New reporter joins Craig Press news team
CRAIG — The Craig Press is pleased to announce the addition of Eleanor Hasenbeck to its award-winning news team, effective Monday, Jan. 15.
Hasenbeck is assuming the role of government and energy reporter.
“I’m excited to join the Craig Press team and to meet the people of Moffat County,” Hasenbeck said.
A 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri, Hasenbeck holds a bachelor of science in science and agricultural journalism with a minor in anthropology and has earned multiple academic honors.
While a student at the University of Missouri, Hasenbeck served as a reporter and designer at the Columbia Missourian; staff writer for Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia, Missouri; a teaching assistant at the Missouri School of Journalism; and a communications intern at the Missouri Department of Conservation.
She has also worked as a writer at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico; as a writing intern at the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and as an intern at The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Her reporting and writing as a student also earned her first-place honors for best local business coverage from the Missouri Press Association for reporting on the Columbia farmers market and an R.K. Mellon Fellowship to attend Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting.
“Given Eleanor’s background and interest in agriculture, as well as her exemplary work as a student journalist, I know she will make a fantastic addition to our news team here in Craig,” said Craig Press Editor Jim Patterson.
“We are very excited to have Eleanor on the Craig Press team. She is going to be a great addition to our news team and brings with her new ideas and additional experience in digital/social media, as well as graphics to provide charts and different type of visuals than you have seen from us in the past,” added Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell. “Be looking for a really solid 2018 with our editorial coverage. Eleanor will be a true asset.”
Hasenbeck is from southeast Missouri and enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her dog.
She can be reached at ehasenbeck@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1795.
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