Vermont Public expands digital content material, hires two journalists
“To achieve new audiences, we have to converse to them on the platforms the place they’re,” stated Scott Finn, president and CEO of Vermont Public. “These new positions will enable Vermont Public to offer extra fact-based journalism and in-depth tales on digital platforms along with radio and TV.”
April McCullum brings intensive reporting and modifying data to the staff from 9 years on the Burlington Free Press, the place she coated a variety of subjects together with South Burlington, Burlington, state authorities and politics and Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns. Most lately, she has led their digital operations as Digital Innovation Editor.
“April will lead our newsroom’s work to make, curate and share digital content material, constructing on our strengths as audio and video storytellers,” stated Brittany Patterson, Vermont Public’s govt editor.
Michael Dougherty was most lately a senior editor at VTDigger (hyperlink is exterior), main the politics staff. Beforehand, he spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Earlier than transferring to Vermont in 2015, he managed recording operations for the oral historical past nonprofit StoryCorps for seven years, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Journal.