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William McMichael

New Castle, Del.
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Everything. The expertise is in U.S. military and veterans' health care.

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I found my professional niche in life 30 years ago when I was "hey-you'd" into writing stories about my Army unit for our base newspaper. I've been a reporter, photographer, team editor and mentor. I've done spot reporting, enterprise work, news features and investigative projects, both overseas ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing music reviews for the campus newspaper at the U. of Southern Mississippi.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet. High school and college.

How is social media changing news?

Social media often seems to be DRIVING the news. I see stories every day where someone was angry about something someone Tweeted.