Ricky Campbell on Muck Rack

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 — 700 followers, 6,385 tweets

Sep 23, 2017

Did people keep napkins in their glove boxes before fast food?

Sep 22, 2017

EP will kick to Wayzata to start the second half. The Eagles are up 41-0. #MSHSL

Sep 22, 2017

End of 1 here in EP. They're marching again, with the ball on the Wayzata 15. Eagles still up 14-0.

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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.