Minnesota paper hires business reporter
The Republican Eagle in Cannon Falls, Minnesota has hired Melissa Thorud as a business reporter.
Thorud writes, “I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls last May with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At UW-River Falls I was involved with the campus newspaper, the Student Voice, during my four years at the university, and I was the editor for my last two years.
“The Student Voice is what made the difference for me in learning why local news is so important and is where I grew to love reporting and getting to know people in my community.
“My passion for storytelling and local journalism developed during my time at UW-River Falls, and I received hands-on experience reporting in my community. When the pandemic began I dove into my role and realized how local news is a big part – and a vital part – of our everyday lives.”
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