RICHARD JONES SAID YES to ideas that completely changed his life, bringing it full circle into a life that he is thoroughly enjoying.
He doesn’t only just say yes; he pro-actively asks if he can share. And that’s how I met him. I asked a Facebook group of podcasters if anyone had a story they wanted to share. Richard said yes he did – and I agreed!
Here’s what Richard told me: I recently had to make a major shift in my life. I worked for my hometown newspaper for 25 years. Things changed greatly in that time, and the job I thought I would have at this point in my career no longer exists as the newspaper got more corporate and eventually became managed out of town. So when they offered me a buyout two and a half years ago, I jumped at it. Since it came about suddenly, I had no idea what to do next. It’s a story of how one thing leads to another, and how my interest in local history led me to develop the podcast, True Crime Historian, where I now have an international audience.
Plus, he writes historical mysteries – and his book is set right here in Ohio. Read The First Celebrity Serial Killer in Southwest Ohio:: Confessions of the Strangler Alfred Knapp (True Crime)
Show Notes – Episode #61 – Find Richard
More About Richard
After 25 years writing the first draft of history as a writer and editor for his hometown newspaper, the Hamilton Journal-News, Richard O Jones left the grind of daily journalism in the fall of 2013 for a life of true crime. Mr. Jones, a creative writing graduate of Miami University, Ohio, spent most of his career as an arts journalist and has won numerous awards for his reviews and profiles. In 2004, he was named a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts Theatre and Musical Theatre program at the Annenberg School of Journalism. The Ohio Associated Press named him Feature Writer of the Year in 2011. Since leaving the newspaper world, Mr. Jones has become an active member of his local history community as a board member of the Butler County Historical Society, a member of the History Speakers Bureau and a regular presenter at Miami University in a program titled “Yesterday’s News.” The Michael J. Colligan History Project of Miami University presented Mr. Jones with a Special Recognition for Contributions to Public History for his coverage of the Centennial Commemoration of the Great Flood of 1913.
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