Statehouse Correspondent @AP covering Ohio politics and government

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Biography

Julie Carr Smyth is an award-winning journalist, political commentator and journalism instructor with more than 25 years of experience covering government, politics and business at papers large and small around the United States.

Julie has spent most of the past 15 years covering the Ohio Stateh...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I started as the City Hall Reporter for the Galion (Ohio) Enquirer the week after leaving college. We wrote, edited and laid out the paper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Had a whole collection of them when I was younger, from an antique Blickensderfer to a workhorse Remington to the dreamy IBM Selectric.

How is social media changing news?

Forces journalism to be more conversational and comprehensible, which is good. Adds rumor-busting time to our to-do lists, which can be bad.

Associated Press

2015 - Best of the States
With Kantele Franko, for painstaking investigative report showing how abortion access was reduced in Ohio after passage of a series of restrictive laws

Press Club of Cleveland

2015 - Excellence in Politics/Government Writing
1st Place, Associated Press Staff, "Ohio's Economy" series she conceived and helped execute