Steve Dickerson has joined The Madison Courier as a member of the reporting team.

Dickerson, an Indianapolis native, is a 2010 graduate of Franklin College where he majored in journalism with a specialization in visual communications.

Dickerson previously worked at The Daily Journal in Franklin and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville.

His primary reporting responsibilities will be education and business.

Dickerson fills a vacancy on the staff created with the retirement of staff writer Peggy Vlerebome.

If you have story ideas or items to include in this business briefs column contact Dickerson at sdickerson@madisoncourier.com or phone him at (812) 265-3641, ext. 240.