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June 8, 2014

Reporter joins newsroom staff

Ben Middelkamp has joined the newsroom staff of the Pharos-Tribune.

He is a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he served as managing editor of the university newspaper, The Sojourn. Having earned a degree in convergent journalism, Middelkamp also dabbled in radio as news director for the university radio station.

Though he will focus on education news in his new position, Middelkamp will be seeking out news of general interest in Logansport and the surrounding communities.

“I’m passionate about giving people a voice who don’t have one or who don’t normally get that opportunity,” Middelkamp said. “People have great stories, and I want to listen to them and tell them to the community.”

Managing Editor Misty Knisely said, “Ben has a lot of enthusiasm for community journalism. It’s a passion shared by the rest of the newsroom, and I think he’s an excellent addition to our team.”

Hailing from St. Louis, Middelkamp is an avid Cardinals fan and enjoys baseball in general.

He’s played the cello since he was 9 years old and hopes to get connected to an orchestra nearby.

Reach Middelkamp at ben.middelkamp@pharostribune or call 574-732-5117.

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