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“To reach new audiences, we need to speak to them on the platforms where they are,” said Scott Finn, president and CEO of Vermont Public. “These new positions will allow Vermont Public to provide more fact-based journalism and in-depth stories on digital platforms in addition to radio and TV.”
April McCullum brings extensive reporting and editing knowledge to the team from nine years at the Burlington Free Press, where she covered a range of topics including South Burlington, Burlington, state government and politics and Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns. Most recently, she has led their digital operations as Digital Innovation Editor.
“April will lead our newsroom’s work to make, curate and share digital content, building on our strengths as audio and video storytellers,” said Brittany Patterson, Vermont Public’s executive editor.
Michael Dougherty was most recently a senior editor at VTDigger (link is external), leading the politics team. Previously, he spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Before moving to Vermont in 2015, he managed recording operations for the oral history nonprofit StoryCorps for seven years, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Magazine.