Isabelle Roughol – The J junkie

The tribulations of a young journalist and writer looking for work


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Gov. Blunt sued over canceled contractsGov. Blunt

An example of a breaking news story. I currently work as an editor, but one night a writer was needed so I switched hats. This story is about a lawsuit filed against Missouri’s governor. Initially published online and in the paper the next day, my story was the first in the state. AP and competing newspapers picked it up later.doc

Printers cast doubt on voting machinesVoting folo coverI broke this story on issues with voting machines in the 2006 primary elections after a follow-up phone call with the Boone County clerk. The Missourian was the first to reveal the problem.doc

Capitola approves watered-down foam banCapitola’s foam ban was an ongoing story for about a year when I picked it up from a reporter who had left the paper. I covered the city council meeting where the debated environmental legislation was passed and later followed up to see if businesses were abiding by the new law.docFor more, see a list of my published articles, or as many as I could still find.


Written by Isabelle Roughol

Saturday, 12 January, 2008 at 13:26

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