Covering business and industry in Montana and Wyoming for The Billings Gazette. Views expressed in tweets are my own. eolson@billingsgazette.com

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Biography

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.

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