WASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES - Jacqueline Bostick has been selected as editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser. She stepped into the role effectively July 2.


"I'm pleased to announce Jacqueline Bostick as the full-time editor of The News and Times-Advertiser,"  said The News and Times-Advertiser Publisher Nicole Barefield. "As interim editor and active reporter and writer, Jacqueline has demonstrated her ability to manage news operations - print and digital -  in two counties, while sustaining strong coverage of the news, activities and issues that are important to our communities."

"I have great confidence in Jacqueline and her team to provide excellent, local coverage of news and issues relevant to Washington and Holmes counties, and encourage our readers to reach out to her with their ideas or concerns," she added.

Bostick, who has served as a reporter for both papers since August 2017, received her first print journalism experience with The Panama City News Herald.

In 2014, Florida Press Club acknowledged Bostick’s work at The News Herald with two second place awards in the categories of hard feature and health care.

She operated as interim editor for nearly four months following the March 9 departure of former editor Carol Kent Wyatt.

"The communities of Washington and Holmes counties have allured me to the concerns and celebrations of agricultural industry and life," Bostick said. "Beyond that, it's a special time to be a part of your growing communities."

"From the development of the 79 Corridor and its budding economic growth and potential to educational milestones in safety and success, I'm excited to play a role in saying 'yes, that happened right here in Washington and Holmes.'"

Bostick is an avid traveler who aims to report news from all sides.

Her love for traveling abroad has brought home her love for the nation and its democracy, which reflects in her insatiable desire to cover human interest stories.

When away from the newsroom, Bostick enjoys anything local – restaurants, books by local authors, networking, and the beauty of the area’s natural resources.

She is a graduate of Florida State University.

Bostick may be reached by emailing: jbostick@chipleypaper.com.