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October 14, 2013

Scott Underwood: Reporter flux has good and bad aspects

Over the past decade, the consistency of the news report in The Herald Bulletin has been affected, at times, by turnover on the reporting staff.

Reporters here are asked to produce a high quantity and quality of work, and it can be a stressful job. The work is challenging and rewarding, but burnout can easily happen. Plus, reporters are generally ambitious people, some of whom regularly seek new professional opportunities.

Recently, we were disappointed to lose education reporter Dani Palmer, who took a job as a reporter at an Oregon newspaper. Dani did a good job and grew as a writer and a reporter during her two years here. We were sorry to see her go and wish her nothing but the best during her adventure in Oregon.

While we almost always hate to see reporters leave our paper, job openings on the staff also represent the opportunity to add a new reporter with a fresh perspective and a unique set of skills.

We’ll miss Dani, but we’re pleased to add Zach Osowski to our staff.

Zach is a native of Switzerland County, Indiana, and a graduate of Franklin College’s fine school of journalism. He comes to us after a short stint working for a small newspaper in Kentucky.

Zach’s primary news coverage beat will be towns, meaning that he’ll focus on coverage outside of Anderson, including Elwood, Pendleton, Alexandria, Lapel and Frankton.

Contact Zach at 640-4847 or zach.osowski@heraldbulletin.com with story ideas. You can also follow him on Twitter @Osowski_THB.

Our 128-page coffee-table book, “The Auto Industry in Madison County: A History of Innovation,” has been sent to the printer, and we anticipate having copies in hand by mid-November.

You may order the book in three ways:

u Stop by our offices at 1133 Jackson St., Anderson, during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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