Digital journalist hooked on community engagement

Holly Edgell's Biography

Proud to say I've been a journalist since 1990--starting at my college newspaper, moving into TV news as a producer, then into teaching journalism before heading back to the newsroom. In 2010, I joined the digital realm as a regional editor for Patch, and now I'm Community Editor at WCPO in Cincinnati. My job combines hyper local journalism and social media engagement--both within the context of a hybrid ...

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Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

What was your first job as a journalist?

College newspaper. We actually got paid! Michigan State University.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Learned the ropes in a required college course.

How is social media changing news?

We have unprecedented ways of connecting with the audience, for engagement, story ideas, finding sources. You name it.

True grit, cool kids & never give up: 9 On Your Side's Chris Riva shares his 9 TED & TEDx picks

wcpo.com — CINCINNATI - The TEDxCincinnati main stage event is Thursday, Oct. 16 at Memorial Hall. With a lineup of 14 speakers and performers, Innovation Alley, and food trucks, it promises to be big. The event theme is "Vibrant Curiosity," and will feature speakers on health innovation, wellness, biotech and "cool" technology.

So Necessary: As another baseball season fades, we round up your top 9 Reditorial cartoons

wcpo.com — CINCINNATI - What does it take to deliver a weekly Reditorial cartoon throughout baseball season? A sense of humor, pride and eternal optimism. Here are Kevin Necessary's the top 9 Reditorial cartoons as determined by your Tweets (in chronological order) You can connect with Kevin Necessary on Twitter: @kenecessary.

National (fill in the blank) Day? It's easy & mostly free to set up a day or month for your cause

wcpo.com — CINCINNATI - It seems like every cause, organization, food, drink, hobby, etc. now has a its very own day. There are many that most people can agree are worthy of a special place on our calendar: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for example. It's also National Chili Month.

Gladiators, get ready! ABC's 'Scandal' is back and so are the memes that true fans can appreciate

wcpo.com — Olivia Pope, Fitz and the gang are about to take over your screen with new episodes. Meanwhile, check out our 9 favorite memes from season three in the slideshow above. Last season super-fan and Los Angeles Clippers player Chris Paul (@CP3) pretty much summed up the swoon and shock inducing finale: "Me and @shondarhimes need to have a talk...this show is just too good, do I REALLY have to wait??

Gladiators, get ready! ABC's 'Scandal' is back and so are the memes that true fans can appreciate

abcactionnews.com — Olivia Pope, Fitz and the gang are about to take over your screen with new episodes. Meanwhile, check out our 9 favorite memes from season three in the slideshow above. Last season super-fan and Los Angeles Clippers player Chris Paul (@CP3) pretty much summed up the swoon and shock inducing finale: "Me and @shondarhimes need to have a talk...this show is just too good, do I REALLY have to wait??

Gladiators, get ready! ABC's 'Scandal' is back and so are the memes that true fans can appreciate

abc15.com — Olivia Pope, Fitz and the gang are about to take over your screen with new episodes. Meanwhile, check out our 9 favorite memes from season three in the slideshow above. Last season super-fan and Los Angeles Clippers player Chris Paul (@CP3) pretty much summed up the swoon and shock inducing finale: "Me and @shondarhimes need to have a talk...this show is just too good, do I REALLY have to wait??

Studio SPJ - the road to Nashville with Kevin Smith & Rebecca Tallent

blogtalkradio.com — Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Eastern / 8 a.m. Pacific when our guests on Studio SPJ witll be Rebecca Tallent and Kevin Smith. Tallent, an SPJ national board member and chair of the journalism education committee, will talk about SPJ's work in documenting the state of high school journalism education in the United States.

Studio SPJ: On the road to Nashville with Ken Paulson

blogtalkradio.com — Studio SPJ will kick off a series of podcasts called "The Road to Nashville" previewing our upcoming Excellence in Journalism 2014 conference on Sept. 4-6. Ken Paulson will be our guest for the first of these broadcasts on Thursday at 3 p.m. / 2 p.m. Central time.

9 things to know about the Midwest Black Family Reunion Celebration in Cincinnati

wcpo.com — CINCINNATI - This is not your average family get-together. More than 50,000 people will converge on several locations around the Tri-State for the annual Midwest Black Family Reunion , which runs Aug. 15 through Aug. 17. Here are 9 things to know about what, for many, is the crowning event of summer in Cincinnati: 1.

Studio SPJ - The Region 1 Spring Conference

blogtalkradio.com — Join us at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2 when we'll discuss the upcoming Region 1 Spring Conference scheduled for April 25-26 at Boston University. Our guests will be two of the organizers of the event, Jeff Cutler and Michael Fitzgerald.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @WCPO: QUIZ: Are you cut out for the work from home life? Answer these questions before you take the plunge! wcpo.com/story-hold/wor…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WCPO: If you've ever thought about working from home, tune in for a special @JohnMatarese report at 6:15 pm. #MustSee pic.twitter.com/mPwJhaIA3e

Oct 30, 2014

@CNN: .@sugeknight @KattPackAllDay have been arrested in a paparazzi camera theft case: cnn.it/1E50GXW" So it's come to this #older

Oct 30, 2014

RT @KetchmarkWCPO: Cupcakes to start the day? Yes! But not too many treats in the Halloween forecast. Details: wcpo.com/weather/foreca… ow.ly/i/7oQeh

Oct 30, 2014

@LinkedIn: On Nov 6, bring your parents to work to say “thank you" biyp.linkedin.com #BIYP pic.twitter.com/tIDTWDGdUw” this is great!



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