“To achieve new audiences, we have to converse to them on the platforms the place they’re,” mentioned Scott Finn, president and CEO of Vermont Public. “These new positions will enable Vermont Public to supply extra fact-based journalism and in-depth tales on digital platforms along with radio and TV.”
April McCullum brings in depth reporting and enhancing data to the staff from 9 years on the Burlington Free Press, the place she lined a variety of subjects together with South Burlington, Burlington, state authorities and politics and Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns. Most just lately, she has led their digital operations as Digital Innovation Editor.
“April will lead our newsroom’s work to make, curate and share digital content material, constructing on our strengths as audio and video storytellers,” mentioned Brittany Patterson, Vermont Public’s government editor.
Michael Dougherty was most just lately a senior editor at VTDigger (hyperlink is exterior), main the politics staff. Beforehand, he spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Earlier than shifting to Vermont in 2015, he managed recording operations for the oral historical past nonprofit StoryCorps for seven years, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Journal.