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Ivan Lajara

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Life Editor, The Daily Freeman
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Biography

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...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Copy Editor

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. HATE THEM.

How is social media changing news?

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
For Creatavist presentation of a feature story. Second place.

New York State Associated Press Association

2013 - Online content
For Scrollkit- and New Hive-based displays of Hudson Valley Destinations features. Second place.