OLD Media Moves

Missouri paper appoints new biz reporter

August 5, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Amity Downing is the new business reporter at the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau.

Downing writes, “When I left Truman and came home to attend Southeast Missouri State University, I picked the journalism major on a whim. I had hopped majors a couple times, was previously an English major who liked to read and write, not tear a piece of literature apart, and I just wanted to graduate.

“To my surprise, I found a career I could see myself doing for the rest of my life.

“I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a journalism focus and a minor in creative writing. I was a staff writer and copy editor for Southeast’s news publication, the Arrow. I covered arts and entertainment while I witnessed the Arrow grow from a ridiculed paper to a respected publication.

“I was hired as a copy editor at the Southeast Missourian while I finished my degree. Now, I am the new face of the business beat. After living in Cape Girardeau since I was 5 years old, I look forward to meeting more wonderful people from the area and learning new things about my hometown.”

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