Spotlight newsroom: Hattiesburg American
Today we'll give you a peek at the newsroom behind the Hattiesburg American, a Gannett newspaper based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, serving readers in south-central Mississippi. Founded in 1897 as a weekly newspaper called the Hattiesburg Progress, it was renamed the Hattiesburg American after the U.S. entered World War I in 1917. Now that's patriotism! Meanwhile, the most highly followed journalist there is Jason Munz, Prep Beat Writer, followed by Lici Beveridge, Social Media Manager; Tim Doherty, News Writer; and Ed Kemp, Higher Education Reporter.