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Russ Cassady

Pikeville, Kentucky
Editor, Appalachian News-Express
Covers:  general news, pike county, county government, coal, federal courts, general features, kentucky, breaking news

Editor at the Appalachian News-Express and Mingo Messenger, husband and father.

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I began in community journalism with a position as the Pikeville Bureau Chief for the Williamson Daily News in 1999, before moving to my current home at the Appalachian News-Express in 2000. After stints both inside and outside the news business, I returned to the News-Express as a staff writer i...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Pikeville Bureau Chief for the Williamson (W.Va.) Daily News

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Not professionally, although some Mac computers I've used in my time in the news business could be considered only word processors.

How is social media changing news?

For good, when basic journalistic principles are applied. For bad, when getting it first trumps getting it right.


Kentucky Press Association

2012 - Second Place - Best Investigative Story or Series