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Julia Shumway

Bend, OR
City Hall Reporter — The Bulletin (Bend, OR)
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Now: City hall reporter at @TheBulletin. Then: @AP, @TheHawkEye, @azcentral, @cronkitenews, EIC @statepress. Always: Gryffindor, First Amendment fangirl.

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Julia Shumway is a digital journalist and alumna of Arizona State University now covering the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature as part of a two-person team for the Associated Press. She's also covered city and county government in southeast Iowa, served as a thorn in the side of Arizona politician...

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Newest plans move the campground and an outdoor gathering area and add fences to cut down on noise. Board will decide whether to have a new public hearing.  https://twitter.com/JMShumway/status/955584501471588352 
Deschutes County Commissioners will begin discussing the latest revised plan for a combination campground/bed-and-breakfast near Smith Rock in a few minutes. Colleague @Shamway1 did a good job summarizing the debate over it in December:  http://bit.ly/2n20Y11 
This is such a good idea to a) cut down on the often cringe-worthy articles that result from NYC- or DC-based reporters parachuting into flyover states and b) provide more opportunities to journalists who can't or won't live in those two East Coast metropolises.  https://twitter.com/TauhidChappell/status/955550094413221888 
Of note for folks #inBend — police talked about this last summer as a way to help with increased mental health calls connected to homeless people downtown.  https://twitter.com/AllieColosky/status/955531202219343872 
I'm not curious enough to drive to Redmond on a Saturday morning, but I will buy coffee and/or a beer for anyone who can report back on just what the "humorous aspects of collecting Alaskan material" are. https://t.co/LfzddKQXPM
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, though I definitely prefer a laptop.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

She still has a season and a half and a movie to disappoint me, but Veronica Mars is the best so far.

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Iowa Associated Press Media Editors Award

2017 - Continuing News Coverage
I placed second for continuing news coverage in the Iowa Associated Press Media Editors' annual awards for articles I wrote over a 10-month span about a small, struggling Iowa town. These stories followed Mount Union and the people who live there through disputes related to the city's state-mandated new sewer system and an eventual decision to unincorporate.

Iowa Newspaper Association Award

2017 - Front Page Design
The Hawk Eye placed third in its division (daily newspapers with circulations of 10,000 or more) for front page design. Two of my designs and one by another editor were submitted. The Hawk Eye was the only finalist to have editors lay out pages, as the other two winners outsource their design to centralized hubs.