Editor to provide pointers to journalism students

Oswego journalism students will learn practical skills in their profession when Jill Raygor, managing editor of the Ithaca Times, visits campus May 3 and 4.

Raygor is this year’s New York Press Association Journalist in Residence at SUNY Oswego. The Ithaca Times is a 20,000-circulation newsweekly in the Finger Lakes region. As editor, Raygor has helped redesign the newspaper and direct traffic to the publication’s Web site.

She oversees an internal staff of four and approximately 40 freelance writers and photographers. She has previously worked part time and written as a freelancer for the Greensburg Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Raygor will speak at the journalism program’s annual senior banquet May 3, meet with students in journalism classes and talk with members of the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists about careers in community journalism at a breakfast May 4.

For more information about the banquet and Raygor’s appearance on campus, call Linda Loomis, director of SUNY Oswego’s journalism program, at 312-2617.

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(Posted: Apr 26, 2006)