Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Former Globe reporter lands position on Wisconsin paper
Former Joplin Globe reporter and blogger Jeremiah Tucker has landed a position with the Sauk Prairie Eagle in Wisconsin:
ucker won four first-place writing awards in statewide competitions during his time at the Globe. He said he looks forward to meeting people in the Sauk Prairie area and telling their stories with the narrative style he has developed as a working reporter.
"My favorite kind of stories to write - and read for that matter - have always involved everyday people and their lives," Tucker said. "I've written about a boy saving his best friend from drowning, a man who began a local campaign to abolish the penny and a guy who jumped into the back of his beloved old pickup truck while it was being stolen."
Eagle editor Todd Krysiak said he believed Tucker would be a good fit, both with the present staff and the greater community.
"Jeremiah comes to the Eagle with a great background in feature writing," Krysiak said. "He is an experienced reporter who will take the kinds of stories our readers have come to expect from us to the next level."
"Many people are under the misconception that the regular dramas that occur in their daily lives aren't newsworthy, which just isn't true," Tucker said. "If you know an interesting local character, know a fascinating bit of local history or something dramatic happens to you then, please, call the paper and tell me. I'd love to write about it."