Today Religion News LLC soft launched its newest site, ColumbiaFAVS.com.
CoumbiaFAVS is edited by Kellie Kotraba and is the third FAVS site to go live. SpokaneFAVS and WilmingtonFAVS launched earlier this year.
Later this summer ToledoFAVS and HartfordFAVS will also go live.
For information on the FAVS project click here.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.