Media Moves

Mobile reporter heads to Mississippi to cover biz/economy for AP

October 12, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Jeff Amy, a reporter at the Mobile Press-Register, is leaving the Alabama paper to take a job with the Associated Press in Jackson, Miss., where he will cover business and the economy.

An AP story states, “‘We’re pleased to be able to add to the Mississippi news team a veteran Southern journalist who knows well the defining elements of culture, politics and economics so important in Mississippi and to AP members,’ said Adam Yeomans, AP’s bureau chief for Mississippi.

“Most recently, Amy was a reporter at the Mobile Press-Register, where he covered the Alabama Legislature and public policy, higher education, business and the economy along the Gulf Coast.

“‘Amy’s background in database and investigative journalism and his knowledge of the South — especially along the Gulf Coast — will be invaluable as the AP seeks to tell the story of Mississippi, its people and its issues for a state, national and global audience,’ Pane said.

“In 2010, he won the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors’ award for business coverage.

“Amy, 38, is a native of Baton Rouge, La. He received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1995 from Princeton University and holds a master’s in journalism with emphasis on public policy from the University of Missouri at Columbia.”

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