Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rhode Islander takes on Dodge County

Last May as I was getting ready to graduate college from Franklin Pierce University, I was asked to come visit a small town called St. James, Minnesota to interview for a staff writer position with the local paper. 

I had never been to Minnesota before but I decided to fly from my hometown of Warwick, Rhode Island to Minnesota. 

That was one of the best decisions I ever made. 

During my time in college I traveled the country covering different political rallies and events, including both the GOP National Convention and the DNC National Convention, along with the Presidential Inauguration. 

While I enjoyed covering politics a lot, especially on a national stage, during my time in St. James I learned very quickly that there is something very special about covering small town communities. 

Journalism is an essential part of Democracy both on a local level and on the national level. 

As a journalist I consider myself an advocate for informing the public about what is happening in the community. 

Whether it’s something positive or negative I take my role in the public discourse very seriously and work hard to inform you the reader about what is happening in an honest and fair way. 

I graduated college with a degree in political science, and throughout my life I would never expected to become a reporter or work in the media industry. 

But then something happened. I learned about how important the role of the press is for Democracy, and I knew I wanted to be apart of it. 

In St. James, I was very fortunate to have a chance to be involved in the community.  I was on our local Chamber of Commerce Board, participated in the community theater and also made many friends and memories during my 15 months there. 

As I start my new journey in Dodge County, I also hope to become an active member of the local community. 

I am looking forward to telling the unique stories that the Dodge County community has to offer, and I look forward to meeting all of you. 

So the next time you see me at the market or at an event come up and talk to me. I would love to get to know you!

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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