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Robbie Ward
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Attended Mississippi State University
Lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, no matter where you are. I love you, Mama! 
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Holidays always remind me how much I miss my mother. My last Christmas with her was 2009 at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. I spent Christmas Eve night alone in the intensive care unit's waiting area watching "Annie" and "The Fisher King." I had breakfast in the hospital cafeteria early Christmas morning with a man waiting to see his mother-in-law in the same ICU, the rest of his family, like mine, in another city. After breakfast, I visited Mama's room of loud machines beeping and oxygen tanks hissing as they kept her alive. A day earlier, she was unconscious as a surgeon removed eight inches of "dead" colon." Morphine helped her cope with the pain of "recovery" as the ventilating machine helped her breathe. "Merry Christmas," I said. Even with the tubes in her mouth and throat, she tried to repeat the words back to me. She said it all when her hand squeezed mine with all her strength.
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Great post here will help you drill down to important values and try to marry them. 
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My fist story published with +The Greenville News. I even helped create a fun, interactive map to show how little each voting precinct supported the sales tax. 
The city of Greenville — if voters were given the chance to vote on a roads-fix tax confined just to the city — would have a reasonable chance of passing it.
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I apologize to +Google+ for attaching a Facebook screenshot to this post. However, gravity of this announcement seems to warrant this social media faux pas. 
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The Society of Professional Journalists hosts a discussion on public records and access issues with a group of seasoned reporters and editors who value providing information to the public. Participants in the discussion include Jennifer Karchmer, Danielle McLean,
Sonny Albarado, Joey Senat, Kathryn Foxhall, Dave Cuillier and Robbie Ward.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Robbie Ward. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Does anyone in the group live in or near Greenville? I'm writing about Bitcoin and would like to speak with a few more people today (Monday) who use the currency. If you don't mind speaking with me for just a moment, email me at rward2@greenvillenews.com or share your contact info. 
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Any bitcoin users around here? 
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Innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity makes for a heck of beat to cover. I guess somebody has to do it. 
A Greenville-based startup has figured out a technical solution to make managing medical records easier.
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Anyone in tupelo area willing, able to help someone in a tight spot, me, move a few boxes this evening? Wonder why? Check out my Twitter handle, @r0bbie_ward. Many thanks to anyone available.
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Work
Occupation
Journalist
Skills
Excel, data reporting, Google Fusion Tables, Miracle Working, Truth-telling.
Employment
  • Self
    Freelance Journalist, 2015 - present
  • The Greenville News
    Innovation Writer, 2014 - 2015
  • Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
    Staff Writer, 2014
    I provide watchdog journalism for Tupelo and Lee County government but also write about state and federal government.
  • Mississippi State University
    Public Relations, Journalism, Community Development, 2012
  • The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
    Starkville Bureau Reporter
  • The Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival
    Executive Director
  • The Vicksburg Post
    Staff Writer
  • The Gainesville Sun
    Freelance
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Currently
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Previously
Tupelo, Mississippi - Starkville, Mississippi - Meridian, Mississippi - Meridian, Mississippi - Yazoo City, Mississippi - Vicksburg, Mississippi - Greenville, Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi - Scranton, Pennsylvania
Story
Tagline
Journalist, change agent for good
Introduction
A Mississippi native, I grew up in a family of storytellers and believe in the power of journalism to help build community, accountability and transparency. 

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Nationally recognized for financial data reporting, earned top Mississippi and Louisiana AP Managing Editor Awards for general news and investigative reporting and created and produced the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival.
Education
  • Mississippi State University
    Masters in Public Policy and Administration, 2004 - 2010
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
    English and journalism, 2002
  • T. L. Weston High School (Greenville, MS)
    Diploma, 1996
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