Jennifer Connic has been in the world of journalism for more than a decade as either a reporter, editor or Web producer. She specializes in community (or hyperlocal) journalism.
Jen covered Westport, Conn. for seven years for The Hour and as editor of WestportNow.com, which is one of the original hyperlocal news websites. She won several awards for her work while editor of WestportNow, including for breaking news coverage of flooding in 2007. She also covered at length the fight and eventual demolition of a Paul Rudolph-designed house, which was picked up nationally.
She was one of the first local editors at Patch.com, helping launch Millburn-Short Hills Patch in February 2009. She was profiled in several publications for her work, including in Newsweek, Star-Ledger and PBS’ Media Shift. Her work included covering the Millburn High School hazing incident (more) in 2009, which was picked up by national news outlets, and a variety of important news topics including shrinking school budgets, traffic safety and a changing business climate in tough economic times. Millburn-Short Hills Patch became a must-read website about the community during her tenure of more than two years.
She currently works as the social media producer at NJ.com where she works to build community engagement with users.
With a B.A. in print journalism from American University and a M.S. in journalism from Quinnpiac University, Jen also served as an adjunct journalism professor at Seton Hall University.
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