'She walked in through the out door.' - Prince Rogers Nelson. Communicator (writer), teacher, seeker.

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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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.

Vroom, vroom: 5 automotive tips for Belize | HollyWorld on WordPress.com

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — 1. Buying a car. There are few dealerships of the kind you'll find in the U.S. and other bigger countries. However, the streets of Belize City can be considered one giant used car lot. Just look for vehicles with large white dollar sign and phone number decals on their rear windows.

Pageant-ing in Belize: 5 things to consider before you don your sash | HollyWorld on WordPress.com

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — What must it be like to be a beauty pageant contestant in Belize in the age of social media? When I was pageant-ing in 1986, there was no way for members of the public to instantly criticize me and share that criticism with hundreds--even thousands of other people.

Belize: Where food is everywhere and children go hungry | HollyWorld on WordPress.com

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — A foodie visitor to Belize might observe that the country has a vibrant "street food" scene. In Belize, we just call it food, comida, and dinna (dinner). There are small vendors everywhere. On a recent five-minute car ride from my neighborhood to the grocery store I counted at least ten pop-up, semi-permanent and permanent purveyors of food:...

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On home, hometowns and place

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Can a person claim a place, or does place always trump the person? When one lives in the middle a very large country, in a fairly large city, it's easy to exist in a relatively passive and insulated sort of way. Privacy is pretty much guaranteed; people don't just drop by unannounced.

Timeline: The May 22, 2011 tornado that laid waste to Joplin, Mo.

kshb.com — JOPLIN, Mo. - The events of May 22, 2011 scarred Joplin, Mo. physically and took an unimaginable emotional toll on its people. As the community marks the progress five year's later, here is a look back at how the storm played out.

Five years after devastating tornado, Joplin Mo. will celebrate survival and assess the future

kshb.com — JOPLIN, Mo. - The events of May 22, 2011 scarred Joplin, Mo. physically and took an unimaginable emotional toll on its people. As the community marks the progress five year's later, here is a look back at how the storm played out.

Bids for gun that killed Trayvon Martin stack up on Blue Springs, Mo. company auction website

kshb.com — BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - For a buyer in the market for a piece of America's racial legacy, United Gun Group has an item that might be of interest. Titled "George Zimmerman's Gun used 2/26/12," the Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm is listed with a starting price of $100,000.

Det. Brad Lancaster laid to rest in Kansas City, Kansas funeral service and burial

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Kan. - By the time the sun rose on a cool Saturday morning, preparations for Det. Brad Lancaster's funeral and burial were already well underway. WATCH: See sights and sounds from the day in the video player above An honor guard kept vigil as his coffin lay in state, as hundreds of police cruisers assembled outside of Children's Mercy Park.

Is Rio safe for the Olympics? Travelers are Googling their questions ahead of the summer games

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rio de Janeiro could see as many as 500,000 tourists for the Olympic Summer Games, which kick off on August 5. Many of those would-be travelers are apparently worried about their safety. With fewer than 90 days before the opening ceremonies, Google reported the five most searched questions relating to safety.
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Sep 20, 2016

RT @NICHBelize: "Keep watch with the angels, the stars and moon..." Happy Independence Day, #Belize! 🇧🇿🇧🇿🇧🇿 https://t.co/ZUXRr7zDKq

Sep 18, 2016

RT @ProfJeffJarviss: 🎶🎶🎶 Never gonna GIF you up, never gonna vote you down, never gonna turn around and subtweet you 🎶🎶🎶


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