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Reporter Nicole DeCriscio '16 Joins Indiana Newspaper

Reporter Nicole DeCriscio '16 Joins Indiana Newspaper

July 29, 2016

Nicole DeCriscio, a May 2016 graduate of DePauw University, has joined the Reporter-Times of Martinsville and Mooresville, Indiana as a reporter.

In a column written for her new readers, DeCriscio tells of "Learning to Love a Small Town." She writes, "I never thought I was the type of person to enjoy a small town. I was born and raised in Fort Wayne. The first time I left was to go away for college. Even though I selected DePauw, I wasn’t sure I would like living in Greencastle. I like the hustle and bustle of a city and all it could offer in terms of things to do and places to shop. I was hesitant to pick a college in a small town where the go-to hangout spot and place to shop was Wal-Mart. Eventually, the programs offered by the university convinced me to give it a try, to step out of my comfort zone. I’m glad I did. I started college wanting to be a lawyer, but after working on the campus paper, I quickly decided I wanted to be a journalist. Flash forward four years to this May when I graduated and shocked my family by opting to stay in Greencastle and search for jobs within an hour or so from there."

Read the complete piece at the newspaper's website.

Newspapers 011A philosophy major, DeCriscio served as editor-in-chief of The DePauw. She interned with the Salt Lake Tribune and won a first place Indiana Collegiate Press Association award for "best non-deadline news reporting" and was a finalist for two Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 "Mark of Excellence" Awards.