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.

This tranquil haven of democracy: Voting for a standard bearer in Belize

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — On Sunday, Aug. 9, voters from around the Stann Creek District converged on the village of Independence to cast their ballots at a United Democratic Party (UDP) convention. It was a three-way race to represent the Stann Creek West electoral division as standard bearer in the next General Election (date as yet to be determined)....

How to slow down in 10 steps

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — 1. Fly to somewhere that makes you feel serene. Pick a place where internet connections are slow (and there are few places with free wifi) and "roaming" on your mobile phone will be really expensive. 2. Arrive. This may happen after a very long travel day, after which you are exhausted but still in...

News you can... chew? Social media data reveal favorite Domino's pizza toppings by state

thedenverchannel.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are many uses for the sheer volume of data we consumers generate in the digital age. Purveyors of pizza must be eating this report up! The social technology firm Brandwatch analyzed social media conversations about Domino's that contained language related to intent.

News you can... chew? Social media data reveal favorite Domino's pizza toppings by state

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are many uses for the sheer volume of data we consumers generate in the digital age. Purveyors of pizza must be eating this report up! The social technology firm Brandwatch analyzed social media conversations about Domino's that contained language related to intent.
Jul 27, 2015

RT @41ActionNews: Kansas and Missouri: Social media data reveal favorite Domino's pizza toppings by state shar.es/1sIRy7

41 fantastically fun and free things to do this summer in Kansas City and beyond

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We are about halfway through the summer (already!), so check our list for ideas to make the most of what's left. 1. The Money Museum Learn about the roots of the Federal Reserve and how Kansas City plays a role.

Everybody hurts: 10 reasons journalists can have morale problems

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Non-journalists are often surprised to learn that working in journalism is not all excitement, fun and a deep sense of fulfillment. Working in television and digital news as I do, I find myself explaining that one of the biggest issues facing leaders is morale--and it's one that often gets short shrift in the fast-paced, intense...

Heading to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati? This Ariana Grande shirt could be a hot souvenir item

newsnet5.com — It was the doughnut-lick seen and heard around the world. Now there's a T-shirt that could turn out to be one of the hot souvenirs items of the All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati.

Heading to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati? This Ariana Grande shirt could be a hot souvenir item

abc15.com — It was the doughnut-lick seen and heard around the world. Now there's a T-shirt that could turn out to be one of the hot souvenirs items of the All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati.

The Jeweled Gypsy: Boutique on wheels brings bling to shoppers around Kansas City

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Don't get it twisted: This is not a food truck. The Jeweled Gypsy is one of the first "fashion trucks" to roll on Kansas City streets. Owners Kristi Sargent and Janet Schmutzler say its the only one specializing in jewelry and accessories.

Social Media Day 2015: How social media has changed our lives, for better and worse

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Remember when Facebook was only for college students? When the only sound most Twitter users heard was a cricket chirp? You may have tried to explain to friends and family why you were suddenly addicted to posting photos with a sepia or black and white filter on something called Instagram.
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Aug 28, 2015

RT @my_pricechopper: It takes all of us to make a difference in KC. Get ready to help us #FilltheFridgeKC next week w/ @41ActionNews to benefit @HarvestersORG

Aug 28, 2015

Quiz of the week's news via BBC. 3 out of 7. Need to up my global news game 😱 bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @41ActionNews: The 41 Action News Today crew wants to let the whole @WDBJ7 team in VA know that #WeStandWithWDBJ now and forever. pic.twitter.com/ojtKvHJZxw


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