Laurie Beth Harris

About Me

I spend a lot of time thinking about how people get news. Here's what I'm up to now and where I've been before.

American Press Institute

These days, I’m the editorial coordinator at the American Press Institute in Arlington, Virginia. I curate and write our daily newsletter, Need to Know. I also oversee API’s social media and overall web and editorial strategy.

Southern Living

After college, I headed down to Birmingham, Alabama, for a copy fellowship with Time Inc. I was the primary copy editor for the magazine’s Travel + Culture and Style sections, and edited for grammar, style and readability, as well as fact-checked stories for accuracy and clarity.

The Daily Tar Heel

I spent my last two years of college as the copy desk editor for UNC’s independent student newspaper. I managed a staff of three assistant editors and 25 staff members, and oversaw the copy editing and headline writing for each day’s print and online edition.

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