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Alex McDaniel

Oxford, MS
Editorial Director — The Oxford Eagle
Covers:  sports, women's issues, digital media, health, news, southern politics, general features

director of content & audience development—@magstatelive. editorial director—@oxfordeagle, @oxfordmagazine. i haven't slept since 2008.

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I’m Alex McDaniel, editor in chief at Oxford Newsmedia where I oversee the Oxford Eagle and Oxford Magazine.

My experience ranges from magazines to newspapers to digital-only outlets, specializing in writing, digital/social strategy and video production.

Storytelling is my passion, which is why ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was at a magazine. I convinced the editor to let me run their social media accounts. The rest is history.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's requiring news organizations to know their audiences better to find and disseminate information.

Mississippi Press Association

2013 - Best Sports Feature (1st Place)
Awarded for "One for Amanda," a piece about a Mississippi high school football coach trying to move forward less than a year after the murder of his wife.