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Elissa Yancey

Covers:  journalism education, non-profits, environmental health, environmental issues, entrepreneurship, social justice, cincinnati, innovation, startups

Owner, operator of E.Y. Ink, proud JAWS and SEJ member, inaugural @IVOHmedia fellow and mom of two great sons

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I am a storyteller, weaving together facts and details to illustrate the world as I learn about it. I am an educator and learner, fascinated by how people learn and what motivates them. My longtime passions are instilling curiosity in others, uncovering untold stories and connecting people to bui...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was as an assistant copy editor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! I loved my old typewriter. I used it all through high school and college and remember the powerful clickety-clack of the keys.

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes the news a collaborative effort. We no longer work in isolation; we are connected with our audiences and sources.


Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Online Feature Writing
This award was an Ohio Society of Professional Journalists' recognition for the feature "Bees in the hood: urban beekeeping in the Queen City"