J.C. Derrick appointed Mainstreet Daily News publisher

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (January 25, 2021) After a nationwide search, veteran journalist and former Capitol Hill beat reporter J.C. Derrick has been appointed publisher of Mainstreet Daily News, a growing online publication dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community in the markets it serves. Mainstreet Daily News is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.

In just eight years Derrick rose through the ranks from reporter to managing editor then deputy chief content editor at WORLD News Group, a national news media organization. There he increased staff productivity and spearheaded impressive online growth with effective, collaborative marketing partnerships.

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Before that, he worked as a reporter for 10 years at the Longview News-Journal in Texas. His roots are in Texas where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an Associate in Arts communications degree from Kilgore College.

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“The team at Mainstreet shares my commitment to accurate community-based reporting that informs and inspires,” said Derrick. “What we are building here will form the solid foundation of a community online news platform here and beyond.”


Mainstreet Daily News is a local, independent news site dedicated to the communities it serves because good local journalism matters. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, it is staffed with more than 100 years of combined journalism experience, all committed to making a difference with the highest quality of journalistic integrity. Available online at www.MainstreetDailyNews.com, the publication promises to “pound the pavement to cover the stories you care about most.”

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