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Ivan Lajara

Kingston NY
Life Editor, The Daily Freeman
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Ivan Lajara joined the Daily Freeman in Kingston in January of 2001 as a copy editor for the News department. In 2004, he started working for the Life department and became editor of the section soon thereafter.
He was named Editor of the Year in January 2006 by the Suburban Newspapers Associatio...

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Aug 16, 2017

US @RepJohnFaso denounces racial hatred in Dutchess Chamber of Commerce address  http://bit.ly/2vEzrYi 

Aug 16, 2017

I like how Frederick Douglass is a byline you can click. . . He's sure doing an amazing job and is getting recog  http://theatln.tc/2wQwK4h 

Aug 16, 2017

From deleted post: 'Study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years'  http://cnnmon.ie/2vBG3qu 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Copy Editor

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It's disrupted the process by making it more transparent, so it also highlights the flaws. It's also dismantled the way news is consumed.

New York State Associated Press Association

2014 - Online content
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New York State Associated Press Association

2013 - Online content
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