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Mike Scogin

Mike Scogin

2020

In more than 40 years in community journalism, he has been an investigative reporter, a hard-nosed editor, and an innovative publisher who has adapted to the digital age. In Mississippi, he won a regional Associated Press award for investigative reporting. As an editor and publisher, he stood up for quality journalism, butting heads with higher-ups and secretive public officials. As publisher of the Georgetown News-Graphic, he increased the paper’s print frequency but was an early adopter of digital tools and started new products: magazines, podcasts, video packages and documentaries. The News-Graphic has won two general excellence awards for multi-weeklies from the Kentucky Press Association, and the local Chamber of Commerce named it Business of the Year for its efforts to improve Scott County. A native of El Paso, Texas, he is a graduate of the University of South Alabama.