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Donald W. Meyers has been at a reporter at The Yakima Herald-Republic since January 2014. Prior to that he was a reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune, editorial page editor of the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah for more than eight years, as well as having been a reporter at daily and weekly newspapers ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first full-time job as a journalist was as a reporter with The Register in Shrewsbury, N.J. I covered four communities in Monmouth County.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I started using a typewriter in fifth grade due to my poor penmanship. I took one typing class in eighth grade.

How is social media changing news?

On the one hand, it gives us a way to get news out faster. It also makes it easier to interact with the public.