VTDigger promotes Heintz to EIC, Cassidy to managing editor

The following excerpt was sent out: VTDigger has promoted Paul Heintz and Maggie Cassidy to its top newsroom positions, interim executive director Jim Welch announced Thursday. Heintz will serve as editor-in-chief and Cassidy as managing editor. In those positions, Heintz and Cassidy will lead Vermont’s largest newsroom, which includes 24 reporters, photographers and editors — […]

VTDigger reporter Lyons departs

Jack Lyons, a beat reporter covering politics, business, education and criminal justice in Burlington, Vt. for VTDigger has left. He tweets: “Some personal news: Today is my last day at @vtdigger. For now, I’m leaving journalism and Vermont. A big thanks to my wonderful colleagues, as well as the readers and sources who made my […]

VTDigger hires Thys as business/economy reporter

The following VTDigger.com announcement was sent out: The statewide, nonprofit news organization has established a new creative director position charged with overseeing design, marketing and user experience. It has also created a sixth regional reporter position focused on the Chittenden County cities and towns outside of Burlington. Among the new hires is veteran journalist Fred […]

VTDigger appoints Perkinson as general counsel

VTDigger has tapped Jake Perkinson as general counsel, a role in which Perkinson will support human resources, newsroom and business operations for the organization. For the past 18 months, Perkinson has served as secretary of the Vermont Journalism Trust, the nonprofit that does business as VTDigger. Perkinson is an attorney licensed in the states of […]

Lehnhoff joins VTDigger as CRO to lead business team

VTDigger has appointed Jim Lehnhoff as its new chief revenue officer. In this role, Lehnhoff will develop sustainable sources of revenue to further strengthen the mission of rigorous, public service journalism. Previously, Lehnhoff was director of sales at Luster and has also served as vice president, Slate Group Studios at Slate Magazine. He has also […]

VTDigger Burlington reporter Quigley set to depart

Aidan Quigley, VTDigger’s Burlington reporter, is leaving the company to join a defense industry newsletter in D.C. During his time at VTDigger, Quigley covered breaking news, municipal government and politics, crime, courts and other local news in Vermont’s largest city. Before that, he was a business news intern at The Dallas Morning News. Quigley has […]

Kearney joins VTDigger as weekend editor

Tom Kearney will be joining VTDigger as its new weekend editor. Kearney comes to VTDigger from Stowe Reporter where he held the post of managing editor. He also had an 18-month stint as a senior manager for a local news startup with YellowBook and has also served as senior manager for global editorial quality at […]

VTDigger reporter/editor Hewitt set to depart

Elizabeth Hewitt, reporter and editor covering criminal justice, corrections, human services and the state budget in the Legislature and beyond at VTDigger, is leaving the company for the Netherlands. Previously, Hewitt was a contributing editor at The Political Handbook of the World, CQ Press. She has also served as a freelance arts correspondent at Barre-Montpelier […]

VTDigger taps Elletson as Burlington/Chittenden County reporter

Grace Elletson has been appointed VTDigger’s Burlington/Chittenden County reporter. Previously, she was government accountability reporter at the company. Elletson also led the charge on VTDigger’s daily Statehouse report, “Final Reading.” Prior to joining VTDigger, Elletson was a reporting intern at The Chronicle of Higher Education. She was also editor-in-chief and then news editor at The […]

American Journalism Project to invest $900,000 in VTDigger

The American Journalism Project is investing $900,000 in VTDigger’s business operations to help transform the business and use it as a model for nonprofit news nationally. The investment will be injected into the company over a span of 3 years. “VTDigger has an unprecedented opportunity to increase our news impact,” VTDigger editor Anne Galloway said. […]