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Elizabeth Donald

Specializes in: Healthcare, Higher Education, Public Education, Local/Regional News, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Investigative, Ethnic Issues, Lifestyle, Illinois, Missouri, Midwest, Photography, Outdoor, Profiles, Religion/Spirituality, Technology, Travel

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Work has previously appeared: Daily Newspaper, Magazine, Website, Trade Magazine, Newsletter, Blog, Book Publishing

Elizabeth Donald has been a reporter for more than 20 years. In that time she has covered nearly every beat, with an emphasis on city and county government, crime and courts, education and watchdog investigation as a staff writer and as a remote reporter. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Donald is a frequent guest lecturer on the practical applications of journalism ethics and the changing nature of newspapers in the 21st century. She was an initial recipient of the Terry Harper Fellowship and has won multiple awards for journalism and fiction writing. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ national ethics commission, and was on the team that rewrote the SPJ Ethics Code in 2014. She currently serves as the president of the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists, and is also the author of several award-winning fiction novels, a freelance editor, photographer and writing coach. She has been working freelance full-time since 2018 and is a teaching assistant at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In her spare time, she has no spare time.

Last updated: 2/27/2020 ()

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