Jeff Papworth


News Experience:

Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, ID

Sports writer, September 2014 – Present

  • Report on high school and Division I college athletics in southeast Idaho
  • Produce game recaps that are popular on social media including one that garnered 1,109 Facebook likes
  • Write features that have accumulated as many as 810 Facebook likes

Multimedia content producer, September 2014 – Present

  • Capture video that complements written recaps
  • Post video clips during games that collect upwards of 25,000 loops on Vine
  • Sparked onslaught of video usage by other Idaho sports writers

Social media publisher, September 2014 – Present

  • Tweet game updates, links to articles and other information related to southeast Idaho sports
  • Culled as many as 97 retweets and 198 likes for a post on Twitter
  • Tallied 2.1 million impressions on professional Twitter account in 2016

Prep Stars in College writer, October 2014 – Present

  • Run the sports section that covers the collegiate success of former local prep athletes
  • Averaged 211 Facebook shares per Prep Stars in College profile in 2016
  • Amassed as many as 723 Facebook shares for one Prep Stars in College story

The Daily Telegram, Adrian, MI

Sports writer, May – August 2013; February – August 2014

  • Wrote articles covering high school sports in Lenawee County
  • Provided news videos on Lenawee County sporting events
  • Served as sole reporter of Michigan International Speedway’s NASCAR events

Heritage News, Saline, MI

Sports writer, May – August 2012

  • Covered high school athletics in southeast Michigan
  • Recapped sporting events and wrote features
  • Captured photos and produced videos for the sports section

Central Michigan Life, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Sports writer, August 2011 – December 2013

  • Crafted feature stories, game recaps, sidebars and previews on Central Michigan sports
  • Authored articles that were popular on Facebook including one that garnered 286 likes
  • Published insightful columns that collected as many as 19 comments


Sports Prep Story: Second place (Awarded by the Idaho Press Club in 2016)
Sports News Coverage: Third place (Awarded by the Idaho Press Club in 2016)
Spot sports story: Second place (Awarded by Utah Idaho Spokane Associated Press Association in 2016)


Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Bachelor of Science, December 2013, Major: Online Journalism
GPA: 3.83/4.00