From the Post’s announcement:
We are delighted to announce that Jamie Stockwell will be moving to Loudoun to cover general news. Jamie has had a fine run as a criminal justice reporter, first in Prince George’s and most recently in Alexandria and Arlington. In her new beat, Jamie will broaden her focus by covering the vital subject of Loudounâ€™s emergence as a wealthy, dynamic, diverse county.
Loudoun’s rapid growth has made it a crucial front in our news coverage, and Jamieâ€™s experience will serve the paper well there as she homes in on the tensions created by growth and change. She also will play an important role in contributing to a major effort by WPNI, to start later this year, for increased coverage of Loudoun on the Internet. Jamie has some great ideas on how to make that initiative a success.
Jamie came to The Post as a summer intern in 1999, and stayed on as a
reporter in Prince William County. After two years, she took on one of the busiest assignments in the paper, covering law enforcement in Prince George’s County. She worked the beat tirelessly, was especially adept at cultivating sources, and chronicled numerous cases of police brutality. In the Alexandria bureau for more than two years, Jamie covered major stories including the fatal Arlington school bus accident and the police shooting of an unarmed teenager at a pancake house.
Jamie’s move to Loudoun opens up a position for a police, courts and crime reporter in the Alexandria/Arlington bureau. We are looking for someone with experience in jumping on breaking news, in developing sources, and in covering a courthouse. This is also very much an enterprise beat, so we also are seeking someone with new and refreshing ideas not just about law enforcement, but also generally about Northern Virginia and especially the inner suburbs. For this job, we prefer to hire someone from inside the paper.