Breaking news reporter for the Hattiesburg American, otherwise art and music lover, gadget geek and news junkie. Find me at the beach.

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Digital and social media editor for the Hattiesburg American in south Mississippi. I have been a reporter, photographer, copy editor, page designer, features editor, opinion writer and mobile journalist. Now I do all of the above and more.

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@LiciBev — 2,195 followers, 42,792 tweets

RT @NASA: Are you a digital creator or active on social media? Apply to attend a #NASASocial on May 3-5 for the launch of our next mission…
RT @NASA: Here's a #StPatricksDay look at a celestial shamrock! Many consider the shamrock to be a symbol of rebirth and life…
STORY: Organizers cancel today's Roll n Stroll parade; Irish-Italian Festival still planned  via @hburgamerican
The Irish-Italian Festival will still go on at 5 pm today on the grounds of St. Thomas Catholic Church. 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a page designer for The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. I worked nights. I loved the job, but not the hours.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I learned to type on a manual typewriter at a summer program whenI was 8.

How is social media changing news?

Social media gives more of a sense of immediacy to news. It is also more interactive. And, mistakes are easier to make, harder to clean up.

Mississippi Press Association

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website for a daily newspaper in Mississippi.

Associated Press Media Editors

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website in Division III for a daily newspaper in Mississippi and Louisiana.