Sr. Editor, News Features @phillyinquirer @phillydailynews @phillydotcom & adjunct @Penn. Ex-Berlin chief, columnist,

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A three-decade attempt to escape making keys in my father's hardware store. Resume includes Medill, papers in Norfolk and Louisville before arriving at the "Zen ice cream factory," the Philadelphia Inquirer of the 1980s. Have played through ever since, from suburban reporter to city desk GA, fea...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Cops, courts, fire and rock and roll at a dead evening newspaper in Norfolk.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Started in ninth grade, where I was graded. Went on to a Royal in college, then an IBM Selectric.. Bought a Safari, thinking: foreign gig.

How is social media changing news?

A platform for my thoughts. And everyone else's