City reporter for @JuneauEmpire. Recovering sportswriter, formerly of @InsideIndiana. Email me:

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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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RT @JuneauEmpire: #Alaska has the highest rate of firearm deaths in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…
Two child care centers are closing down in #Juneau due to financial challenges and increasing state regulations. The city already has a shortage of options, and this will make matters even worse:
RT @JuneauEmpire: Breaking: CCFR responded to a house fire on Ross Way tonight in downtown #Juneau #Alaska, near the intersections of…
Small house fire in the neighborhood near Aurora Harbor. Nobody was harmed, as the one woman who was home got out fine. The fire was in the basement and was knocked down in about 20 minutes, responders say. #Juneau
A #Juneau man was arrested Sunday as a fugitive from justice after fleeing Washington state. He claimed he was just trying to get a job: 
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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.