Shannon Hall

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WHAT I DO

 I’m a digital producer for the Louisville Courier Journal, where I’ll be editing, sending those fun push notifications and writing snazzy headlines. I’m just getting started so I’ll update when I figure out all my job responsibilities.

WHAT I’VE DONE

I just wrapped up a stint at the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana, where I covered a little bit of everything. I’ve written about trash collection in West Lafayette, a youth camp that was closed at Purdue because of misconduct, a lawsuit where a student accused Purdue of not handling her alleged rape case properly, and I even dabbled with a little business writing, which was new for me.

When I worked at the Evansville Courier & Press, I extensively wrote about a Walmart Neighborhood Market and the town of Newburgh. Long story short —the historic town did NOT want a big box company to come in and ruin the little town.

But what I love about this job field is that I move. I’ve lived in Gillette, Wyoming; Evansville, Indiana (twice); Crawfordsville, Indiana (twice – hey, hometown); and now I’m in Louisville, Kentucky.

WHAT I’M READING

I firmly believe it’s important to read if you want to write for a living. So my goal every year is to read 100 books. This year is off to a pretty good start. I just finished my 40th book. I had an hour commute for five months, so I’ve added audiobooks to the list. It makes me look forward to my drives, and it’s adding more books to my shelf.