From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
After spending five years in academic publishing as a copy editor in India, I came to the University of Missouri in 2001 to pursue graduate studies in political science. Got a master's in political science and shifted to journalism for good. Having been a political animal all along, I thought nothing would be more exciting than covering politics for a newspaper or a magazine.
My first experience in reporting was with the Missourian last summer. I covered the city and county beat. Also took a course in investigative reporting during Fall 2003 and looked at the state of rental inspections in Columbia, Mo.
I would like to work as a public policy reporter for a weekly magazine or a daily newspaper.
Stories by Gaurav Ghose include:
5/14/2004: Newspaper Story - A mathematical misunderstanding became the center of one of the biggest political disputes in the Missouri legislature's 2004 session.
5/ 4/2004: Newspaper Story - It is no secret that when it comes to health coverage among businesses big is beautiful. And that holds true for bigger of the small businesses.
5/ 4/2004: Newspaper Story - The legislature passed lower and higher education budgets and continued working on the budget.
4/29/2004: Radio Story - Missourians over 21 would no longer have to wear a motorcycle helmet under bill passed by the House.
4/22/2004: Newspaper Story - Supporters of the medical liability lawsuit awards bill say the legislation would prevent frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals.
4/ 7/2004: Newspaper Story - The House passed an $18.6 billion budget Wednesday that provides a bigger increase for educatin than the governor reccomended -- without tax increases. The budget was passed on the same day that the Revenue Department released numbers showing that state revenue collections are up significantly.
4/ 6/2004: Newspaper Story - April 15 will be an especially key date for a House budget plan currently under consideration. Earlier in the year, the House, Senate, and Gov. Bob Holden agreed the state should expect about $6.4 billion in revenue, but the new House budget plan utilizes about $7 billion in revenue.
But that difference won't be known until the mid-April deadline, said State Budget Director Linda Luebbering. She did not rule out the Republican figures outright, saying there was not enough information at this
3/30/2004: Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators heard another plea Tuesday for the state to stop sending government financed jobs overseas.
3/17/2004: Newspaper Story - If a Missourian from one of the state's nearly 245,000 households in Food Stamp Program calls a toll-free number with questions, it is answered by a call center employee 8000 miles away in Mumbia, India, formerly known as Bombay.
3/ 9/2004: Newspaper Story - Whitey Herzog, who had led St. Louis Cardinals to a world series championship in 1982, testified in favor of a bill that would let physical therapists to provide rehabilitation to animals without requiring a veterinarian be present.
3/ 3/2004: Newspaper Story - A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical reasons has resurfaced this legislative session after being killed last year.
3/ 2/2004: Newspaper Story - Two members of the Senate Education Committee voiced support for a bill to prohibit the President of the University of Missouri system from occupying the position of a chancellor of an individual campus.
2/26/2004: Newspaper Story - Columbia legislators voiced disappointment over the state Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.
2/25/2004: Newspaper Story - Any public governmental meeting conducted through electronic communication--conference call, video conference, internet chat or internet message board--would now have to be made accessible to the public under a new bill proposed by Rep. Jeff Harris, D-Columbia.
2/23/2004: Newspaper Story - To address the issue of statewide child abuse and ways to prevent it, the Missouri Children's Services Commission may consider coordinating state and private services. In its monthly meeting Monday, the commission heard Lucia Erikson Kincheloe, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Missouri, explain how her organization can extend services and work together with the commission to tackle child abuse.
2/18/2004: Newspaper Story - A bill providing comprehensive services for mentally ill children was passed by the House Health Committee Wednesday. Parents would no more have to relinquish custody of their child to avail the health services.
2/17/2004: Newspaper Story - Just Pacheco, mother of seven-year-old Augustine and five-year-old Wayne, both with a hearing loss, testified in favor of a bill aimed at providing insurance coverage for hearing aids to children up to age 19.
2/11/2004: Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Judiciary Committee sent a measure to the House that would restrict liability lawsuit awards. This is similar to the measure vetoed by the governor last year.
2/ 4/2004: Newspaper Story - The bill proposes the same kind of coverage for both mental and physical illnesses.
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