Donna Balancia is a veteran journalist who has always used the latest in technology to deliver her stories.
She was a sports writer in the locker rooms of New York City, she covered the Hollywood Film Business from the red carpet, and worked her way up the ranks to become a top-notch technology and business writer and editor.
The native New Yorker has worked for the most recognized news organizations.
While attending Iona College, Donna covered professional, college and high school sports and music for Gannett, where she was part of the staff that helped innovate technology used by USA Today. She was trained by the company in extensive video and editing technologies and was identified to help build and market its multimedia program.
At the age of 20, Donna worked as a photo researcher at United Press International at a time when the company was undergoing a revolution in news delivery. While at UPI, she helped develop new communications systems to transmit photos from the photo library to overseas clients.
Donna transferred into the UPI sports department, where she used new technologies to file her stories to the newsroom from the ballpark. She helped carry the banner for portable computers and was an early adapter to coaxial and mobile technology.
Working extensively with tourism leaders during her world travels through Asia, Europe and Polynesia, Donna helped strategize innovative forms of cooperative communications ventures with news outlets and researched methodology on how to move news articles, photographs and video across a variety of platforms.