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Elissa Yancey

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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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Biography

I am a storyteller, weaving together facts and details to illustrate the world as I learn about it. I cover talent, innovation, diversity and the environment in all I do, whether at SoapboxMedia.com or at the University of Cincinnati, where I teach full-time in the Journalism Department. Key inte...

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.

Awards

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"