A long career as a newspaper reporter prepared me to work quickly and accurately and to find information from a variety of sources. Having covered beats ranging from criminal courts to land use to aging issues, I have a wide-ranging curiosity and a broad base of knowledge about politics, property development, American jurisprudence, demographics, and culture. and As an independent contractor, I create and edit website content, write corporate press releases, and contribute feature stories to online and print publications.
Web Content Producer
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
Julie S. Edgar
June 2007 - June 2007
Health, business and legal reporting and editing for WebMD, CourthouseNews.com, AnnArbor.com and other Internet-based companies. Corporate public relations.
Detroit Free Press
September 1998 - June 2008
Reported on communities throughout Detroit metropolitan area, including government, land use policy issues, politics and personalities. Developed an aging issues beat, winning a reporting award for stories related to services for the older population; participated in several long-term investigative projects; served on ad hoc committee to develop community weeklies; served on Children First committee to strengthen coverage of at-risk younger population
Detroit Jewish News
January 1995 - January 1998
Oversaw a team of reporters, assigned, edited, and participated in editorial section hiring process.
January 1993 - January 1995
Reported on legal issues at trial court level, covering civil and criminal trials, the judiciary, lawsuits. Covered healthcare business beat, following from start to finish the controversial development of the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital. Wrote a "behind the news" column each month.
Pharmacy Chains Boost Affordable Care Act
Drugstore giants like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid are poised to capitalize on the enrollment of millions of Americans in new health insurance plans -- helping them sign up on-site and to create new customers.
For-profits gobbling up community hospitals in Michigan
My story, which appeared in Bridge magazine, an online publication of the Center for Michigan, examined the effects of hospital consolidation on communities and community hospitals. The story focused on a few major transactions in which large health systems bought small independents throughout the State of Michigan.
Qualifications & Certifications
Bachelor of Arts
University of Michigan