greg-portrait-web-300-DSCF0840 Greg Saulmon is a journalist based in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

A lifelong resident of the Pioneer Valley, Saulmon has primarily worked for the region’s major daily newspaper, The Republican, since 2006 — first as executive editor of the subsidiary MassPublishing, where he managed the production of a group of monthly news-magazines; and, more recently, as an assistant managing editor. In his current role, he manages breaking and investigative reporting, develops multimedia approaches for presenting the news online, produces data analysis and visualizations, and shoots photos and videos for the newspaper’s website, MassLive.com. He has also worked as managing editor for the Northampton-based Daily Hampshire Gazette.

His photographs have been displayed at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton, Holyoke’s Wistariahurst Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, and during the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams. His documentary work has focused on the intersection of economics and community, brought to life in the solo exhibitions “Full Employment: Major Employers in the Pioner Valley” and “Massachusetts Green: Building Holyoke’s High Performance Computing Center.”

An avid birder, he is the creator of “The Birds Downtown,” a blog about urban birding.

At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he majored in English and Economics. You can blame John Stifler‘s class “Economics and the Literary Imagination” for that.

He plays guitar in a several indie rock and power pop bands.

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