Editor and Publisher
2022 E&P EDITORS EXTRAORDINAIRE
Editor-in-chief, The Hammonton Gazette Education: Villanova University, bachelor of science, finance Gina Rullo was nominated by her publisher/co-founder, who said, “Gina Rullo is the founding Editorin-chief of The Hammonton Gazette, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. She started in the position when she was a 20-year-old undergraduate student at Villanova University. During Rullo’s tenure as Editor-in-chief, she has proven to be a dynamic, intelligent, visionary leader. Her fearlessness and genuine commitment to journalistic ethics are complemented by her compassion, empathy and sense of humor. … Her gifted leadership makes all aspects of The Hammonton Gazette run as a cohesive team. She has been awarded various awards, including Atlantic City Weekly’s 2006 ‘Top 40 Under 40;’ enshrinement as one of the youngest members of the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010; and The Society of Professional Journalists-new Jersey’s 2021 ‘Courage Under Fire’ and Investigative Journalism Awards.” What advice do you have for other young professionals who aspire to become an editor extraordinaire? You are telling the stories of other people. Writers and editors need to leave their egos and personal opinions at the door. You will meet people with whom you disagree on a visceral level, but your writing or editing can never show those feelings. What is the most important trend in editorial content today? I love infographics when they accompany an article. People are very visual, and a quality graphic can make the information more accessible and invite the reader to read more closely.