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Posted on July 11, 2016
Tallahassee Reports, a locally owned newspaper with a mission of providing investigative reporting and community news, announced they are expanding their monthly print addition to two times a month and are also adding an award winning reporter.
Kathy Stewart, TR’s publisher, said “the time is right for expansion. Our original investigative reporting and community news articles over the last two years have generated increasing interest. We see an opportunity to grow the business with people who are passionate about issues in their neighborhoods, schools and local government.”
Ms. Stewart also said, “Our expansion will provide affordable advertising opportunities for small businesses. Also, our reach and distribution will create additional business opportunities.
Tallahassee Reports Adds Award Winning Reporter
Karen Murphy, an award-winning journalist who covered the North Florida and South Georgia area while working for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, has joined Tallahassee Reports.
In her previous position, Ms. Murphy provided investigative, feature and business reporting. She won a 2016 Georgia Press Association Award for feature writing and was part of the news team that recently earned awards for overall excellence and excellent local coverage from the Georgia Press Association.
Ms. Murphy said, “Tallahassee Reports made people sit up and take notice a few years ago when they burst onto the Tallahassee news scene, taking on issues other local media wouldn’t cover. I have admired their investigative reporting and cheered them on. When I decided to leave the Thomasville Times-Enterprise to start freelance writing at home in Tallahassee, I jumped at the chance to work with Steve and his wife, Kathy, as they enter this new phase of Tallahassee Reports’ evolution and growth.”
Steve Stewart, TR’s executive editor, said “Karen’s experience and background will be an invaluable asset moving forward. Karen has already helped TR drive the discussion on a number of important issues facing our community.” You can read Ms. Murphy’s TR articles here.
Ms. Murphy is married with two children and lives in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Reports began as an online blog in 2009 and added a print edition in 2013. On TR’s future, Ms. Stewart said, “across the country, more and more corporate owned newspapers are failing to address the local needs of communities. Independent and locally owned newspapers are on the rise and TR plans on taking advantage of the numerous opportunities available in Tallahassee.”