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.

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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??

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.
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @WCPO: Their life-saving work in Afghanistan starts with training at @uc_health. See how it happens, be inspired #Cincinnati pic.twitter.com/0FcbecI0lt

Nov 26, 2014

RT @WCPO: .@ChiefBlackwell tells @RivaWCPO "Any perceived police misconduct... lack of transparency in St. Louis and #Ferguson was bad."

Nov 26, 2014

RT @WCPO: Awkward: 14 things you don't want to hear on Thanksgiving--or ever? shar.es/1Xkyp4

Nov 26, 2014

"A new face for Africa's men" In which @nkosi_milton of the BBC gets a makeover. Fun to read! bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr…

Nov 26, 2014

@nytimes: What Ferguson says about fear of social media nyti.ms/1y9H5mJ via @nytopinion” Blame Twitter is the new blame the press

Nov 25, 2014

RT @WCPO: #BREAKING: Protestors, police force CLOSURE of NB I-75 at Ezzard Charles. More to come: WCPO.com



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