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Kyle Ocker

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Editor of the Centerville @DailyIowegian. Centerville High School alumni.πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ Hockey Fan #GoBlues

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Biography

I am currently serving as the top editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian newspaper.
The Daily Iowegian is a five-day daily newspaper covering Appanoose and Wayne Counties with roughly 1,200 subscribers.
I began at the Daily Iowegian full-time as sports editor, an appointment that came three mon...

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@Kyle_Ocker — 670 followers, 8,243 tweets

5-0 only five minutes into the second period...not even halfway through. Aye yai yai...  https://twitter.com/StLouisBlues/status/954899414140817414 
Kayden Kauzlarich becomes Ed Winger champion No. 2 for Centerville, winning the 126-pound title. First time Centerv…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/954878335762432000 
Centerville freshman Matthew Lewis (ranked No. 2) is a champion at Ed Winger at 106. Young wrestler improved to 32-1 with wins today. His tournament journey: Bye, Pin, Pin, Dec. Centerville's Kayden Kauzlarich also has a title chance at 126 in a few minutes. Stream here:  https://twitter.com/buffaloccfyp/status/954765482095206400 
RT @IHCCAthletics: Due to a power outage, the Ottumwa Main Campus will be closing at 1:30 pm. There will be no afternoon or evening cl… https://t.co/a1SmPYuQ1x
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I began as an intern, taking odd-ball assignments and honing my skills as a sports photographer.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I have used everything from TextEdit to the entire Adobe suite of programs. As far as tools, anything technological.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter, with short-and-sweet tweets.

Awards

Inland Press Association, Explanatory Reporting award

2017 - Local News Writing β€” Explanatory Reporting (under 10,000 circulation)
A three-week series with 9 stories and an editorial, covering Iowa's inadequacies in treating mental illnesses, won first place for newspapers under 10,000 in local news writing/explanatory reporting in the 2017 Inland Press Association contest. The series featured reporting from myself and two other reporters between the Knoxville Journal-Express and sister paper, the Pella Chronicle. It published in May 2017, during National Mental Health Awareness Month. More than two dozen interviews were conducted, with local, state and national officials as well as those who have struggled to find help in the system.