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Armstrong named managing editor

June 15, 2012 O&AN Staff Reports   Comments

Award-winning newspaper editor Patrick Armstrong has been named managing editor and creative director for Out & About Newspaper, with the departure of Ben Rock, who has accepted a communications coordinator position with a national nonprofit.Patrick Armstrong
Armstrong, a native of Lebanon, Tennessee, has a Masters of General Communication degree from Austin Peay State University and is the former editor-in-chief of The All State newspaper.
“We’re so excited for Ben and wish him the best of luck as he continues to grow his professional career in communications,” said Jerry Jones, president and publisher of Out & About Newspaper. “We are equally pleased that a national search has resulted in someone of Patrick’s caliber to take the reins from Ben.”
“I'm excited to take what all I have learned at The All State and APSU and apply it to Out & About Newspaper,” Armstrong said. “Journalism is my passion, and I think the First Amendment is our most important law. I can't wait to get started in this role and tell stories that are meaningful and important to the community.”
Working with Armstrong as he finishes his final issue, Rock is bittersweet about his decision to step down but is confident about the publication’s continued success under Armstrong’s leadership.
“I’ve invested so much during my time at Out & About Newspaper that I find it hard to leave,” he said. “I plan to stay on board as a staff writer and follow through on several of the interviews and stories I’ve already arranged. I’m introducing Patrick to my community and media contacts and leaving him my notes and editorial calendar. That combined with his impressive portfolio and great talent should set the paper up for a very successful future.” 


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