City reporter for @JuneauEmpire. Recovering sportswriter, formerly of @InsideIndiana. Email me: alex.mccarthy@juneauempire.com

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Biography

In a way, journalism is more the study of people than it is anything else. We're charged with telling their stories and learning from them.

Sportswriting was a great introduction into the field, learning how to build an audience, write quickly on deadline and make simple issues (someone wins, som...

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@akmccarthy — 3,194 followers, 46,015 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

More #scannertalk: An officer left his wallet on the counter at the office. Whoops.

Nov 18, 2017

Some #scannertalk for your Friday night: Apparently someone in apartment No. 13 at a Douglas complex has been letting intoxicated folks sleep there recently. Neighbors are not happy. #Juneau

Nov 17, 2017

@iu77bu81 I'll walk in there and show them this Twitter exchange and see what happens

Nov 17, 2017

@iu77bu81 Yeah, the logos are pretty awesome. Are you thinking of ordering one?

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How is social media changing news?

It's making people impatient. I don't consider news actually broken until it hits Twitter, because that's where people watch for news now.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Gus Haynes on The Wire. He stuck to his guns and ideals and battled against the idiot Scott Templeton as Scott clearly fabricated stories.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

Of course. I was our lead sports writer, sports editor and sports photographer.