I wrote late last year we would add more feet on the street in The Record newsroom in 2010. To date, we have hired three people into new reporter positions:
- Jessica Pasko, a former editorial assistant for the Associated Press bureau in Albany and SUNY-New Paltz grad, joined the city desk staff as a general assignment reporter.
- Cecelia Martinez, a former assistant editor at NTP Media and College of St. Rose alumnus, is covering news and politics in Troy.
- Katie Nowak, a Syracuse University (master's degree) and SUNY-Albany (bachelor's in journalism) grad and former editorial intern and freelancer for Bentley-Hall, is a general assignment reporter.
Also, Rebecca Eppelmann, a former editor of our Latham Life publication and College of St. Rose grad, has joined our news desk, filling a vacant copy editor position.
This development counters an industry trend; some 15,000 full-time reporting and editing jobs in the newspaper industry have been lost in the last three years, according to a Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism State of the News Media 2010 report released this month.
More developments coming.