'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.

On the elements " HollyWorld

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.

May the 4th be with you! Disney re-imagines 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with emoji

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From the minds at Disney comes the latest installment of Star Wars.... Not a new feature film, but a three-minute video that tells the story of "The Force Awakens" with emoji characters--and complete with sound effects.

Old Navy ad sparks racist commentary and support for the retailer

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the year 2016, there is more advertising than ever that reflects the changing face of the United States and reflects the nation's diversity. Still, there are plenty of people who don't like it one bit. The latest example is the outrage aimed at clothing retailer Old Navy over this tweet: Oh, happy day!

The Rock debuts a new alarm clock app and it may just be the kick in the pants we need

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? This time it's a free app that he promises will get you up and out of bed, ready to make your mark on the world. In a video announcing the release, The Rock takes a sledgehammer to an old school alarm clock, smashing it to bits.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @ShakespeareSong: Thy do not need to attend employment, employment, employment, employment, employment, employment, employment.

Aug 26, 2016

RT @BurtonBrown: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ― Herman Melville #quote

Aug 25, 2016

WhatsApp plans to let businesses on to its service before the end of the year  https://goo.gl/Cxffwx 


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