Lars Dolder, who has been working as a correspondent for the News + Record — producing feature stories and covering news events — has joined the newspaper’s staff as a full-time …
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Lars Dolder, who has been working as a correspondent for the News + Record — producing feature stories and covering news events — has joined the newspaper’s staff as a full-time reporter.
He’ll be covering municipal government and providing news and feature stories, as well as doing investigative reporting and working across the newspaper’s digital platforms.
“Our readers will recognize Lars’ name,” News + Record Publisher Bill Horner III said. “He’s been writing stories for us for a few months now as a correspondent. Lars is a very talented and experienced writer and a determined journalist. We’re fortunate to have him join our team.”
Dolder graduated from N.C. State in 2016 with a degree in mathematics, but switched to finance writing because he found it more interesting. He said journalism had more appeal to him than finance writing because of the importance of the role news and information has on society.
“There’s a staggering disconnect in our society these days — people don’t know where to find truth,” he said. “But local journalism, from reputable newspapers, is one of the best sources of accurate information. The News + Record is one of the finest examples of community journalism I’ve ever read; I’m excited to work with its excellent staff in the noble dispensation of accurate news.”
Dolder’s mother was a journalist, and he counts legendary editors Ben Bradlee (Washington Post) and Marty Baron (the Post’s current editor) as influences, as well as the Sulzberger dynasty at The New York Times.
“Lars has already been an asset to us with our elections coverage, even before he came on board full-time,” Horner said. “He’s been a perfect fit to our team so far and will help us raise the level of insightful reporting we’re bringing to our readers.”
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