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Marcus White joins the Timberjay staff

Posted 7/25/18

TOWER— Marcus White is a new full-time editor/reporter at the Timberjay. While he will be based out of our Tower office, his beat will focus on Cook and Orr, including reporting on North Woods …

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Marcus White joins the Timberjay staff

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TOWER— Marcus White is a new full-time editor/reporter at the Timberjay. While he will be based out of our Tower office, his beat will focus on Cook and Orr, including reporting on North Woods Grizzlies sports, as well as the St. Louis County School District.

He’ll also be handling a wide range of other regional reporting for the newspaper, fulfilling much the same role at the paper as the late Tom Klein.

Marcus hails originally from Toronto, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin--Superior, where he majored in Communications and minored in Political Science. He was editor-in-chief for the college newspaper, and interned at Wisconsin Public Radio.

He most recently worked at the Tioga Tribune, in Tioga, ND, where made his mark in investigative reporting. He won a second-place award from the National Newspaper Association for his in-depth investigative series about police internal affairs in Tioga. He has also been honored by the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association for both writing and production. He also won awards from the North Dakota Newspaper Association for his feature photography.

“We are really excited to add Marcus to our staff,” said Timberjay Publisher Marshall Helmberger. “It took us a long time to fill the gap when we lost our longtime editor Tom Klein. With Marcus, we have found another well-rounded reporter and editor who is committed to our vision of community journalism.”

Marcus is also glad to be back home in Minnesota, reporting on a region he fell in love with during his college years. His parents now live in the Twin Cities.

“I love community reporting,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting the people in the area.”

Marcus harkens back to an era when reporters only took notes by hand, using his collection of fountain pens and small bound notebooks while out and about. But he is also well-versed in current-day technology, including web and audio production, which may mean expanded options for Timberjay readers in the future.

Editor, Cook, Orr

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