Ceili Doyle reports for The Columbus Dispatch, focusing on rural issues. The Dispatch’s readership area includes a large swath of Appalachia and Doyle covers it all, from health care to mining to transportation. She covered crime and public health — writing about police-community relations, mental health and health care policies — and contributed to breaking news and enterprise coverage of the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting during an internship with The Dispatch. She served as managing editor of Miami University of Ohio’s award-winning, independent student-run weekly, The Miami Student. In college, Doyle’s focus as a reporter was on crime, sexual assault and alcohol abuse. She also established and supervised The Student’s branch of audio journalism. Her work at Miami garnered her multiple first-place Mark of Excellence awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. She graduated from Miami in May 2020 with B.A. in journalism and political science. Doyle is from Willow Springs, Illinois.
Beat: Rural issues in central Ohio
This beat focuses on the trends and issues affecting people in rural areas, especially as we head into the next presidential election. For The Dispatch, that includes a large swath of Appalachia. The topic areas include politics and public policy, transportation, mineral extraction (benefits and environmental/safety concerns), education, technology, environment, health care, the economy, poverty and hunger. These stories are picked up by news organizations across the state and region.