City reporter for the @JuneauEmpire. Used to cover IU Athletics for @InsideIndiana, still sometimes tweet about that. Email me: alex.mccarthy@juneauempire.com

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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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Sep 20, 2017

RT @JuneauEmpire: Housing First will welcome its first residents soon. Here's a slideshow of where they'll be living:…

Sep 20, 2017

A key endeavor in addressing homelessness in #Juneau is getting off the ground within a week: https://t.co/BOzbhTi4bZ https://t.co/w2QLHWmvyG

Sep 20, 2017

Here at Thunder Mountain High School where students are working with #Juneau candidates to make a voter guide. #CBJvotes https://t.co/XDycbQ03PD

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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.