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Carla Jean Whitley

Birmingham, Ala.
Outdoors and Entertainment Writer — Post Independent
Covers:  culture, fiction, arts, yoga, alabama, community issues, birmingham, books, music, personal essays, literary fiction, nonfiction
Doesn't Cover: new age, self help

Writer, editor, teacher, yogi | Glenwood Springs Post Independent outdoors/entertainment @GlenwoodPI | author of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Birmingham Beer

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Carla Jean Whitley is a writer and editor who is curious about the intersection of culture and community. She shares those stories through the written word as well as audio, video, social media, speaking engagements and teaching. That includes her role as a features writer for, where she a...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Tuscaloosa News, where I worked as a health and religion writer, then copy editor and page designer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type on a typewriter! I've also got a nonfunctioning 1920s Underwood in my bedroom.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has increased the pressure to provide up-to-the-minute news, but it's also made it easier than ever to find sources and trends.