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"My mission is to provide newspapers and private clients with professional writing, editing and research services by applying best practices from a 20+ year career in business journalism." - Laura Newpoff

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After spending more than 20 years in journalism, including 19 years reporting and editing for Columbus Business First and the Phoenix Business Journal, I launched Laura Newpoff Journalism Services LLC in early 2018. Writing, editing and research for newspapers and private clients are the primary services of this new venture.

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Over the course of 20 years...

I’ve written thousands of stories covering a variety of issues and industries …

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Sports

I've written all kinds of sports stories, including many about the Columbus Crew SC's potential move to Austin.

MLS, Crew SC have been working on Austin relocation plan for months

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Travel

I’ve covered travel and tourism in Columbus and Phoenix, including several stories about the popular Airbnb service.

Airbnb hopes Columbus takes even-handed approach to regulations

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Housing & Real Estate

I have extensive knowledge in writing about real estate and housing. This is one I wrote about the old Beulah Park racetrack.

‘New Urbanism’ at heart of plans for Beulah Park site in Grove City

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Tech & Venture Capital

I covered the tech and venture capital boom during the dot-com craze of the early 2000s. Here’s an old one about Columbus searching for its technology identity.

Is Columbus a 'Tech Town' yet?

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Celebrities

As a journalist I have spent some time covering various local, state and national celebrities and personalities. This one I wrote when Phoenix broadcaster Bill Heywood retired.

Legendary broadcaster Bill Heywood hangs up the mike after 45 years

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Dining

I covered the restaurant industry early in my career and wrote stories about Cameron Mitchell, Wendy’s and local favorites like Tee Jaye’s.

Still hungry – Tee Jay’s founder on 30 years in business, and that Ray Kroc guy

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What I can do for you…

My services...

  • Writing (various services)
  • Editing
  • Research
  • Social media strategy & consulting
  • Media outreach & consulting
  • Press releases
  • Ghost writing
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614-209-3030

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lauranewpoff@gmail.com

Since going solo...

I've completed a variety of jobs for clients including...

Research

I completed a research project for a Columbus marketing firm that examined demographic trends and best practices in diversity recruitment across the U.S.

Web content

I wrote content for a Columbus Realtor’s website, including helping her craft her value statement.

Special features

I've written several features for university alumni magazines and websites.

News

I was contracted to write an in-depth article on conservative voters' feelings about renewable energy.