As the new editor for the Hopatcong-Sparta Patch and Jefferson Patch, I wanted to take this time to tell you a little about myself. You may have noticed some of my articles on the sites recently, and I wanted to let you know that as of Monday, I am going to be here full-time.
After graduating Ramapo College in January 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and concentration in journalism, I began reporting for the Morris Township-Morris Plains Patch in March and became an assistant editor in May. I also helped launch the East Hanover-Florham Park Patch in August.
Prior to my work at Patch, I contributed to my college's newspaper and radio station, and interned at several television networks, including News 12 New Jersey and MTV.
I have already enjoyed meeting some of you these past few weeks, but I look forward to getting to know more of you. You'll be seeing me around town, so make sure you say "hi" when you do! Feel free to contact me with anything you'd like me to know about what's going on around the area.
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I am excited to start working in your towns and hearing what you all have to say! You can contact me at Lauren.Mennen@patch.com.
Editor, Hopatcong-Sparta Patch and Jefferson Patch