Jason Blakeney is Report for America's Corps Excellence Regional Manager, Region 5 (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas). Blakeney has 15 years of experience, holding various editor titles throughout the United States, including the lead position on the Center for News and Design national desk, and planning editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal. Blakeney was previously the executive editor of GateHouse Media Northwest Florida, where he oversaw the combination of the Northwest Florida Daily News, Panama City News Herald and 10 associated non-daily products into a single newsroom workflow. A 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama, Blakeney began his career at the Phenix Citizen in Phenix City, Alabama, before joining the sports department of the Pensacola News Journal.
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