- Society of Professional Journalists
- Ward Neff
Intern. I compile a daily summary of media-related news. The
daily summary is e-mailed to SPJ members. A weekly roundup is
posted on the SPJ site. I also provide short items and obituaries to
SPJ's monthly magazine, Quill.
- The Chattanooga Times and Free Press
News Editor. Duties included supervising a daytime copy desk
of two editors and three page designers. The day desk puts out a
daily features section pre-print as well as weekend and Sunday
- The Chattanooga Times
- Copy editor -- Metro
slot. Regular duties included design, layout and supervision of
the editing of the Metro (local news) section of the paper as well as
final editing of stories and writing headlines. Paginated -- produced
pages on a computer -- on a daily basis. Posted stories in HTML form
on newspaper's Web site.
- Rome News-Tribune
- Assistant city editor.
Duties included supervising five reporters, coordinating schedules
and long-term coverage, editing local stories on deadline and helping
reporters polish skills. Other tasks included: planning, designing and
editing special advance sections.
County government reporter. Duties included reporting on
all political offices in Floyd County, Ga. Also included covering state
and federal courts, business and industry, state and national
government and writing features as needed.
Police and courts reporter. Duties included reporting on
two police departments, a sheriff's department, and a joint
city/county fire department, state and federal courts.
- Calhoun Times
- General assignment
reporter. Duties included reporting on education, government,
law enforcement, business and community issues.
The pressroom at the Calhoun Times in Calhoun, Ga., in 1994.
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