Husband raising a wild 3 year old. Web producer for @ktvq. Ex print guy. Native Montanan. Ex Washingtonian. Once screwed up "countervail" to lose spelling bee.

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I cover banks, retail, real estate, oil and gas, coal and other industries in eastern Montana and Wyoming. Before that, I spent about a dozen years in Washington state, the last six covering business and industry in blue-collar Longview.

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@ErikOlson_MT — 681 followers, 1,734 tweets

@JaymeKFraser it would've taken five years to get two weeks of records in montana
I must've missed the line in the secretary of state's job description that says media critic. 
@DarrellEhrlick one of many times an Ehrlick and Olson appeared in the same story of that august publication, I'm sure (and not including the crime reports either!)
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern. Interview random people on the street for column. Good practice in approaching strangers.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, a long time ago.

How is social media changing news?

Pro: Flattening access to the media for the masses. Con: Eroding context and institutional knowledge from content