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Ricky Campbell

Hudson, Wis.
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  crime and courts, republican politics, democratic politics, political campaigns, politics, education, local government, state government

Nevadan by birth, New Englander by blood, Minnesotan by choice. Press freedom fan. Let's talk politics, sports and coffee snobbery.

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Currently employed with Forum Communications, splitting time as a copy editor and a reporter for the Hudson Star-Observer and the Pierce County Herald. I'm having fun covering community news and digging deeper in stories that demand it.

I have worked in state government, following the law-making ...

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@ReporterRicky — 702 followers, 6,502 tweets

In #Mahtomedi tonight for a Metro East showdown: Zephyrs GBB vs. #Hastings. A battle for the conference crown? Mehbeh. Follow it here:  http://www.mngirlsbasketballhub.com/news_article/show/876373?referrer_id=  #mshsl
#Hastings GBB offers you the chance to keep your own stats. It’s a little more dizzying than the book. https://t.co/r8vMCJwBlT
Now I understand what that KFAN caller meant yesterday when he compared Zimmer to Belichick. Didn't see that one coming.
@PaulJPatane You got fish tacos from a fast food joint? How is that treating you today?
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a new media editor for my college newspaper. That was when "new media" was a fluid definition. Writing, video, slideshows and podcasts.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. It's been a while, though.

How is social media changing news?

It drives the news. It's where everyone reads about developments first, and it's a much-needed tool to gain information for journalists.