Shannon Hall

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WHAT I DO

I’m about to transition into the Louisville, Kentucky, community right now. I’m a digital producer for the 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 20th book. I had an hour commute for the past 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.