Outgoing Great Lakes Echo reporter and copy editor Becky McKendry has landed a job as the news editor for the City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper.
McKendry graduates from the MSU J-School this spring with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a concentration in editorial reporting. She was the co-winner of the school’s outstanding senior award and recognized with the Knight Center Service Award.
She has been affiliated with the center through Echo since January of 2013. She was also the assistant bureau chief and a reporter for MSU’s Capital News Bureau for two semesters.
In addition to covering Lansing City Council for the Pulse and writing assorted print and online news stories, she will be assigning and pitching stories, editing freelance contributions, assisting in layout
duties, assisting with the Pulse’s radio and TV shows and overseeing interns.
She takes over the Pulse’s news section from managing/news editor Andy Balaskovitz, a 2009 graduate of the MSU J-School who won the Knight Center’s outstanding undergraduate award in 2008 and 2009.
Balaskovitz has accepted a position as a Michigan fellow for Midwest Energy News.