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.

Then and now: Reflections on Cuba and Cubans, 2002 to present

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Relations between Cuba and the U.S. are warming, and it's about time. Actually, this rapprochement is a few decades overdue. I am not an expert in the efficacy of sanctions; however, it was likely pretty clear by around 1970 that the Cuba embargo (el bloqueo) was not working.

At the intersection of Ferguson, Shaw and Klemm

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — There is a one-way street in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis called Klemm. It runs between DeTonty and Tower Grove Park, just south of I-44. At the intersection of Klemm and Shaw Boulevard (about two blocks from the Missouri Botanical Gardens) sits a little grocery store. On the morning of Oct.

Shop 'til you drop: 9 ways to buy local in Cincinnati and around the Tri-State this holiday season

wcpo.com — CINCINNATI - Sure, there are Black Friday deals to be had at the malls and big box stores. But consider this: Small business owners also rely on holiday shopping to put them in the black. And, many of them are your friends and neighbors.

Prince Essentials

Since I last blogged…

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — It's been a while since I blogged. I have a good excuse: Been busy with the paradigm shift in local journalism. In February, WCPO became the first local news operation (as far as we know) to implement a subscription option. Call it a paywall, if you will.

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??
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Dec 21, 2014

RT @WCPO: VOTE: @PrezOno #EthanKadish #LaurenHill? Help us pick Tri-State Person of the Year. 16 candidates to choose from! shar.es/13VfwD

Dec 21, 2014

This is pretty much everything today: "Duke The Halls: Bo And Luke Go Caroling n.pr/1zFSv2x"

Dec 21, 2014

RT @ValaAfshar: Likable people: 1 ask for nothing 2 keep promises 3 tell the truth, gracefully 4 eat last 5 inspire hope 6 tip well 7 open doors 8 smile

Dec 21, 2014

BLOG> "Any day now:" Reflections on Cuba and Cubans, 2002 to present wp.me/p1dCvR-lf #LaHabana #Havana

Dec 20, 2014

RT @ValaAfshar: Here's how to get lucky: 1 work hard 2 teach others 3 complain less 4 be kind and humble 5 show up on time 6 be generous 7 stay teachable

Dec 20, 2014

Any day now: Reflections on Cuba and Cubans, 2002 to present wp.me/p1dCvR-ls

Dec 20, 2014

BLOG: In which I travel back in time, Havana 2003-2005 #Cuba wp.me/p1dCvR-lf



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