Alison Gene Smith

Editor in Twin Falls, Idaho

Alison Gene Smith

Editor in Twin Falls, Idaho

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I'm from Portland, Oregon and I'm the managing editor at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

In August 2011 I earned my Master's of Arts in Community Journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

As part of the program I interned at the Anniston Star as a staff writer and photographer. I covered follow up stories to the April 27, 2011 tornadoes, the police beat and worked on a project finding under-covered areas within Calhoun County, the Star's main coverage area.

In 2009 I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Art in Journalism with a photography option from the University of Montana in Missoula. There, I was involved with the Rural News Network, studying the media needs of rural Montanans, and the Community News Service, covering the 2009 Montana Legislative Session for more than 40 newspapers throughout the state. I also love music, politics, cooking and designing jewelry.

2015-Present Managing Editor, Times-News, Twin Falls, ID

December 2011-2015 Criminal Justice Reporter, Times-News, Twin Falls, ID

May-July 2011 Intern, Anniston Star, Anniston, AL

January-May 2011 Photo Director, Alpine Living Magazine, Tuscaloosa, AL

May-July 2010 Reporter / Photographer, Shoshone News-Press, Kellogg, ID

May-August 2007 Photography Intern, Forest Grove News-Times, Forest Grove, OR

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  • Work
    • Times-News
  • Education
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Montana