Entertainment reporter/columnist/blogger covering bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio, TV, retail, tourism & other fun stuff for @statesman & @austin360 👬🌈

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Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman. He joined the American-Statesman in 1999 and has, over the years, worked as editor of austin360.com, a content producer on statesman.com, editor of the Lake Tr...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter at my hometown newspaper, The Woodlands Villager, during my senior year of high school

How is social media changing news?

Social media allows us to break news like never before. We can blast stories out to hundreds - or even thousands - of people at once.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Each and every day, we're seeking out details on the stories that matter to our readers. It's our goal to keep people informed.