A veteran newspaper reporter, Jackie Majerus covers the goings on in Bristol, Connecticut for The Bristol Press. She's been on the job there since June 1993.
She's an award-winning pro who loves investigative work, but daily demands leave little time for much of that.
She believes strongly in the role that a good newspaper can and should play in shaping a community for the better.
With her husband and favorite co-worker, Steve Collins, she founded Youth Journalism International, an educational non-profit organization connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and promotes and defends a free youth press. Check it out at www.youthjournalism.org.
The couple also founded The Tattoo, an independent online teen newspaper (www.ReadTheTattoo.com)
Republican Tom Foley, who hopes to win the primary next week and be the party's candidate for governor, is making a stop in Bristol early Saturday. The word is, he'll be at the Crystal Luncheonette at 8:30 a.m. I'm not working Saturday and I hope I'll still be sleeping at 8:30 a.m., so don't look here for an account. I asked Foley if he could come on Friday or Monday instead, but he said the schedule is locked in. He also said he'd be back to Bristol, which was good to hear. The photo below is from the campaign, by the way. It wasn't taken at the Crystal.