I graduated from the University of Missouri with Bachelors degrees in Journalism and Spanish in December 2013. I am currently working on completing my Masters degree through the University of Missouri.
In the past two years, I’ve spent time covering the Army at Fort Campbell, Ky., for the Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville, Tenn. In this role, I covered the sprawling Army post, home to the 101st Airborne Division, on a daily basis. I also filled an investigatory role for the paper in filing FOIA requests with the Defense Department regarding Fort Campbell.
In 2016, I moved down to Nashville, Tenn., to work for The Tennessean and cover business, city and county government and development in Williamson County, Nashville’s biggest suburb. While at The Tennessean, we revamped the paper’s digital strategy. In 2016, we led all Gannett outlets in digital growth by a substantial margin. This kind of digital strategy involved producing videos (many for social media) to accompany online stories.
While exploring this site, you will find links (and .pdfs) to clips, as well as page designs and my résumé.
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Twitter – @rayhowze1
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