Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Tracie Mauriello is headed to Tampa to cover her first political convention. She’s agreed to share her challenges and triumphs with NPF Newsbag readers. In her first post, she zeroes in on the closest Tampa Starbucks, but scores a zero with a DNC star. Follow Tracie on Twitter (@pgPoliTweets) for links to her work for the Post-Gazette and Newbie posts for NPF.
We’re very proud of current Paul Miller Washington Reporting fellow Karoun Demirjian, who this week won the David Lynch Memorial Regional Reporting Award for outstanding coverage of Congress. Karoun, writing for the Las Vegas Sun, reportedly filed 473 stories from DC in 2011, including blog posts and all the rest.
Patrick Terpstra is the kind of journalist who has never been anything else. At age six, he started a neighborhood newspaper. Print soon gave way to video, as he watched historic moments like the Challenger explosion and Bush 41’s inauguration. Terpstra graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a bachelor’s in journalism, then moved to Florida to cover NASA for Central Florida News 13. From there he went to Norfolk, Virginia, for four and a half years, then back to the D.C. area, where he was born, and has covered everything from “thugs and drugs, crime and slime,” to the earthquake in Haiti.
Terpstra was recently selected as an NPF Paul Miller fellow and has just started as a senior producer with Cox Media Group in its Washington bureau.
Earlier Blog Posts
Reporting From the Edge of Retirement
September 15, 2011
Bringing A World of Knowledge to Retirement Reporting
September 12, 2011
Alzheimer’s From The Patient’s POV
August 11, 2011
How Journalist Renata Affonso Brings Brazil’s…
August 8, 2011
NPF Fellow Wins Major Award
February 7, 2011