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Lisa Rossi

Lisa Rossi came to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and American Journalism Review in October, 2013 after serving as an associate regional editor for since February 2011. is a national network of more than 850 sites run by professional journalists who cover and coordinate comprehensive, community-specific news and events. Prior to, Rossi worked at Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines from 2008 to 2010, preceded by five years as a reporter for the Des Moines Register. She broke several national presidential campaign stories in 2008 following the campaigns of Chris Dodd, Mike Huckabee and Hilary Clinton. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in journalism from the University of Iowa, where she served as metro editor at the Daily Iowan the year it won the National Pacemaker Award for student journalism. While in school, she interned with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau, the Des Moines Register, the Iowa City Gazette, the Missoulian and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.

Stories by Lisa Rossi
Saying My Good-bye to AJR, 03 Mar 2015
No. Taylor Swift Was Not Involved in the Death of a Mexican Journalist, 26 Jan 2015
Must Reads: A New Home for Happy News and Maureen Dowd’s Christmas Card, 19 Sep 2014
Must Reads: Adorably Awesome Typewriter App and New Sites at WaPo, Boston Globe, 05 Sep 2014
Reporting on Ferguson ‘Without Hysteria,’ but ‘With Urgency’, 21 Aug 2014
Where You Should Be Getting Your News on Ferguson, 20 Aug 2014
5 Painful Lessons I Learned as an Intern, 14 Aug 2014
Twitter Glitter: 5 Who Shine and How They Do It, 28 Jul 2014
News Wrap: Turns Out Journalists Do Need Math Skills, and Maybe Fashion Advice, Too, 11 Jul 2014
News Wrap: What Newspapers Can Learn from Grocery Stores, 03 Jul 2014
News Wrap: Some Great Advice About Twitter You Don’t Want To Hear, 27 Jun 2014
WaPo Job Ad: Explain Social Media to Older People, 25 Jun 2014
9 Jubilant, Haunting, Boozy, Soothsaying, Interactive, Teary-eyed World Cup Moments, 18 Jun 2014
News Wrap: Are You Reading a Bunch of Lies? A New App Can Help, 13 Jun 2014
AJR News Wrap: Maureen Dowd’s Dope and CNN.Com’s Hiring, 06 Jun 2014
AJR News Wrap: Abramson’s High Road and ‘Voxplained’ Explained, 23 May 2014
Why the ‘Most Thoughtful Metrics Can Still Screw Up a Newsroom’, 15 Apr 2014
My 8 Most Memorable Moments from Journalism Interactive 2014, 08 Apr 2014
6 Live Weather Blogs for #SnOMG, 14 Feb 2014
What We Can Learn from Grantland’s Coverage of ‘Dr. V’, 29 Jan 2014
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