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Jason Koch

Belleville, IL
News Editor — Belleville News-Democrat
Covers:  We cover topics revolving around the metro-east suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.
Doesn't Cover: With rare exception, we don't cover St. Louis or Missouri unless there is a metro-east connection.

The BND is the leading source of news in Southwestern Illinois. If you need to reach circulation, email customerservice@bnd.com.

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I am the news, social media, and search editor for the Belleville News-Democrat, a newspaper/news website in Belleville, Ill. I've been with the BND since May 2008. Before that, I was a copy editor and page designer with the Terre Haute Tribune-Star in Terre Haute, Ind., from November 2006-May 20...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I interned as a reporter at The Quincy Herald-Whig while I was in high school.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but not for work.

How is social media changing news?

It's not changing it so much as it is helping us get crucial information to more people in a much quicker fashion.