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January 27, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Former Rocket editor joins Butler Eagle staff

Josh Rizzo, a 2010 Slippery Rock University communication graduate and former editor-in-chief of The Rocket, SRU’s weekly student newspaper, has been named a sports writer for the Butler Eagle.

Rizzo, an award-winning writer for The Rocket, interned at the local newspaper while a student.

He most recently was a sports reporter at the Quincy [Ill.] Herald-Whig and has worked at the Kirksville [Mo.] Dailey Express where he won four Missouri Press Association awards, including first place in the sports feature category.

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