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Alex McCarthy

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Juneau, AK
City Reporter — Juneau Empire

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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@akmccarthy — 3,302 followers, 45,179 tweets

May 26, 2017

Good showing, including Sen. Dennis Egan, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Douglas Harbor. #Juneau https://t.co/D0YsFKlv1B

May 26, 2017

@MikeMillerHT Just dropped them off at the beach while I cover something. They're having a great time

May 26, 2017

"We're the last of the millennials." Meet graduation speakers from #Juneau's three high schools: https://t.co/uvSfzP9O98 https://t.co/nVMqyFChc3

May 24, 2017

Facing frustration from the community, #Juneau formed a five-person task force this week to address homelessness: https://t.co/A1b76I4hwx https://t.co/PYpCCJUYsc

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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.