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William Ramsey

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Waynesboro, Va.
News Director — The News Leader (Staunton, VA)

Telling stories from the Shenandoah Valley. Watching football. Won't stay throwed. News director at newsleader.com, part of @USATODAY Network.

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Biography

Guiding content for The News Leader in Va., leading investigations, telling people's stories and chasing our digital future. Career in newspapers through TX, Univ. of Kan., KS, Washington State, but with a detour into software content development at Rosetta Stone.

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@wmramsey — 869 followers, 7,421 tweets

Analysis | 'Unfit to clean toilets’: USA Today's unusually forceful editorial about Trump  http://wapo.st/2BlCPet?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.60c31a8344e2 
Staunton area had second most adult abuse reports this year  https://stnva.nl/2za7zNB  via @newsleadernow
RT @fivefifths: Omarosa will be leaving the White House before we even figured out what her job is
RT @gabe_cavallaro: 2017 has been tumultuous, but we planted the seeds this year for taking back our democracy, says @megheubeck in a f…
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Interning at the now-defunct Dallas Times Herald, filing investigative reporting documents. Had to take a bus 1.5 hours each way, every day.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

@wmramsey on Twitter

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter

Awards

Best of Gannett

2013 - Excellence in journalism
Gannett honored us as the best small newsroom in the company for our work in 2013.

Virginia Press Association Sweepstakes

2013 - Overall winner in division
We were recognized as the state's best small daily newspaper for our work in 2013.